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Sportsman GEN2000 - Spec Breakdown

The Sportsman GEN2000 is a compact and lightweight open frame generator with a rated wattage of 1400 W and a starting wattage of 2000 W.

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  • $488.98 - June 18, 2022
  • $536.60 - June 4, 2022
  • $631.30 - May 7, 2022
  • $574.34 - April 16, 2022
  • $555.20 - April 9, 2022
  • $482.78 - April 7, 2022
  • $459.79 - April 2, 2022
  • $417.99 - March 31, 2022
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Since: March 31, 2022
  • Highest Price: $631.30 - May 7, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $417.99 - March 31, 2022

Description

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In summary, the Sportsman GEN2000 is a compact and lightweight portable generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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 Sportsman GEN2000 in use

The Sportsman GEN2000

The Sportsman GEN2000's core is the 94 cc (3.5 hp) OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 1400W and a peak wattage of 2000W.

The generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 68 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation).

The GEN2000 can operate for around 9 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.13 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1.2 gallon.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

Portability

The Sportsman GEN2000 has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L18.5 x W16 x H14.8 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

With a dry weight of 53 lbs, the GEN2000 can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. 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 Sportsman GEN2000

The GEN2000's control panel

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Besides the usual set of documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, Sportsman also included a tool kit in the GEN2000's packaging.

Emissions

The Sportsman GEN2000 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

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The Sportsman GEN2000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Sportsman GEN2000 compare to generators of similar power (between 1000 and 2000 W).

  • As its weight is 53 pounds, the Sportsman GEN2000 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 1000-2000 rated wattage category. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM1200i, standing at just 25.3 lbs.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 68 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devise of a similar running wattage. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • The GEN2000 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 9 hours at 50% load. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Pulsar PG2200, reaching around 12 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. This generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.13 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cat INV1250. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.1 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1000-2000W generators, the Sportsman GEN2000 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
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (53 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • No spark arrestor
  • 1-year warranty
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)

Do you own the Sportsman GEN2000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine94 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1400 W
Starting watts2000 W
Running amps11.7 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% load9 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight53 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)18.5 x 16 x 14.8 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorNo
Accessories includedTool kit
Warranty1 year
UPC027077801309

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 Sportsman Series

Sportsman Series is a small brand registered under the US based Buffalo corporation. Founded in 1964, the Buffalo Corporation is a small company, which sells tools and home products. Their brands include AmeriHome, Black Bull, Buffalo Tools and Sportsman Series – which offers a selection of generators and several other general products. The brand, and in fact, the corporation itself seemingly outsources all of its production overseas and acts only as a distributor, under its own brands.

Warranty Information

The Sportsman GEN2000 is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Sportsman generators, please contact the Buffalo Tools Customer Support: 1-636-532-9888.

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

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    Pruiett Pruiett June 24, 2021 at 1:49 pm
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    Easy start and poor running, dies after a few minutes. Gas cock open, keep adjusting choke when sputters, all to no avail . I rate this model as a Do Not Buy.

    Our other gennies work fine. Not this model.

    + PROS:
    • Cheap cost. Easy start
    - CONS:
    • Won't run more than a few minutes
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