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Yamaha EF7200DE - 6000/7200W Portable Generator With Electric Start

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  • $1,699.98 - March 23, 2024
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Since: August 18, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,849.99 - August 18, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $1,699.98 - March 23, 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 summary, the Yamaha EF7200DE is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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 Yamaha EF7200DE in use

The Yamaha EF7200DE

The Yamaha EF7200DE's core is the 358 cc Yamaha MZ360 OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120/240V, it provides a running wattage of 6,000W and a peak wattage of 7,200W.

With a noise rating of 74.5 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The EF7200DE can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.58 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 6.9 gallons.

The quite high THD (<7%) of the EF7200DE makes it unsuitable for powering 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

This Yamaha generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, since the EF7200DE bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Portability

The dimensions of the Yamaha EF7200DE, which are L29.1 x W29 x H31.5 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 245.7 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Further safety during transport, loading and unloading of the device is provided by a lift hook, which is placed on the top of the generator's frame.

Features

Panel of the Yamaha EF7200DE

The EF7200DE's control panel

The control panel of the EF7200DE includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the voltage and lifetime run hours.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicator will display if the oil level is too low.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off (Oil Watch system), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

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 EF7200DE's packaging.

Emissions

The Yamaha EF7200DE is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

Product Video

The Yamaha EF7200DE versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Yamaha EF7200DE compare to generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 245.7 pounds, the Yamaha EF7200DE is one of the heavier generators producing between 5500 and 6500 running watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO, with a dry weight of only 118 lbs.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 74.5 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU7000iS. With just 52 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • With a run time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the EF7200DE has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Predator 6500, as it provides around 14.5 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 reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.58 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.36 GPH, the A-iPower SUA7000L is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5500-6500W generators, the Yamaha EF7200DE 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
  • Electric start
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74.5 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (245.7 lbs)

Do you own the Yamaha EF7200DE and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine358 cc Yamaha MZ360 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
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
Weight245.7 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, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
SeriesIndustrial
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 EF7200DE 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
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
Does Yamaha make a duel fuel version (Asked August 13, 2020)

Unfortunately, no. Yamaha does not manufacture any dual fuel generators.

We’re would I look for the remote start and price go the 7200 de (Asked October 09, 2022)

Units manufactured from 2021 are not remote start capable. If your model is pre-2021, remote start kit part number is 7VW-Y8720-00-00. Since this kit is discontinued, your best bet would most likely be eBay (opens in a new tab). Note that this is not a wireless remote kit, but a wired one. As far as we know, there has never been a wireless kit for this unit

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  1. 4.65
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    Purchased this model in 2019. Have used it as backup power for the house. It can handle just about everything (including hot water heater) but not the electric oven.

    355 hours on it. Change the oil every 100 hours and you shouldn’t have any problems.

    + PROS:
    • Auto kill if volts get out of tolerance. Voltage is can be fine tuned if needed with a turn of an adjuster.
    • Love the metal cage surround with collapsible handles and wheels.
    - CONS:
    • I find it loud unless you put a barrier panel around it.
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