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Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review | P2000 Watt Portable Quiet Generator

Need a thorough Briggs and Stratton 030473 review? Looking for more information? You have come to the right place! We have 3 videos on this quiet B&S generator as well as a series of comments and ratings from real customers.

First, if you like, watch this excellent video from a customer who owns and demonstrates the Briggs and Stratton P2000 (also known as the 030473). P2000 is 2000 watt generator.

Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review Video : The P2000 Demonstration

Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review

Customer Photo of a B&S Generator: We will lower the score to #5 (from #2)

UPDATE: October 13, 2011: A few more customers have had a chance to chime in on the B&S 030473 generator over this Summer and Fall.

Since more customers have had a chance to really use the Briggs & Stratton 030473 inverter generator – we will have to lower this one down to a 5th Place or so. Initially, it had come in at #2.

Despite this, there are still come nice features that we like for this Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review

1) It is a pretty quiet generator with a dB rating of 64 decibels

2) The Briggs and Stratton is light – 50 lbs – and easily moved about (as seen in the customer comments below)

3) The price for this generator is decent. Currently $649 with Free Shipping. (Compared to the Yamaha EF2000iS – Our complete winner for best quiet generator) See our Quiet Generator Comparison with every detail analyzed. Also click here as we found some gently used Briggs 030473 P2000 generators for $584.99

Here is a sample of some of the good and not so good comments for this updated Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review:

Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review From Real Customers: The Good

“Used it camping for 5 days, works great. A bit louder then the Honda but for $500 less, this is the one to buy. Starts easy. With no load it makes very low noise. Add a load it revs up and works great. 5 stars from me. Very happy.”

“It’s a bit louder than a Honda, but not much, not enough to really care about. 105cc’s will make some noise. It’s slightly larger in size, but again, not very noticeable. Easy to carry and the controls are simple. A very good choice for the average homeowner/casual user.”

Briggs and Stratton 030473 Review From Real Customers: The Sorta Bad and the Ugly

“The generator is very quiet, provides ample power for a tailgate, and sips gas. After 4 tailgates it suddenly stopped putting out AC power. It was in the middle of the tailgate and very inconvenient. I took it to an authorized Briggs and Stratton service center. They fixed it in one day. It appears a lead had come loose from the DC output to the inverter. The repair was fully covered under the warranty.”

“To follow up on powering my boat’s A/C, I purchased the Yamaha and it did power my boat’s A/C without complaint and even in Eco Mode. I ran the Briggs & Stratton 030473 next to the Yamaha. There was a definite difference in the noise levels between the two. You do get what you pay for. The Yamaha performed better, was lighter, and was also quieter. It was definitely worth the extra money to me. I could hardly hear the Yamaha generator running when inside the boat. I’m leaving the rating at two stars for the B&S. It does work but it doesn’t perform as expected. Lesson learned…”

Briggs & Stratton 30473 1,600 Watt 105cc Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (46)
List Price: $649.99
Sale Price: $719.99
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Briggs & Stratton manufactures small engines and outdoor power equipment. For 100 years, we’ve been building the engines that power the equipment people use to get the job done. That’s the reason consumers look for the Briggs & Stratton brand when they shop for power equipment. Hurricanes. Ice storms. Wind storms. You’ve seen the after-effects, entire communities without power. A generator will ensure your family has the power needed when faced with unexpected outages. Two types of generators are available: portable generators and permanently installed home generator systems. Briggs & Stratton Elite Series products have heavy-duty components and features with[Read More]

ETQ IN2500I 2,500 Watt Inverter Generator Review

An ETQ IN2500i Inverter Generator Review

As you will see below in the comments section below, several people “wish that this ETQ generator was quieter.” One person had a hard time getting customer service to respond to his requests to fix the choke. He says he wished he had purchased a Honda generator instead as, according to him, they are much quieter.

This doesn’t mean that this is all bad for the ETQ IN2500I – as it has received positive marks from others as well.

ETQ IN2500I 2,500 Watt 125cc 4-Stoke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (39)
List Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $419.99
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Generator is ideal to have on hand during a power outage to use your computer and other sophisticated electronics. ETQ 125cc 4.6HP with low oil shut off protectionPortable “Smart” generator with engine output controlled through onboard computer monitoring demand outputAdvanced inverter design produce clean pure sine wave outputExcellent power supply for computers and other sophisticated electronicsOnboard diagnostic system monitors overload, low oil level and power outageOne piece solid case with built-in handle ensures quiet operationUltimate portability and protectionAuto throttle control conserves fuel and extends engine lifeWarranty: One year manufacturerEngine model: XY152F-3Engine Type: Single cylinder, 4 stroke, OHCEngine displacement: 125[Read More]

Champion 73531i Review | The 2,000 Watt Quiet Generator Video

The Champion 73531i Review

Here you can watch the Official Champion 73531i generator video and read real customer comments from people who own it. From what we have seem from last Summer until now, the 7353i generator is quiet and is getting consistently great reviews.

Instead of just one Champion Power Equipment video, we have 4 to help you learn more:

Here is a great video about the Champion start up process:

Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (71)
List Price: $599.00
Sale Price: $558.00
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Quiet, lightweight and portable; the Champion 2000 watt Inverter Generator provides clean, quiet power for campsites, RV’s, cabins and other remote locations. 1700 watts Rated, 2000 watts Maximum output. Inverter Technology provides clean power (safe for sensitive electronics) and variable speed engine to reduce noise, conserve fuel and lengthen the life of the engine. Lightweight – only 48-pounds Quiet – only 53 Dba. Powered by Champion 80cc OHV engine designed specifically for the 2000 watt inverter generator will run 10 hours on a full tank of gas at 25% load. EPA/CARB approved for[Read More]

Finally, if you are looking to learn how to operate 2 2000 watt Champion generators – take a look at our review post for the Champion Parallel Kit

Yamaha EF2000iS Review | The Best Inverter Generator?

UPDATED Yamaha EF2000is Review – We decided to take another look at this Yamaha inverter generator and see if the customers are still weighing in with high marks. We even added a little section to the right of Buy Quiet Generators.com – so that it would update daily. As you can see – the Yamaha EF2000is is still this highest ranked portable inverter generator out there.

Added to this Yamaha EF2000IS review are 3 new great videos

1) How to change the oil in the Yamaha EF2000IS Video

2) Complete Yamaha EF2000IS Walk-a-Round From a Real Owner (very good video)

3) How To Connect 2 Yamaha EF2000is Generators Together

Yamaha EF2000IS Review - Still On Top With Real Customers

The Yamaha EF2000IS Still Holding True With Real Customers

Over and over again, the Yamaha EF2000is continues to impress those who have bought it. If you look at the Generator Comparison chart you will see it is also the most quiet generator out there – 51.5 dB is the lowest and they have it. As some have said, you get what you pay for.

A Few Yamaha EF2000IS Considerations

As of the time of this post (which was originally back in January 2011), the Yamaha EF2000iS 2,000 watt portable inverter generator is leading the way with excellent reviews from those who have purchased it and used it. It is a very quiet inverter generator that can be used for camping, RVing, tailgating, fishing outings or any other outdoor pursuit. Of course it would make a great back up generator in those times of power outages, storms, you name it.

One consideration to look at is the fact that it does NOT come with oil, an oil spout, gas can or generator power cord. This Yamaha EF2000iS review can say it does come with the cord that will allow you to charge batteries: 12v output designed for charging vehicle or boat batteries DC outlet – (cables included)

Another possible drawback for some folks will be the price. It is definitely more expensive than comparable models – yet this doesn’t seem to deter those looking for quality and quietness in their generator. I would say do NOT pay more than $1,089.10 (as of this writing) I have seen it selling for over $1,300.00 and there is certainly no reason to pay those amounts. Read this full Yamaha EF2000is review and watch the included video(s) for more information.

How To Change The Oil In Your Yamaha EF2000IS Generator

Full Yamaha EF2000IS Review Video By A Real Owner

How To Connect 2 Yamaha EF2000is Generators Together

Yamaha EF2000iS 2,000 Watt 79cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant, Blue
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (290)
List Price: $1,099.00
Sale Price: $914.15
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Powerful, portable, and efficient, the Yamaha EF2000iS Gas-Powered Portable Inverter delivers maximum electrical output without sacrificing portability. Thanks to its innovative inverter system, the generator is able to generate up to 2,000 watts of clean AC power. It can run up to 10.5 hours continuously without refueling and uses premium technologies to maximize fuel efficiency.EF2000iS InverterAt a GlanceCombines powerful output with portabilityInverter system allows you to power delicate machineryFuel-efficient; can run for 12 hours without refuelingLightweight and easy to carryBacked by a 2-year warrantyCompact and ergonomic, the EF2000iS is easy to store and transport. View larger.TwinTech technology allows you to[Read More]

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Honeywell HW2000i Review: Is This Quiet Generator Worth It?

Honeywell HW2000i Review : Is This Quiet Generator Worth It? Recently, we ran through all the numbers, customer reviews, comments and ratings and discovered that the Honeywell inverter generator did very well by comparison. In fact, the HW2000i came in 3rd place – at the time.

Honeywell HW2000i review reveals recent comments that cause some to think twice before buying

The Honeywell HW20001 Quiet Generator Making some “recent noise”

UPDATED Honeywell HW2000i Review :

Just a couple of days ago, we received a lengthy comment from one reader named Tom who stated the following:

“Well, I just learned a very valuable lesson about the Honeywell HW2000i generator. I contacted Honeywell about getting a replacement inverter module and was told that that generator was made / imported by Northshore Power Systems. I contacted Northshore Power Systems and was advised that they only had a list of 24 replacement parts and that the inverter module, the guts to the whole thing, was not on that list. So, the bottom line is that if the inverter module goes out, there is no way to get another one. I guess mine will make a great boat anchor.”

Thank you Tom for sharing your experience and good to know. Does this mean we are going to completely give up on the Honeywell quiet inverter generator? Not at all. It means you have more information about the generator and can now make a more informed decision.

By the way, we have included in this Honeywell HW2000i review a new inverter generator comparison chart. We tried to make it as thorough as possible so that you could see right away the differences between 3 models. Additionally, we have added a new page that features many generators on sale. We hope you find these useful.

Read more real customer comments below and watch the Honeywell HW2000i review videos here.

Honeywell HW2000i 2,100 Watt 125cc 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (107)
List Price: $830.00
Sale Price: $608.85
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
This inverter creates power that is so safe, you’ll never have to worry about damaging your sensitive electronics. Surge Watts: 2,100, Rated Watts: 2,000, Start Type: Recoil, Engine Displacement (cc): 125, Engine: OHV 4 stroke, Run Time: 5 hrs. @ 1/2 load, Receptacles (qty.): 3, Noise Level (dB): 62, Fuel Type: Gasoline, Fuel Capacity (gal.): 1 1/2, Low Oil Shutdown: Yes, Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 21 1/3 x 20 x 11