WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY RETAILERS ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

Powermate PM2000 - 1400/2000W Portable Generator

The Powermate PM2000 is a compact and lightweight open frame generator with a rated wattage of 1,400 W and a starting wattage of 2,000 W.

CompareShortlistShortlistedRemoved from shortlist 0

Powermate PM2000Powermate PM2000Powermate PM2000Powermate PM2000
Even though the official video and some of the pictures show "Neutral bonded to frame", Generac confirmed to us that the P0080900 has a floating neutral.
Set Price Alert
×
Notify me when the price drops
Set an alert for the Powermate PM2000 - Current lowest price: $300.00
Price History
×
Price history for the Powermate PM2000
Latest updates:
  • $300.00 - January 22, 2024
  • $400.00 - January 19, 2024
  • $300.00 - December 5, 2023
  • $400.00 - November 28, 2023
  • $360.00 - October 15, 2023
  • $400.00 - October 6, 2023
Data source: ebay.com
Since: October 6, 2023
  • Highest Price: $400.00 - October 6, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $300.00 - December 5, 2023

Description

Lightweight and easy to use, the PM2000 features a steel frame and a compact design that makes it easy to pick up and put in place. With 2000 starting watts and 1400 running watts, this portable generator will allow you to run small electrical appliances at any picnic, campground or tailgate.

Zoom on the Powermate PM2000

In summary, the Powermate PM2000 is a compact and lightweight portable generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

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 Powermate PM2000's design includes a gasoline-fueled 98 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1,400W and also a peak wattage of 2,000W.

This generator is started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. It features Powermate's PowerDial™, an easy-to-use dial with three operation settings.

With a fuel capacity of 2.25 gallons, the PM2000 may run for up to 14 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.16 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

The design of the Powermate PM2000 is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L19.7 x W15.6 x H17 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

The PM2000 can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 62 lbs. Additionally, the generator’s mobility is also improved by its open frame design, as it can be easily grabbed and shifted.

Features

Panel of the Powermate PM2000

The PM2000's control panel

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

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

Besides the usual set of documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, Powermate also included some oil in the PM2000's packaging.

Emissions

The Powermate PM2000 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

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

Product Video

The Powermate PM2000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Powermate PM2000 compare to generators of similar power (between 1000 and 2000 W).

  • With its weight of 62 lbs, the Powermate PM2000 is one of the heavier generators in the 1000-2000 rated wattage category. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Pulsar PGD16iSCO, weighing just 24 pounds.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of up to 14 hours at 25% load, the PM2000 benefits from one of the highest run times among generators of a similar output.
  • 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. This generator is not fuel efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.16 GPH at a 25% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse iGen1500c, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.07 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1000-2000W generators, the Powermate PM2000 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • High run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • On the heavy side (62 lbs)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Powermate PM2000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine98 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1,400 W
Starting watts2,000 W
Running amps11.7 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% load14 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 2.25 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight62 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.7 x 15.6 x 17 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil
Other model numbersP0080900
UPC696471077506

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.

Spec Improvement×

This form does not send us any personal data (not even your IP address)

About Powermate

Powermate’s history is somewhat enigmatic, but they claim to have been on the market for over 40 years, selling portable generators and various outdoor power equipment. In 2009, they have signed under what they call “partnership” (more accurately ownership) with the Italian PRAMAC. In 2014, Generac acquired Powermate from PRAMAC.

Warranty Information

The Powermate PM2000 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 Powermate generators, please consult Powermate's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-445-1805.

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
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Total1080 W1500 W
For workMilk cooler11001800
Total1100 W1800 W
What is the noise rating of the PM2000?

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

Couldn't find the right answer for you? Ask your own question.

Ask a question

Your name and email address will not be publicly published. We only need them to be able to answer you directly

We would love to know your opinion

Leave a review

Your total score

Generator Bible
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many generators as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 generators at a time.

0