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Generac iQ2000 (Discontinued)

The Generac iQ2000 (6866) is a compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,600 W and a starting wattage of 2,000 W.

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This product was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
If you were looking to purchase it, you may want to have a look at the Generac GP2200i, which has similar specs.
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Description

Quieter. Smarter. Innovative. The new iQ2000 inverter generator lets you bring power wherever life takes you. From tailgating parties to camping trips and beyond. Find out why packing one for your next expedition is such a smart move.

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In summary, the Generac iQ2000 is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

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

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Generac iQ2000 in use

The Generac iQ2000

The Generac iQ2000's engine, 80 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 1,600W and reaches a peak wattage of 2,000W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (iQ2000 Parallel Kit (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It features Generac's PowerDial™, an easy-to-use dial with three operation settings.

The fuel capacity of 1.06 gallon allows the iQ2000 to operate for up to 7.7 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.14 GPH).

As the iQ2000 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L20 x W12.6 x H16.9 in), the Generac iQ2000, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

The iQ2000 is a lightweight, portable generator, as it only weighs 46.5 lbs. The product’s power can be enjoyed on-the-go, as it can be moved by a single person without trouble. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it effortlessly.

Features

Panel of the Generac iQ2000

The iQ2000's control panel

One of the many iQ2000's features is the data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the fuel level, remaining run time and power output (via the PowerBar™) and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the generator is overloaded and its oil levels are insufficient.

The fuel level of the inverter generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Generac iQ2000 also comes with some accessories: funnel and oil are included. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Generac iQ2000 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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The Generac iQ2000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Generac iQ2000 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 46.5 lbs, the Generac iQ2000 belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of only 34.2 lbs.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 7.7 hours on a full tank at a 25% load, the iQ2000 is on the low end when compared to other inverter generators of a similar power output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Yamaha EF2800i, boasting with up to 14.7 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. In fact, this inverter generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 25% load is around 0.14 GPH. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.08 GPH, the DuroMax XP2300iH is a device you could look out for.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (46.5 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Generac iQ2000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1,600 W
Starting watts2,000 W
Running amps13.3 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% load5.7 h
Run time @25% load7.7 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerPower output, fuel level and remaining run time
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.06 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight46.5 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)20 x 12.6 x 16.9 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil and funnel
UPC696471068665

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About Generac

Generac Power Systems is an American based generator and power equipment manufacturer, founded in 1959. As its name suggests, the main focus of Generac are power generators, and other related electric equipment, such as switches, paralleling systems and small engines. The company has several manufacturing facilities based in the US, thus, their products are engineered and built in the USA. However, their components can be a mix of domestic and foreign parts.

Warranty Information

The Generac iQ2000 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Generac generators, please consult Generac's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-GENERAC (888-436-3722).

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 generator size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Bug zapper8080
Total1270 W1860 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W
What is the noise rating of the iQ2000?

Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Generac does not provide their units' noise levels.

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