iQ2000 – FAQs
- Is it safe to use with sensitive electronics?
Yes. The inverter technology in Generac's iQ2000 takes the raw power produced by the generator and passes it through a special electronic microprocessor to provide clean and stable power. It's safe to use with computers and other sensitive electronic devices.
- How quiet is it?/What's the DB rating of these units?
Since there is no industry standard for measuring sound output of portable generators, Generac is unable to provide the dBA levels for any of its portable units.
However, third-party testing revealed that the Generac iQ2000 has 22% less sound power than the Honda EU2000i, which ensures that hunters, tailgaters, and campers can savor the sounds of nature without compromising or sacrificing power. The iQ uses a different type of alternator than standard generators. A digital inverter module converts the raw power produced from DC to AC power. Engine speed varies depending on electrical demand – which significantly reduces noise levels.
- What type of oil is recommended? How often should it be changed?
Above 40°F, use SAE 30. Below 40°F and down to 10°F, use 10W–30. Below 10°F, use synthetic 5W–30. Oil should be changed after the first 30 hours of operation and every 100 hours of run time thereafter.
- Can this be configured to run on an alternative fuel source?
We do not offer any type of fuel conversion kit for our portable generators. If the unit is configured to operate on a different fuel type, it will void the manufacturer's warranty.
- Can the iQ be paralleled with another brand's unit?
No. The iQ2000 can only be paralleled with another iQ2000 generator.
- How heavy is the iQ2000?
The Generac iQ2000 is 46.2 pounds (19.3kg) without fuel and oil.
- Can I vent the exhaust out of an enclosed area?
No. Never run the generator in the home or an enclosed area. Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless gas, which can cause serious injury or death. Click HERE for portable generator safety tips.
- Where can I purchase replacement parts?
Replacement parts can be purchased through any of Generac's independent authorized servicing dealers. To locate the independent servicing dealer closest to you, please visit Generac's dealer locator under the "Service and Support" tab on our website at www.generac.com.
- Where can I locate the original owner's manual? How can I get another copy?
Click HERE to download the iQ2000 owner's manual.
- Can the iQ be used during inclement weather?
Generators can be used during a wide variety of weather temperatures. Please consult the owner's manual for operating conditions and restrictions. To locate your manual online, click HERE.
Regardless of the weather, your generator should also be protected from the elements when not in use to prevent shorting and rusting. NEVER run a generator indoors. Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless gas which can cause serious injury or death. Click HERE for more portable generator safety tips.
- How often should I perform routine maintenance?
The maintenance schedule for your portable generator is located in the owner's manual. If you've misplaced your manual, click HERE to download a replacement.
- How long can it run at various loads (i.e. 25% or 50% load)?
Generac's iQ2000 has a runtime of 5.7 hours at 50% load; at 25% load it has a runtime of 7.7 hours.
- What type of warranty is included with the iQ2000?
The iQ2000 comes with a 3 year limited warranty. The warranty period begins upon the successful registration of the unit.
- What type of gasoline is recommended?
Gasoline with a minimum rating of 87 octane/87 AKI (91 RON) with no more than 10% ethanol is preferred.
- Where do I go to have warranty repairs performed?
Any authorized Generac dealer can perform warranty service. To locate a dealer near you, please refer to Generac's Dealer Locator on the company's website, www.generac.com, or call 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Generac's Authorized Service Centers provide parts, service, and information on Generac equipment, regardless of where it was purchased. Authorized Service Centers are staffed with trained technicians certified in supporting all aspects of the Generac portable generator line.
- Should the fuel be drained when storing the iQ for more than 30 days?
Fuel stored for over 30 days can go bad and may damage the fuel system components. If storing your generator for more than 30 days, use a fuel stabilizer. Adequately prepared fuel can be stored for 24 months.
- Where can I get technical/troubleshooting assistance?
For technical/troubleshooting assistance, please refer to Section 4 of your owner's manual. If you've misplaced your manual, click HERE to download a replacement. You can also contact Generac's customer service department at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) extension 4747. Customer service is also available by email at IQCare@generac.com.
- How do I return my unit?
Your Generac iQ inverter generator, purchased through Generac's infomercial, comes with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee*. Within 30 days of shipment, you may return the unit for a full refund of the purchase price (less shipping and handling) for any reason. Simply call (800) 511-0658 or email email@example.com for return authorization. No returns allowed after 30 days from your receipt of the generator.
*Returns which do not comply with the Merchandise Return Instructions will not be accepted.
Click HERE to download the Merchandise Return Instructions.
- What is the difference between rated watts and maximum (surge) watts?
Rated watts describe the amount of power the portable generator can produce continuously. Maximum wattage is the power that the generator can produce for short periods of time. Motor starting is a good example of maximum wattage requirements.
- How large is the fuel tank?
The fuel tank in Generac's iQ2000 is 4.0L (1.06 gal).