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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. (Read full specs)

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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.
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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.

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In a few words, the Powermate PM2000 is a compact and lightweight portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

With a 98 cc Generac OHV 4-stroke engine, the Powermate PM2000 operates on gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 1,400W and a starting wattage of 2,000W.

This generator is started via a classic hand-operated recoil starting 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 following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

At L19.7 x W15.6 x H17 in, the traditional open frame structure of the Powermate PM2000 ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

With a dry weight of 62 lbs, the PM2000 can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. Furthermore, thanks to its open frame, the generator is easily grabbed and moved to a new location.

Features

Panel of the Powermate PM2000

The PM2000's control panel

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during use.

Alongside the typical set of documentation and the user manual to assist with setup, Powermate has included accessory] in the packaging of the PM2000.

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 matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Pulsar PGD16iSCO with only 24 pounds.
  • At 25% load, the PM2000 achieves one of the longest run times compared to devices of similar power, sustaining operations for up to 14 hours.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. In fact, this generator is not one of the most fuel-efficient options in the aforementioned wattage range: its estimated gasoline consumption at 25% load is around 0.16 GPH. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Genmax GM1200i, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.07 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

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

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • High run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • On the heavy side (62 lbs)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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

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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.

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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 AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Radio100100
Total1110 W1700 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.

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