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Atima AY2000i Spec Review

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The Atima AY2000i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1600 W and a starting wattage of 2000 W.

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  • $1,028.32 - November 13, 2019
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  • $1,065.99 - October 2, 2019
  • $1,070.99 - September 27, 2019
Since: September 21, 2019
  • Highest Price: $1,291.99 - October 10, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $1,028.32 - November 13, 2019

Description

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In a nutshell, the Atima AY2000i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Atima AY2000i in use

The Atima AY2000i

The Atima AY2000i houses a 79 cc Yamaha MZ80 OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 1600W along with a peak wattage of 2000W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (Atima AGC103 parallel kit not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

With a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall), the inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 1 gallon, the AY2000i can operate for up to 10.3 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the AY2000i produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it features 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L23.4 x W17.8 x H18.1 in), the Atima AY2000i, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

The AY2000i is a lightweight, portable generator, as it only weighs 47.5 lbs. A single person should not have any problems moving it around and thus, enjoy power availability on-the-go. A handle (molded in the case) allows you to carry it easily, further enhancing its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Atima AY2000i

The AY2000i's control panel

Some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the generator is overloaded, the generator is ready and the oil level is too low.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the inverter generator.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

While the standard documentation and a user manual, helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Atima AY2000i, the following accessories are also included: oil, tool kit, battery charging cables and funnel.

Emissions

The Atima AY2000i is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

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The Atima AY2000i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Atima AY2000i compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As for its weight, the Atima AY2000i weighs only 47.5 pounds, making it one of the lighter generators in the 1500-2500 rated wattage category. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN 56202i with only 38.6 pounds.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU2200i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 48 dBA.
  • As the AY2000i offers up to 10.3 hours run time on a full tank at a 25% load, it falls within the average autonomy range among the generators of a similar power. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, which is able to run for up to 26 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank’s capacity and thus, doesn’t say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is a rather fuel efficient one within its wattage category. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Predator 2000, with a fuel consumption of 0.08 GPH could be in your good books.
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Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the Atima AY2000i is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Yamaha engine
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (47.5 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Atima AY2000i and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General

InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc Yamaha MZ80 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1600 W
Starting watts2000 W
Running amps13.3 amps
Peaks amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% load7.6 h
Run time @25% load10.3 h

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, output ready and overload
Fuel tank1 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight47.5 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)23.4 x 17.8 x 18.1 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityOverload and low oil protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralN/A
Accessories includedBattery charging cables, oil, tool kit and funnel
Warranty2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

About Atima

Atima brand is owned by the Shanghai Cosmo company, a newcomer to the portable generator market, founded just recently in 2010. However, they have a lot going for them, due to their instantly recognizable black and white design, one of the most good-looking that we have encountered over the years, and a hidden gem inside some of their models – a genuine Yamaha engine. The company focuses exclusively on inverter generators, and unlike many manufacturers isn’t shy or secretive about their origin – China. Atima offers a 2-year warranty on all their products, a 30-day return policy, and promises great customer service overall.

Warranty Information

The Atima AY2000i is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Atima generators, please consult Atima's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-844-428-6922.

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