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Predator 2000 vs Cat INV2000 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Cat INV2000 and the Predator 2000.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, portability, and features, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 generators:

Cat INV2000Predator 2000
Cat INV2000Predator 2000
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • GFCI outlets
  • USB connectivity
  • Higher runtime
  • CO Secure technology
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As the Predator 2000 and the Cat INV2000 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Cat INV2000 compare to the Predator 2000.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 1800 W, the Cat INV2000 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 1600 running watts of the Predator 2000. Moreover, compared to the 2000 starting watts of the Predator 2000, the Cat INV2000 and its starting wattage of 2250 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: When loaded to 25% of their max capacity, the Predator 2000 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Cat INV2000: it can operate for up to 12 hours, whereas the Cat INV2000 offers a maximum runtime of 10 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: At the same load as mentioned above (i.e. 25%), both generators will approximately burn 0.1 gallon of gasoline per hour. Inverter generators like these 2 are of the most fuel efficient (and quiet) type.
  • THD: Both generators offer a low THD (<3% for the Cat INV2000 and <5% for the Predator 2000) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With a noise of 52 dBA, the Cat INV2000 allows for a quieter operation than the 58 dBA of the Predator 2000. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: When compared, the Cat INV2000 and its dimensions of L19.6" x W12.5" x H18.1" offer a slightly more compact experience than the L22.6" x W12.6" x H18.5" of the Predator 2000.
  • Weight: With a weight of 48.8 lbs, the INV2000 is slightly less heavy than the 2000 (which weighs 49 lbs).
  • Portability: Both offer a handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: The Cat INV2000 and the Predator 2000 both offer 2 AC outlets. However, the Cat INV2000 has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. However, the Predator 2000 does not provide an out-of-the-box USB connectivity. In addition, it is worth noting that they both only produce 120V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Cat INV2000's and the Predator 2000's product pages.
  • Fuel Gauge: These 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.
  • Technology: The Predator 2000 benefits from a welcomed additional security feature: its CO Secure technology monitors carbon monoxide and automatically shuts off the generator if the ambient levels become unsafe.

TL;DR

Cat INV2000Predator 2000
Cat INV2000Predator 2000
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • GFCI outlets
  • USB connectivity
  • Higher runtime
  • CO Secure technology
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