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Old 02-16-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question on Yamaha EF2400iSHC - 2000 Watt Inverter Generator.

Has any one had any experience with Yamaha EF2400iSHC - Generator?
I was ready to purchase 1 Honda EU2000IKC Companion and then buy a 2nd later to run AC.
During research I found that this single 2400 Yamaha may able to run AC.
Should I stay with the Honda?
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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I have the Yamaha you're considering and like it a lot. I have it converted to where I can use propane or gasoline. Based on what others have said you should have no problem running a 13,500 BTU air conditioner with that Yamaha. I do believe some have said that running it on propane somehow results in less power being generated but I haven't been able to confirm that one way or the other. We've not camped with it yet where we needed to run the AC. It certainly handles the microwave, TV, etc. quite nicely.

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
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We have the Yamaha and love it! We only have 11,000 BTU AC (2006 Bambi) and it has no problems starting up and keeping the AC going. We even used it in the Colorado Rockies and it worked great. A lot if people do the pairs but I wanted to save some $$ and only buy one Generator.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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ITEM/FEATURE | YAMAHA 2400 | HONDA 2000 (2 units)
Price (not including shipping) | $1,350 | $2,150 (both units & parallel kit)
Amps (continuous) | 16.7 amps | 26.6 amps total (13.3 amps each)
Weight | 75 lbs. | 92 lbs. total (46 lbs. each)
Capable of parallel operation | No | Yes
Runs air conditioner | Yes* | Yes
Fuel tank capacity | 1.6 gallons | 1.5 gallons
Operating time (1/4 load) | 8.6 hours | 9.6 hours
Operating time (rated load) | Not available | 4.0 hours
Noise level | 53-60 dba | 53-59 dba
Warranty | 3 years | 3 years

*Several Internet sites indicate that this Yamaha generator starts most high efficiency 13,500 BTU air conditioners in temperatures up to 110 F.

Notes:
1. Prices are approximate and for comparison purposes only.
2. When air conditioner or heat pump is unnecessary, one Honda generator may be left at home.
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I have been Interested in this generator but want to know from first hand experience if it will run the A/C
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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ITEM/FEATURE | YAMAHA 2400-? | HONDA 2000 (2 units)
Price (not including shipping) | $1,350 | $2,150 (both units & parallel kit)
Amps (continuous) | 16.7 amps | 26.6 amps total (13.3 amps each)
Weight | 75 lbs. | 92 lbs. total (46 lbs. each)
Capable of parallel operation | No | Yes
Runs air conditioner | Yes* | Yes
Fuel tank capacity | 1.6 gallons | 1.5 gallons
Operating time (1/4 load) | 8.6 hours | 9.6 hours
Operating time (rated load) | Not available | 4.0 hours
Noise level | 53-60 dba | 53-59 dba
Warranty | 3 years | 3 years

*Several Internet sites indicate that this Yamaha generator starts most high efficiency 13,500 BTU air conditioners in temperatures up to 110 F.

Notes:
1. Prices are approximate and for comparison purposes only.
2. When air conditioner or heat pump is unnecessary, one Honda generator may be left at home.
Hi, there are two different Yamaha 2400's; The 2400 iS can be paralleled and the 2400 iSHC can not be paralleled. Mine has run my 11,000 BTU air conditioner, converter, refrigerator and TV at high altitude. Those with larger air conditioners run their air conditioner and converter only. [refrigerator on propane]
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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I have the older model, Yamaha 2400is which handles my 13.5k A/C just fine. I've used it in ambient temps >100. Great machine. The newer HC model has a larger capacitor for startup demands.
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I checked on the Yamaha EF2400iS

I checked on the Yamaha EF2400iS and found it no longer available and has been replaced by Yamaha new modelEF2400iSHC.
This would have been perfect set up by having the ability to parallel 2 if 1 could not start AC.
I hate to put that much money out and it not workout.
I have a 1995 30 Excella classic not sure what the BTU ratting for AC is to compare with all the newer units.
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I have the 2400 ishc Yamaha and have run our 13.5000 AC. At the Florida State Rally I asked the Dometic rep what harm could this pair cause, his reply was that the generator would stop working before the AC would be damaged. So I am quite comfortable using the Yamaha.

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I found the Yamaha generator on sale at wise.com when I went to purchase there was a red highlighted note.
Which said they did not recommend this generator for RV AC because the unit did not have a 30 amp plug and was not rated to operate AC. I have decide to go with Honda 1000 companion model which has 30 amp plug and will not require adapter if I elect to buy 2nd unit and pair them up
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I found the Yamaha generator on sale at wise.com when I went to purchase there was a red highlighted note.
Which said they did not recommend this generator for RV AC because the unit did not have a 30 amp plug and was not rated to operate AC. I have decide to go with Honda 1000 companion model which has 30 amp plug and will not require adapter if I elect to buy 2nd unit and pair them up
Hi, I believe that you mean the Honda 2000 Companion with the 30 Amp receptical; This still needs a 30 Amp RV adapter. This is my Yamaha with an orange 30 Amp RV adapter.
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Robert, it is THE choice in the smaller gens Why? Not only will it run your ac. Yamahas have booster technology, are direct drive as opposed to Honda's belt, are quieter under a load, have twice the expected life expectancy as per the government sticker and are available from a Yammy dealer as a tri fuel version if you only use it once in a while and want to use propane and save from gumming up the carb - the #1 service call on gens. Oh and you can use an adapter for the plug.
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Search for tri-fuel generator.
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