Yamaha Announces All-New EF2400iSHC Generator

A Great Companion for Farmers or Land Owners and Perfect for at-home Backup

Cypress, Calif. – January, 22, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., introduces a High Current version of the top selling EF2400iS – the new EF2400iSHC. Compact, lightweight and quiet while still powerful, reliable and with low emission, the Yamaha EF2400iSHC generator is perfect for camping, tailgating, powering workshop equipment or at home as back-up during a power outage.

From small power tools to appliances such as a heater, refrigerator or microwave oven, the new Yamaha EF2400iSHC starts appliances quicker thanks to High Current technology and special Field Effect Transistors in the electronic controller. These features combine to increase the surge output, helping the new EF2400iSHC respond more quickly for greater big-appliance starting capacity and longer run time for all uses. A powerful 171cc engine and Yamaha’s industry leading Smart Throttle, which automatically adjusts the engine speed to match the load, allowing the EF2400iSHC to run at a slower engine speed resulting in quieter running and maximum fuel efficiency – up to 8.6 hours at 1/4-capacity load on one tank of fuel.

To ensure the EF2400iSHC retains its portability – small and lightweight (merely 75 pounds) – without sacrificing strength or reliability, a die cast aluminum frame and aluminum flywheel was used. Additionally, the EF2400iSHC has an actual noise level range of only 53~60 decibels (quieter than normal speech) – giving consumers a lightweight, quiet running and durable generator.

The EF2400iSHC will see most of its work done in a shop, on a farm, at the hunting cabin, RVing, tailgating and during other recreation or leisure activities, but its real mettle is proven at-home during a power outage. The EF2400iSHC uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to produce high-quality electricity, which is as clean if not cleaner than the power supplied by public utility companies. PWM means consumers can use this generator with confidence as a power source for computers, variable speed power tools and appliances with built-in computer functions – perfect for charging cell phones and other sensitive electronics.

With a single side-mounted control panel that puts all controls on one surface and a detachable rear panel for easy access to service and maintenance points, the new EF2400iSHC is simple to use and easy to maintain. Like all recently introduced Yamaha generators, the EF24000iSHC meets the strictest emission standards in the country making it legal in all fifty states including California.

The EF2400iSHC will be available for purchase in January at local Yamaha generator dealers; retail price is $1,479.00. To see Yamaha’s entire generator model lineup or to find the closest dealer, visit www.yamaha-motor.com/generators or call 1-800-88-YAMAHA.

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), a leader in the outdoor power equipment market, offers the highest quality generators on the market. The company’s ever-expanding line of products also includes outboard motors, motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-side vehicles, scooters, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of more than 4,000 dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1977, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.

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