FREE BONUS PACK with the Yamaha EF3000iSE Inverter Generator! ($175 of Free Accessories):
FREE COVER (rrp $90) | FREE 1 LITRE BOTTLE OF OIL (rrp $20) | FREE SECURITY CABLE (rrp $65)
Yamaha are the market leaders in incorporating state of the art technology in their generator units. Most notably are two particular performance enhancing features which set them apart:
- Quiet operation: noise block technology and inbuilt mufflers make them the quietest generators in the market. Despite the power this unit delivers, it only produces a mere 51 decibels at quarter load.
- Fuel efficiency: inbuilt smart throttles have extremely accurate automatic sensors which adjust the engine speed in accordance with the required load. You can get almost 21 hours of continuous runtime at a 25% rated output.
With the Yamaha EF3000iSE generator, you get the above standout features, and much more. The inverter system produces clean power without surges, so you can run all your favourite electronic equipment such as mobile phones, laptops/tablets and televisions.
Furthermore, this model comes with convenient built in wheels (which are often an added cost for other brands) making it easy to manoeuvre around the camp ground, home or jobsite. Adding to the usability is the effortless electric start up function, meaning you can get power anywhere you want at the push of a button.
So if you want a best in class generator for your caravan/motorhome, your next important event/function, to run appliances for small business or just for domestic backup purposes during a blackout, the Yamaha EF3000iSE is a top quality choice. Complete with a four year warranty and backed by the national Yamaha service network of over 200 accredited service agents.
- Inverter system voltage regulator producing clean power
- Electric starter and 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
- Larger Caravan/Recreational uses, Houseboats
- Domestic and Small Business Backup
- Events/Mobile Businesses, Festivals
- DIY/Small jobsite requirements
- Transportation kit (standard w/ wheels)
- Remote starter kit (optional)
- AC plug
- DC charging cord
|Inverter system with Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control.||Inverter System with Pulse Width Modulation Industry leading system that produces higher-quality and cleaner electricity. Results in pure sine wave as clean or cleaner than commercial power and can operate products with built in microcomputers.|
|Noise Block.||Full enclosure Sound absorbing material used in key locations inside the enclosure along with newly designed muffler and moulded fan produce unbeatable noise reduction Material absorbs rather than resonates sound.|
|Long Run Time.||Runs continuously for up to 20.5 hours without refueling (at 1/4 rated load with "Economy Control" function on).|
|Smart Throttle.||Load Sensing Throttle Control. Automatically adjusts engine speed to precisely match load, resulting in greater fuel efficiency and noise reduction.|
|12 Volt DC Output. (Battery Charging Cables Included)||Recharge 12 volt batteries for RV, auto, marine, aircraft.|
|Exclusive Dual Coil Alternator Stator.||Lower Engine Speed Reduced noise, fuel consumption and engine wear.|
|Centralised Control Panel.||Control Panel enables easy access to controls.|
|Electric Starter.||Ease of operation Effortless Starting.|
|OHV 171cc Engine. (overhead valve)||Peace of mind Increased reliability Low oil consumption Noise-reducing operation.|
|Oil Warning Engine Shut off System.||Prevents engine damage Avoids costly repairs Minimises down time Enhances long-term.
|DC Output||12 V / 12 Amps|
|Engine||0HV Air Cooled - MZ175|
|Starting Method||Recoil / Electric|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13 L (full load)|
|Cont. Working Time||20.5 hr (1/4 load)|
|Noise @ 7m||51 dBA (1/4 load) / 57 dBA (full load)|
|Product Dimensions (mm) LxWxH||680(L) x 445(W) x 555(H) mm|
|Net Weight (kg)||67.0 Kg|
|Outlets||2 x 15A|
- Power to the people (by Yamaha) Review by Frederick Agullo , Loftus NSW
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Product ReviewHeavy and reliable.
Would be difficult to manage without wheels. Quite a heavy load to move around. Knew this prior to purchasing it, so absolutely not an issue. Can't say the same for the poor trucky who delivered it. Gave him a much needed hand so he left with a smile...
Bought it for my small business.
Does everything I expected, only better.
The thing about spending this much money on a generator of this class is that you have the sense that it will work well when you need to depend on it. When the chips are down, that really does matter. Chance favours the prepared mind and well informed.
Smooth transactional sailing all the way to port.
Highly recommended.Thanks guys and girls...Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 10/31/16)
- " What a Generator !! " Review by Greg Scarman , Port Pirie SA
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Product ReviewAfter our recent state wide power blackout here in SA, started shopping around for a more reliable domestic power supply ( than the utilities ). After research settled on the EF3000iSE, and after searching the net - found My Generator to offer the best price & delivery.
I went for the remote start option ( as I wanted to integrate it into my SAPS system ) with auto start when my batteries run low. There was a slight delay in delivery as My Generator explained that this had to be factory fitted ( for warranty purposes) . So far the genny has handled anything asked of it - and extremely quietly at that.
As mentioned previously "you get what you pay for", and the Yamaha is certainly a very nice piece of equipment - and would recommend if your budget goes this far.
Shopping ExperienceThe delivery driver said "that he has never delivered so many generators to SA" in the past few weeks - think the days of total state blackout has had many people looking. Tracking via TNT was easy - and the delivery was even a few hours earlier than stated. When in phone contact with My Generator, they actually referenced your order by name (not order number), which I thought was a nice touch.
Have recommended you guys to all my friends in SA looking for a more "reliable" power supply.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 10/23/16)
- Fantastic product Review by Kylie Leonhardt , Katherine NT
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Product ReviewLove this generator. Wheels, so easy to move, big tank-don't have to refuel all the time, starts first time with a key. Runs everything I need and efficiently. Highly recommend.
Shopping ExperienceOnline transaction-easy to do. Arrived within the week-and that is fantastic when I'm on other side of Aus. Will use this company again and recommend highly. Thank you.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 9/15/16)
- Excellent value Review by Peter White , Kirwan QLD
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Product ReviewWe were very happy with the service, product and prompt shipment. We shopped around locally but no-one could match the deal we got from you guys. We are on an around Australia trip and have no doubt our Generator will see us happily through the years to come.
Shopping ExperienceCustomer service was great, we spoke to a guy that was very knowledgeable.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 8/29/16)
- Great Service. Yamaha power Review by Sam Armstrong , Umina NSW
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Product ReviewRuns awesome, great in fuel use. And quiet too, wouldn't buy anything other than a Yamaha they have the legs in the manufacturing products over the comp. Cheers
Shopping ExperienceYes all to easy really, ordered it online and got it the next day. SweetRecommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 4/8/16)
- Disappointed Review by Alex Treadwell , Residence in Victoria Point Qld but currently on the road full time Qld but currently roaming Australia
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Product ReviewIs rather bulky for power it produces.
It is mounted on the back of my ute on a quality rubber mat but brakes do not hold the machine. Probably brakes on all 4 wheels would be effective or go like Honda with detachable wheels.
I expected a weather proof cover similar to Honda cover not a flimsy dust cover.
Yamaha oil was not provided and was not available where I am currently travelling.
Shopping ExperienceService was superb.Recommend this product to a friend? no(Posted on 4/1/16)
- Great quality Review by Danny Wherrett , Kellevie TAS
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Product ReviewVery solid well build machine, that starts very easily. Large fuel tank keeps it running for hours. Very quiet too. Machine is pricey, but you get what you pay for, it should be a very good reliable machine, and the 4 year warranty gives me further assurance that it will give me years of service.
Shopping ExperienceGreat shopping experience. My Generator were able to price match a competitors price, and shipment to Tasmania was reasonably priced, quick and easy.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 7/22/15)
- Great product a little expensive Review by Garry Fuller , Port Macquarie NSW
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Product ReviewIt's a great product, easy to set up, a dream to start. Only had it a couple of weeks but I am very pleased. Could be even better if it could be linked to other generators to increase output.
Shopping ExperienceProfessional, prompt a really great service.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 6/25/15)
- Yamaha 3000w Inverter Generator Review by Andrew Mayzen , Redhead NSW
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Product ReviewThe Yamaha 3000w Inverter Generator ( EF3000is) is a quality product that delivers what it is designed to do. It's a 2 man lift in and out of a ute but you need to expect that for a 3000w unit. It is quiet, on par with a Honda Eu2000 2kvA unit. Build quality is excellent. It comes with decent wheels and brake. Key start is a breeze. With a product like this you get what you pay for. An unreliable Chinese knock off (I have a broken one on a pallet in storage collecting dust) is of no use to you if it does not work in an emergency, This unit is expensive, It cost me around $3500 AU, unfortunately that's the price you have to pay for reliability. There is an option for a remote start unit which needs to be dealer fitted at around $700.0, This was too expensive for me. Overall : You wont be disappointed with this product.
Shopping ExperienceGreat People to deal with. Great communication and deal.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 5/24/15)
- Superior in many aspects! Review by Chris C , Kalgoorlie WA
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Product ReviewExtremely impressed by the Yamaha 3kva inverter generator. Having owned 2 Honda generators the Yamaha is far superior in many aspects, the first thing we noticed was the very large fuel refill opening and an actual metal fuel cap! made refuelling very easy and no spilling,
Also another great idea is the fuel gauge that takes all the guess work as to how much fuel is left in the tank. As we live out of town on a gold lease the generator is an absolute necessity and we also discovered the Yamaha geny will run the 2.5hp air compressor, but to our shock the Honda of the exact same size, cannot run the air compressor it kept shutting down?
Cant express enough praise on our new Yamaha generator.
Shopping ExperienceYour company was very efficient with the purchase and quick despatching to Kalgoorlie.
They were very helpful with the delivery as we did not have an address in town and they dispatched it to the local courier company who assisted me with such a large package.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 1/14/15)
- Great product! Review by Steve Kermode , Jiggi NSW
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Product ReviewI bought this generator to replace an old noisy one with a pull start that was getting harder for me to use with my dicky shoulder. This one has an electric start, is an inverter and is much quieter than my old one. The day after I received it we were blacked out for 4 hours. I simultaneously ran two fridges, one freezer, my TV and Foxtel box, my water pump, a light, my modem and my computer and it did it all with ease. Love this genny.
Shopping ExperienceThe My generator guys were great. I got a tracking number and followed the genny on its trip here. It was delivered to my door. Brilliant.Recommend this product to a friend? yes(Posted on 1/14/15)
- Big, but reliable Review by Christian , Mighell QLD
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Product ReviewThis was an essential purchase so we could power up the shop fridges during blackouts. It's a sizeable machine, but once we got it in the storeroom we can just wheel it out, fire it up and connect the fridges/freezers so our produce isn't wasted. Used it a handful of times and does the job with ease. Happy with my decision of this product.
Shopping ExperienceI spoke to Steve and he reassured me of our power requirements based on the draw of our fridges. Terrific to get that kind of comfort when spending several thousand dollars. Very good experience throughout.Recommend this product to a friend? Yes(Posted on 10/23/14)
- best genny I've had Review by Adrian Silvani , Craigieburn VIC
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Product ReviewBeen running coffee cart businesses for over 15 years. This Yamaha is the quietest one I've had and gives me the least troubles. Bought one, then bought two more for my other vans. I'll run them for up to ten hours straight sometimes and they will often still have plenty of juice in them for the next day.
Shopping ExperienceBest price I could find, delivered in 2 days, can't complain.Recommend this product to a friend? Yes(Posted on 11/30/13)
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Can I connect a power board to this generator so I can run multiple appliances from the board?
Hi Sue, yes you can connect a power board to run multiple appliances. Just be sure that the sum of the power draw of all your appliances are within the capacity of the generator. Check out our step by step example of how to make sure you get the right sized generator for all your power requirements: Generator Buyers Guide
Can I run a 120v 20amp mig welder off of this generator? Specifically the Lincoln Mig Pak 140. If not, then I need a recommendation for a light weight generator?
Hi there, this is not typically a generator we would recommend to run a welder. Most welders will need at least 4-5 kVA and above. However it is strongly recommended that you contact your welder manufacturer (Lincoln) and get their advice on what size generator best suits your particular welder. This way you can choose a generator that is the lightest possible, but still large enough for your specific welder model. Thanks.
Please clarify if the DC charger facility can be used at the same time as the 240AC is being used? The manual is a little confusing regarding this.
Hi - yes, simultaneous use of the AC and DC power is possible, but wattage should not exceed the rated output.
It should also be noted that the DC charge from the generator is not regulated and is mostly designed for 'just in case' situations, i.e. your flat car battery needs a short trickle charge. For full charging of your batteries, you should always use a quality battery charger which connects between the AC output on the generator and your batteries - this will ensure safe and efficient charging of your batteries.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.