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​​​Generac ​5793 iX2000 Review

Last updated September, 2018

​​7.9

Editor's
Score

Generac 5793 iX2000 Review

​​8
​Portability

​10
​Power

​​​​​​5​​
​Noise

​​​​8.5
​Efficiency

​The Generac 5793 iX2000 is not your average portable generator, it is an environmentally aware generator that understands the need to control noise and fuel consumption. 

Endowed with a 126cc engine, it uses electronically controlled inverter technology to handle power output based on the total load. This in itself helps manage some of the noise levels as the engine now operates at varying speeds rather than being stuck at its highest output speed.

​Additionally, the ability to reproduce a perfect AC sine wave allows your electronic devices connected directly with the generator to survive longer.

​About the ​​​Generac ​5793 iX2000

​Having tried out the Yamaha series of inverter generators that cost a lot but are super dependable and exciting I wasn’t expecting much from the Generac 5793 iX2000 that would blow my mind away. As for the specifications, the 126cc engine isn’t the largest neither is the smallest in the market and the fact that it pelts out 2,200 watts is no surprise. However, what makes this baby unique is that it is actually 40 percent lighter than a normal generator capable of producing 2000 Watts without the use of an inverter generator. Coupled with its more than the decent price tag, I feel this to be a much more meaningful investment since you hardly ever need to depend on a 2000 Watt generator unless you own a boat, RV or are a camping fanatic.

On my initial test, it lasted a good 6 hours with a full load and managed to power my large GE refrigerator without ever going into overload. It seems this generator can give out a good 16 Amp power which is constant and perfectly grafted to resemble actual AC power. I tried to overload the device by crossing a theoretical 16 Amp barrier by adding a small air conditioner into the mix and the generator still managed to keep going although it wasn’t exactly able to keep itself chugging along more than a few minutes. This is fine since 16 Amp is its highest rated power output. As for noise levels, it generates about 50 dBA at a time which is kind of an earful only if you are standing right next to it

Generac 5793 iX2000

Pros

  • ​Small size, good affordability, decent fuel efficiency and a normal noise output. Basically a good and reliable all-round inverter generator.

Cons

  • ​Overall construction is a bit flimsy while the fuel line has a tendency to sprout a leak.

​Features

  • ​126cc OHVC engine with a decent 2,000 Watt output.
  • ​Great for recreational purpose, camping and tailgating.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​Uses inverter technology to stabilize power and regulate output.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​2200 surge watt and 2000 watt continuous watt rating.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​Operate quietly in nature with Eco-mode and use maximum output in the High mode.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​Non-CARB compliant design.

​Specifications

Running watts 2,000
Starting watts 2,200, 16 Amp
Engine HP/cc 126cc OHV 4-stroke Engine
Starting method Recoil Start
Low oil shutdown YES
Fuel tank size (gallons) 1 Gallon
Run time at 50% Load 4 Hours
Outlets 2 x 5-20R and 1 x 12V DC
Handle style Top Folding
Wheel type No Wheels
Warranty 2 Years
Generac 5793 iX2000 Review
Generac 5793 iX2000 Review
Portability8
Power10
Noise5
Efficiency8.5
7.9
EXPERT SCORE
FINAL THOUGHTS
The 126cc OHV engine is probably the biggest attraction of the Generac 5793 iX2000. It isn’t the most technologically advanced of all portable generators but yet manages to chug along powering a perfect 2000 Watt load while managing to extend its life on half load by at least double its stipulated rating. Overall, this is a generator worth having as a power backup solution for your home if you don’t suffer from regular power outage.
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