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Yamaha 2800w Inverter Generator

Yamaha 2800w Inverter Generator 4.9/5 | 36 Reviews

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Yamaha EF2800i, 2800w Inverter Generator with Bonus Pack, 4 year warranty

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Customer Testimonials

Hi just want to leave some customer feedback. I recently purchased a YAMAHA 2400 inverter generator. Great product knowledge. Fastest FREE delivery, next working day  Friendly service, No pressure. Good price and accessories available . Ian @ WYEE

Hi, I got it today.Thanks a lot. Great service. If only everyone in Australia was as good as yours we would live in a lucky country. Sadly we have some crooks around. Have a nice day.
Regards, Andrew

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BONUS PACK with the Yamaha EF2800i Inverter Generator! ($170 of Accessories):

COVER (rrp $85) | 1 LITRE BOTTLE OF OIL (rrp $20) |SECURITY CABLE (rrp $65)

Yamaha EF2800i with bonus pack

Bonus Pack is only on offer for a limited time, while stocks last.

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Built within a compact and robust frame, the Yamaha EF2800i Inverter Generator is one of the most versatile units in the Yamaha range. Its imposing maximum output of 2800 watts is accompanied with market leading features to ensure its operation is fuel efficient and extremely reliable.

Firstly, a massive 11.2 litre tank means you can get 17 hours run time at a quarter load. Complimenting this, the Yamaha smart throttle technology maximises fuel efficiency by adjusting the engine speed directly in line with the output requirements.

Secondly, the generator’s inverter system produces clean power output, so it is safe to run any sensitive electronic equipment like, smart phones, computers and TV’s. All this comes within an efficiently sized unit weighing under 30 kilograms.

Typically generators of this tough, metal-framed design do not have inverter and smart throttle technology and are only suitable for running heavier power equipment… but the Yamaha EF2800i is far more accommodating to such a range of uses, including; camping, caravanning, outdoor events/functions, domestic backup, as well as trade and agricultural tasks.

We recommend this unit for customers requiring an inverter generator to run appliances for longer periods, such as their fridge/freezers when there is a blackout for a day or more. Also very popular for those intending to use their generator for more than one application; i.e. recreational uses as well as for work purposes or domestic backup.       

Considered to be a smart choice in the premium inverter generator range given it delivers 2800 watts maximum and is priced for under $2,000. Complete with a four year warranty and additional safety features including low oil alert to prevent engine damage, this unit will provide you reliable portable power for many, many years to come.    

FEATURES AT A GLANCE:

  • Inverter system voltage regulator producing clean power
  • Easy recoil start assisted by auto decompressor
  • Safety features: electronic circuit breaker system and low oil alert
  • Noise level suppressor and inbuilt muffler for quiet operation
  • Smart throttle technology to maximise fuel efficiency

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Domestic Backup 
  • Trade applications
  • Farming/Agricultural uses
  • Caravanning/Motorhomes
  • Special Events/Functions
  • DIY projects
FEATURES BENEFITS
Inverter system with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control. Can run products with built-in microcomputers or microcomputer-controlled electric tools.
“Economy Control” electrical governor. Improves fuel economy Reduces noise.
Multi-polar alternator. Reduces weight Compact design Exceptional power output to weight ratio.
OHV 171cc Engine. (overhead valve). Improved efficiency Quieter operation Increased reliability.
Cast iron cylinder lining. Provides consistent performance during continuous use.
Oil Watch oil warning system. Prevents engine damage Avoids costly repairs Minimises down time Provides added peace of mind Enhances long-term durability.
USFS-approved spark arrestor. Reduces chance of fires caused by an errant spark Quiet operation.
Noise Suppressor. Added convenience.
Specially designed muffler. Reduces weight Reduces noise.
AC Non-fuse Thermal Breaker. Peace of mind. Added durability.

 

EF2800I Product Manual

 

Specifications

Additional Information

SKU EF2800I PACK
Brand Yamaha
Frequency 50 Hz
Voltage 230 V
Continuous Output 2500w
Maximum Output 2800w
Altenator Type Brushless alternator with Inverter voltage regulator
DC Output None
Engine 0HV Air Cooled - MZ175
Type 4-Stroke
Displacement 171 cc
Starting Method Recoil
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.2 Litres
Cont. Working Time 17 hr (1/4 load Eco On)
Noise @ 7m 60 dBA (1/4 load) / 67 dBA (full load)
Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH 487(L) x 395(W) x 425(H) mm
Net Weight (kg) 29.0000
Outlets 2 x 15A

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Very happy with the generator. Review by Allan Webber , Caboolture QLD
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Hi, after reading reviews on caravan forums I decided to opt for the 2.8 Yamaha. One main reason being the fuel tank size & running time. Our van is 10yrs old with a dometic a/c. The generator runs the van no problem.
I added oil and fuel, first pull it started.
The 4 year warranty was a bonus.

Shopping Experience

Purchasing was a simple task. Delivery was prompt with the delivery guy taking instructions over the phone where to place the generator.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 11/15/16)
Great service Review by Michael Scotton , Amamoor Queensland
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I opted for the Yamaha 2800 and have found it easy to set-up, use, and with enough to power my critical home loads (water pump, fridges, freezer and Wi-Fi) during a power outage. It's not the priciest, but neither is it the cheapest. It's noisy enough that I wouldn't want to use it caravanning, but is fine for at home use where I can position it outside away from people.

Shopping Experience

After a bit of online research I called MyGenerator and found them more than willing to listen to my needs and make some recommendations - and they didn't recommend the most expensive generator either! No problems either with the ordering process, and my purchase arrived 4 days after I ordered it.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 10/10/16)
A lot of businesses should take a leaf out of "mygenerator" customer service Review by Tim Beaumont , Roxby Downs South Australia
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Does the required job without effort, very pleased.

Shopping Experience

The staff are on the ball, I originally purchase a generator on line and after further investigation of that generator, found it was going to be too big physically and power output for my requirements. Made one phone call, explained the situation and asked if I could change the order. Within 5 minutes the order had been cancelled, credit card re-reimbursed. The re-selected generator was purchased and arrangements were finalized. Generator arrived 4 days later. A brilliant experience, very competent group of people to deal with that know their products.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 8/25/16)
Typical Yamaha product Review by Scott Ashenden , Linden Park SA
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The generator is all I expected of a Yamaha product. Easy to start, easy to use and quieter than I was anticipating. Very happy and would recommend.
The only negative I can find is the difficulty to add oil. Surely the filler could be designed to make adding oil easier.

Shopping Experience

Extremely happy with the help and advice I received prior to purchase and the speed of delivery. Would recommend this company unreservedly.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 8/24/16)
Top service and trusted products. Review by Chris Moran , Kalang NSW
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Beautiful build quality and components.
Reasonably quiet for this style of generator.
Great fuel tank size for those that don't want to feed their aux power every few hours.
Could have a few more features such as volt/hour meter and power outlet on/off switch, but its simplicity is attractive too.
Robust, with modern technology.
Almost looking forward to a power outage to put it through it's paces : )

Shopping Experience

Top notch... these guys earn and deserve all the business they get.
Sean provided a very informative and obliging service with a can do attitude.
I would definitely recommend you guys to anyone needing such products.
The bonus oil/cover pack ensures you have the correct oil to get started.
Thanks for everything.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 6/23/16)
Excellent generator Review by Craig Whalley , Bundaberg Qld
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Great Inverter Generator, providing reliability, power and cost affordability.

Shopping Experience

A very simple process with a great result.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 6/12/16)
great all round generator Review by George Diggins , LIGHTNING RIDGE NSW
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This generator is used as an auxiliary power supply(to solar) to a residential mineral claim in the opal bearing area of lightning ridge, it is used every day for approx 5hrs, it powers a heavy duty battery charger as well as running a 1300watt PC gaming rig, tv & lights etc, it has more than ample power for these needs, it is a quiet generator for its size & when run in economy mode it is really very quiet compared to the other standard honda 2.5kva generators used in the past, I would recommend this generator

Shopping Experience

My Generator had this item delivered in record time, I exchanged messages with them a number of times pre delivery & found them to be courteous & helpful, after shopping around I found this group had the best deal going, I can recommend this company
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 5/22/16)
The power you need to run your caravan and accessories Review by Mark Harris , Noosaville Queensland
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I recently purchased a caravan and was confidently informed by the salesman that the Honda 2.0 EU20i had enough grunt to run the air conditioner and other accessories on the van in the humidity and heat of the far north.

I checked into this with the manufacturer and was informed a 2.0 kva generator wasn't big enought for the air conditioning unit in those conditions. I therefore purchased the Yamaha 2800w Inverter as it does have the grunt to run everything at once, has a good sized fuel tank that gives us between 10-11 hours before refuelling. The power supply is smooth and constant and has never let us down. This is the generator I would recommend to new caravanner's want their gear to work when needed!

Shopping Experience

Great service from My Generator, the unit arrived on time and the price was highly competitive. Good after sales service and availability of parts and accessories.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 5/14/16)
Would Recommend My Generator To All Without Hesitation Review by Tony Tumminello , MT Eliza Victoria
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Very Quiet Machine And More Than Suffices For My Needs I Love The Fact That It Will Run For 11 Hours With Out Having To Worry About Refueling Also The Fuel Gauge A Feature, Not Many Generators Have. Very Well Designed And Built Generator

Shopping Experience

My Generator Were Very Helpful And Such A Pleasure To Deal With Their Product Knowledge Is Second To None. The Generator Was Delivered When They Said It Would Be, I Would Have No Hesitation In Recommending My Generator To Any One Looking For The Right Advice and Top Class Service
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4/15/16)
Very Pleased With The Service Review by Greg Carlisle , Pakenham Victoria
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My Yamaha Generator Was Delivered Ahead of schedule And I Found The Staff Member That I Dealt With Was So Helpful The Generator Is Very Quiet And Has Suited My Purpose Famously

Shopping Experience

The Best I have Experianced So Far
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4/4/16)
Excellent Product Review by John Phillips , Cunberland Park South Australia
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We have been investigating generators for some time now as a power source for our caravan (due next month) and finally decided on the Yamaha after quite a lot of research.
The generator started well, will suit our requirements and hopefully is reliable in the future.
If anything a fraction noisy, but its a generator and obviously no better / worse that its major competitor Honda.
We look forward to many good holidays and free camping in the future.
A well presented, high Quality product.

Shopping Experience

Shopping was excellent.
Delivery was delayed from supply concerns and we were contacted at all stages of the process.
Overall a pleasant shopping experience with My Generators.
Many Thanks.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 1/10/16)
Great service and great product Review by Kevin Hickmott , Kingsthorpe Queensland
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Great product just what I needed at a fantastic price and delivery was very quick will buy from again.

Shopping Experience

Shopping experience was great, no hassles, straightforward I couldn't recommend it enough thanks My Generator.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 1/4/16)
Excellent Product Review by John Field , Cooloola Cove QLD
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After much research and advice, we purchased the Yamaha 2.8 kva generator. Husband is a retired builder and has used many generators. He is very impressed with everything about this generator. Specifications and product reviews show this little gem to do everything it stated. Very happy with the performance and ease of use.

Shopping Experience

Delivery was prompt. Received in 3-4 days.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 11/26/15)
Why did l wait so long?? Review by Rob Macdonald , Montrose Victoria
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I had reviewed generators for far too long. It came down to Honda Vs Yamaha.
This little generator was equal to the Honda in all respects except price.
WOW!! what a difference.
This generator was purchased to backup the house when power outages occur, run the fridge, boil the kettle, run a water pump for the house and microwave for meals. It does all that very well. Its also portable enough to take camping. (Fridge, music, lights and sandwich maker.)
I am very happy with the generator.

Shopping Experience

My Generator provided a good service. The generator was delivered on time, at an exceptional price. Thank you..
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 10/15/15)
Excellent product and mygenerator's service couldnt be faulted Review by Murray Paltridge , Uralla NSW
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I bought the 2800 EF as a back up generator for my gooseneck horse float to power 240V fridge Ibis Air command air conditioner and microwave. I had to use it last weekend at a campdraft and it did all the above all at once, no problems. It is noisier than the fully covered 3000EF and 2400EF but it cant be heard once it is away 20 meters or so it cant be heard very much and from inside the float cant be heard at all. The run time is nothing short of fantastic a big tank but still runs for 17+ hours with A/C and fridge on all the time. Starts first or second pull from the moment it came out of the box and I filled it up with oil.

Shopping Experience

Mygenerator were excellent I ordered in the morning and I picked the genny up from the trucking company first thing the next day. Not bad considering we are in the country and it takes Australia post a week to express post anything from Sydney to here. They were very helpful and honest with advice returning phone calls straight away. They price matched with a rival company so all in all, the whole transaction was painless. I cant praise them enough.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 9/11/15)
Fantastic gererator with heaps of power Review by Lisa Anwyl , Shepparton Victoria
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We compared prices and types of generators before deciding to buy the Yamaha 2800w. My Generator had the best deal. Needed a bigger generator to run the air con in my caravan plus other electrical items at the same time ie battery charger, microwave. I spoke to the my generator sales person who was very helpful. This generator runs everything we hoped it would easily. The extra bonus is that it actually runs everything only using the lowest power setting. This makes it very economical and quiet. Very glad we decided to buy a generator with extra power rather than running a smaller machine flat out.

Shopping Experience

Fantastic service. Unit arrived within a few days of ordering. Very very happy.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 9/2/15)
Great people to deal with and just a great product Review by Steve Pomering , Murrumba Downs Queensland
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Great product runs every thing in my caravan and more

Shopping Experience

The team at My Generator are just great and very easy to deal with and I would recommend them to anyone.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 7/20/15)
More than happy. Review by Robert Rowan , West Point Queensland 4816
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Compact powerful machine, ideal for my application off the grid power.

Shopping Experience

Straight forward no nonsense, professional staff with great knowledge of products.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 7/10/15)
Good Quality Generator That Simply Does What It Should Review by Cameron Garner , Koonunga South Australia
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Easy Start, Lightweight for its output, simple to use and for its size its bloody quiet. Not quite sure of who buys a unit like this and then says its noisy - its extremely quiet and compared to the other brand including the Honda's I think its much quieter - unreal expectations by people I think,

This Yamaha is so easy to start and in the long run much better reliability and less noise plus you get a fuel isolation valve which really does come in very handy. If you want the best value for money generator that will see you through get on of these - you won't be sorry - unless of course you have already bought a Honda or a cheap Chinese copy POS!!!

Shopping Experience

Excellent shopping experience. A little disappointed that the dust cover wasn't and still doesn't seem to be available for this generator after I paid for it and then had to be refunded the cost of the cover - by no means was this a deal breaker though as I'm aware the supply was out of control of MyGenerator so all good, The service and communication throughout the process was excellent and delivery was super fast to semi remote country location. Will definitely be buying my next one from here! Thank you MyGenerator for doing exactly what you say you do and for having customer service! AWESOME!
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 6/26/15)
The Yamaha 2800 and the service, beyond my expectations. Review by Tim Sheehan , Goombungee QLD
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In the short time I have had the generator its already been in use as the power is always down in these parts, easy to start and quiet.

Shopping Experience

The shopping experience was beyond all expectations and not the indifferent type of service one usually receives in this country.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 6/14/15)
Great generator and excellent service Review by Mal Rose , Maitland NSW
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After recent storms in our region resulted in lengthy power outages lasting many days, I wanted to get a reliable generator for house hold power back up with sufficient capacity to run separate fridge and freezer cycling on and off as a minimum requirement. Also wanted a fuel tank of sufficient size to allow the generator to run throughout the night .
This unit has all of that and more. Started first go. Very happy.

Shopping Experience

Did a lot of research on the web and read many excellent reviews for this company from previous customers. Once I narrowed my choices, I contacted Sean who helped me with my final decision. The unit was out of stock and Sean said he was expecting to receive a shipment the following Thursday week and he would contact me as soon as they arrived. True to his word, I received an email on the Thursday stating that the unit had been shipped and it was on my door step on Friday, less than 24hrs after the email was received.
You got to be happy with that! Well done My Generator and TNT. Have already recommended this company to a friend.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 6/13/15)
Product good overall though a little noisy Review by Tricia , Newcastle NSW
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Prior to purchasing this product I researched generators. The price range for this power range varies considerably. While I am happy with the performance of the generator as it powered 2 fridges and freezers without any trouble, I didn't expect it to be quite that noisy but when you have no power it doesn't seem all that important.
Overall a good product so far...

Shopping Experience

Brilliant. The product knowledge of the representative was terrific and their arrangements to deliver the generator exceptional. I would not hesitate dealing with this company again.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 5/29/15)
Can be loud. Happy overall. Review by Jamie Wendell , Kirwan QLD
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Hard to fault really, but when its working harder to provide power to start the fridge compressor the noise is noticeable. Other than that I am very happy and it's delivered everytime I've needed. Provides great fuel economy.

Shopping Experience

This was the best price I could find so you got my vote! Ta
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4/15/15)
Great value, great service. Prompt and efficient Review by Grant , Deception Bay Qld
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Great little genset, it does more than I expected. Great run time, starts first time. Great for back up power and also to run my tools remotely. Can strongly recommend.

Shopping Experience

I was sceptical about all the positive feedback with My Generator, but I can now understand why. Great service, professional, prompt attention and fantastic value for money. Thanks guys.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4/15/15)
Very nice unit. Review by Leanne & Ross , Frenchville Queensland
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Great unit, easy to handle and use. Purchased as a standby power source and to have the ability to run a CPAP machine when necessary. Large fuel capacity and run time was a major factor in purchasing this unit.

Shopping Experience

The My Generator staff are extremely easy to deal with. Great customer service and very prompt delivery.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 3/25/15)
Good power delivery at a great price. Review by Greg , The Gap QUEENSLAND
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The E2800 is very easy to use and provides good stable power with good fuel economy.

Shopping Experience

Excellent and prompt service. Easy to deal with.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 3/23/15)
Good product Review by Margaret Beck , Bairnsdale Viictoria
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Light weight, compact, easy to start and efficient.

Shopping Experience

Very helpful, answered all our questions before and after sale.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 3/15/15)
Great little generator Review by Andrew Portelli , Etty Bay Queensland
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I purchased this generator as the power backup for our house in case of power outages from cyclones and other reasons. I was impressed with how simple it was to use and the economy mode is another great fuel saver. It's compact size means you can store it just about anywhere and it's light and easy to move. A great unit.

Shopping Experience

My Generator was excellent to deal with from the start. Once my order was placed the generator was dispatched within 24 hours and delivered to Far North Queensland within a week. Follow up service was great. I have recommended the site to several friends who are also looking to buy generators.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 3/3/15)
Great site,happy with service. Review by andrew Switala , Port Sorell Tasmania
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Looks great, compact, good quality, light. As it will be used only for emergency situation
should last for ages.

Shopping Experience

Great service.Very helpful staff. If only all businesses operated same way all customers would be very happy!
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 2/6/15)
Good easy to operate and value for money. Review by Ric , Auldana South Australia 5072
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Pros:
I compared this generator extensively to others on the market prior to purchase.
I found it to be good value compared to rival products of similar specifications.
So far it has lived up to expectations. It allows me usage over a wide range of applications including power tools. It is well constructed and easy to operate.
The long running time is a definite bonus.

Cons:
It is a little on the noisy side should you wish to use it at a camp site.
A remote control would be of benefit.

Ric

Shopping Experience

Good. Excellent customer service when making inquiries and efficient delivery.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 1/18/15)
Really impressed with my Yamaha 2800 Review by Dave Baker , Cherrabun Station Fitzroy Crossing WA
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I live on a cattle station and this generator has been invaluable to me welding, power tools, etc The petrol consumption is impressive and the noise level is minimal. I would recommend this to anyone also it runs our air conditioner in our caravan. Dave Baker

Shopping Experience

Very good experience.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 1/16/15)
Service and advice was outstanding Review by Kevin Smeaton , Redesdale Vic
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I was looking for an inverter Generator and My Generator has a display one available which I was happy to buy. They did a pre delivery service on the one I purchased and rang me and told me that they couldnt sell it to me as it was not up to scratch - "hows that for service" then they could offer me a better quality one if I wanted at a discount price no pressure. I went away a happy camper another satisfied customer. Thanks Gents.

Shopping Experience

Service and Delivery was excellent
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 1/15/15)
Very happy Review by Darius McFarlane , Muswellbrook NSW
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Excellent runtime, lightweight, more than enough power, easy starting. Has not skipped a beat. Impressive genset all round.

Shopping Experience

Found the written advice on the site very helpful and I was kept informed of the delivery process along the way. No hassles at all. Cheers
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 1/13/15)
Great for both my uses Review by Seth Ableman , Calliope Qld
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I've run this unit for around 10-11 hours a time for my dam pump and have also used it to keep the fridges running when the power is out. Most other units this size don't have the run time, so this one gets my vote. Starts for me every time, no issues.

Shopping Experience

Great site, happy with delivery time and free delivery included in price.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 12/7/14)
Economical Review by Chris ,
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I get about 12 or so hours run time on this drawing approx. 1200-1300 watts so am very happy.
(Posted on 5/9/14)
Reliable Generator Review by Guy Turnbull ,
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This is my new companion in the back of the ute along with a few kelpies :)
So far it's great - had to replace my Ryobi which I wasn't wrapt with: get far more run time with this unit and doesn't surge on my water pumps around the block. Quality machine, cheers fellas!
Guy.
(Posted on 2/6/14)

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  • G'day guys! I would like to get some advice. I am after a generator for emergency power supply for a water pump, home backup power and DIY projects. Most importantly, I need a reliable generator to run my water pump of 1.7kw with electronic controller.

    Hi Marcos - An inverter generator such as this one is going to give you clean, efficient power so you can power any of your sensitive electronic appliances.

    The Yamaha 2800i produces a max of 2800w and a rated or continuous output of 2500w. This model also comes with a long-range fuel tank which is handy. The 2800i is the most popular in our Yamaha range for your type of dual purpose application.

    The only thing I would point out is that you need to be aware of the starting wattage for the appliances that have electric motors (like power tools and water pumps). The starting wattage can be a lot higher than the running wattage. Sometimes this information isn't always available on the product. You might need to search for this information in the product manual or online, or use a wattage meter to measure this. 

    You will likely find our Generator Buyer's Guide helpful; this explains in a simple step by step format how to choose the right sized generator for your appliances.

    Assuming all the appliances you intend to run (at one time) draw less than 2800w at start up and less than 2500w when running continuous, then the Yamaha 2800i would be a great option.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on 1300 400 122. Cheers!

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  • Looking for a generator as home back up when power goes out. Maybe for work around property. We live in a rural location, so needs to run house watertank system and fridge, plus some lights. Will the unit suffice?

    Hi Philip, for your type of dual purpose use, the Yamaha EF2800i is a very popular generator. To ensure this unit would be able fulfil your requirements during a power outage and for work around your property, we would recommend that you find out the exact starting and running wattages of all your appliances you intend to run. This information can be found on the product data plate, within the product manual or from the manufacturer of the product. 

    It would then be a good idea to refer to our Generator Buyer's Guide which explains in a simple step by step format how to choose the right sized generator for your appliances.

    Assuming the Yamaha EF2800i can power all your appliances, then it would be a great choice; it is an inverter generator which produces clean power so you can run any electronic equipment, it can run for 17hours at quarter load before needing refuelling (making it great for home backup use) and is easy to move around as it only weighs 29 kilos.  

     

     

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  • Looking at yamaha 2800i, noticed its in open frame compared to closed in designs. How does this go for a caravan? Only need it to run AC in the van.

    Hi Laurie – great question. The most popular generator models for caravan air-conditioners are the Yamaha EF2400iS and the Yamaha EF2800i. The main difference between the two is that the EF2400iS is the more typical inverter style enclosed generator with sound proofing insulation, meaning its extremely quiet with a noise rating of 54dBA. The EF2800i provides a bit more power, and is in the open frame style (as you pointed out) – which makes it 3kg’s lighter, but also means that it has a higher noise level rating at 60dBA as it doesn’t have the enclosed casing.

    Choosing between the two, obviously people first look at their power requirements and opt for a generator which best suits their appliance’s power draw (noting that both the Yamaha EF2400iS and Yamaha EF2800i will run mostly all caravan air con models on the market). Then it comes down to how particular you are with noise level; the Yamaha EF2800i is not considered “loud” like a conventional trade generator, but it is just not as quiet as the EF2400iS, which is super quiet.

    The other notable feature of the EF2800i is its 11 litre long range fuel tank; meaning it can run for 17 hours at quarter load. This makes it also popular for backup power at home (running fridges etc.) or for off-grid weekender cabins etc.

    Hope that helps - Cheers, Steve.

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  • What is an "inverter" generator?

    Hi Alison, and thanks for your question. An inverter is a lightweight microprocessor that converts power from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). They are a fairly recent advancement in technology from the older style conventional generators. What it means is that the inverter generators produce very clean power which is required to run sensitive electronic equipment such as laptops, mobile phones, camera equipment etc. 

    The other benefits of inverter generators are that they are typically much smaller and lighter than standard open frame style generators and tend to operate at very low noise levels (less than 60 decibels). Lastly, they are also very efficient; their engine speed automatically adjusts in accordance with the required load, maximising fuel efficiency. 

    Overall, they are an extremely popular portable power source for camping, caravanning, DIY tasks, small business uses and home power back up. Inverter generators range from around 800 watts up to 6300 watts.   

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  • What size generator would handle my Caravan air con? The unit has a nominal cooling capacity of 3.0 kW and run at a frequency of 50 Hz at at all times.

    Hi - sizing the right generator for caravan air-conditioning units is a very common question. Firstly, you need to find out the starting (peak) watts of your particular unit; we suggest the best way to do this is to contact the manufacturer of your air-con unit and their technical department will be able to inform you what the exact starting wattage of your model is. For many common air-con manufacturers such as Ibis Air Command, Dometic, Coleman, Mitsubishi etc. the technical departments have tested their range of units against leading portable generator models and can advise what size generator will best do the job.   

    For the vast majority of popular caravan air-conditioning units, the advised generator size is 2.4kVA to 2.8kVA. The most popular generator model is the Yamaha EF2400iS - it is a great performer for caravan use (including running caravan air-con units) and was rated by Caravan & Motorhome on Tour as the best Caravan Generator. For people that want more power, the Yamaha EF2800i or the Yamaha EF3000iSE are good options. 

    Just remember that each caravan air-con model is different with slightly different power draw requirements, so doing your research is good practice. Other things to consider is the power draw of any other appliances you also intend to run, along with noting that external factors such as high temperatures (above 30°C) and running long extension leads will slightly de-rate any generator's power capacity. Overall we recommend you size the right generator for your air-con and appliances (by following the steps outlined above), ensuring you also have a bit of power capacity up your sleeve if required. Thanks  

     

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  • Good morning, Karen here from Semaphore Caravan Pk Adelaide SA. We are getting ready for our trip around Australia. We would like to know what size Yamaha Generator would best suit us? We have solar panel set up, duel battery among other things.

    Hi Karen, to be sure you get the right generator for your Caravan trip, its best to know in a bit more detail exactly what you intend to be running. If you just want the generator as backup option to charge your batteries and a few other small appliances then the most popular generator models are the Yamaha EF1000iS and the Yamaha EF2000iS.

    However, if you also want a generator to run appliances with a larger draw such as a Caravan air-conditioner, a microwave, a washing machine, a standard kettle etc. etc. then you may need a larger generator such as the Yamaha EF2400iS, the Yamaha EF2800i or the Yamaha EF3000iSE. In this instance you would need to know the exact starting and running wattages of these larger appliances to ensure you get the right sized generator for the particular make/model of appliances you have. The starting wattage of these appliances is the most important number to obtain. You can do this by checking the product manual or contacting the manufacturer of the appliance (we find this is the safest/most effective approach). 

    I hope that helps - if you still need help, please feel free to give us a call on 1300 400 122! Thanks.

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  • Whereabouts are the Yamaha service agents located? Thank you.

    Hi Martin, Yamaha has over 200 accredited service agents around the country. The following website link has the full list and you can type in your postcode to find the nearest service agent to you: http://generatoryamaha.com.au/store/locator.asp

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  • Do you guys have some general tips for generator maintenance? Ta

    Hi there - good question, yes we do! Firstly as a safety note, always stop the engine and let the generator cool down before starting any maintenance work. The five main general tips are;

    1. Replace engine oil
    2. Check spark plug, replace if necessary
    3. Check fuel level and ensure it is fresh fuel (fuel left for a long time can go "off")
    4. Check air filter, replace if necessary
    5. Clean muffler cover and check spark arrestor 

    You can also check out this helpful video on generator maintenance tips.

    For further maintenance help, you should take your generator to a small engine specialist or an accredited generator service technician. 

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  • Is the warranty on this product a factory warranty from Yamaha? 

    Yes, you get the full manufacturer’s warranty from Yamaha Australia which would be covered by any local Yamaha service center that works on generators. 

    You can find a Yamaha local service agent by clicking HERE

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  • Is there a way to shut off the petrol supply so I can run the carburetor dry?

    Yes, all the Yamaha generators have a fuel valve shutoff (petcock) allowing you to switch off the fuel whilst the generator is operating so the remaining fuel in the carburetor runs dry.

    This feature is especially popular if you intend to store your generator in a car, as the petrol fumes ill not permeate through the vehicle thanks to the shutoff valve. 

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  • Hi there, I'm considering a Yamaha, but have noticed several other 'generic' generator brands for around a third of the price and offer similar specs. What's driving the price difference?

    Great question Craig, thank you! Some lesser known brands have their place, really only for people who will use their generator infrequently - in which case you can save some money. Then there are also many cheap brands out there that are a good chance to break down on your first starting attempt!

    With Yamaha, firstly - their specs are superior; not only are they the quietest and lightest inverter generators in the market, they are also built to handle more intensive, frequent operation. So with a Yamaha, you know it is going to handle your power demands easily and you can use your unit for multiple applications if required; recreation, home power backup, small business, events etc. It is the premium inverter generator brand in the market.

    Secondly, with a Yamaha you get a 4 year warranty (which is much longer than the cheap brands) and you get the support of over 200 accredited service agents around the country. Our experience is that the Yamaha after sales support, servicing and parts support is excellent. You dont get a national service network with the cheap brands. 

    Hope that help explains the price difference, cheers, Steve!  

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  • How frequently do I have to change the motor oil? Product info says to change it after the first 20hrs, and after this first change?

    Hi, after the first oil change, the recommended oil change time frame is every 6 months or 100 hours of use. Thanks.

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  • I am buying a Yamaha Inverter Generator from you. If I plan to not run it for a period of 4-5 months, so should I just use a fuel stabilizer?

    Yes, a good fuel stabiliser will keep your fuel fresh during periods when you are not using your generator and in your case this should be fine.

    Other good practice recommendations are:

    • Drain the excess fuel in the carburetor after use. All Yamaha generators have a fuel shut off valve (petcock) that you can switch off while the generator is running to use the residual fuel and ensure it does not sit in the carburetor
    • Start up your generator every few months for a short period to lubricate internal parts of the unit and even apply a small load to the generator ensure everything is in working order for when you need it next.
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  • I'm looking at this generator and the eu30iu handi honda, can you please tell me the main differences?

    Hi Anita, 

    We have a comprehnsive article that compares the Honda eu30iu and the Yamaha EF2800i which you will definitely find helpful. This looks at the specs of each unit in detail: please check out the article here
     
    However, in summary; both generators have their advantages, but with an extended running time, and a much cheaper price tag, the Yamaha EF2800i comes out on top. Again, please have a look at the comparison article for full details.
     
    Many thanks!
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  • Hi, just wondering whether the EF2400is and EF2800i are made in Japan or China? Also, I have a EF2000is bought from you and am wondering if it could be connected with either of the above? Cheers

    Hi Andrew, the Yamaha EF2400iS and EF2800i models are made in Japan. 

    In terms of parallel connection, this is possible for the EF2000iS and the EF2400iS - only these two models in the Yamaha Inverter Generator range have the parallel connection capability. Note that you need to connect two of the same models for it to work...so with your existing Yamaha EF2000iS, you would need to connect it (via the Yamaha Parallel Twin Tech Cables) to another EF2000iS, and this would almost double the power output. You can't connect an EF2000iS with an EF2400iS. 

    Many thanks.

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  • Will this generator run the pump for my house water system?

    Hi, that is a tough question to answer without knowing more details about your pump. Water pumps come in a range of sizes and some smaller pumps can run on a small 2000 watt generator, whereas some house pumps would need around 6000 – 8000 watts or more!...electric pumps are notorious for having quite high starting loads. So, you would need to find out the peak load (in Watts) required to start your pump. If you cannot find the starting load from the product manual or data plate, you could contact the manufacturer of your pump, or engage an electrician to take a reading.

    Once you have that all important stating load amount for your pump, you can then choose the right sized generator to run your pump.

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  • I plan to leave the generator outside my long term camp setup, what’s your best inverter generator that can handle all weather conditions, especially heavy rain?

    Hi there, sounds like a nice set up! The short answer is that electricity and water don’t mix. Whilst we are aware that some people run their inverter gensets in all weather conditions, it is not recommended as safe or best practice for your equipment, as inverter generators do not come with weatherproof outlets as standard.

    Ideally, you would somehow shelter your generator from the rain. But just remember that fully enclosing your generator whilst its running is not an option - generators need fresh air intake for the engine to run and they emit carbon dioxide, so they should never be contained. Overall, some rain protection but also room for fresh air intake and fume emission is what you need.

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