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​​Best Portable Inverter Generator Reviews 2018

Updated for October, 2018

  • ​​​​​1​5 Models ​Considered
  • ​1​9 ​Hours Researched
  • ​​​​​​​​3Top Picks

​A conventional portable generator produces AC sine wave power but it isn’t an exact match to the profile of power received from your local transmission station. The end result is lower efficiency in operating machinery, loss of power, a heavier load on the generator and much more. Inverter generators are a new breed of portable generators that are compact, twice as efficient and definitely more long lasting than the older portables.

Why Buy a Portable ​​​​​Inverter Generator?

​Inverter generators are at the cutting edge of portable power generation technology. They combine together the digital wave manipulation capability of an inverter, fine-tuning the output and increasing the fuel efficiency of the generator thus providing a silent and more reliable operation. An inverter generator has less moving parts and hence a lower chance of failure, which in itself accounts for half the extra cost of owning one of these gizmos. The other half of its higher price tag is justified by its improved fuel efficiency. In other words, an inverter generator is your key to saving on fuel surcharge in the long run.

​Features ​of ​​​​ Portable Inverter Generators

  • ​High quality ‘line power’ output helps improve efficiency and puts less strain on machinery and appliances.
  • ​Much more silent than a normal generator.
  • Lightning Bolt
    ​Smaller and more portable by nature with less moving parts.
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    ​The parallel capability allows you to use two identical inverter generators together and increase output.

Some of the markets Best ​​​​​Portable Inverter Generators of 2018 - Reviewed

Yamaha EF1000iS
Not your biggest or brawniest generator, the Yamaha EF1000iS is actually a beautifully carved portable generator designed for folks who understand exactly which appliances and devices matter most to them. With just 1000 Watts available, it is more a of a juggling act than freedom to use power as you see it fit.
Yamaha EF2000iSv2
Be it your home that needs emergency power, a storm alert, the nature at a campsite, your RV or your boat, the Yamaha EF2000iSv2 is always ready to power anything and everything. Capable of running a 15,000 BTU behemoth for hours without running dry, this Japanese inverter generator promises to last long and deliver raw 2,000 peak wattage.
Powerhouse PH1000i
Available at one third the price of a Honda inverter generator, the Powerhouse PH1000i is a good investment if all you need is a bit extra juice for emergency situations. 1000 watt peak power, 1.63 HP engine, auto-shut off, reset button and variable speed are just a few of its features. But don’t expect this little beauty to help you run heavy duty power tools or large electrical appliances, it is meant only as a small backup solution.
Briggs & Stratton 30473
The Briggs & Stratton 30473 packs quite the punch for it's size and price. It's powerful enough power multiple devices at the same time. It's also very quite which makes that ideal for camping! We also found that it's much more affordable that comparable brands like Honda and Yamaha. Overall, it does a good job at what's it's supposed to do.
Generac 5793 iX2000 Review
Much less expensive than the closest Yamaha or Honda inverter generators, the Generac 5793 iX2000 is your everyday design that manages to pump out a good 2,200 peak watts, which is actually twice the amount generated by a normal generator of its similar size while using two times less fuel in the process. This is a good solution for campers, boat and RV owners who wish to power more than just their batteries and phones.
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