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Old 04-25-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Weight upclose of Yamahas

I just returned from a local dealer who had in stock the 2400 and the 3000 inverter models. The weight of the 3000 is definetly out of the question, and when I lifted it it had no battery inside! It would be very hard to imagine a couple handling this machine out of an SUV or pickup, Even with a ramp it would be a chore. The 2400 is ok has no electric start nor battery. Its no problem. You dont need the accesory wheels.
I also called AS and AC manufacturer. I did not know if the units on the AS are Penguin (low profile) or Brishair? The compressor load amps for the 13.5 AC is 12.4. The 15 heat pump version is 12.0. I was on hold forever and the CS I talked to had to read a manual so I dont take the info at 100%. A term "locked motor amps" at 64 amps I have no idea what that is?

Carburetion in WV has no 2400s in stock but can convert the carburetors if you send it to them. $242. material and labor for one unit. You would have to install the tach/hour meter yourself, if you ordered it at $50. Again no idea how difficult that is. The local dealer I found, and most listed on Yamaha's website locally, had no gens even here where everyone became educated in their use i.e. The Big H. He will take $1300 @ not including tax. I think Wise is cheaper.

There really is no choice if you want alternative fuel. Around here when I discussed it no one knew it could be done. If you dont want propane then the Honda are cheaper and lighter.

My situation has precluded the gas option. We dont want gas in the Burb either in some box,container,bag, etc.

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Old 04-25-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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Honda's work on propane too..

There are threads here explaining conversion of Honda EU2000 genreators to run on propane, and they are lighter than Yamaha 2400.. Neither will really run A/C, since startup loads are high, and generator ratings are for peak load, not steady. The inverter and lighting and other items you may have operating when A/C starts add to load... Most people needing to run A/C from generators either build 3KW uniuts into truck beds, or parallel a pair of Honda EU2000's...

Search for threads using: Honda + 2000 + conversion or propane and you should find ways to do it...


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I was planning on hooking 2 gether. I will look into the honda conversion also. Thankyou.
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I went with the Yamaha EF2800i. I have yet to do the conversion. There's two ways to do it. One involves drilling and rejetting the carb. If you do this then gasoline is no longer an option. I'm leaning toward the "tri-fuel" option which places the propane/natural gas inlet between the carb and the air cleaner.

The cost of dual EU2000 Hondas is pretty steep. Not only do you double the price by buying two generators but the cables and load sharing widget are several bills! They are light and quite and when you don't need the AC you can haul around just one. I haven't tried the trailer AC yet but the unit did a fantastic job last winter when we were without power for a week.

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