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Yamaha Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: EF2400ISHC
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Grade

Style
Run Watts
2,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
2,400
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

High Current Surge Output
Will start most 13,500 btu high efficiency RV air conditioners
2400 watts max, 2000 watts continuous output

Inverter System with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Control
Safely power computers and sensitive electronics

Smart Throttle™
Engine speed varies based on load
Improves fuel economy and reduces noise

Super-quiet Muffler with USFS-approved Spark Arrestor
Only 53 dBA at 1/4 load...eliminates errant sparks

12-Volt DC Output
Recharge 12-volt batteries for RV, auto, marine, aircraft, etc.
Output is 8amp max (Cables Included)

Oil Not Included

Legal For Sale In All 50 States
Meets CARB emission regulations

NOTE: High Current model is not compatible with parallel cables
Engine
Engine Brand
Yamaha
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
171 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
2400 Watts
Rated Watts
2000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
17 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
1.6 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
6.5 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Plastic
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
53-58 dbA
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Neutral Type
Floating
Plugs
10-Amp DC
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
75 Pounds
Product Length
20.7 Inches
Product Width
16.5 Inches
Product Height
18.1 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
3 Years
UPC
827624825402
Model
EF2400ISHC

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  9 Questions
Q: I have a customer running propane on a Yamaha genset. While burning propane the engine burns excessive oil, not a problem on gasoline. Any ideas?
by Shane Bland from Florida on June 24, 2014

A: The Yamaha portable generators are engineered and warranted to operate on gasoline only. The reason your customer is burning through oil is due to the excessive temperatures of the unit.

Gasoline burns at 485 degrees F whereas propane burns at 1008 degrees F which will cause excessive heat within the engine in turn burning off the engine oil.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can two of these be connected together? I need 3500 watts minimum to start my A/C unit.


by Jeff from California on October 16, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The Yamaha High Current model is not compatible with parallel cables. We do offer the EF2000iS Parallel kit which will give you 4000 watts surge and 3200 watts running when using the 30-amp outlet. Below is a link to this kit.

EGD-YAMAHA2000KIT


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I just recieved my Yamaha EF2400iSHC. Do you recommend running synthitic oil? If so what weight? I like running synthic in all my other toys and vehicals Thanks! Ken Kerr
by Ken from Kansas on May 08, 2013

A: You will find the oil recommendations on page 24 of the owner's manual....

Recommended Engine Oil:
A. YAMALUBE 4 (10W-40),
SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40
B. SAE #30
C. SAE #20
D. SAE 10W
Recommended engine oil grade:
API Service SE type or higher
Engine Oil Quantity:
0.6L (0.63 US qt, 0.53 lmp qt)

Yamaha does not recommend any synthetic oil in their recommendations.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is a inverter generator?
by Francine Breland from New Jersey on December 28, 2012

A: An inverter generator is a power generator that can process raw power into a power feed similar to the power received through power lines. The generator part of an inverter generator is usually powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. "Inverter" means that the power is converted from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).

Typically inverter generators are much smaller then standard open frame style generators and tend to operate at very low noise levels. This makes them perfect for tailgating or camping and in some cases able to power one or two items in your home in an emergency.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can we use the EF2400iSHC with an RV that only has a 30 amp or a 50 amp plug in?

by Mary Irish from Wisconsin on June 24, 2012

A: This model is too small for 50A output and in come cases it can be too small for 30A output.

This model is capable of producing 17A with a little surge capacity beyond that. It does have the capability of starting "Most" 13.5 BTU RV AC units when using a 20A power cord connected to a 30A RV connection with an adapter.

The EU3000ISEB is a better choice for output capacity and comfort due to its boost capacity and overall running capability.

Yamaha Model EF3000iSEB

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is there a way to shut off the gas supply so I can run the carborator dry?
by Bill Garrett from Florida on June 24, 2012

A: Yes, all the Yamaha generators have a fuel valve shutoff allowing you to run the carb dry.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: How does the EF2400ISHC run a 13,500 BTU air conditioners without a 30amp plungin?
by Larry Mitchell from Texas on June 15, 2012

A: You need to us a 20A cord that matches the 120V - 20A outlet to pull the maximum out of the generator.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Are there any good quality inverter generators with electronic ignition in the 3kw range or less?
by Rob from North Carolina on April 30, 2011

A: The Honda EU3000isA and the 2 Yamaha 2800 watt generators are electric start. Click the links below for additional info:

Small Inverter Generators

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Will an inverter type generator be the right choice for running a sump pump that cuts in frequently? The pump is a 1/3 hp 9amp 115 volt. I currently have a 2500 watt porter cable (traditional) generator with Honda motor. I am looking at a Honda or Yamaha as a backup/replacement. I am unsure if I the EF2400 would be powerful enough for the regular and frequent start-ups.
by Geoff Winsor on January 20, 2011

A: The best thing to do is to calculate the starting amperage of the pump to find out what you need exactly. The formula to calculate wattage is - Starting Amps x Volts = Watts. Then you can determine the size that would suit your needs without purchasing something that may or may not work.
by Mike, Product Expert
Yamaha EF2400ISHC Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (27)
Easy To Use (25)
High Quality (20)
Reliable (9)
Exceeded Expectations (8)
Cons
Expensive (11)
Unreliable (4)
Heavy (4)
Durability (2)
Does Not Do As Advertise... (1)
90% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8929 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The 2000 watt high-current inverter generator from Yamaha is specifically designed to start stubborn, high surge electric motors such as those found on rooftop air conditioners. Until now, a person typically had to resort to a more expensive 3,000 watt inverter generator to muscle through this start-up load. Yamaha claims the new EF2400iSHC will successfully start and run most 13,500 BTU air units.

In addition to its brute starting strength, the EF2400iSHC features an economy mode for... more
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Ernie R.
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is It
I just bought the 2400 it is fantastic!!! I have a off grid cabin with no chance of electric. I had looked at going solar however I needed to power a 5000 btu window unit, solar seemed to be too massive to afford or install. I have used a 2000 watt Honda before and it struggled to run the cycles of the window unit. The Yamaha 2400 did the trick with power to spare. Not as light as any 2000 watt however still manageable for one person. It started first pull I was not expecting that and hit my... more
Ernie Recommends This Yamaha Product
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70
Brad
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Fantastic Before It Failed
Worked flawlessly when powering my trailer's 13.5k A/C, microwave (separately, of course), blender and coffee maker. That was until it stopped producing power after 5 hours of total run time. My nearest service center is 210 miles away. I made the trip and dropped it off. The service center advised they were too busy to even look at the generator for a month. I called both Yamaha and PED and both advised it had to be checked out by the service center before a replacement could be sent.... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Brad,
I sorry to hear about your frustration with having a service center look at your generator. I will contact PED and get all the information needed and contact a service center close to you and see about having your generator looked at immediately.
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Zac
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/9/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Update To Previous Review - Now I'm 100% Happy
Bought a $12 capacitor off of Amazon, AC unit starts right up and the generator hardly seems like it's having to work to keep it running and barely revved up at all to kick it over. A reliable, well made capacitor might be a good add on item to offer customers that are on the fence about whether this will start their 13.5k BTU AC unit. Took about 10 minutes to install it up on the roof under the AC unit cover.

Apparently the main reason this thing doesn't kick over all 13.5k AC units is... more
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Zac Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Brandon C.
Upland, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/8/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I bought this to power my 5th wheel, but not power my 15,000 BTU A/C. I have tried to run the A/C and it will not do it. Other than that, it is a great generator, and it is super quiet.
Brandon Recommends This Yamaha Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Brandon,
Please check out some of the other reviews and how easily the problem was solved. Consider a hard start/capacitor kit, which is very inexpensive and will allow your generator to start your AC.
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Scott R.
Monterey, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/7/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Added gas and oil and it started right up. Delivered promptly and was in perfect condition on arrival. This is my first generator, bought to run small appliances during power outages. Not as easy as it should be to figure out what it will run and won't run but that's my problem, not the generators. Would have bought a larger Generac but can't in my state (Ca). On the pricey side but very happy with the purchase.
Scott Recommends This Yamaha Product
Scott's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Bought the generator on line and never spoke to a salesman. Nice, informative website."
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Larry S.
Deferiet, NY
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I was looking for a generator to run my air conditioner in my RV. I have a 13,500 BTU dometic air-conditioner, a 1.9 ft.ł domedic refrigerator, A 19 inch flatscreen TV DVD player, and an exhaust fan as well as lights. The generator runs all of them without any problem. it is very quiet and I did not have to buy 3000 W generator which would've been too heavy for my wife and I to maneuver. You guys also have a fantastic support for technical questions.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Larry Recommends This Yamaha Product
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10
Terry H.
Lakewood, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Three Years Now
It has now been three years since I purchased the generator. We have property we camp on that has no power so we use it quite frequently for our 33' trailer. I have used it on two cross country trips and the occasional power outage at home. Absolutely no problems. I would highly recommend this generator.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Terry Recommends This Yamaha Product
Terry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived in great condition, right on schedule. Super easy to deal with."
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Ronald S.
Fulton, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/13/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Very satisfied with my purchase. Electric Generators Direct shipped fast to my home. The Yamaha 2400 runs my camper trailer's air conditioner and runs the convection oven. No need to run (2) two 2000 generators in parallel. Weighs 75 pounds which I can carry but has two handles so even less weight to carry than a 2000 generator with two people!
Ronald Recommends This Yamaha Product
Ronald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have already recommended the Yamaha 2400 to our r-pod Facebook group!"
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Michael B.
Columbia City, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/9/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Pleased
Started on 1st pull. Couldn't be more pleased
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Michael Recommends This Yamaha Product
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on a Sun. Received it on Tues."
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Robert B.
T or C, NM
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator/inverter
I'm very happy with my generator, not only was it a very good price and it arrived before the delivery date.
Robert Recommends This Yamaha Product
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Richard B.
Sedona, AZ
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Save You Some Research
Did the research. Worth it. They say you get what you pay for, right? Not always, gotta be careful. This is worth every penny. Bit on the heavy side for the ladies, so I got the wheels as an extra. Saves my back too. Forget the rest, buy the Y.
Richard Recommends This Yamaha Product
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