Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., released its new EF2200iS inverter generator. The inverter generator is highlighted by a new carbon monoxide sensor (CO Sensor) integrated into a detection and shutdown system.
The company said the EF2200iS is the first in Yamaha’s upcoming lineup of generators exclusively equipped with CO Sensor technology to meet the Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association’s (PGMA)) ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 standard that includes requirements designed to monitor carbon monoxide emissions.
When the CO Sensor detects elevated levels of carbon monoxide, the EF22000iS automatically shuts off and will remain off for about five minutes, with an indication that the generator needs to be moved to a well-ventilated space. A new CO Sensor graphic and new LED indicator lights added to the control panel will notify the consumer of carbon monoxide emission levels or system malfunctions.
“Yamaha is a leader in the portable generator industry and supports practices and technology like this to enhance the overall protection and performance of our products,” said Kevin Reed, Yamaha Outdoor Power Products division senior manager. “The protection of our customers is our top priority, and we are proud to work with the PGMA to comply with the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 standard while maintaining the performance and reliability that our customers have come to rely on from Yamaha.”
The EF2200iS delivers 2,200 watts of power. The generator’s MZ80 OHV engine delivers a maximum of 2,200 watts of AC output, with a maximum AC current of 18.3 amps at 120 volts.
For additional power, Yamaha’s Twin Tech parallel function allows two units to connect. Two generators feature a combined power output of 3,600 watts and 30 amps. In the event of an overload, the overload power reset function enables the device to restore power without shutting down.
The generator also features Yamaha’s Smart Throttle, a load-sensing control to optimize fuel efficiency and noise reduction.
The EF2200iS can run a continuous 10.5 hours at a quarter-rated load. Noise levels are 57 to 65 decibels at a quarter-rated load, enabling people to maintain a normal conversation while the generator is running. The EF2200iS weighs 55 and features a tri-handle design to enable two people to move the unit.
The new EF2200iS also features a new easy carburetor drain and fuel pump. The generator includes a three-year factory warranty.