Below are some of the reviews from our readers that have used the products we've recommended.
I’ve been so unbelievably thankful I have the EU7000is (Note there is a typo in your write up, you say EM5000SX).
Like your previous commenter, I’m going on three days straight so far (post Isaias). Projections are I’ll be going another four days before power. Not as bad as Puerto Rico had it, but for NJ, that’s a long time!
The 7000 is the iPhone of Generators (more expensive but worth every penny). Super quiet, super easy to use (I’m basically a novice), electric start with pull cord backup, runs my entire house (through an interlock switch) except for my massive AC units and Oven (but portable AC’s are fine).
The “18 hours on 25% load” is an important attribute for me, as that is sort of the right estimate for how often you’re going to need to refill the tank (at night, we barely use anything, just fans, chargers, and fridge/freezers of course, so we are indeed finding the refills to be around the 16-18 hour mark).
Love, love, love this machine. Was sitting in a box in my garage for 2-3 years until I decided, on a hunch, to unpack it right before Isaias hit. Thank goodness I did because it turns out you need to charge the 12V battery prior to first use, so I had time to get that done.
I have the HONDA 2000 portable Otis a total work hose .. It’s been running straight for 3 days now only stopped to get refueled. Started up right after the second pull of the cord.
Very pleased – highly recommended!
Very happy with my purchase of this generator. Perfect for what I need, great price, simple instructions, started right up, nice and quiet! Love it!
Extremely quiet and easy to start!
I actually wasn't expecting it to be this quiet, so was pleasantly surprised. Added oil and fuel, turned the choke on, and it started in about 5 easy pulls. Love the fact that it has a fuel cut off switch. The digital read-out is nice too. I did extensive research into comparable generators, and this was definitely the best value for the money. Very happy with purchase!
I recently bought a pair of these units along with the parallel kit to run A/C on a camper trailer. They are super easy to use and carry. I am a smaller person with no prior generator experience, and these were easy to setup, operate, and carry. We also got the rain suits (storm shield inverter covers available in the accessories area of this site) and they worked great as well. Definitely recommend.
Prepper and sustainability
I'm a healthy mix of prepper and sustainability person. This scratches both itches.
We've mainly been using this in our RV when we're off-grid for a few days... amazingly powerful.