Ryobi 8000 Watt Generator Reviews:
The Ryobi 8000 watt generator is one of the most popular generators in the market today. It is also known as the “big brother” of all other power tools. It was originally designed by Kenji Ishii, a Japanese engineer who worked at General Electric (GE) from 1955 until 1983. It was introduced in 1984 and it became very popular among home owners due to its low price tag, high efficiency, and ease of use.
It is available in two models; the RY8100 and the RY9005. Both have similar features but they are different enough that you will need to choose which model suits your needs best. The main difference between them is their size. The 9000 watt generator comes in various sizes ranging from 2200 watts up to 9500 watts. The smaller units come in the form of a compact refrigerator sized unit and the larger ones are called “Big Boys”.
They range from 17″ x 22″ to 35″ x 43″.
The main reason why these generators are so popular is because they offer good performance at reasonable prices. However, there are some drawbacks associated with both models such as:
They require regular maintenance and repairs.
They are prone to have problems with vibrations.
They are quite heavy (up to 200 pounds) which makes them difficult to move around.
Their engines have a tendency to get hot if they run for more than 4 hours straight. This can cause permanent damage and it is recommended that the engine should be allowed to rest for 30 minutes after every 4 hours of use.
They are quite loud.
All these issues can be solved by simply taking proper care of the generator. If you take care of it, it will serve you well for many years.
To help you choose which generator is right for you, I have written a detailed review of both of the models available in the market today:
The RY8100 is available in three different models; the 2200 watt, 4000 watt, and the 9500 watt units. All of them are quite portable and you can carry them around with ease.
If you are looking for a smaller, more portable unit then the 2200 watt unit will be ideal for you. It can run a handful of appliances at the same time and is capable of running sensitive appliances such as computers and laptops. If you have a lot of outdoor power tools such as drills or circular saws then the 4000 watts model would be more suitable for you. It can even run a small refrigerator or a chest freezer. If you want a unit that can power every appliance in your home simultaneously then go for the 9500 watts model.
It is quite heavy though and you will need at least two strong people to carry it around.
All the models available in the Ryobi 8100 series are CARB compliant. If you are not familiar with this term then here is what it means. California Air Resources Board (CARB) is an agency that is responsible for setting emission standards for equipment that causes air pollution. All the models that are sold in California are CARB compliant. The 8100 series is also safer to use.
It has a low emission 4-Stroke engine that does not produce as much pollution as 2-stroke engines do.
The 8100 series also comes with convenient features such as an hour meter that tells you how much the generator has been used. This is helpful in maintenance since it lets you know when the unit needs to be serviced. It also has an in-house battery charger that will charge the unit’s battery automatically when the generator runs on electric power. The design of the exhaust system makes the generator run quieter than most other models available in the market today.
One thing that you should keep in mind is that these generators do not come with fuel tanks or fuel filters. You will have to buy those separately. It is also recommended that you use a stabilizer in the fuel to prevent it from getting gummed up. You should also buy a cover for the generator since it will increase the life of the unit.
The only other issue with these generators is that the fuel consumption is a bit high. If you run the unit continuously then it can drain a tank of fuel in 8 hours.
Overall, the Ryobi 8100 series is great value for money and is definitely worth considering if you are looking to buy a portable generator.
The Yamaha EF2400iSHC is a great choice if you need something that will run longer than the Ryobi 8100 series without getting refilled. The only drawback is that it is much more expensive and larger than the 8100 series.
The most important feature of this generator is its 5800 watt continuous power output at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you can run up to 5500 watts worth of appliances before the generator starts to overheat. Running a few demanding appliances at the same time is no problem as long as you make sure that the generator does not get too hot.
The EF2400iSHC has a feature that automatically detects the required voltage and distributes it to the appliances that are connected to the unit. This prevents the generator from overloading and thus protects it from getting damaged.
The Yamaha EF2400iSHC also comes with a feature that keeps track of the running hours. This is very helpful for maintenance since you always know when the machine needs servicing. It also comes with an in-house battery charger that charges the battery whenever the generator is running on electric power.
The Yamaha EF2400iSHC is available in two different models. One of them has two AC output sockets and one has three. The former also weighs a little less than the latter.
The only major disadvantage of the EF2400iSHC is the price. It costs around $1,700 which is almost twice as much as the Ryobi 8100 series. While this might be a little too expensive for most people, it is definitely worth it if you need something that can continuously run your appliances for a longer period of time.
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