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A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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In parallel, these 2 inverter generators can easily start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner, or provide power to run appliances in your RV. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics. 1-800-940-8924 to order A-iPower generators part number 289-SUA2000i-2 or order online at Free expert support on all A-iPower products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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A-iPower Generators - 289-SUA2000i-2

  • 3000 Running Watts
  • 3800 Starting Watts
  • Inverter
  • Gas
  • 12 Volt Output
  • 120 Volt Output
  • Recoil Start
  • Hand Carry
  • A-iPower
  • Outdoor Use Only
  • CARB Approved

In parallel, these 2 inverter generators can easily start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner, or provide power to run appliances in your RV. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics.


  • 2 Inverter generators provide a portable power source
    • Built-in parallel ability lets you produce up to 3,800 watts of power
    • Safely charges and runs sensitive electronic devices like HDTVs and computers
  • Easy-start engine with recoil handle offers reliable startup
  • Economy mode reduces engine noise and conserves fuel to increase run time
  • Senci 4-stroke engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
  • Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation
  • Warning lights, voltage regulator, and spark arrestor promote accident-free use
  • Clean-running engine meets CARB and EPA standards


  • Starting (surge) power output: 3,800 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 3,000 watts
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • 2-Year warranty for residential use

Additional Specs for Single Generator:

  • Outlets:
    • (1) 120V 20-amp
    • (1) 120V 30-amp L5-30R (includes TT-30R adapter)
    • (1) 12V 8.3-amp DC
  • Starting (surge) power output: 2,000 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 1,600 watts
  • Continuous run time:
    • At rated load: 4 hours
    • At 1/2 load: 7 hours
  • Noise level (normal conversation is 60 dB):
    • Measured at 23' away at 1/2 load: 58 dB
  • Engine type: Senci 79-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV
    • Horsepower: 2.5
  • Fuel type: gasoline
    • Capacity: 1.1 gal
  • Oil type: SAE 10W-30
    • Capacity: 0.4 qt
  • Dry weight: 46 lbs
  • Dimensions: 20" long x 11" wide x 19" tall


  • (2) 30-amp RV adapters
  • 2 DC charging cables
  • 2 Spark plug wrenches
  • 2 Oil funnels

Note: Gas generators produce carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. For your safety, always be sure to operate this gas-powered generator outdoors.


Meets the following important certification standards:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Powerful, Portable Generators

A-iPower SUA2000i outlets

These A-iPower SUA2000i inverter generators combine to provide 3,800 watts of clean AC power to get you up and running whether you're at the campsite, worksite, or tailgate party. Each powerful generator comes with (1) 120V outlet for powering household appliances, tools, and electronic devices. They each feature (1) 120V L5-30R twist-lock outlet for large appliances and motorized tools with greater electrical demands. Lastly, they each include (1) 12V 8.3-amp DC outlet that charges automotive and marine batteries.

As an added convenience, each SUA2000i also includes a TT-30R adapter that lets you plug your RV into the generator's 120V 30-amp L5-30R twist-lock outlet. This ensures you'll have access to electricity no matter where you take your RV or if there's a power outage at the campground.

Finally, each compact unit weighs only 46 lbs and has a built-in ergonomic handle, making them easy to take with you no matter where you go.

Built-in Parallel Ability

A-iPower SUA2000i inverter generator has built-in parallel ability

Each SUA2000i comes equipped with parallel ability that lets you easily pair them with each other to produce 3,800 watts of power. By increasing the power output, you can run equipment with higher electrical demands. The included parallel connection cables simply plug into the corresponding ports on each generator's control panel. Because the parallel ability is built-in, you don't have to purchase a separate kit and remember to bring it with you.

Safe for Sensitive Electronic Devices

Electronic devices are made with delicate circuitry that requires steady, controlled electrical current. The current produced by standard generators, however, is uncontrolled, allowing extreme fluctuations in power. These fluctuations can damage your sensitive electronic devices. These generators, on the other hand, have built-in inverters that control the voltage that is produced. This important feature ensures each generator is safe to use with your electronic equipment such as cell phones, computers, and medical devices.

Easy-Start Engine

Each generator features a recoil handle that provides easy manual startup. They use 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. Once the generator is up and running, follow the recommended order of operation: connect the device with the highest starting watts first, like your air conditioner or refrigerator, then work your way down to the device with the lowest starting watts. By connecting devices in this order, you'll ensure the generator has enough power to start high-wattage loads.

Eco Throttle Engine Speed Options

eco mode

With the flip of a switch, you can activate the generator's economy mode feature. This mode adjusts engine speed to match the power demands of your connected devices. When using low-draw devices like tablets, cell phones, televisions, and radios, the engine runs more efficiently to save fuel and keeps noise to a minimum. The engine only runs at normal speed when additional power is needed. For example, when using a power tool, the engine will only speed up when the device is actively being used. This mode is not only kinder to your pocketbook and your ears, it's also easier on the environment.

Safety Features

safety lights

Each generator comes with a number of safety features to protect you, the environment, and the generators. The control panel contains 2 warning lights that indicate low oil and overloading. When the engine is low on oil, it will automatically shut down to prevent damage. If an overload is detected, either by exceeding the generator's limits or a power surge, the circuit breaker will stop supplying power to the connected devices. The digital voltage regulator assists in minimizing voltage fluctuations which helps to maintain a steady flow of electricity. Also, a built-in spark arrestor helps prevent any sparking that might burn someone or start a fire.

Choosing a Generator

When choosing a generator, you need to match the generator's starting and running output with the electrical demands of the equipment 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.

Will This Generator Run My RV Air Conditioner?

At etrailer, we perform numerous tests on generators that put them through real-world experience. An extensive part of this testing includes starting and running RV air conditioners. The following table will help you decide if the e3200 inverter generator has enough power to handle this critical function in your RV.

Air ConditionerWill it start and run?
Single 13,500 BtuYes
Single 15,000 BtuYes
Dual 15,000 BtuNo

Running Watts and Starting Watts of Common Appliances

ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Air compressor (1/2 hp)1,0002,000
Air conditioner (15,000 Btu)1,600*
Air conditioner (13,500 Btu)1,300*
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,000*
Cell phone charger110
Clock radio40
Coffee maker (high setting)1,0660
Crock pot (low setting)1260
Crock pot (high setting)3740
Desktop computer150 - 3500
DVD player140
Electric drill (3/8" / 4 amps)450600
Electric space heater (high setting)1,4500
Floor fan1000
Hair dryer (low setting)1600
Hair dryer (high setting)1,3000
LCD television (32")680
Washing machine1,1502,250
Work light (quartz halogen)1,0000

* The starting wattage on air conditioners can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the assistance of built-in capacitors and cold starts. Because of this, we can't list a standard starting wattage as every application can be different.

Determining Your Power Needs

The following section provides calculations for wattage estimates. This will give you an overall picture of your potential power usage and help you decide on the generator that is right for you.

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 compressor2,0001,000

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.

2,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 4,200 total starting watts

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

1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts

To run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 4,200 starting watts and 3,200 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 compressor2,0001,000

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

1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 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 compressor2,000 +0 (nothing connected)= 2,000
2. Refrigerator1,600 +1,000 (air compressor)= 2,600
3. Microwave1,000* +1,800 (air compressor + refrigerator)= 2,800
4. Blender850 +2,800 (air compressor + refrigerator + microwave)= 3,650

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

850 + 2,800 = 3,650 highest total starting watts required

In order to run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 3,650 starting watts and 3,200 running watts.

289-SUA2000i-2 AI Power Inverter Generators - 3800 Watts - 120 Volts and 12 Volts - Portable - Gas

Installation Details 289-SUA2000I-2 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start - 289-SUA2000i-2

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (82 Customer Reviews)

In parallel, these 2 inverter generators can easily start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner, or provide power to run appliances in your RV. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics.


Works great starts easy they run my AC,and lights and light weight easy to take out or put in truck I would recommend them to others


I ordered two of these at a great price and just hooked them up to the fifth wheel today 12/18/16 at 2:03 pm Arizona time and they haven't missed a beat with everything turned on in heating mode and they keep up perfectly and switched to cooling mode with other stuff running no problem and my fifth wheel is rated at 30 amps service not one problem, thanks to the team at etrailer my hats ?? off to you thanks and will definitely order again I now can operate off the grid wherever I can use it solved my needs 100%


I was really impressed with the looks of this generator. I usually only buy Honda on everything if I have a choice, but this time I decided to take a gamble. I have not used them yet but if they run as good as they look, I shouldn't have a problem. They will be used for construction work on a cabin in the Henry Mtns (Utah). Elevation of work site is 10,400'.

It reminds me of Honda equipment. Easy to start and runs great. Im very pleased with it.
Reilly - 06/29/2021


I purchased the 289-SUA2000i-2 for my camper. I placed them on a carrier
attached to the trailer receiver and everything worked great.....EXCEPT...
while the generater were run i went into the camper and the vibrations were so
bad i had to turn the generators off. do you have any suggeations.generators
started on the firt pull and ran great.

Unfortunately, the vibrations you mentioned are unavoidable. Any internal combustion engine will have a certain amount of vibration, because your cargo tray is attached to a hitch bolted to the campers frame, that vibration is transmitted directly to the structure of your camper. Some sort of closed-cell foam mat might help isolate the vibration from the camper.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 07/19/2018


Received generators today. One box was torn pretty badly but there appears to be no damage to the generator. I added oil and inspected them. They appear to be well made with some nice features not found on others. Raining here so will have to postpone the start-up for a day or two.

I purchased 2 of those generators and after reading many reviews I thought that they would power the ac on my camp trailer. I was wrong they will not start the ac and they will not run the microwave. So, all that being said they do work, as I can run lights and tv but for me and my intent they were a waste of money. I now need a larger generator that I can’t afford so they sit in my shed and gather dust.
Gene - 03/21/2019


I bought 2. They start easily and are pretty quiet. Easy to move around .
Both connected in parallel will NOT run my RV air conditioner.

When set up in parallel, the 289-SUA2000i-2 generator set has a startup or surge max power output of 3800 watts, and a max running output of 3000 watts. In order to determine if this will be sufficient to run your RV A/C unit, youll need to know the max amount of power needed for start up. If the compressor for your A/C requires more than 3800 watts to start, this generator set wont be sufficient.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 09/26/2018


The generators are reasonably quiet. Don't be mislead by reviews suggesting that they will run even a small new rooftop RV A/C in parallel. That has not been my experience. Maybe with the EZ start capacitor modification, but in stock form the A/C overloads the gens.


eTrailer service was fantastic! The 5-star rating is for eTrailers, not the product. Yet. (See below)

I just received the generators and have forwarded them on to my friends in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico, where they will certainly be put to the test. Updates once they arrive there!


I really like the generators because they are quiet and they last a good amount of time on a full tank. I've used them several times when we've gone dry camping and on other situation and thus far I am very pleased.


I’m satisfied with prompt delivery and communication.
Thanks so much,


I have used these generators very little in the past year. Ì run them often to keep them ready for when I really need them. They have performed wonderfully. So far they have lived up to the reviews and I am happy as a pappy. Thanks!


I have used these generator for power at my sight in AZ for 6 month that I'm there, which has no power to it, up to 12 hour on some days and they ran just great. They have not gave me any problems what so ever, they are great products and I would recommend these with great confidence to any one that need a generator.


No problems,fast shipping,nice units,internal built in parallel kit is a plus over other units.


Product came early . Etrailer customer support was excellent . It was exactly what i was looking for .


Excellent equipment, thanks very much!


Fast shipping...great price!
both units added oil and gas fired them up and put them to work.
Doesn't get any better than that.


I had a problem with my order, it wasn't processed. I was promptly contacted and the issue was resolved. Great service, thanks George J.




So far great, customer service excellent. Fired them up and they are running now.


Very good


¡Muy buenos equipos, gracias!


Review from a similar Senci Motor in Generators

i want to start off by saying Overall i really like this Generator. i was wanting one i could easily carry around when i need a little a/c power, especially when the power goes out here in Oklahoma due to weather related issues which happen every year, WITHOUT having to spend $1K for "other" units. i gave this 4 Stars (would have given it 4-1/2 if they had that rating) due to a couple of issues right out of the box. the first thing is: to check the oil level (or fill) you must remove 2 Phillips screws from the side panel and then the panel is still a little of a pain to pry off because of the tight fitting pins on the cover and the rubber grommets they plug into. and the other issue is the oil filler port is a little tricky to get to even with the supplied funnel (kind of a bad angle i think, JMO). These are NOT a huge issue by any means, just a little poor planning when designing this unit. NOW, on to the Good Points. After i added the Oil and Gas i pulled on the Starter Rope a few times before i switched it to "START". i think it took 3 pulls and it fired right up. within just a little bit of time i swithced it to "ON" and it smoothed right out and idled and ran perfect. All of the buttons, switches and sockets are easily accessible. i REALLY like the 12vDC socket on this unit. i plugged in my 12v. Portable Air Compressor into it and it worked great. I then tested it with my electric chain saw, blower and vacuum and they also ran perfectly. in an emergency i'm sure this generator will run my refrigerator as well. This unit is certainly much more quiet than my other generators too, especially when it's set to "Eco Mode" it's really quiet idling. another nice thing is the accessories that are supplied with it - The Cables, the Adapter, the Tool Kit and the funnel. I will do some more testing and if need be i will update this Review but for now, "I AM a Happy Camper" and glad i bought this unit. Also, Once Again, i really like doing business with etrailer. Their Customer Support is FANTASTIC......... (and NO, this is NOT a paid Advertisement, i mean it) Thank YOU

after 1 year im still learning on how to start it easier but that may never happen even though im still able to get it going without too much pulling on the cord. the bottom line is im still quite happy with this generator.
Roadkill i - 01/24/2022


Review from a similar Senci Motor in Generators

Excellent great product so small and powerful. And the best part etrailer customer service follow up with you and verify if everything is OK with the shipment and product. AWESOME!!!

Is working great after a year, thank you etrailer for follow up.
Edwin - 02/13/2019


Review from a similar Senci Motor in Generators

Product arrived ahead of the original delivery date and was in perfect shape. Added Oil and Gas, fired up on the 2nd pull. I took it with me to a remote cabin site and proceeded to use if for 2 days running saws and a compressor. Started with no more than 2 pulls each time and ran perfectly. Also runs very quiet, had no problems carrying on a conversation while standing next to it. I recommend it to anyone that needs a small Generator.

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