Portable Generator

Hyundai HY2000si Generator Inverter Review (2200 Watt)

March 26, 2020
Hyundai-HY2000si

The Hyundai HY2000si 2200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator delivers some nice features at a very good price. If you’re looking for an inverter generator that won’t cost you too much and is suitable for taking with you to concerts, sporting events, trade shows, tailgate parties and camping trips, or even using at home, this model shouldn’t disappoint you.

Overview

Hyundai-HY2000si-generatorThe Hyundai HY2000si 2200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator delivers some nice features at a very good price. If you’re looking for an inverter generator that won’t cost you too much and is suitable for taking with you to concerts, sporting events, trade shows, tailgate parties and camping trips, or even using at home, this model shouldn’t disappoint you. This is a Non-CARB compliant inverter generator, meaning that it cannot be sold in California. With that said, let’s take a closer look at some of its features.

The Hyundai HY2000si is a powerful generator capable of delivering 2200-Watts at peak power and 2000-watt running power. It comes with a Fuel efficient 4-stroke HX53 3.8HP 5500RPM 125CC engine, and a 7 liter gas tank. When operating at a 50-percent load, you can expect a run-time of approximately 5-1/2-hours. The unit runs fairly quietly, thanks to a special exhaust and muffler design which limits noise levels to approximately 65 decibels.

This model also provides a clean power source, meaning that you can use it to safely power your most sensitive electronic devices such as TVs and laptops. It comes with two 120V 16.6A AC outlets, one 12V 8.3A DC source, and a circuit breaker system with overload protection.

The Hyundai HY2000si weighs 68.9 pounds, measures 525 x 330 x 575 mm, includes a sleek and compact case for easier transportation, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

Let’s do a quick summary of the pros and cons of this device

Pros:

  • Excellent value & power for your money
  • Portable
  • Fuel efficient
  • Provides clean power to run sensitive electronic devices
  • Circuit breaker system with overload protection
  • 2-year warranty

Cons:

  • Still fairly noisy
  • Heavier and bulkier then some other competing models
  • Oil drain/fill is harder to access
  • Instruction manual is not very good
  • Is not CARB-compliant, cannot be sold to California residents

Our Final Verdict For Hyundai HY2000si:

The Hyundai HY2000si is one of the better, low priced inverter generators. It will cost you several hundred dollars less than some of the leading brands like Honda or Yamaha, yet will still deliver some good results.

A few of the main complaints we saw with this model, is that it’s rather big and bulky compared to some other models in the same class. It’s also about 20-30 lbs heavier.

There were also some complaints with the noise level not really being as low as the product description makes it out to be, although this seems to be a complaint people have with many other models too.

This is definitely one of the better models in its price range. Believe me when i tell you that there are plenty of models that cost almost the same as this one and get terrible reviews. So this is definitely one of the better bang-for-buck models available.

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