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Generac iQ2000 (Discontinued)

The Generac iQ2000 (6866) is a compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1600 W and a starting wattage of 2000 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.

Zoom on the Generac iQ2000

In a nutshell, the Generac iQ2000 is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • 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 Generac iQ2000 in use

The Generac iQ2000

The Generac iQ2000 houses a 80 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 1600W along with a peak wattage of 2000W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (iQ2000 Parallel Kit (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

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

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

The iQ2000 generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

The Generac iQ2000's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L20 x W12.6 x H16.9 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

The iQ2000 is a lightweight, portable generator, as it only weighs 46.5 lbs. As it can be moved by a single person without much effort, the generator and its power can be enjoyed on-the-go. It can also be carried without effort with a featured handle (molded in the case), further improving its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Generac iQ2000

The iQ2000's control panel

Monitoring of the iQ2000's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the power output (via the PowerBar™), fuel level and remaining run time and is one of the features of its control panel.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the generator is on overload 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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Generac iQ2000, the following accessories are also included: oil and funnel. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Generac iQ2000 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use 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 generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Generac iQ2000 has only 46.5 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Genmax GM2000i with only 34.2 pounds.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the iQ2000, reaching up to 7.7 hours at a 25% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other products of a roughly equal output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Yamaha EF2800i, reaching up to 14.7 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This inverter generator has an estimated fuel consumption of roughly 0.14 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, rendering it somewhat average compared to devices of a similar output. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Energizer eZV2200P. 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:
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (46.5 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Generac iQ2000 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
Engine80 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1600 W
Starting watts2000 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
Warranty3 years
UPC696471068665

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.

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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 made in the USA. However, the company provides no information about the origin of their components.

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 sizer.
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
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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