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Atima SD2000i CAMO Spec Review

The Atima SD2000i CAMO 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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Picture 1 of the Atima SD2000i CAMO
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Description

The SD2000i, with a classic black & white skin, is an alternate version of this model.

Zoom on the Atima SD2000i CAMO

In a nutshell, the Atima SD2000i CAMO is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Amateur DIY lovers

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Atima SD2000i CAMO in use

The Atima SD2000i CAMO

The Atima SD2000i CAMO's design includes a gasoline-fueled 113 cc 158F OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1600W and also a peak wattage of 2000W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (Atima AGC103 parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 54 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator).

With a fuel capacity of 1 gallon, the SD2000i CAMO may run for up to 8 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.13 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the SD2000i CAMO 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 receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L21 x W11.8 x H18.2 in), the Atima SD2000i CAMO, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

The SD2000i CAMO's dry weight of 50.7 lbs lets you use its power anywhere needed. Moreover, displacement is an easy task, as the SD2000i CAMO features a nifty handle (molded in the case), improving your grip greatly.

Features

Panel of the Atima SD2000i CAMO

The SD2000i CAMO's control panel

The device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and its oil levels are insufficient.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Along with the aforementioned features, from an accessory standpoint, the Atima SD2000i CAMO's box includes the typical documentation and an owner's manual, which will help you start your generator promptly.

Emissions

The Atima SD2000i CAMO is CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

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

The Atima SD2000i CAMO versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Atima SD2000i CAMO compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 50.7 pounds, the Atima SD2000i CAMO finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the WEN 56202i, with a dry weight of just 38.6 pounds.
  • Since this inverter generator is rated for a lowest possible noise of 54 dBA, it can be considered as one of the more quiet of the products generating similar power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
  • The SD2000i CAMO’s autonomy is somewhat low end compared to devices of its power range, as it reaches only up to 8 hours at 25% load on a full tank. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Westinghouse WGen2000, with up to 26 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. As this inverter generator uses an estimated 0.13 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Predator 2000. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.08 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (54 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (50.7 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Atima SD2000i CAMO and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine113 cc 158F 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% load5.5 h
Run time @25% load8 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight50.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21 x 11.8 x 18.2 in
Noise (lower limit)54 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedNo
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 SD2000i CAMO 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-844-428-6922.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Bug zapper8080
Total1270 W1860 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W

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