Energizer eZV2000P Portable Inverter Generator Review

Energizer eZV2000P 2000W Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Parallel Capability, Grey Black

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Features

  • High power inverter generator. A stable output of 2000 watts peak and continuous 1600 watts running to safely power all your devices and sensitive electronic equipment
  • Parallel power. A newly designed single-outlet parallel Port makes connecting two ezv-series portable generators easy. Parallel cable Sold Separately, twist-lock and RV outlets available
  • Long run time. At an electrical load of 1600 watts (100% of max capacity) the run time is 4.2 hours. At an electrical load of 400 watts (25% of max capacity) the run time is 11.5 hours
  • Quiet running volume. Low running volume at Only 56Dba (75% load at 7M), makes this portable generator quieter than your average conversation
  • Economy mode. With eco mode activated, the automatic throttle dynamically changes output to conserve fuel and extend run time by Only generating power you need. Variable voltage safe

Energizer eZV2000P Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Inverter generator
  • Comes with accessories
  • Parallel capable
  • Lightweight
  • Fuel efficient
  • Relatively quiet
  • Good run time

Cons

  • No electric start
  • No data center

The Energizer eZV2000P lives up to the trusted Energizer brand name. It’s a high powered (2000W) but portable generator perfect for the RV, camping trips or as back up power to most household appliances.

From batteries to generators, most people are aware of Energizer and their ability to create long-lasting power. The team at Energizer sure put together something special when they made the Energizer eZV2000P.


Energizer eZV2000P Power and Run Time

The generator runs on a 79cc (2.7 horsepower) Energizer OHV 4-stroke engine. The engine generates 120V, is powered by gasoline, and delivers a maximum wattage of 2000W and a standard running wattage of 1600W. The generator is also parallel capable, allowing it to pump out even more power. It runs smoothly and offers a consistent power output no matter the load.

This generator comes with a fuel capacity of just under a gallon (0.9 gallons) and consumes around 0.08 gallons per hour. The result is an efficient generator that should offer up to 11.5 hours of operation depending on how it used. It offers around 4.2 hours of runtime on a full load, which is still pretty impressive for a generator of this size.

Just keep in mind that you need to use unleaded gasoline of at least Octane 91. Avoid using gasoline with more than 10% ethanol content because it could damage the engine and break the generator. Stick to manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines to get the most out of your generator and ensure it lives a long life.


Energizer eZV2000P Features

Advanced Inverter Tech

The generator was made with world-class dual-wave technology. The Energizer stands a cut above the rest when it comes to inverter generators. You can rest assured that your sensitive electronics, such as phones and laptops, will charge without any issues.

The energy generated by the Energizer eZV2000P is clean with a controlled current and voltage and a true sine wave output. Some other generators only moderate the voltage, making dual wave control a valuable unique feature. The generator pumps out clean energy no matter the load so you can count on the Energizer to keep your electronics running.

Parallel-Ready

The Energizer eZV2000P is parallel ready, as mentioned before. It comes with a twist-lock cable that unlocks a wealth of extra power. While other generators can be attached together for more power, they are restricted in that you can only connect two generators of the same model. That’s not the case here, as the eZV2000P can be connected to any other generator from the eZV-series of generators.

Not only are you able to combine the power output of the two generators, but the load between the two generators is balanced based on their output. The downside is that you need a special cable to use this feature, which isn’t included in the package. The cable is worth investing in though when you consider that you get all that extra power. It will allow you to do even more with the generator and keep more things running at once.

Eco Mode

The running time on the generator is already pretty impressive, but if you need more just flip the switch and set it to Eco Mode. In Eco Mode, the generator automatically throttles to meet the current on-demand need of the load. Eco Mode can save you gas and improve the operating life of the generator as a whole, not to mention it means the generator runs quieter. Not that the generator is loud anyway. At least, not as loud as other generators on the market.

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How Portable is the Energizer eZV2000P?

Given that the Energizer eZV2000P is an inverter generator, it has a closed design that offers an advantage over more conventional, open-framed devices. The modern design offers the ultimate power solution for recreational users.

The generator weighs just 44 pounds, making it a portable lightweight generator in anyone’s book. No one should have much of a problem moving the generator around and enjoying the perks of always having power. There’s a handle attached to the Energizer that makes it even easier to move around. This generator is actually the lightest in its class and is super easy to carry around and use.

Energizer eZV2000P Build Quality

Energizer has a reputation for building things that last. Their batteries are known to just keep going, and the same applies to their other products. Energizer built this generator to last with a solid build quality.

The Energizer eZV2000P is one of the more durable generators around. It’s going to stand the test of time no matter what environment you use it in. Energizer are so sure of the build quality of the eZV2000P that they sell it complete with a 3-year limited warranty. The warranty should cover any problems with the build of the generator but may not cover you for accidental damage. Be careful with the machine.

How Much Noise Does it Generate?

Energizer eZV2000P noise level
Source: Energizer

One of the biggest problems with using a generator is just how loud they run. If you want a generator that doesn’t produce too much noise and won’t bother your neighbors, then you should consider the Energizer eZV2000P.

This generator is rated as being “ultra-quiet” as it produces between 50-59 decibels of noise during operation. To give you an idea of how loud that is, standard household refrigerators generate around 55 decibels and the average office has background noise of 60 decibels.

If the generator still feels too loud just put it in Eco Mode. Also, keep in mind that the generator will use more power with a heavier load. The more things you attach to the generator, the louder it’s going to be. Try running the generator with a half load to keep things quiet.

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Service, Manual, and Warranty

The Energizer eZV2000P comes with an instructional manual that covers everything you need to know about your new generator. The manual covers how to properly maintain and care for the generator and details the warranty on it too. Everything is laid out in easy to understand language so no one should have trouble understanding it.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the customer service department if you do happen to run into any issues with the generator. They will be more than happy to explain things in more detail and assist with any problems you have.

The manual does cover some basic maintenance tasks to help extend the life of the generator. Most of those tasks can easily be performed at home, but it always helps to get it serviced regularly by a professional. Professionals will know what to look for and have the knowledge and expertise to deal with any problem that pops up.

Maintenance tasks include changing the oil, cleaning the fuel line, checking the spark plugs, cleaning the air filter, and checking the combustion chamber. It’s important to complete these maintenance tasks because, as impressive as the warranty is, you could be denied a claim if you haven’t followed recommended maintenance practices or had the generator checked by a professional. That’s just one more reason to get it serviced regularly.


Oil Changes With the Energizer eZV2000P

The manual for the generator recommends changing the oil after the first ten hours, but it can help to change it sooner. Some people recommend letting the generator run for another hour on a partial load after changing the oil and then changing it again. This is standard procedure for something like this.

Once you’ve changed the oil for the first time, no matter how you do it, the generator should be good to go as normal. Only the first oil change is that complicated. From there, you can stick to the schedule as laid out in the manual. Some users also recommend letting the generator run out of power completely, as you would with other electronic devices.

For the record, the manual recommends changing the oil after every 100 hours of use.


Conclusion

The Energizer eZV2000P easily compares to other brands on the market, such as Honda and their EU2000i. This generator even outperforms the competition because it cheaper, lighter, and quieter. It stands out in all kinds of ways and if you want a quiet, reliable inverter generator then you can’t go wrong with the Energizer eZV2000P.


Last updated on May 23, 2020 10:35 am