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Generac iX2000 - 2000 Watt Portable Inverter Generator

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
2,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,200
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
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Inverter Technology
Provides safe power for computers & sensitive electronics

2,200 Max Starting Watts
Rated at 2000 watts for continuous operation

Compact Size, Weighs Only 49.6 Lbs.
Up to 40% lighter than a standard generator of equal watts
Built-In handle makes this inverter easy to carry

Fully Enclosed Case
Designed for quiet operation

FlexPower™ Provides For 2 Modes Of Operation
High mode for large loads or battery charging
Eco mode to save fuel and reduce noise

Electronic Overload Protection
Provides circuit breaker protection to protect your electronics

Low-Oil Shutdown
Prevents possible engine damage

DC Outlet & LED Lights
12V outlet for charging batteries - cables included
Provides at-a-glance status right on the control panel

Non-CARB Compliant - Not For Sale In CA


Model
  Model Number:5793
 UPC:696471579307
 Manufacturer:Generac
 Made in USA:No
Engine
 Brand:Generac
 Starting System:Recoil Start
 HP/CC:126 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:1 Year
 Engine RPM:Inverter
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Inverter
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:17 Amps @ 120 Volts (Single Phase)
 Tank Size:1 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):4.9 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:No
 Idle Control:Yes
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
Overview
 Weight:49.6 Lbs. (22.50 kilograms)
 Dimensions:22"L x 12"W x 18"H
(55.88 x 30.48 x 45.72 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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12-Amp DC
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

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  11 Questions
Q: I have the ix2000 model generator and I am trying to power a 6500BTU AC (5.7amps, 607watts) it will not allow the compressor to kick on on Eco speed or full speed. Why not? I understand that you have to multiply the wattage by 3 for AC so that would be 1821watts and its still not working. Why?
by Eric Herbaut from Tennessee on May 01, 2012

A: Multiplying the wattage by 3 does not indicate the true starting load as it can be 3 - 5 times higher depending on the size of the compressor motor used.

To properly calculate the starting wattage you would need to find out the locked rotor amps (LRA) on the compressor unit and then use the following formula to calculate the starting watts.

Starting Amps x Volts = Watts

It definitely sounds like the starting amps for the compressor is very high, too much for the generator to handle.

Typically small 2000 watt generators are not used to power AC units.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can it run a side by side fridge freeze?

by John Paolino from New Jersey on August 28, 2011

A: In most cases, yes. However, it depends on your exact fridge.

If you have a really big one or a really old energy inefficient fridge, it might have a little trouble.

This model is primarily designed for camping or tailgating.

If you want a generator for home backup, we recommend starting at 5,000 watt emergency grade.

They're about the same price and power much more.
Medium Emergency Portable Generators
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: At what amp level does the charger feature operate?, also for the 1600?
Thanks

by Dan Smith from Mississippi on April 24, 2011

A: The iX2000 is 5A and the iX1600 is also 5A.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Is there an LP/Multi-fuel version available
by David Dahl from Texas on March 26, 2011

A: Generac only offers a Gasoline version and any conversions to the original engineering will void the manufacturers warranty.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can this generator be used with another similar generator plugged into each other for more power, Or paralleled together?
by Eve Clark from Arizona on March 03, 2011

A: The Generac iX2000 does not have the connection ports to parallel to another Generac iX2000 generator.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Will the Generac iX2000 have any problems running a circular saw or table saw or a reciprocating saw that range from 13amp to 15amp. I know not together but one at a time?
by Mel Boone from Pennsylvania on February 13, 2011

A: You will have to find out the starting amp load because it will be higher then the running amp load. Then you can calculate the starting watts by using the following formula - Starting Amps x Volts = Watts. Now you will be able to determine the proper size generator for your needs. Note: Rule of thumb is to size the generator to 80% of the running capacity to allow the unit to have the flexibility when large loads kick in.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can the Generac iX2000 be connected with another iX2000 to increase power output?
by Mike from Utah on February 09, 2011

A: This particular model is not compatible with the parallel cords. In order to do something like this, you would need a Honda model.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Thanks for answering the noise related question, but since you sell nothing but generators, why don't you do a noise level test?
by Erik from Utah on January 25, 2011

A: We are a distributor and not a testing facility so we rely on manufacturers to publish sound output levels. Since there are many methods used to equate sound pressure effects on the human ear (range, weighting scale, tonal quality & at various load levels) some manufactures simply do not line list their ratings for fear of being compared to another manufacturer who tests differently. Generally speaking, inverter generators are the quietest choice a person has in the 1-3kW size range and they all typically range from 58-64dB(A). Conventional, fixed speed portable generators are generally between 68-75dB(A). If you are looking for a quieter generator, you can't go wrong with an inverter style.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can the generac ix2000 be hooked together with another ix2000 to increase to 4000 watts? There other models like Honda and Kipor that can be.
by Ken Kercher from Wyoming on January 23, 2011

A: The Generac inverter generators cannot be paralleled together. There is no connection on the unit to do this.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What is the noise level of the Generac IX2000? Why don't they list this info in the owners manual?
by Fletcher Pastore from Virginia on January 23, 2011

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, Generac, like many other generator manufacturers, do not publish the decibel ratings for their generators. This unit does come equipped with a Low Tone Muffler and the internal components are enclosed for Quiet Operation but I do not have a decibel number to give you. Currently, there are no industry standards or requirements for generator manufacturers to follow when testing their generators for noise. Due to this, manufacturers can test the noise level under any conditions they choose and, therefore, the results are not very reliable as each company will test under conditions that are favorable to their products.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: DO you have the adapter cable to connect the 12VDC output on generac 2000W portable generators?
by Joel Corrente from New Hampshire on January 23, 2011

A: The unit comes with the 12VDC cable to charge batteries. (Alligator clip style)
by Jim, Product Expert
Generac 5793 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
Pros
Price (1)
Cons
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
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Wes Daniel
Conyers, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/5/11
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Street Outreach
I had been hoping for an inverter generator for some time , to replace the ridiculously noisy standard type generator we already had . The old one was wildly noisy and a BEAST to handle, especially by myself .

My needs for an inverter generator was for an outreach ministry that make effort to assist people in dire need in life . We assist homeless , drug addicts , prostitutes and in general anyone else trying to better their lives . All to often , a standard generator just wasn't practical... more
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Harley
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/8/10
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
I Initially Gave A Good Rating
I see it has been discontinued and for good reason. Something broke or came loose in the crank case. Rattled for a while before it locked up. I suspect it was a bolt on the rod cap. Generator is ruined. I did got about 45 hours out of it. This scarred my image of Generac forever.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Harley Does Not Recommend This Product
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Bryan
Dixon, IL
REVIEWED
MAR.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
I bought my ix2000 from a local farm and fleet for use around the job site and as a back up to run my sump pump. I love this generator. I looked around the internet and found a lot of bad reviews on this generator but it works great for me.

In the picture it was running a 500 watt shop light, a 3.5 peak horse power craftsman vacuum, and at times an angle grinder and it didn't even struggle. The generator starts on the first pull every time, even in 35 degree weather.

Some tips i can say... more
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James T.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/5/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simple Solutions
I purchased a Generac IX2000 and am happy with it so far. I noticed that you no longer list that model. One of the things I have learned from a review of the Generac IX1600 is that one of the failure modes is when the O ring of the prime pump comes off of the plunger/piston of the the pump, and if you realize it wont start because the pump is too easy to use not working, you can easily disassemble the pump and place the O ring on the plunger, apply some lube and reassemble.

While there is... more
Jim, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
James,
That's why we have a Technical Support link at the bottom of our web site. Just click on it to see the contact information for the manufacturer's Tech Support #.
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Ray B.
Seymour, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/21/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Owner
Purchased generator, doesn't work as good as my Honda 2000 which has less starting power! Outlet plugs broke 1st time I used them.
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Keith
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/29/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For Track Days
I purchased the generator to power my Moto-D tire warmers.

It powered them fine and I only had to add gas once. If you spill any gas, it is directed along the side of the generator which is sealed as opposed to some generators where it flows over the outlets- which is a good thing.

The weight is good and the noise level isn't too bad. It might be more noticeable at night, but during the day at the track it's fine.

Not as quiet as a Honda, but it's worth the savings.
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Charlie
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/1/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does What I Need
I have used it a couple dozen times camping, it does what I wanted it to do: run lights, a small A/C unit, etc.
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Chuck
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/1/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Value- Not A Honda But Not As Expensive Either
Ordered this generator after the 2012 "Derecho" storm in the eastern states. Power had already been restored but we decided to finally bite the bullet and buy a generator for those occasional outages (we have occasional ice storms and some pretty heavy blizzards here in southern West Virginia). Because we also want to have the option of using the generator for camping, and have very few actual "needs" for our home during an outage, we went with the portable, 2kw Generac... more
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Brian E.
Ankeny, IA
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Beware!
My iX2000 bellowed black smoke, gave a strong electrical smell and then came to a fatal halt the second time I attempted to use it. From purchase to self-destruction, the unit had only 1/2 hour of use. Unfortunately, was 25 months into the stated 24 month warranty. I called Generac's customer service fully expecting them to work with me on some level since this was an essentially brand new, virtually unused unit. They firmly stated that the product had a 24 month warranty and couldn't do... more
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Carl
Mountain Green, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/8/11
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk, Don't Waste Your Money!
It lasted just long enough for the warrantee to expire. Always was a hard starter. Died with maybe 150 hours on it. Would go into overload with no where near the rated load applied. Don't let the inexpensive price tag entice you into making the same mistake as me. This item was pure junk. Don't waste your money.
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Scott
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/19/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Does What It Is Supposed To Do
Just tried my Generac 2000 w generator for the first time. While boondock camping in a travel trailer we are now able to run the lights, play the radio, turn on the furnace in the morning and run other things. I ran it for 20 minutes on a 3 day trip and had plenty of juice at the end to close the slide out. It changes the way we use the trailer and we are able to take advantage of all the ammenities. It will be even a greater advantage on longer trips and fall hunting trips when there is... more
Jim, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Scott,
Please note, generators like this should never be put in enclosures to lower noise level. These generators need sufficient air flow around the generator to stay cool and any modification will void the warranty.
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