Yamaha Motor Corporation USA has announced its EF2200iS inverter generator, which features the addition of a new carbon monoxide sensor (CO sensor) integrated into the detection and shutdown system.
The EF2200iS is the first in Yamaha’s upcoming lineup of generators equipped with CO sensor technology to meet the Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association’s ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 standard to monitor carbon monoxide emissions. When the CO sensor detects elevated levels of carbon monoxide, the EF2200iS automatically shuts off and will remain off for approximately five minutes, with indication that the generator needs to be moved to a well-ventilated space. A new CO sensor graphic and LED indicator lights on the control panel notifies the user of carbon monoxide emission levels or system malfunctions.
Designed for emergency home backup portable power use, RV and camping power needs, and as a power source on DIY home projects, the EF2200iS delivers 2,200 watts of power (maximum AC current of 18.3 amps at 120 volts) via its high-output MZ80 OHV, air-cooled, single cylinder 4-stroke engine. For additional power, Yamaha’s Twin Tech parallel function allows two units to connect together for a combined power output of 3,600 watts or 30 amps.
Additional features of the EF2200iS generator include:
- It’s capable of running at a continuous 10.5 hours with noise levels of 57-65 dBA at a quarter-rated load, allowing people to maintain a normal conversation with ease while it’s running.
- Its standard 30-amp RV outlet allows users to plug directly into the generator for immediate power needs.
- Compact, the EF2200iS weighs in at just 55 pounds weight and features a tri-handle design – allowing one or two people to easily move the unit.
- The Yamaha Smart Throttle, a load sensing control, optimizes fuel efficiency and noise reduction.
- An LED-illuminated control panel makes it easy to check the status of the generator day and night.
- The new EF2200iS also features a new easy-to-use carburetor drain and fuel pump.
“Yamaha is a premium manufacturer in the portable generator industry and supports practices and technology like this to enhance the overall protection and performance of our products,” says Kevin Reed, Yamaha Outdoor Power Products Division senior manager. “The protection of our customers is our top priority, and we’re 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 new Yamaha EF2200iS with CO sensor is expected to begin arriving in dealers this August for $1,199 MSRP, and will include a 3-year Yamaha limited warranty.
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