- Wattage (Gas): 2,000 W / 1,600 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: Unspecified
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 7.7 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 5.7 h
- Weight: 46.5 lbs
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The gasoline-powered Generac OHV 4-stroke 80cc engine is the heart of the Generac iQ2000. It has a 120V output and a running power of 1,600W and a peak power of 2,000W. Also, since it can work in parallel (the iQ2000 Parallel Kit is not included), this power can be doubled by connecting it to another unit that works with it. This inverter generator starts up with a simple pull-start mechanism that has been around for a long time. It has Generac’s PowerDialTM, which is an easy-to-use dial with three settings for how the generator works. With a full tank, the iQ2000 can run for up to 7.7 hours on its 1.06-gallon fuel tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.14 GPH). As the iQ2000 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 3%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
On the control panel, there are two 120V 20A duplex outlets (5-20R).
A digital data center, which is part of the iQ2000’s control panel, shows the power output (via the PowerBarTM), remaining run time, and fuel level.This lets you keep track of the iQ2000’s status and activity.On top of this, there are some lights that let you know right away if the generator is ready, if it is overloaded, or if the oil level is too low.The inverter generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to find out how much gas is in it.As far as safety goes, the device has an automatic shut-off for low oil and a circuit breaker for overheating, so you can use it without worrying.The Generac iQ2000 comes with a standard set of instructions and an owner’s manual to help you get started right away.It also comes with oil and a funnel.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
Since the Generac iQ2000 is an inverter generator, its closed frame (L20 x W12.6 x H16.9 in) makes it look better than traditional devices with open frames.The design fits with what’s popular now and is perfect for generating power for fun.The iQ2000 is a portable lightweight generator because it only weighs 46.5 lbs.Since one person can move it without much trouble, the generator and its power can be used anywhere.It can also be carried easily thanks to a handle that is built into the case.This makes it even more convenient.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Generac-6866-iQ2000 compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|Yes, cable not included
|80 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120V 60 Hz
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
|Power output, fuel level and remaining run time
|Low oil, overload and output ready
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|20 x 12.6 x 16.9 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Oil and funnel
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
Founded in 1959, Generac Power Systems is an American manufacturer of power tools and generators.Generac’s primary business is, as its name implies, the manufacture of power generators as well as other electrically related products like switches, paralleling systems, and tiny engines.The corporation has multiple US-based production facilities, thus its goods are produced there.The company, however, doesn’t disclose where the components they use were made.
The warranty for the Generac iQ2000 lasts for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Generac’s warranty policies can tell you more about how long generators are covered by warranty.You can also call their customer service line at 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).