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Yamaha EF7200D - 6000/7200W Portable Generator

The Yamaha EF7200D is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 6,000 W and a starting wattage of 7,200 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $2,659.00 - May 1, 2024
  • $2,458.91 - April 2, 2024
  • $2,659.00 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $2,659.00 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $2,458.91 - April 2, 2024

Description

ECONOMICAL AND FULL‑FEATURED. The EF7200 is the economical, full‑featured choice for contractors and serious home backup. (source: Yamaha (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Yamaha EF7200D is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The Yamaha EF7200D in use

The Yamaha EF7200D

Yamaha EF7200D is equipped with a 358 cc Yamaha MZ360 OHV 4-stroke engine, running on gasoline and providing 120/240V, boasting a running wattage of 6,000W alongside a starting wattage of 7,200W.

Rated for 74.5 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator's starting mechanism relies on a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism.

With its 6.9 gallons fuel tank, the EF7200D can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.58 GPH).

As the EF7200D has a relatively high THD (<7%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

While this Yamaha generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, since it boasts a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the EF7200D is engineered to be transfer switch ready, ensuring easy integration with your breaker box to provide backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

With dimensions of L29.1 x W29 x H31.5 in, the traditional open frame design of the Yamaha EF7200D ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Even at 221.7 lbs, the generator is categorized as 'portable,' suggesting its movability, although its weight impede its portability. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

A lift hook located on the top of the frame offers an additional safety feature while facilitating the transport, loading and unloading of the generator.

Features

Panel of the Yamaha EF7200D

The EF7200D's control panel

To help you monitor the EF7200D's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours and voltage.

In addition to this info, a light indicator shows you if the oil level is too low.

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 can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Watch system) and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Yamaha's Oil Watch warning system gives you an extra peace of mind. This feature enhances long-term durability by preventing engine damage and costly repairs. Once the oil begins to run low, the generator automatically shuts off and cannot be re-started until oil is added.

It also includes a carbon monoxide sensor. This sensor is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down.

Besides the usual set of documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, Yamaha also included a tool kit in the EF7200D's packaging.

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The Yamaha EF7200D versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Yamaha EF7200D compare to generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • As its dry weight is 221.7 pounds, the Yamaha EF7200D is one of the heavier of the products which can generate 5500 to 6500 running watts. If weight is an important consideration for you, the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO stands out as one of the top contenders in this power category, with a dry weight of 118 pounds.
  • With noise emissions reaching as low as 74.5 dBA, this generator has a noise level typical for devices of its power category. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU7000iS, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • The EF7200D provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 12 hours at 50% load. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Predator 6500, with around 14.5 hours.
  • 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 has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.58 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the A-iPower SUA7000L, with a fuel consumption of 0.36 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5500-6500W generators, the Yamaha EF7200D 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
  • CO Sensor
  • GFCI Outlets
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74.5 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No electric start
  • On the heavy side (221.7 lbs)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine358 cc Yamaha MZ360 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6,000 W
Starting watts7,200 W
Running amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)60/30 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankMetal, 6.9 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight221.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29.1 x 29 x 31.5 in
Noise (lower limit)74.5 dBA
THD< 7%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedTool kit and wheel kit
Country of originChina
SeriesIndustrial
Other model numbersEF72DZ
UPC765053823111

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About Yamaha

With a rich history of over 130 years, the Japanese based Yamaha Corporation, founded in 1887, has tipped its fingers in every industry imaginable, most notably motorcycles, musical instruments and electronics. The company boasts with a wide range of products, including many of the top rated portable generators. However, many of their models are made in China, rather than Japan.

Warranty Information

The Yamaha EF7200D 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 Yamaha generators, please consult Yamaha's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-962-7926.

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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total4792 W6292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4795 W5385 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Total4460 W7160 W

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