A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator - 4,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator - 4,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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  • Gas
  • A-iPower
  • 5000 Starting Watts
  • 4000 Running Watts
  • Recoil Start
  • 120 Volt Output
  • 240 Volt Output
  • No Inverter
  • Outdoor Use Only
  • Wheels
Portable 5,000-Watt generator provides AC/DC electricity. Features (2) 120V outlets and (1) 120/240V 30-amp L14-30R outlet. 7.5-hp Engine can run for 9 hours at 50-percent load with 4 gallons of gasoline. Wheels and a fold-down handle included. Call 800-298-8924 to order A-iPower generators part number 289-AP5000 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all A-iPower products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator - 4,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.


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A-iPower Generators - 289-AP5000

Portable 5,000-Watt generator provides AC/DC electricity. Features (2) 120V outlets and (1) 120/240V 30-amp L14-30R outlet. 7.5-hp Engine can run for 9 hours at 50-percent load with 4 gallons of gasoline. Wheels and a fold-down handle included.


Features:

  • 5,000-Watt generator provides a portable power source
    • (2) 120V Outlets power household appliances and tools
    • (1) 120/240V 30-Amp L14-30R twist-lock outlet
  • Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation - quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner
    • Low-tone, reinforced steel muffler helps minimize noise level
  • Gas-powered engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
    • Cast iron cylinder sleeves help ensure long engine life
  • Comfort-grip, ergonomically designed recoil pull handle provides easy manual startup
  • High-performance alternator provides peak wattage
    • Allows motor-driven appliances and tools to operate simultaneously
  • Safety features promote accident-free use
    • Warning light comes on when oil is low, and engine automatically shuts down if oil level becomes too low for safe use
    • Push-to-reset circuit breakers provide overload protection
    • Automatic voltage regulator (AVR) helps minimize voltage fluctuations
    • Spark arrester prevents release of flammable debris
  • Digital hour meter helps you keep track of how long the generator is running
  • Large-capacity, 4-gallon stainless steel fuel tank
  • Easy-to-read fuel gauge lets you know when gas level is low
  • Wheels and fold-down handle are included for easy mobility
  • Strong, tubular steel frame with rust-resistant matte black powder coat finish
  • Includes:
    • Generator
    • Spark plug wrench
    • Owner's manual


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 5,000 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 4,000 watts
  • Running VAC amperage: 16.7 amps
  • Continuous run time:
    • At rated load: 6 hours
    • At 1/2 load: 9 hours
  • Dry weight: 106 lbs
  • Dimensions: 23-1/4" long x 17" wide x 18-1/2" tall
  • Noise level - measured at 23' away (normal conversation is 60 dB): 68 dB at 1/2 load
  • Engine type: 223-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV
  • Engine hp: 7.5
  • Fuel tank capacity: 4 gal
  • Oil capacity: 0.6 qt
  • Oil type: SAE 10W-30
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • 2-Year warranty for residential use
    • 1st Year parts and labor
    • 2nd Year parts only


Notes:

  • This generator is not legal for sale or use in the state of California.
  • Gas generators produce carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. For your safety, always be sure to operate this gas-powered generator outdoors.
  • Because this generator does not have a built-in inverter to control the electrical current, the voltage can fluctuate. Therefore, do not plug sensitive electronic devices such as a computer or television into the generator.

Certifications

Meets the following important certification standards:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

High-Output Capacity

This A-iPower generator produces 5,000 watts of power to get you up and running whether you're at the campsite, at the worksite, or faced with an emergency. This powerful generator comes with (2) 120V outlets for powering household appliances and tools, and (1) 120/240V 30-amp twist-lock outlet for items with greater electrical demands.


Easy-Start Engine

This generator features a comfort grip recoil pull handle that provides easy manual startup. It uses standard unleaded gas, meaning there is no need to mix gas and oil.


Before starting your generator, ensure nothing is connected to the outlets. Start your generator and let the engine run for a few minutes to warm up and stabilize. Check to make sure the circuit breaker is in on position before continuing. Once the generator is up and running, you may connect your electrical loads. To follow the recommended order of operation, connect the device with the highest starting watts first, like your air conditioner or refrigerator, and work your way down to the device with the lowest starting watts. By connecting devices in this order, you can make the most of your generator's capacity through connecting high wattage loads when there is more power available.


Safety Features

The A-iPower 5,000-watt generator also comes with many safety features that protect both you and the generator itself. For instance, a low-oil indicator light lets you know when you need to add more oil. If oil levels remain too low to continue operation, the shutoff feature safeguards the generator's engine by automatically shutting down the generator. A built-in spark arrester helps prevent any sparking that might burn someone or start a fire, protecting both you and the environment.


Choosing a Generator

To choose a generator that meets your needs, you must match the size of the generator (that is, the starting output and running output in watts) with the electrical demands of the equipment that you want to operate.


Power Demands

Starting (surge) wattage is the power a device requires at startup. Running (rated) wattage is the power needed to keep the device running. A large appliance with an electric motor such as a furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, or washing machine may require 2 to 3 times more starting wattage than running wattage.


It is always best to start your generator with no load connected, then add each device one at a time. Additionally, a good practice to consider is connecting your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. As you connect and start devices, your available wattage decreases. This order of operation allows you to start devices with the highest power demands when there is more power available.


ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Air compressor (1/4 hp)1,0001,600
Air conditioner (15,000 Btu)1,8003,500
Air conditioner (13,500 Btu)1,5002,800
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,2001,800
Clock radio40
Coffee maker9000
Desktop computer150 - 3500
Electric drill (3/8" / 4 amps)450600
Electric space heater on high setting1,4500
Floor fan1000
LCD television (32")100 - 1500
Microwave oven (or 4-slot toaster)1,4500
Refrigerator8001,600
Washing machine1,1502,250
Work light (quartz halogen)1,0000

Determining Your Power Needs

When choosing a generator, knowing the amount of power you will need is crucial to your decision. Whether you are preparing for an emergency situation at home or taking a weekend trip in the RV, planning out your application is essential. The two calculations below provide power estimations that will help point you to a generator that is right for your needs.


Industry Standard Calculation

The Industry Standard Calculation is a quick and easy way to determine your required wattage. It may provide some padding in your wattage requirements, which could give you more power than you actually need, but you shouldn't have to worry about not having enough power. The following steps will help you quickly calculate the correct size generator to meet your application.


As stated earlier, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation requires this approach to work. However, using this calculation removes the worry of connecting devices in a certain order.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for the devices that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List all of your starting watts and running watts as seen in Table 1 below.


Table 1

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,8001,200
Refrigerator1,600800
Electric drill600450
Floor fan0100

2. To find the total starting watts required, add the starting watts for the device with the highest value to the running watts of all the other devices from Table 1.


1,800 + 800 + 450 + 100 = 3,150 total starting watts


3. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 1.


1,200 + 800 + 450 + 100 = 2,550 total running watts


To run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 3,150 starting watts and 2,550 running watts.


Advanced Precise Calculation

While the method for calculating your power needs outlined above will work, it isn't the most precise. If you aren't afraid of doing a little more math, you can use the Advanced Precise Calculation to get a more accurate idea of how much power you will need and potentially save yourself some money. Because the calculation above pads in enough power to ensure you can start your devices in any order, it may point you to a bigger and more expensive generator than you need. However, by following the more regimented, order-of-operations calculation below, you'll get a much more precise idea of how much power you need, which could in turn point you to a smaller and less expensive generator.


Again, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation also requires that you start your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. When you connect devices in this order, you can start high demand devices when there is more power available.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List out these devices from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts as seen in Table 2 below.


Table 2

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,8001,200
Refrigerator1,600800
Electric drill600450
Floor fan0100

2. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 2.


1,200 + 800 + 450 + 100 = 2,550 total running watts


3. In Table 3, shown below, the values from Table 2 are used to calculate the highest total starting watts required as devices are connected and running. This number represents the highest power requirement you will encounter as you connect all of your devices to the generator. To find this, add the starting watts of each new device you connect to the combined running watts of all connected devices. The highest of these numbers will be the total starting watts required. And again, remember to always connect devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts.


Table 3

DeviceStarting WattsRunning Watts of All Connected DevicesTotal Starting Watts Required
1. Air conditioner1,800 +0 (nothing connected)= 1,800
2. Refrigerator1,600 +1,200 (AC)= 2,800
3. Electric drill600 +2,000 (AC + refrigerator)= 2,600
4. Floor fan100* +2,450 (AC + refrigerator + electric drill)= 2,550

* Even though the floor fan does not have starting watts listed, you have to account for the power needed to actually run it.


1,600 + 1,200 = 2,800 highest total starting watts required


In order to run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 2,800 starting watts and 2,550 running watts. The starting watts are determined by the highest total starting watts required during the calculation in Table 3/Step 3. The running watts are determined by the total running watts from Step 2.



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Video Transcript for A-iPower 5000-Watt Portable Generator Review

Today we'll be having a look at the AI Power 5,000 Watt Generator. Portable and gas operated, provides 120 volts of power. It's part number 289-AP5000. This generator's a perfect solution for when you're camping at a primitive campground with your RV where you don't have an electrical hookup. Our generator's also perfect for those remote job sites. We can charge our battery here for our drill, power our grinder.

Now, our generator has two standard 120 volt AC outlets, and then there's another 120 volt outlet over here which also can supply 240 volts. We have two circuit breakers here to help prevent any damage to occurring to any of our devices that are plugged in. If these become tripped you can just push in on them to reset them. Now, on the front side of our generator you can see this easy to read hour meter which displays how long the unit has been running. As you can see, ours says .4. Now, .1 would be a tenth of an hour, which would be 6 minutes, so .4 means we've been running the generator for roughly 24 minutes.

To the right of our hour meter we have a nice low oil alert light. This will alert us if the generator is low on oil so we don't cause any damage to the engine by running with low oil in it. The 7 1/2 horsepower engine in our generator will run for approximately 9 hours at half load with a full 4 gallon fuel tank. The engine creates about 68 decibels of noise from 23 feet away from half load. To put that in perspective, a normal conversation is about 60 decibels, so it's not much louder than a normal conversation from 23 feet away. The engine in our generator is a durable 223 CC overhead valve single cylinder 4 stroke engine that is air cooled.

The generator puts out 5,000 watts of starting power that is surged rated. The running power is 4,000 watts. It has 17 amps of rated amperage. Maximum amperage is 20.8 and operates off of 60 hertz. The rated RPM of the engine is 3,600.

The drive weight of our generator is 106 pounds. It is easy to move around with the included wheels and our fold up handle here, which gives you plenty of leverage to pick up on it and position it as you need it. Because this generator does not have a built in inverter, you'll want to make sure you don't plug in sensitive electronic devices into it, such as television sets or your computer. If you're using this to power your RV, your RV already has a built in inverter; you'll be fine. The strong tubular steel frame with the mat black powder coat finish will give you many years of rust free and solid service. Our generator is not only EPA certified, but it has a built in spark arrester on the exhaust to help prevent the emission of flammable debris. All right, now to get our generator started there's a few things we need to do. Make sure our choke is set to full choke all the way over to the left. Make sure our fuel supply is turned on; that's when it faces up and down. On the front side of it we'll find our ignition switch. We'll turn that on by pressing up on the button. Now we can pull the cord. We'll grab the cord and give it a pull. Now we'll adjust the choke til the engine runs properly. Let it run for a few moments mid way and then all the way over. We already have our RV hooked up, so I'll plug our RV's power cord into the generator. We're inside of our camper now. Again, we're at a primitive campground where there's no electrical hookup. We're using our generator to power the entire RV right now. As you can see, we have all of our overhead lights on right now. We have our furnace running also. Our refrigerator is now running, as well as our freezer. Now, when our generator is in use it has about 60 decibels of noise coming from it. It's not terribly loud. If we have a long power cable for our RV we'll be able to move the generator further away from the RV and be able to get a good night's sleep when we're at our campground. Now when it comes time to shutting off our generator, we'll want to remove our electrical devices from it and let it run for about two minutes before we shut it off. Okay, now that our generator's ran for about two minutes, we can go to our ignition switch here and flip it to the off position. As you can see, it shuts off. With our generator off now, we'll cut off our fuel supply by closing the valve. Now that we've gone over some of the features of our generator we'll show you how to get it set up out of the box and perform some basic maintenance on it. First thing we want to do is put oil in our generator. It uses 10W30 oil and it goes right here where this plug is. Take this plug off by unscrewing it, and you can see it also has its own dipstick built onto the plug. We can use this as a gage to make sure we have the proper amount of oil in it. Conveniently, our generator does come with the proper amount of 10W30 oil that it uses. We'll place a funnel in the fill hole, and we'll add the oil to the generator. We'll just pour the entire bottle in there. It is 20.3 ounces of oil in this bottle, or 600 milliliters. That's how much oil the engine uses. With our oil added we'll reinstall our dipstick here and our cap, and we'll check our oil level to make sure it's full. Screw it back out, pull it on out, and we're right at the fill line, so that's good. Now, just down from our oil cap and dipstick, to the left you'll find this plug. This plug here is our oil drain plug for when we need to change our oil. We want to make sure we do that after the first five hours of operation when the unit's new, and then every 50 hours after that. Over here towards the left of our engine we'll find our air inaudible 00:06:35 cleaner box. This is where our air filter is. We can just undo this knob, lift up, pop the cover off, and inside we'll find our washable or replaceable foam air filter. Now, if your air filter is only slightly dirty you can rinse it off in some water, squeeze the water out, let it dry, put it back in place, and replace your cover. If the filter's really dirty you can replace the filter with a replacement unit. Now, on the backside of our generator we'll find right above our cylinder head here, as you see it says OHV which stands for overhead valve, we'll find a spark plug wire. If we want to replace our spark plug we can just grab the wire, pull off, our spark plug's underneath. Now, included with the generator we have this pouch and inside this pouch we'll find our spark plug removal tool. Slide the handle in here, loosen it counter-clockwise. Now, our spark plug is our standard RN14YC part number. You can find this at most auto part stores and most big box shopping centers that have a home improvement or lawn and garden center. Also included with our generator is a high altitude performance kit, which is designed to be used if your generator is in use between 6,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level. A place like off in the Colorado Rockies, you'll need to use this kit. We have a new fuel bowl gasket seal for our carburetor, a new washer seal that goes in the bottom, and then our high altitude performance carburetor jet. This will limit the amount of fuel going into the carburetor so the engine will work properly with the thinner air at the higher altitudes. Now, at the very top of our generator you'll find our fuel cap. This will cover up our our 4 gallon capacity fuel tank. Our generator requires the use of 85 octane or above unleaded gasoline. Now, our fuel cap has a nice rubber gasket on it to help prevent any leaks from occurring. All right, once it clicks back in place we know it's secure. Now, on the very top of our fuel tank you'll find an indicator gage here to show our fuel level. Right here you have next to empty, up here you have full. Right now you can see our unit's about half full on fuel. That completes our look at the AI Power 5,000 Watt Gas Generator, part number 289-AP5000.


Customer Reviews

A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator - 4,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start - 289-AP5000

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Portable 5,000-Watt generator provides AC/DC electricity. Features (2) 120V outlets and (1) 120/240V 30-amp L14-30R outlet. 7.5-hp Engine can run for 9 hours at 50-percent load with 4 gallons of gasoline. Wheels and a fold-down handle included.

- 289-AP5000
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I am from Puerto Rico and with the passage of Hurricane Maria we are without electricity. buy this generator because previously it had one of them. They are extremely good, I recommend them. I keep one during the day and another at night. They are quite silent. I recommend 100% thanks for your attention and kindness 449021



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A great product at a great price ! Everything George promised became fact. Will be using generator as a home unit in the event of an unexpected power outage such as we just experienced. etrailer was fantastic from the first phone call thru delivery !!! I’m definitely going to recommend etrailer to any and all of my friends ! 435486



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The customer service and quick delivery of big ticket items that this company provides is better than any other company I have dealt with. I can't comment on the generator yet as I haven't used it, but the company itself is really terrific. This is actually the 2nd large item I have purchased from etrailer. I had the same great experience with the first order! 436512


Comments

Works fine! Starts easily and powers the ac unit in my RV.

Mark - 09/26/2018

44016

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Good generator!!!! I like!!!! Shipping and quality is very good!!!!! 579954



- 289-AP5000
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I haven't had to use the generator in an emergency yet, but I start it up every month or so to keep it in good shape, and every time it starts on the first pull. 566585



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Received product and so I am satisfied 552126



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We are very happy with our generator e trailer has always delivered promptly and excellent products 528081



- 289-AP5000
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out of the box, simple install for wheels and lift handle and adjusting the generator shock absorber. although there was a yellow handle with a broken stop. Did not see anything about it in in manual. I think it maybe the choke handle because it is not present. Yet she started right up on first pull, after setup. Awesome!! 436025



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Set it up for high altitude and packed it up for our trip. Easy to start and place in the back of our truck. Did what it needed to do. 410001


Comments

Works great. No Problems. We hook it up and good to go. Money well spent.

Callie - 08/04/2018

41920

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Great to work with along with great shipping !!!!! 332175


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  • Generator Recommendation for Powering Electronics with Delicate Circuit Boards
  • Any of the open frame style generators like the # 289-AP5000 that you referenced don't have inverters which means the power provided is a bit more volatile. I wouldn't recommend using any delicate electronics with this style of generator. Best option would be to go with an inverter style generator like the part # 289-SUA2000I which will provide you safer power and much more fuel efficiency as well as a quieter operation.
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  • On your Dutchmen Coleman Lantern 17rd travel trailer, I recommend the Curt RV Bumper 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-100 which has a weight capacity of 350 lbs maximum tongue weight. Then for a 4,000 watt running generator like the Q-iPower # 289-AP5000 which weighs 117 lbs and has dimensions of 23-1/4" long x 17" wide x 18-1/2" tall, you will want a cargo carrier like the TorkLift Lock and Load # TLA7752. This will not only help carry the generator but also deter theft. If you want...
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  • Generator Solution for Powering 110 Volt Camper
  • You'd need an adapter designed to reduce the power output from 240 to 110 otherwise just plugging in the higher output power source to lower power inputs will damage appliances. We don't carry anything like that but they are available. Most generators will have a 240 outlet as well as a 110 outlet like the # 289-AP5000 unless you have something that was purpose built for a mobile welder or something similar.
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  • If Fuel Is Kept In Generator Can It Run Longer than 8 Hours
  • The time frame you mentioned is for a tank of gas. As long as you keep fuel in a generator you can run it for as long as needed. The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 would easily provide your power needs and would only require you to keep fuel in it to keep it going as long as you need to.
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  • What Does the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Generator # 289-AP5000 Weigh
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Generator # 289-AP5000 that you referenced weighs 116 lbs.
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  • Will A-iPower 5,000-Watt Generator Power AC Unit
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator, Item # 289-AP5000, is designed to power appliances and tools like air compressors, air conditioners, electric heaters, etc. To choose the right generator, you must match the size of the generator (starting output and running output in watts) with the electrical demands of the appliances or equipment you will be operating. The A-iPower Generator has a starting (surge) power output of 5,000 watts and a running (rated) power output of 4,000 watts...
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  • Recommended 5,000 Watt Generator for Residential Use
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Generator - Portable - Gas - 120 Volts # 289-AP5000 is available for purchase. It is a 7.5 HP engine that can run for 9 hours at 50% load with 4 gallons of gasoline or 6 hours at rated load. It has 2 -120V outlets and one 30 amp twist lock outlet. It comes with the wheels and the fold down handle. This generator is quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner. It has a high performance alternator to provide peak wattage able to run appliances and tools simultaneously....
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  • Generator Recommendation for Powering to Air Conditioner Units on an RV
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  • Does the A-iPower 5000-Watt Generator Have an Automatic Voltage Regulator?
  • Yes, the A-iPower 5000-Watt Generator # 289-AP5000 does have the automatic voltage regulator (AVR) to help minimize voltage fluctuations. This unit is loaded with safety features. I includes a low oil warning light and automatically shuts off if the oil level becomes too low for safe use. The push-to-reset circuit breakers provide overload protection & the spark arrester prevents release of flammable debris. I love this generator because it uses standard unleaded gas which means no...
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  • Are A-iPower Generators # 289-AP5000 Safe to Use with a Refrigerator and Air Conditioner
  • Converters, changing AC to DC power, and inverters, changing DC to AC power, both would first have to go to something on the trailer to regulate that power. That something is a transfer switch and it is usually designed to compensate for any issues that power transfer may cause whether it is coming for AC shore power or DC generators such as # 289-AP5000. Things like TVs and computers have sensitive electronics that need a clean sine wave to operate correctly and to get the most life...
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  • iPower AP5000 Portable Generator Oil Change
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 will use SAE10W-30 oil. To change the oil, you will simply remove the drain plug and sealing ring located under the oil fill and dipstick. When drained, you will reinstall the seal ring and drain plug and then fill oil to max level on dipstick. There is not an oil filter to replace. I've attached a photo of the instructions.
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  • Will 4,000 Watt Generator Power 8,000 BTU AC Unit
  • An AC unit that is rated for 8,000 BTU draws up to 1,800 watts when starting and 1,200 when running. A 4,000 watt generator like the # 289-AP5000 would easily handle that.
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  • Decibel Rating for the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator 289-AP5000
  • The decibal rating for the A-IPower Generator part # 289-AP5000 is 68 db at 23 feet away. A reference point would be that a conversation is normally around 60 db. This is right on par with the closed frame style generators seen at RV parks which are normally around 65 db.
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  • Warranty for A-ipower 5000w Generator 289-AP5000
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Generator # 289-AP5000 that you referenced comes with the following warranty: 2-Year warranty for residential use: 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only Additional coverage is not available.
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  • Does Advent Air AC Unit Have to be Powered by a Generator
  • AC units like the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner with Ceiling Vent # ACM150C draw quite a bit of current. For example this one draws 1,750 watts at 115 volts. This would be too much draw for the electrical system of your 1999 Ford F-450 and also not the correct voltage since your vehicle is a 12 volt system. You also have to consider that you'd be most likely running this when the vehicle isn't running which would kill the battery very quickly. Something like the # 289-AP5000 should be...
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  • Oil Change Process for A-iPower Generator 289-AP5000
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 does not have a replaceable spin-on oil filter. Oil changes consist of simply draining the dirty oil completely and re-filling with fresh oil up to the appropriate level. The oil to be used can depend on the outside temperature; very cold temperatures call for a lighter weight of oil. This and other maintenance information will be found in the included owner's manual. The generator does have an air filter that can be washed and re-used.
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  • Generator Recommendation for Powering Circular Saw on Jobsite
  • You'd need a generator for that. A circular saw like you mentioned is going to draw way too much for what the 12 volt accessory circuit of a 7-way will provide. Generators like the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 would be a great choice for powering the saw as this is a very common style of generator seen on construction sites. This is capable of 5,000 watts so your saw wouldn't be an issue at all.
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  • Are Engine Parts for the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator Available?
  • I reached out to the manufacturer and they let me know the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 is made in China and they have the parts available in house at their Northern California headquarters for any engine repairs needed.
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  • Funnel Recommendation for Adding Oil to A-i Power Generator # 289-AP5000
  • Actually if you check out the 5 minute mark of the review video I attached for the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 down below you can see our installer adding oil to the generator. What really helps is having the ideal funnel for the application. A funnel like our part # FT06064 would make the job very easy. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE CAPS LOCK, IT HAPPENS.
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  • Cover to Fit A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-SUA5000
  • We have a universal cover from Classic Accessories part # CA79537 which would fit the A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 that you referenced but would be a bit big. This generator has dimensions of 24-7/16" long x 22-3/4" wide x 22-5/8" tall and the cover has dimensions of 32-3/4" long x 24-1/2" wide x 21-1/4" tall.
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  • Generator Recommendation to Power 230 Volt Water Well
  • The A-iPower 5,000-Watt Portable Generator # 289-AP5000 that you referenced is compatible with 230 volt accessories like your water well so this would be a great option that we recommend highly. As long as your well does not draw over 4,000 watts this would be a great choice.
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