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Customer Reviews for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i

Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i

Item# 16538
This Category 5 Inverter Generator offers super-quiet operation and a lightweight, stackable design to make it ideal for on-the-go power. Surge Watts 2,000, Start Type Recoil, Rated Watts 1,700, Receptacles qty. 3, Engine CPE OHV, Engine Displacement cc 79, Run Time 9 1/2 hrs. @ 1/4 load, Dimensions L x W x H in. 21 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 18 1/2, Fuel Capacity gal. 1.0, Fuel Type Gasoline, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Noise Level dB 53, Parallel Ready Yes. Safely runs sensitive electronics Economy mode allows engine to idle lower when electrical load is reduced, saving fuel and engine wear Overload protection with low oil shutoff Connects with another unit using parallel cable sold separately Built-in carrying handle CARB compliant can be sold in all 50 states
Average Customer Rating:
4.167 out of 5
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Rating Summary (6 reviews)
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5 of 6(83%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Review 1 for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Started on Second Pull, and Quiet

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July 21, 2014
By Greg2Fish
from MN
"Great choice if the Honda is out of your price range, maybe even if it is not (stats are a little better than the Honda). Came with oil that was easy to add with included funnel. Started right away on second pull. Runs very quiet, no complaints here. I like the shape and stackable option, if I ever add another. It is definitely quiet. Is it really quieter than the Honda, we will see? I can't wait to put it to a head-to-head on the ice this winter against my buddy's Honda."
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Review 2 for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Generation

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February 4, 2014
By Nt88
from Becker mn
"I've been ice fishing in Minnesota winters for over 20 years and have been around all sorts of generators but the catagory five is by far the quietest. They all boast to be reliable when my wife can go out in 20 below and start it with a few pulls and minimal effort I know I've bought a good product. The price was half of a Honda and the DBS restring was less the that of a generac"
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+8points
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Review 3 for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Lemons

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September 12, 2012
By Anonymous
from Kenesaw Nebraska
"I ordered two of these units and a parallel kit. The advertizing says they will operate a 12,500 BTU RV air conditioning unit. Not true. I turn on my AC and the units immedately go into overload. This is after spending 5 weeks getting parts to repair one of the units that had a bad control board and throttle stepper motor. It never worked out of the box. This unit seems to work OK now but the other one seems to be the one that will go into overload much too easily and quickly. It won't even pull a 1500 watt microwave without going into overload. So all in all my experience with this product has been very unacceptable. I have a lot of money invested in these units and can't use them as intended or advertized."
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+7points
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Review 4 for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great litte generator

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May 7, 2012
By MDRick
from Maryland
"I got two of these and use them in parallel to supply power for our fifth wheel RV. They produce good, clean power and very quiet. The only drawback is that in parallel the only can supply 3000 watts instead of the 2X the 1700 watts they produce singlely."
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+9points
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Review 5 for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Machine /Quiet

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May 7, 2012
By Bturn
from Eaton, Colorado
"Was easy to unpack and add oil from premeasured container. I filled it with fuel and it started on the second pull. Runs quietly as advertised. Easy to carry.
Changed the oil after 5 hours running as the manual directed. This is just a little messy job because of the location of the oil fill/drain. Overall I am very pleased with this generator.
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+10points
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Review 6 for Category 5 Inverter Generator - 2000 Watt, CARB-Compliant, Model# 73537i
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

great, quiet genset!

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February 21, 2012
By Silkear
from New Orleans, LA
"This is a really nice generator. it was purchased as the power source for a parade float, and noise is a major consideration. we put a continuous 1kw load on it and, at sea level, it remained in the ECON mode for the 5 hours we used it for. the pull start worked as advertised, starting repeatedly with only 2 pulls. And was very quiet! only short coming is the lack of an extended run/external tank. before using it, we put a load consisting of a 1500 watt heater and a small hd tv to see how the set would carry a complex and sensitive load. Worked like a charm, no problems as monitored on a ac voltage/freq meter that was hooked up. I would highly recommend this unit!"
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+12points
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