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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]

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

Kipor Generators For Sale : Kipor IG2000P-CETL Generator Review

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Kipor generators for sale - Clean, quiet and safe power when you need it!

This Kipor generator is on sale and it has free shipping. Click here and save money!

This just in! As of October 12th, 2011 – We have found a great Kipor generator for sale! But you may want to hurry as this Kipor IG2000P-CETL parallel ready 2,000 generator may sell out at this price pretty fast.

Regularly, the Kipor IG2000P-CETL sells for about $600.00 ($599.99) and right now, it falls in the price range of Kipor generators for sale at $500.44. Nearly a $100 savings. Great deal indeed.

Also known as Kipor 67341 IG2000P-CETL 2,000 Watt Parallel-Ready Inverter Generator – (to be very specific).

What is slightly different about this Kipor Generator is that it is equipped to run 2 Kipor generators (side by side) – also why they call it “parallel ready.”

Here are a few key points we think you will appreciate on these Kipor generators for sale:

Comes complete with 12-volt charge cables
Includes (2) 120-volt 30-amp plug receptacles and a Kipor accessory kit
Completely safe for use with sensitive electrical equipment like your computer
Currently the Kipor generators for sale has 4.1 of 5.0 Star rating from real customers
And it’s a pretty darn quiet generator to buy. (we like that very much) :)

Kipor Generators For Sale – The IG2000P-CETL

This Kipor IG2000P lets you bring an outdoor power source wherever you need it. Kipor Inverter Generators provide cleaner energy and power The IG2000P-CETL provides up to 3-1/2 hours run time at maximum load…read the full generator review just below and watch the 3 Kipor videos too.

Read more in our Generator Reviews section and what to consider when you buy very quiet generators.

Kipor 67341 IG2000P-CETL 2,000 Watt Parallel-Ready Inverter Generator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (11)
List Price: $599.00
Availability:
Quiet, lightweight, and easy to use, the Kipor IG2000P lets you bring an outdoor power source wherever you need it. Kipor Inverter Generators provide cleaner energy to power sensitive electronic equipment while being quieter, maintaining greater fuel efficiency, and releasing less exhaust into the environment. The IG2000P-CETL provides up to 3-1/2 hours run time at maximum load; requiring less output will extend the run time above 3-1/2 hours. Use a Parallel Wiring Kit to connect two IG2000P to create double the power! The IG2000P is ideal for providing everyday portable power to a wide range of electronic devices and also[Read More]

Electric Generators Give Home on the Range a New Meaning!

Electric Generators – Ahhhh!

Power generators are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment when they’re needed. During power outages or in locations where plugging into the electric grid is not an option, a portable power generator can come in real handy. Unfortunately it also can be a very bad neighbor due to the noise factor. Imagine traveling out to the wilderness only to listen to the generator roar from the neighbors camp set up. Not good. So if you’re considering getting a generator, be very aware of the operational noise and select a high quality, quiet electrical generator.

If you are considering buying a generator, make sure that you take the time to consider a Honda power generator. The Honda electric generators have superior insualative properties over most other brands so it runs very quietly. Many people may not think that spending extra money on a generator just because it is quiet is prudent, but a quiet generator is very important in many cases. Tailgating and camping are two of those cases.

Tailgate parties are usually thrown during sports seasons where people get together at the stadium to have a cook out prior to enjoying the game. Although 110 volt electrical power is a great convenience, it’s also very noisy if you select the wrong power generator source.

A couple years ago, we went to a local football game even though we had no tickets just went to enjoy the pre-game festivities and food. We decided that if we did not find anyone selling tickets in the parking lot, then we would just watch the game on the television located in the camper on our truck. Short story is that we didn’t get tickets and were able to use our quiet generator to view the game in the comfort of our own recreational vehicle.

We soon discovered the benefits of having a quiet generator like the Honda power generator because we had the benefit of a quiet generator. The television required electricity. There was no way that we were missing the game so we just powered up the generator and had all the comforts of home right in the back of our truck.

We had no noise complaints due to the quiet operating generator. The people in an adjoining motor home however weren’t so lucky. They’re gen-set was an older unit that was noisy and clanked away while still generating the electricity. These poor folks had others coming over and complaining all the time because of the noise. It just wasn’t worth the problems or ugly behavior so they had to turn off their power source.

The moral of the story is that it’s not good to pay to little for electric generators but it’s also not good to pay to little. Get the best value once again pays dividends for the life of the purchase. Consider a quality, quiet electrical power generator for your next outing.


Abigail Franks
About the Author:

Abigail Franks writes on many subjects dealing with home, pets, and family. To find more information on Electric Generators visit http://www.generators.outsidemagic.com

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