Generac 5793 iX2000 Review
Last updated January, 2019
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
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|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|