Quiet Yamaha Inverter Focuses on Safety, Runtime, and Convenience Features
Yamaha has plans to release the EF2200iS Inverter Generator this August. This lightweight and compact model joins the brand’s line of gas-powered line of solutions designed for providing electrical power for your emergency backup, camping, and overall charging needs. Plus, Yamaha has designed this inverter for safe, efficient, and easy operation.
The ES2200iS Inverter Generator features a 79cc Yamaha OHV, air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke MZ80 engine that is rated for a maximum AC output of 2200 watts with a running AC output of 1800 watts. It generates up to 18.3 amps of current at 120V, and a maximum DC output of 3 amps at 12V.
Though you’ll want to verify your appliance’s power draw to make sure its compatible with what the EF2200iS Inverter can handle, Yamaha has geared this model to tackle everything from recharging a cell phone to providing backup power for a refrigerator. The Yamaha EF2200iS Inverter Generator even comes with a 30-amp RV outlet to keep your camping trips powered up. For heavier-duty applications, Yamaha has designed with Twin Tech, allowing you to connect two EF2200iS Inverters in-line for a rated 30 amps of power.
Yamaha has this model geared toward lighter to mid-duty applications where its compact build and portability can be a real asset. It weighs 55 lbs, takes up 21.9″ x 11.8″ x 18.5″, and features a 1.24-gallon fuel tank. The company states that at 25% of the rated load, the ES2200iS Inverter Generator can run for up to 10.5 hours.
Yamaha has designed the EF2200iS Inverter Generator with a host of features to make it safer and easier to use. A CO Sensor shuts off the engine if the sensor detects dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. A ground earth terminal will keep you from electric shock.
For the overall safety of the engine, Yamaha has included their Easy Carb Drain feature that lets you drain out fuel before any long term storage. The EF2200iS also features Oil Level Shutdown Protection that prevents engine damage if you’ve forgotten to top off the oil in a while. And, in case of an overload, you can reset the power without having to actually shut off the generator.
For convenience, Yamaha has designed the EF2200iS a Smart Dial for simple and easy startup while a Smart Throttle automatically senses the load and adjusts power output accordingly.
- Yamaha Premium Inverter Technology provides clean power for all of your sensitive electronics
- Tri-Carry Handle makes the EF2200iS easy lift and carry
- Yamaha Quiet Technology – Outfitted with Yamaha sophisticated muffler for quiet operation.
- Illuminated Multi-Function LED Display makes the control panel easy to read at day or night
- Fuel Gauge
- 50 State Legal – EPA & CARB.
Side By Side
How does the Yamaha EF2200iS Inverter stack up to some of the comparable models on the market? We took a look at the specs of the popular Ryobi 2300-Watt Bluetooth Generator and Honda’s EU2200i to make some comparisons.
|Model||Yamaha EF2200iS||Honda EU2200i||Ryobi RYI2300BTA|
|Engine||Yamaha MZ80 79cc OHV Air-Cooled Single Cylinder 4-Stroke||Honda GXR120 121cc||Ryobi 80cc OHV 4 Cycle|
|Output||2,200 starting watts, 1,800 running watts||2,200 starting watts, 1,800 running watts||2,300 starting watts, 1,800 running watts|
|Outlets||(1) 120V AC 30A, (2) 120V AC 15A, (1) 12V DC 3A||(2) 120V AC 15A||(2) 120V AC 20 Amp & (2) 5V DC 2.1 Amp USB|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||1.24 gallons||0.95 gallon||1.2 gallons|
|Run Time at 25% Load||10.5 hours||8.1 hours||10.3 hours|
|Parallel Connection Capability||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Decibel Level||57-65 db(A)||57 dB(A) @ rated load 48 dB(A) @ 1/4 load||57 dB(A)|
|Weight||55.2 lbs||47.4 lbs.||52 lbs.|
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The Yamaha EF2200iS Inverter Generator is slated to release this month. It carries a $1,199 price tag, and Yamaha includes a 3-year warranty. You should be able to find it at most major retailers that carry Yamaha equipment.
Yamaha Inverter Generator Specs
- Model: Yamaha EF2200iS
- Maximum AC Output: 2200 watts
- Rated AC Output: 1800 watts
- Rated/Maximum AC Current: 15/18.3 amps @ 120V
- Engine: OHV, air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke
- Displacement: 79cc
- L x W x H: 21.9 x 11.8 in. x 18.5 in.
- Dry Weight: 55.2 lbs.
- DC Output: 3 amps @ 12V
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 1.24 gal.
- Continuous Operation at 1/4 Rated Load: 10.5 hrs.
- Noise Level (1/4 Load – Rated Load): 57 – 65 dBA
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $1,199