Top 12 Best Quietest Generators

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3,700
4,500
52 dB
48 lbs.

1,600W
2,000W
51.5 dB
44.1 lbs.

1,500W
2,200W
57 dB
47.0 lbs.

1,600 W
2,000
50.0 dB
44.0 lbs

1,600W
2,000W
53.0 dB
46.2 lbs.

1,800W
2,300W
53.0 dB
46.2 lbs.

3,100W
2,800 W
58.0 dB
48.5 lbs.

1,700W
2,200W
51.0 dB
46.0 lbs

1,600 W
2,000 W
59.0 dB
47.0 lbs.

1,600 W
2,000W
52dB
53.0 lbs.

2,800 W
3,200 W
52 dB
96.0 lbs.

1,800 W
2,200 W
52 dB
43.0 lbs.
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Westinghouse iGen4500 Generator 3,7004,50052 dB48 lbs.
Yamaha EF2000iS V21,600W2,000W51.5 dB44.1 lbs.
Honda EU2200i 22001,500W2,200W57 dB47.0 lbs.
Energizer eZV2000P1,600 W2,000W50.0 dB44.0 lbs
Generac 6866 iQ20001,600W2,000W53.0 dB46.2 lbs.
PAXCESS P2300i1,800W2,300W53.0 dB46.2 lbs.
Champion 3100-Watt Inverter3,100W2,800 W58.0 dB48.5 lbs.
Generac 7117 GP2200i1,700W2,200W51 dB46.0 lbs
Pulsar PG2000iS1,600 W2,000 W59.0 dB47.0 lbs.
Powerhorse Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator 1,600 W2,000W52dB53.0 lbs.
Energizer eZV3200P2,800 W3,200 W52 dB96.0 lbs.
Westinghouse WH2200iXLT 1,800 W2,200W52 dB43 lbs.
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Westinghouse iGen4500 Generator 3,7004,50052 dB48 lbs.
Yamaha EF2000iS V21,600W2,000W51.5 dB44.1 lbs.
Honda EU2200i 22001,500W2,200W57 dB47.0 lbs.
Energizer eZV2000P1,600 W2,000W50.0 dB44.0 lbs
Generac 6866 iQ20001,600W2,000W53.0 dB46.2 lbs.
PAXCESS P2300i1,800W2,300W53.0 dB46.2 lbs.
Champion 3100-Watt Inverter3,100W2,800 W58.0 dB48.5 lbs.
Generac 7117 GP2200i1,700W2,200W51 dB46.0 lbs
Pulsar PG2000iS1,600 W2,000 W59.0 dB47.0 lbs.
Powerhorse Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator 1,600 W2,000W52dB53.0 lbs.
Energizer eZV3200P2,800 W3,200 W52 dB96.0 lbs.
Westinghouse WH2200iXLT 1,800 W2,200W52 dB43 lbs.

The Westinghouse iGen4500 stands in a class of its own with 3,700 running watts and 4,500 starting watts. It has remote start and push-button electric start for ease of use. The LED Display cycles through remaining run time, power output, fuel level, and voltage. The RV-Ready outlet (TT-30R) makes it easy to plug in your travel trailer. Whether you’re using it to power your recreational activity or your household essentials during a power outage, you can rely on the Westinghouse iGen4500

SPECIFICATION

  • 3800 Rated Watts and 4500 Peak Watts at Less Than 3% THD – Telescoping Handle – Gas Powered – Remote Start with Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start
  • Features a 5-20R 120V Duplex Household Outlet, an RV-Ready TT-30 30 Amp Outlet and Two USB Outlets – Great Choice for Travel Trailers or Home Use – Strong Enough to Run All Your Essentials
  • LED Data Center: Rotating Digital Display Shows Fuel Level, Power Output, Remaining Run Time, and Voltage Output
  • Extremely Quiet, Extremely Fuel Efficient: 52 dB Noise Output and up to 18 Hour Run Time on a 3.4 Gallon Gas Tank – Features “Efficiency Mode” for Maximum Fuel Efficiency
  • Three Year Warranty and – EPA, USFS, and CARB Compliant (Legal for Sale in California)
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Pros
  • Digital LED Display
  • Fuel Efficiency Mode
  • Electric/Remote Start

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Cons
  • Would Like To See More Outlets

Powerful, portable, and efficient, the Yamaha EF2000iS Gas-Powered Portable Inverter delivers maximum electrical output without sacrificing portability. Thanks to its innovative inverter system, the generator is able to generate up to 2,000 watts of clean AC power. It can run up to 10.5 hours continuously without refueling and uses premium technologies to maximize fuel efficiency.

SPECIFICATION

 

SPEC.DETAILS
ModelYamaha EF2000iSv2
TypeInverter Generator
Maximum AC Output1600 watts/ 2000 watts
Maximum AC Current13.3/167 amps @120V
Engine 79cc OHV, air- cooled, single cylinder, 4 stroke
Weight44.1 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity1.1 gallon
Continuous Operation at ¼ Rated Load10.5 hours
Noise level51.5-61 dBA
Limited Warranty 3 years
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Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Good fuel efficiency, long runtime
  • Easy to transport, with lightweight and compact design
  • Helpful features like fuel gauge and low-oil auto shutoff
  • Quiet operation

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Cons
  • have to remove panel to check oil
  • gas tank could be a bit bigger

Honda Power Equipment sets a new standard in portable power with the introduction of an all new EU2200i inverter generator. Part of Honda Power Equipment’s Super Quiet Series of generators, the new EU2200i lineup is the perfect portable generator for work, home or play. The all-new Honda EU2200i inverter generator offers tremendous value to users, delivering 10 percent more power (200 watts) than the outgoing EU2000i model, the company’s most popular portable model for the same price. The heart of the additional power the new generator delivers is the Honda GXR120 engine. With more power, better performance and improved ease of use and maintenance, the all-new Honda EU2200i is the perfect choice for consumers to power what they need for work, home or play.

SPECIFICATION

  • So quiet, your neighbors will thank you. The EU2200i operates at 48 to 57 dBA, which is less noise than a normal conversation. This makes it ideal for camping, supplemental RV power and any other activity that requires quiet operation.
  • Add a second EU2200i for additional power. Two identical models can be paralleled with an optional cable or cord for up to 4400 watts of power, or time-consuming applications.
  • Thanks to our exclusive Eco-Throttle System, the EU2200i offers great fuel efficiency. Runs 4.0 to 9.6 hours on a single tank, depending on the load. This makes it the ideal choice for overnight power, or long-time applications.
  • Honda’s inverter technology means stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package. The precision of Honda’s inverter technology ensures our inverter generators produce power that is as reliable as the power you get from your outlets at home.
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Pros
  • Relatively lightweight and easy to transport
  • Extremely quiet
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Parallel-ready if you want to use two for more power

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Cons
  • no fuel gauge or hour meter

The all new Energizer eZV2000P is a fuel-efficient, portable inverter generator powered by an ultra-quiet engine and class-leading inverter technology. With a 2,000 watt peak output and a continuous 1,600 watts of clean electricity, you can power your most sensitive electronics such as laptops, cellphones, monitors and tablets free of voltage spikes and drops. The 79cc 4- stroke OHV engine operates at a whisper quiet 50 dBA at quarter load making this quiet generator perfect for camping, hunting, tailgating, restoring back-up power and jobs around the home or workplace.

 

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Pros
  • 3-year warranty
  • Super quiet only 50Bb
  • Lightweight

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Cons
  • N/A

Generac’s iQ2000 is the ideal generator for powering your desired loads in a variety of outdoor environments, including parks, campsites, backyard parties and tailgating events. Third-party testing has proven the iQ2000 to be quieter than its competitors*, which allows users to provide power to their desired loads without disturbing those around them. The generator can be connected to a variety of sensitive appliances, including electronics, as its digital inverter module converts the raw power it produces from DC to AC power. Best of all, the iQ2000 is easy to use and boasts innovative features not found on any other inverter generator in the industry.

SPECIFICATION

  • Quieter than Honda. Smarter. Portable. Run Time (50% Load)-5.7 hrs. Fuel Capacity-1.06 Gallons. AC Rated Output Running Watts-1600
  • PowerDial integrates start/run/stop functions into 1 easy-to-use dial / PowerBar monitors and displays wattage used
  • 7 hours run time at 25% load. Displacement: 80 cc
  • Economy, Standard, and Turbo modes of operation saves fuel and reduces noise
  • Parallel 2 units together for twice the power (parallel kit model 6877 sold separately) / Storage Cover model 6875 sold separately
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Pros
  • Real time Displays
  • Very User-friendly
  • One of the most silent portable Inverters
  • Made in USA with 3-years Warranty

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Cons
  • Not Ideal for High Altitude Use

PAXCESS 2300W inverter generator, 2300 starting watts/1800 running watts with up to 11 hours run time at 25% load on a full 1.1 gallons tank of gas. Great choice for home use as an emergency backup in a power outage – strong enough to run all your home essentials. The LCD screen displays volts, runtime, frequency, power, fuel, it is a good assistance to help maintain your engines well; economy mode can reduce the electrical load, providing quieter operation, extended engine life and better fuel economy, this portable generator is great for campgrounds, construction sites, tailgates, and power outages.

 

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Pros
  • The LCD screen displays
  • Cheap generator
  • 11 hours run time at 25% load

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Cons
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The Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100-Watt Portable Inverter Generator is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience. A quiet and lightweight companion for your next camping or tailgating weekend, this inverter can also provide backup power during an outage. Start and stop your generator from up to 80 feet away with the included wireless remote key fob. The convenient electric start includes a battery, plus Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather.

Access all your controls in one spot with the Quick Touch Panel and enjoy the convenient push-to-reset circuit breakers. The reliable 171cc Champion single-cylinder OHV engine produces 3100 starting watts, 2800 running watts and can handle your essentials during an outage.. Included are a 120V 30A RV (TT-30R), two 120V 20A household outlets (5-20R) plus a 12V DC automotive-style outlet with a dual USB adapter and 12-volt DC battery-charging cables. Enjoy up to 8 hours of run time at 25% load when the 1.6-gallon tank of gasoline is full. From 23 feet, this inverter operates at 58 dBA – about the same noise level as normal conversation.

SPECIFICATION

  • Fuel Tank – 1.6 Gallon (6 L)
  • Built In Carry Handles
  • 120 Volt Operation
  • Economy mode – Automatically Idles to Save Fuel
  • Push-to-Reset Circuit Breakers
  • Noise Level – 58dBA from 23 ft.
  • Mobility Kit – Foldaway “U” Shape Handle and Never Flat Tires for Easy Mobility
  • Comes Fully Assembled
  • Smart Charger, Dual Port USB Adapter Included
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Pros
  • 3-year limited warranty and free lifetime technical support
  • Remote key start
  • Clean and stable power and plenty of it
  • Solid build quality overall, durable
  • Very reasonably priced – great value

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Cons
  • Wheel placement makes it tricky to carry
  • A few of the parts feel a bit cheap

The super quiet Westinghouse iGen2200CAMO inverter generator delivers power when and where you need it. It is up to three times more fuel efficient, operating up to 12 hours on 1.2 gallons. If you need more power for a project or an RV, the iGen2200CAMO is parallel capable using the Westinghouse Parallel Cord (sold separately). Whether you’re using it for recreation or during a power outage, you can rely on the Westinghouse iGen2200CAMO

 

SPECIFICATION

  • 1800 Rated Watts and 2200 Peak Watts at Less Than 3% THD – Weighs Only 46 Lbs. – Gas Powered – Two 120V 20 Amp Outlets, Two USB Outlets
  • Rugged TrueTimber Kanati Camouflage (Woodland) Finish – Great Choice for Home Use as an Emergency Backup in a Power Outage – Strong Enough to Run All Your Home Essentials
  • Extremely Quiet, Extremely Fuel Efficient: 52 dB Noise Output and 12 Hour Run Time at 25% Load (1.2 Gallon Gas Tank) – Features “Efficiency Mode” for Maximum Fuel Efficiency
  • Parallel Capable – Combine Your iGen2200 with the Westinghouse WH2200iXLT, iGen1200,
  • iGen2200, and iGen2500 to Increase Available Wattage and Amperage (Requires Westinghouse Parallel Cord)

  • Three Year Warranty and Free Lifetime Technical Support at 1-855-944-3571 – EPA, USFS, and CARB Compliant (Legal for Sale in California)
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Pros
  • Very Quiet: Operates as Low as 42 Dba
  • 1800 Rated Watts
  • Up to 12 Hour Run time (1.2 Gal Fuel Tank)
  • Three-year warranty!

     

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Cons
  • Dirt & grass surfaces not ideal as cooling comes from the bottom and sides of unit
  • No fuel gas

For pure, clean power and ultimate portability, nothing beats the Pulsar 2000iS digital, inverter generator. Ideal for outdoor power and entertainment the 2000iS generates just 59 dB of noise making it virtually silent from as little as 10 feet away. Weighing in at just 47 pounds and having a handy “suitcase” design, the 2000iS is the utmost in portability while providing pure, safe electrical power through not only dual 120 volt outlets but a 12V “cigarette” outlet and a direct connect USB outlet designed to recharge cellular telephones and laptops. Operating for up to 8 hours on just 1.18 gallons of gasoline, the PG2000iS is designed for years of reliable performance regardless of where you are.

SPECIFICATION

  • 2000 Peak Watts/ 1600 Running Watts

  • Capable of up to 6 Hours of Operation at Half Load on 1.18 Gallons of Fuel

  • Compact Suitcase Design, Weighing Less than 47 lbs for Easy Handling

  • Quiet Operation (59 dB) make it Virtually Silent from just 10 feet away

  • Stable Sine Wave Technology provides pure, safe electrical power for powering and charging laptops, cell phones, and other sensitive electronic devices

  • Parallel Capability allows you to easily connect 2 PG2000iS units together for increased power output

  • Featuring (2) AC 120V 13A Outlets, (1) 12V DC 8A Outlet, (1) 5V DC USB Outlet so you can charge and power multiple devices at once

  • Includes: 12V Charging Cable, Spark Plug Wrench, 10W30 Oil Bottle (350ML), & Funnel

  • Complete with Low Oil Shut-Off, Automatic Voltage Regulator, and Recoil Start

  • Backed by a 1 Year Parts & Labor Limited Warranty

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Pros
  • Very light to carry (less than 47lb)
  • 8 hours on just 1.18 gallons of gasoline
  • Parallel Capability

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  • N/A

This Powerhorse Portable Inverter Generator is super quiet and super reliable for powering everything from sensitive electronics to power tools. The parallel-ready design allows connecting two Powerhorse 2000 Watt inverter generators together using the included FREE cables — a $99.99 value. With less than 1.5% total harmonic distortion, this easily portable inverter generator safely runs sensitive electronics with no interruptions or disturbances. 100% copper-wound heads allow operation at full load continuously for weeks without overheating — lasting longer, running cooler and without corroding like inferior aluminum heads. Plus, the Powerhorse Inverter Generator includes a redesigned feature to simplify maintenance — a handy removable small side panel to make adding oil even easier

SPECIFICATION

  • Parallel-ready design with cables allows connecting two Powerhorse 2000 Watt inverter generators for home standby power, providing 3200 watts of power for larger appliances
  • Engine Smart Control system helps reduce fuel consumption and noise by using only required engine power
  • Quiet 52dB noise level makes it ideal for home, camping, tailgating and more
  • Redesigned for simplified maintenance with a removable small side panel to make adding oil easier
  • Low oil alert protects engine
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Pros
  • Parallel ready
  • Very reliable
  • Quiet 52dB noise level

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Cons
  • N/A

The Energizer eZV3200P is a fuel-efficient, portable inverter generator powered by an ultra-quiet engine and class-leading inverter technology. It includes premium features such as remote and electric start, a digital multi-function display, automatic throttle, automatic choke, integrated folding handle and wheel kit, threadless metal fuel cap, and covered outlets. Producing a continuous 2,800 watts of clean electricity at 3600rpm, the eZV3200P quietly powers common and sensitive electronics during camping trips, tailgating, hunting, traveling, and jobs around the house or workplace. The integrated twist lock outputs 120V at 23.3A, perfect for powering RVs, trailers, and your home in an emergency. A newly designed single-outlet parallel port (with cross model support) makes connecting two eZV-series generators easy, allowing you to combine the power of two generators into a single output. At only 52-60 decibels the eZV3200P is so quiet you’ll have to hear it to believe it.

SPECIFICATION

  • High power inverter. A peak output of 3,200 watts, and 2,800 watts running safely power all your devices and sensitive electronic equipment.
  • Dual wave control. Voltage and Current are digitally controlled, providing a stable output at peak wattage and during rapid load changes. This makes powering circular Saws and angle Grinders a breeze.
  • Remote start. Stay indoors by starting and stopping at your convenience, up to 100 feet away with the two included remotes.
  • Parallel power. A newly designed single-outlet parallel Port makes connecting two ezv p-series generators easy, combining the power of two units into a single output. Parallel cable Sold Separately.
  • RV ready. The eZV3200P can easily power a large 13, 500 BTU air conditioner on its own.
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Pros
  • Easy transport with wheels and handle
  • Powerful
  • Large capacity
  • Convenient Remote Start

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Cons
  • Large and heavy
  • Not parallel-capable

The dependable and easy-to-use Westinghouse WH2200iXLT gasoline powered portable inverter generator offers a variety of premium, innovative features at a value that cannot be beat. The WH2200iXLT is perfect for working on projects around the house, camping, tailgating, as an emergency backup, and much more! Alongside its simple plug-and-play functionality, the WH2200iXLT is lightweight and compact, making it much easier to transport than traditional generators. Two 120V household power outlets safely and conveniently get you the high quality power you need to use all of your favorite electronic devices. The WH2200iXLT features a three-year warranty and lifetime technical support.

SPECIFICATION

  • Two 120VAC Power Outlets and One 12V DC Power Outlet

  • Low THD- Safe for Sensitive Electronics

  • High Efficiency Run Mode

  • Automatic Low Oil Shutdown

  • EPA/CARB Compliant

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Pros
  • Super quiet
  • 1-year warranty
  • High quality power

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Cons
  • N/A

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