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Clarke IG2000D 1.8kW Inverter Generator

We've previously reviewed several petrol generators from Machine Mart, and have been extremely impressed with the specifications, performance and overall excellent value for money. So we were delighted to be asked to review two updated models, the IG2000D 1.8kW Inverter Generator priced at £466.80 inc VAT (reviewed below), as well as the Clarke IG1200D 1.1kW version.

Clarke IG2000D in action

Like the rest of the recertified Clarke Inverter generator range, the EURO5 compliant IG2000D provides 230V AC power wherever it is needed whilst ensuring operators are also fully compliant with European health & safety initiatives dealing with airborne particulate matter.

With a max output of 1800W (1700W continuous) it is perfect for leisure use such as camping & caravanning and much more. The sine wave constant voltage technology has a frequency stability of +/-1%, this is more stable than the normal mains supply and is therefore ideal for powering sensitive equipment such as computers TVs etc. It also provides a 12V DC output that can be used for lead acid battery top up charging.

Clarke IG2000D in action

The IG2000D has an air cooled 4-stroke engine, quieter and more economical than 2-stroke engines and also features an engine economy switch. This feature further increases the fuel efficiency by adjusting engine speed to match the load required whilst also lowering the noise level. A feature which is beneficial, both to prolong the lifespan of the generator and reduce overall running costs.

EURO 5 compliant engine driven ranges meet EU/2016/1628 regulations, which means improved economy and efficiency whilst lowering emissions.

Clarke IG2000D in action

Clarke IG2000D 1.8kW Inverter Generator Features:

  • 1800 Watts max output at 230V AC
  • Includes two 230V 13A sockets
  • “Sine Wave Technology” controlled electrical output ensures the delivery of clean and stable power
  • 12V, 5 Amp DC output for charging 12V batteries
  • Euro 5 emissions standard compliant
  • Powerful, quiet & lightweight
  • Econ switch option
  • Cut out protection systems for circuit overload
  • Noise level: 69dBA at 7m (1/4 load)
  • Dimensions (DWH) 488mm x 285mm x 463mm

Review: The Clarke IG2000D in action

The Clarke IG200D is the bigger brother of the IG1200D, and is ideal for those who require a little more power. It has a maximum output of 1800W, and can provide continous output of 1700W. The review request came at the perfect time for us, as we were just getting our caravan back into action for the coming season after it's winter layup, and the IG2000D meant we could do the jobs we'd have been unable to do otherwise!

Inside the box they supply 12v charging leads, a spark plug remover, and screwdriver, and very simple easy to follow pictorial instructions. If you're a newbie to generators you don't need to worry, it's very simple to get going. The generator needs to be filled with oil before we started (it takes SAE30 which is widely available). It is based on a 4 stroke petrol engine, which means there's no complication of needing to add oil or lubricant, just top it up with unleaded petrol and you're ready to go. This also means it is quieter than 2 stroke engines.

Clarke IG2000D in action

First up was cleaning the outside of the van: We have running water at the storage location, but no mains power, so we used the IG2000D to power our jetwash for (gently!) cleaning the winter grime and muck off. It started very easily, and we were pleasantly surprised at the sound level - we had no complaints from our neighbour who was loading his van ready for a trip out. Once we'd washed the outside of the van, it was time to tackle the interior and because of the powerful 1800w output we were able to use the IG2000D to power our mains hoover, rather than putting up with the feeble 12v vacuum we sometimes use. It features an "ECON switch" and with this turned on the engine speed varies according to the load connected, and results in decreased fuel consumption and less noise! In practice this was great, as when the hoover wasn't turned on the generator speed reduced and was much quieter. This feature should also prolong the lifespan and reduces running costs of this device.

Clarke IG2000D in action

When used for a 240V supply, the IG2000D uses "sine wave constant voltage technology" which is more stable than the normal mains supply and is therefore ideal for powering sensitive equipment such as computers, TVs etc As well as the powerful 1800W 240V output, with two standard 13A sockets, the IG2000D also has a 12V DC output. This means you can use the supplied charging leads to directly connect it to a leisure battery if required, and top up the charge at 5amps.


At 19.4kg, the IG2000D is still portable enough to lug around, and is a great compromise between a little extra weight, and the more powerful output for the more demanding tasks. All in all, another great product from Machine Mart and Clarke, and we can highly recommend the IG2000D generator for those whose power requirements are a little higher, and it enables you to use equipment you'd never normally be able to whilst camping or caravanning.

Where can I get them from?

Machine Mart may not be the first place you'd think of for camping and caravanning equipment, but they stock a great range of petrol suitcase generators, perfect for campers and caravanners.

The IG2000D 1.8kW Inverter Generator is available from Machine Mart at £466.80 inc VAT (price correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice)

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