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A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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Why would I buy this?

  • Small and quiet, perfect for camping and tailgating
  • Safe for sensitive electronics like laptops and HDTVs
  • Includes battery clamps to charge a 12V battery

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Not enough power to start a RV air conditioner
  • Manual, pull cord start
This inverter generator supplies clean power for tailgating or small appliances in your RV. Parallel with another A-iPower generator for increased output. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics. Call 800-298-8924 to order A-iPower generators part number 289-SUA2000i or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all A-iPower products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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A-iPower Generators - 289-SUA2000i

  • A-iPower
  • Gas
  • 2000 Starting Watts
  • 1600 Running Watts
  • Inverter
  • 12 Volt Output
  • 120 Volt Output
  • Recoil Start
  • Hand Carry
  • Outdoor Use Only

This inverter generator supplies clean power for tailgating or small appliances in your RV. Parallel with another A-iPower generator for increased output. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics.


Features:

  • 2,000-Watt inverter generator provides a portable power source
    • (1) 120V outlet powers household appliances, tools, and electronic devices
    • (1) 120V 30-amp L5-30R twist-lock receptacle
    • (1) 12V DC adapter outlet
  • Inverter lets you safely charge and run electronic devices
  • Easy-start engine offers hassle-free startup
    • Generator runs for 2-3 seconds after shutoff to burn excess gas in the carburetor
    • Helps prevent failed startups due to stagnant fuel
  • Multi-switch integrates the fuel on/off, choke on/off, and engine on/off functions for simple operation
  • Built-in parallel ability and included cables let you pair with another A-iPower inverter generator for increased output
    • Pair with another 2,000 watt generator (289-SUA2000i - sold separately) to increase power to 3,800 watts
    • Pair with a 2,300 watt generator (289-SUA2300i - sold separately) to increase power to 4,050 watts
  • Senci 4-stroke 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
  • Eco Throttle provides 2 engine modes
    • Eco mode - keeps engine rpm just high enough to power plugged-in devices
      • Saves fuel and reduces noise
    • High mode - maintains high engine rpm
      • Best for power demands of high-draw or rapid-cycling devices
  • Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation - quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner
  • 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
    • Warning indicator lights up if circuit is overloaded
    • Automatic voltage regulator (AVR) helps minimize voltage fluctuations
    • Spark arrester prevents release of flammable debris
  • Easy-to-read fuel gauge lets you know when gas level is low
  • Clean-running engine meets CARB and EPA standards
  • Portable generator weighs 46 lbs and includes built-in carry handle
  • Includes:
    • Generator
    • (1) 30-Amp RV adapter
    • DC charging cable
    • Spark plug wrench
    • Oil funnel
    • Owner's manual


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 2,000 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 1,600 watts
  • Running VAC amperage: 13.3 amps
  • DC output: 12V, 8.3 amps
  • Continuous run time:
    • At rated load: 4 hours
    • At 1/2 load: 7 hours
  • Dry weight: 46 lbs
  • Dimensions: 20" long x 11" wide x 19" tall
  • Noise level - measured at 23' away (normal conversation is 60 dB): 58 dB at 1/2 load
  • Engine type: Senci 79-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV
  • Engine hp: 2.5
  • Fuel tank capacity: 1.1 gal
  • Oil capacity: 0.4 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


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


Certifications

Meets the following important certification standards:

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

Powerful, Portable Generator

This inverter generator packs 2,000 watts of power to get you up and running whether you're at the campsite, worksite, or tailgate party. It lets you use the items you want and need, such as tools, small appliances, televisions, radios, fans, and lights. This lightweight unit has a carry handle right on top, making it easy to tote the generator wherever you go.


Safe for Sensitive Electronic Devices

This A-iPower generator uses a built-in inverter to produce clean AC power, making the generator safe to use with your electronic devices such as laptops and cell phones.


Electronic devices are made with delicate circuitry that requires steady, controlled electrical current. The electrical current produced by standard generators, however, is uncontrolled, allowing extreme fluctuations in power. And these fluctuations can easily damage your sensitive electronic devices.


This A-iPower generator, on the other hand, has a built-in inverter that controls the voltage that is produced. This important feature ensures that the generator is safe to use with your electronic equipment such as computers and medical devices.


Easy-Start Engine

This A-iPower generator's engine is designed to start up easily so you can power up faster and without hassle. The key to this easy startup is the elimination of excess fuel in the carburetor after each use. When the generator is turned off, the engine will continue to run for a few seconds to allow excess gas in the carburetor to burn off. Because the excess gas is burned off and not left to stagnate, the A-iPower generator will start up much easier and faster than a generator that contains old fuel in its engine.


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.


Multi-Switch Provides Simple Operation

A-iPower SUA2000i inverter generator multi-switch

The multi-switch on the A-iPower generator integrates the fuel on/off, choke on/off, and engine on/off functions so that operation is a no-brainer. Simply turn the multi-switch to "on" and pull the recoil start. Then move the switch to the "run" position right after the generator starts. Finally, turn the switch to "off" when you're ready to turn off the generator. Because the choke is automatic, there is no separate choke switch to worry about.


Built-in Parallel Ability

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

This A-iPower generator has a built-in parallel ability that lets you easily pair it with another generator to produce double the power. By doubling the power, you can run equipment with higher electrical demands. Pair 2 of these generators together, or pair this generator with another 2,000-watt A-iPower generator (sold separately). The included connection cables simply plug into the corresponding ports on the back of each generator. Because the parallel ability is built in, you don't have to purchase a separate kit and remember to bring it with you.


Eco Throttle Engine Speed Options

A-iPower SUA2000i inverter generator has Eco Throttle, or 2 engine speeds

You can choose between 2 modes of engine operation with a flip of a switch using the generator's Eco Throttle feature:

  1. Eco mode adjusts engine speed to match the power demands of your connected devices. In this mode, the engine runs only as fast as is necessary, keeping noise to a minimum and saving fuel. And this mode is not only kinder to your pocketbook and your ears, it's also easier on the environment.
  2. High mode operates the engine at a steady high speed. This setting is used for high-load situations or during frequent on-and-off cycling of electrical devices.

Safety Features

This A-iPower 2,000-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.


Will This Generator Run My RV Air Conditioner?

At etrailer, we perform numerous tests on generators to 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 A-iPower SUA2000i inverter generator has enough power to handle this critical function in your RV.


Air ConditionerWill it start and run?
Single 13,500 BtuNo
Single 15,000 BtuNo
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*
Blender400850
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
Microwave1,0000
Refrigerator8001,600
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

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 compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

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
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

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. 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.



SUA2000i AI Power Inverter Generator - 2,000 Watts - 120 Volts and 12 Volts - Portable - Gas

Installation Details 289-SUA2000I Installation instructions


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Video of A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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Video Transcript for A-iPower 2000-Watt Inverter Generator with Parallel Kit Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator, part number 289-SUA2000I. You can use AC and DC power at work, home or play with the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator. Here's a good look at our motor. It's a Senci 2.5 horsepower, 79 CC, single cylinder, air cooled four stroke overhead valve motor. It features a 12 V DC outlet, a 120 V household outlet and a 30 amp twist lock outlet with an adapter for your RV. Since it's an inverter generator, it's safe to run your electronic devices. It's easy to operate. The multi-switch integrates fuel on and off, engine on and off and choke on and off, into one switch. It features two engine modes.

Eco mode keeps the engine's RPMs just high enough to power plugged-in devices, which can save fuel and reduce noise. High mode maintains high engine RPM and that's best for power demands of high draw or rapid cycling devices. It has 2,000 starting or surge watts but keep in mind, the running watts are 1,600. Safety features include an overload indicator light, a low oil indicator light and a circuit breaker, which activates if you exceed the maximum capacity. The fuel gauge on top here lets us know when we need to add fuel. It's a quiet operation, so it won't drown out campground conversations. Here at our generator, it's peaking at about 88 decibels.

We're about 25 feet away and it's peaking about 69 decibels. If you need more power you can pick up a second generator to double your output, just use the included parallel cables to connect them. It holds about a gallon of fuel. If you're running the generator at full load, you'll get about four hours of use. If you're running it at half load, you'll get about seven hours of use. The whole thing weighs about 46 pounds. Now that we've got all the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to put it to good use but before we start it up, there's a few things that we need to do.

It doesn't come with oil, so we'll need to add oil. We can take our included Phillip's head screwdriver and remove these two screws here. We can set those aside because we will be reusing them to put it back together. Then, we can just pry off the red cover here. This yellow plug here is where we're going to be putting our oil. Let's go ahead and take that out, set that aside.

Then, we can grab our included funnel, put it into position and start adding some oil. You will have to provide your own oil. It holds just under a half a court. What we want to do is just add enough to where it's visible just beyond our threads. I think we have it where it needs to be. I'm going to go ahead and pull that funnel out and take a look. If we're still unsure, our plug doubles as a dipstick. Yep. I'd say we have it. You also notice the catch here. This is going to prevent any oil from spilling into the inside of our engine bay. Let's go ahead and reinsert our plug, there we go. While we've got it open, let's go ahead and show you how we can change and access our spark plug. It's going to be located right here. You can actually just pop that up like so and you can set that aside and you can see the spark plug is just right down in there. Then, we can come up to our access plug and push that out. We'll take our included spark plug tool, push that down until it's seated onto the spark plug. Put that in like so and then it acts as a wrench. With our cover back in place, one last thing we have to do is add fuel. The nice thing about this is it takes standard unleaded gasoline. You don't have to worry about a fuel/oil mix. Now, we can go ahead and put our cap back on. Since we're getting ready to start it, we need to make sure that our fuel cap vent is in the on position. To get started, we'll need to make sure that our eco mode is in the off position, so push that down. Then, we can come over to our knob here and we want to turn it to the start position. Now, we can go ahead and get it started. We'll grab our ergonomic recoil handle, hold onto the handle on top and pull it. What we want to do is let it warm up for just a little bit and then we can turn it to the run position. Let's go ahead and try that. Just as long as it remains running, we're all set. We're here at our camper today, let's go ahead and plug-in and test out our generator. Here in my camper I can already hear that my refrigerator is running, my lights are working. I can even use my microwave and my AC. If you listen, you can barely hear our generator just right outside. We can also use it to charge batteries. We'll take our included cables, plug into our DC outlet, then we can connect to our positive and negative battery terminals. We'll connect our positive, red first and then our negative. Then, we can just start up our generator and then we're charging. You can also use it to power electronics, household appliances and power tools. That's going to complete our look at the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator, part number 289-SUA2000I.


Customer Reviews

A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start - 289-SUA2000i

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

This inverter generator supplies clean power for tailgating or small appliances in your RV. Parallel with another A-iPower generator for increased output. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics.

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We used it to keep the battery charged and odd and ends worded like a champ and we can still talk with it running what more could you ask for. 508180


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Well it has been a year and it still runs like a champ. We have ran it all night for heat and it runs 8-12 hrs on a tank of gas and we stay warm. We have since bought an electric coffee pot to and it works great.
HANGER - 05/13/2019

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After a year of use on my SeaRay 290 sundancer I am extremely satisified with these inverters. I purchased 2. they came with the connector so I have 2 sets of cables for them. Both of these were several hundred $ less than 1 Honda. Honda might be a little quieter but with both running in ECO mode noise is not an issue for us in the cabin at night. And unless it is really hot and humid they will run 8-9 hours on a tank running my boats A/C, Outlets, frig, and charging boat battery. They start right up. outside is all plastic or rubber. even spark plug is covered with rubber cover. These is great with the salt water environment they are exposed too. I simply wash them with soapy water when I get home and spray exhaust with an anti-corrosive spray. Done! They still look like and perform like new. Probably 80-100 hours on them. 575498



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The unit always started and performend as advertised during a 1 week power outage. Thanks 734326



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I have purchased one of these over a year ago and love it. It’s quiet and just runs. There is a small sputter once in a while but what small gas engine doesn’t do this. This thing runs everything in the camper but the AC. Side note, it will run the AC but it won’t start it. That is why I just bought this one to run in parallel. It will start the AC now and once it’s going I shut one off. You can buy a bigger unit but they are much bigger and heavier. These units are small and fit in the pass through storage in my camper. The price, this is the main reason I bought these, they work just as good as the other top two and have the same quality build. I’m not a brand shopper and always look for a fare price on my purchases. The name brands are great, but they are priced to high and I can buy two of these for just one of the others. 702694



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I love this little generator. We got this as a backup for power outages and also to run our camper when boondocking. The generator worked great during a couple of hurricane related power outages last year to power lamps, satellite internet modem and wi-fi routers, and pumps and heaters on my saltwater aquarium. We have used it on a number of occasions to run the 5000 btu window unit in our camper along with the camper’s other 120 VAC equipment. We haven’t tried running the 1300 Watt microwave yet. The only time I had it overload was when trying to run a small keurig coffee maker and the air-conditioner simultaneously. I’ve since measured power usage of both and found that the Keurig spikes to about 1350 Watts for 30-60 seconds and that the AC unit uses about 600 Watts running (1600 Watts start-up). So, the 2 together are over what the generator is rated to produce. This is such a lightweight and quiet unit. I have also used it to power an air compressor and circular saw on a part of my property where I don’t have power. It didn’t miss a beat. 699930



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I bought this generator to run my camper. It is easy to start and very quiet, especially on eco mode. It has plenty of power to run a camper. It is basically the same as the [competing brand], just half the price. I did originally get one that had a manufacturing defect that caused it to leak gas, but I conta Ted etrailer and they sent me another one the next day. I have bought a lot of stuff for my truck and camper from etrailer and they are very easy to work with. They have great customer service. 697513



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We purchased this for power outages. Have had 2 this year. It ran lights and a window a/c. Winter outage ran lights and Woodstove blower. I run the generator for an hour month for maintenance reasons. I have also run our refrigerator from this. Runs great! 690506



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runs well, is quiet and easy to start. I bought two of these and with the parallel cord they will not start my 13500 btu roof top A/C on my rv and if they do get it going they cut out after 5 minutes. I did not put a meter on the pair to see what the output watts were but I am sure it is less than 3200 constant. 653010



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The generator is great...but the most important...etrailer customer service is the best. 643916



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Great product at a great price. I use it for my camp trailer and it works great. It arrived quickly from etrailer without any hassle. Highly recommend. 634780



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I am well please with the generator. It is just as advertised and was well packed and arrived on time in great condition. All the items for this product are included and it is well designed. You will be well pleased. Make sure to follow all instructions as defined in the user manual. Satisfied 598859



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Great little generator. We mainly bought this because my wife uses a CPAP and we wanted her to be able to use it when we are boondocking. It did work great for that. However, when we tried to use our Keurig coffee maker in the morning it would pop the breaker. The only way to make coffee was to disconnect the unit from the trailer and plug the coffee maker directly into it. 598542



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Works Great Easy Start Every time.. I would highly recommend premium Fuel. 597905



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Have had the generator for 1 year and have used it approx 8-10 times with last week being the last time. Its powered circular saws, grinders and air compressors (for nail guns) when doing work in the back woods on my hunting cabin. It then powered the cabin so i had lights and fresh coffee from my coffee maker. The last week I needed it to power a 6-volt tractor battery charger to charge an old farm tractors battery that sits way back in the woods. After 3 pulls the generator started right up in 25 degree weather and charged the battery for the next 4.5 hrs. This generator has not let me down once and starts each and every time after 2-4 pulls. Definitely recommend it. 590849



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Since we buy the generaror (1 year ago) it works awsome. No problems no issues at all. Two thumbs up. 575776



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Great product. Efficient. 575026



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The start up was simple and easy. This is a lighter weight generator that is easy to move around. I was very impressed with how quiet it is. Delivery was quick. 571092



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I thought it run my camp but it won’t 557388


Comments
A-ipower generator Part # 289-SUA2000I 2,000 watt inverter generator may not provide enough starting watts to power your campsite. To determine your power needs, add up the total running wattage of each of the devices you are trying to power with the generator. The next step is to determine the starting wattage how much power it requires to turn on for each device you want to power. Determine which device has the most starting watts and add that to the number the total of the running watts that you calculated earlier. The sum of those two numbers equals the amount of starting watts required to power your campsite. If your starting watt number exceeds 2,000 watts, this generator alone will not be sufficient for your campsite. A-ipower generator part # 289-SUA2000I does come with a parrell kit that allows you to connect to a second 289-SUA2000I and produce 3,800 watts of starting power. If the starting watts required for your needs exceed 3,800, I recommend etrailer brand portable generators part # 333-0001-0002. This etrailer generator offers 4,900 watts of starting power and is an inverter generator so it is safe to charge electronics such as laptops and cell phones.
-- Heather A - 08/25/2018

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I haven't unpacked it yet. However I'm assuming it should be just what I'm looking for. 556546



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Very satisfied , very quiet, runs ver w ell. 550637



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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. 540638



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Excellent generator. I own a Honda 2200 as well. Ran them side by side and it sounded about the same noise level. My DB meter said the Honda was 2 DBs quieter, but I could not tell the difference with my ears alone. My Ai power fired up my 12000 btu AC no problem but could not start the 15000 btu unit. The Honda can barely start the 15000 unit, but it strains. The Honda is also a little larger unit rated at 2200watts max versus 2000. So this is a great unit and as long as you don’t need the extra capacity to start a large AC. I am also very impressed with the build quality of this unit. Also Etrailer did a great job. The unit arrrived promptly and undamaged. 528800



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Put gas and oil in it started first pull. Plugged in to my trailer every thing works. I knew it run my 15000btu air conditioner 527925



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The shipping was swift and I was able to test the generator with a 1000 W microwave and then a small 1500 W radiant heater. Everything worked as it should. I got a chance to use it a couple of days ago for the first time after testing a month ago. NO OUTPUT!! The AC voltage is only 83V. Disappointed. I e-mailed A-ipower this morning to see who does warranty repairs in my area. Hopefully they won't take their time. It appears to be well made but again, disappointed. More stars later if it gets fixed fast! 501049



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I know it's not a Honda I was a little concerned but need one to for off grid use bought one locally at a discount hardware store and returned it after finding this one on etrailer this thing is as good as a Honda might be a little louder but for the huge price saving and the accessories it comes with it can't be beat thought about purchasing another for parallel use 497642


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  • Can A-iPower SUA2000i Run Parallel Connection with A-iPower model SC2000i?
    There are A-iPower generators capable of running in parallel, but the SUA2000i cannot be paired with the SC2000i model. Instead, you would be able to use the A-iPower Inverter Generators w/ Parallel Kit # 289-SUA2000I-2, which gives you a pair of generators, two 30-Amp RV adapters, two DC charging cables, two spark plug wrenches, and two oil funnels. I've added a link to a video review of this product for you to take a look at.
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  • Generator Cover Recommendation for A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I
    The best fitting generator cover we offer for the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I is going to be the Storage Cover for etrailer 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator # 333-0009. This will be a little bit too large but with drawstring you'll be able to make it fit the generator tighter.
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  • Generator 30-Amp Male to Dual 20-Amp Female Y-Cord Adapter
    Yes, we have just what you're looking for. The Mighty Cord Generator Adapter Y-Cord # A10-G3020Y has a male 30-amp plug to match the outlet on your generator # 289-SUA2000I that splits to two female outlets that will accept standard 110-volt devices. Overall length is approximately 36-inches. Please refer to the linked photo that shows you all connectors on this item.
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  • What is Noise Level on A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator and Can it Power Sensitive Electronics
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I referenced in your question is a 2,000-watt inverter generator that can absolutely provide power to electronics like a computer or TV. It will have no issue running and charging these sensitive devices. This particular generator is actually relatively quiet when running and has a noise output that is quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner. This unit will not produce enough noise to drown out surrounding conversation. I do not...
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  • What are the Differences Between A-iPower Generators
    There is little difference between the pair of generators you referenced. The biggest is that # 289-SUA2000I uses a Senci 79-cc engine while 289-AP2000I uses a Yamaha MZ80 79-cc engine and is an inch longer and wider. Apart from that you will not be able to find a difference so I would not classify one as better than the other. I have attached links to video reviews of both generators for you to take a look at.
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  • How to Connect a Camper with 50 Amp Receptacle to a Generator
    In order to connect a generator to a camper you would need a dogbone adapter with a female plug that matches the camper and a male plug that matches the generator. For example, the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 289-SUA2000I has a 30 amp female receptacle and your camper has a 50 amp male receptacle therefore the correct adapter for you would be the Mighty Cord Generator Adapter part # A10-G30450VP. We currently do not carry Honda generators therefore I would...
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  • How to Determine if Generator Can Power AC Unit
    I would imagine that an A-iPower generator, like part # 289-SUA2000I, would be able to handle the start up and continuous watts of an 8,000 btu AC unit because the 13,500 btu Atwood Air Command # AT15032-22 has a startup of 3,795 watts and a running of 1,265 watts and it is about twice the power as the unit you are looking at. With that being said, the only way to guarantee this is to look at the specs for the AC unit and make sure they don't exceed that of your generator. A lot of AC units...
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  • Recommended Generators To Be Run In Parallel For 34 Foot 50 Amp 5th Wheel Trailer
    For two smaller generators that you can run in parallel to double your power, I recommend the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit - Senci Motor - Portable - Gas - 120V # 289-SUA2000I. This generator comes with the connection cables to run to your second generator. This is a very easy to use application and each generator weighs just 46 lbs. This easy to use generator has two modes, high and eco. I've attached some videos to help.
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  • Can A-iPower 2000-Watt Inverter Generator With Parallel Kit Work With A Honda 2000 Generator?
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit - Senci Motor - Portable - Gas - 120V, # 289-SUA2000I is designed to be paired with a second identical model. They have not tried pairing it with other brands, so they can't confirm or deny a fit. As I spoke with their tech, he said that they have had many customers ask but they haven't been able to confirm either way yet as they haven't heard back from those customers.
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  • Should A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I be Exposed to Rain
    A-iPower states that their generators like the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I that you referenced should not be exposed to rain, snow or standing water. You'd need to protect it at all times for rain.
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  • Does Yamaha Make Motor of the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit # 289-SUA2000I
    Yes, the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit # 289-SUA2000I uses a Senci engine so similar to the Yamaha MZ80 that the parts are interchangeable engine.
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  • A-iPower 2000-watt Inverter Generator for Portable Power
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 289-SUA2000I is what I believe you are looking for and it is available. It has a Senci 4-stroke engine that has cast iron cylinder sleeves for long engine life. It can be paired with an additional 2,000 watt generator from A-iPower but allow parallel connection with increased output. This unit is efficient and quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner.
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  • Is there a Conversion Kit for Generator Compatibility with Propane Use
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 289-SUA2000I is not compatible with propane use. Unfortunately there is not an kit we carry to convert to propane use. We do have generators that use propane and the smallest is the Buffalo Tools 4,000-Watt Generator - 3,250 Running Watts - Propane - Manual Start # BTGEN4000LPC. If you want a generator that can use either gas or propane I recommend the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator...
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  • Fuel Choice for A-iPower Inverter Generator
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 289-SUA2000I prefers to use standard gasoline with ethanol. Ethanol is used as an "oxygenate" and is added to fuel to help reduce hydrocarbon emissions that cause air pollution. The attached instructions state to "use clean, fresh, regular unleaded fuel with a minimum octane rating of 85." Marine fuel can actually cause your engine to produce less power and will require more fuel to perform...
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  • Can One Generator be Shut Off When Wired In Parallel with Another Generator
    When run in parallel with a second A-iPower Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I you can indeed shut the second generator off while continuing to run the AC unit with just the first generator. You will just want to make sure that the running power output (1,600 watts) of this generator is enough to run the air conditioner. When run in parallel the two A-iPower Generators will provide a starting power output of 3,800 watts.
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  • Can A-iPower Generator be Run in Parallel with Other Brands
    We have gotten this question before and been told that generators such as the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I are designed to be run in parallel with an identical model of generator. They have made no attempts to try and test it outside of the exact same models so there is not currently a way to confirm it will work and I recommend sticking with the same model of generator to run parallel. (Hemos recibido esta pregunta anteriormente y se nos ha dicho que...
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  • Generator Will Shut Off After Running for a Minute
    There are a wide variety of things that could be causing your generator, like the A-iPower # 289-SUA2000I, to shut off after a minute of running it. The common things to check for are making sure it has enough gas, that the gas is not old, how long it has been since the generator was started, if the battery is strong, and if you have a plugged fuel line. If it has been a while since the generator was started or if the gas is old it could have plugged a fuel line or gummed up the carburetor....
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  • Availability of A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I
    Yes we carry the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I that you are looking for. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Is 30 Amp Port of A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Active without Being Paralleled
    Yes, the 30 amp port on the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I is active without the generator paralleled.
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  • Can I Use External Gas Tank With the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
    I contacted A-iPower and the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 289-SUA2000i is not really designed to be used with an external tank so you may need to use some type of pump like part # FT10803 to manually siphon the gas from the external tank to the generator. We do not sell anything automatic that I can recommend.
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  • Customers Reviews for the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I
    You are definitely looking in the right spot to seal the deal on your purchase of the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I. I can list all of the specs and benefits for the generator but at the end of the day it really comes down to how well it performs. Out of the reviews we currently have (May 2018) almost all of them are 5 stars which goes to show what users think about it. This is backed up by the 2-year warranty (1-year for parts and labor, 2-years for parts...
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  • Generator Recommendation for a Trailer with a Heater
    A heater is going to draw enough amperage that you are going to want to use a generator to power it. Based on the usual amount of amperage that a heater will draw according to Powerhouse, (1,400 continuous watts), I would recommend the # 289-SUA2000I.
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  • A-iPower Portable Generator Fuel Shutoff and Storage Preparation
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I does not have a fuel shutoff valve or petcock. For long term storage, they recommend draining the tank, then running the motor until it stops and removing the drain screw on the carburetor float chamber then reinstalling. For regular use, you will just leave gas in the tank and carburetor and turn the multi function knob to off and closed the vent on the gas cap. I've attached in instructions to help further. Page...
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  • Recommended Generator for Supplying Power to Refrigerator and Other Household Items
    In order to determine what size generator you will need, it's best to locate the electrical demands of the equipment that you want to operate. You will want to look for both the starting output (the power it takes to start an appliance like your refrigerator) and the running output (the power it takes to keep it running) in watts. This information should be listed on the appliance itself. Once you have this information, you will want to determine the total running wattage for the devices...
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  • Recommended Power Inverter Generator for Electronic Use
    The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit - Senci Motor - Portable - Gas - 120V # 289-SUA2000I is a great option for running your Ham Radio. Depending on the equipment you run, you could very likely use the eco-mode to reduce the decibel level and also reduce the fuel consumption. The typical running volume of this unit is quieter than a vacuum cleaner and will not produce enough volume to drown out surrounding conversations. This inverter generator will give you clean...
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  • Recommended A-iPower 2,000 Watt Generator
    I recommend looking at the A-iPower 2,000 Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I. This portable 2,000-watt inverter generator can supply AC/DC electricity and features an easy-start engine for a hassle-free operation. It has an easy to read fuel gauge that will let you know when the gas level is low and has a nice, quiet operation that won't drown out conversation. A really nice thing about this particular model is that it has built-in parallel ability that will let you pair the generator...
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  • Can the Shore Power Cord From the Trailer Be Plugged Into a Generator To Power a Window AC Unit
    If the AC power consumption of your trailer does not exceed the 1,600 watt rating of the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 289-SUA2000I then yes, you can plug the shore power cord on your trailer directly into your generator using the Mighty Cord Generator Adapter Plug part # A10-G3030AVP. You don't need to worry about not having the full 30 amps at the power source as the trailer is only going to draw as much as it needs. Since, you will only be using around a third...
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  • Are Power Inverter With Continuous Power Modified Sine or Pure Sine Wave?
    Continuous power does not mean modified or pure sine wave. If you have a specific model you are looking at, I can help further. For instance, the Power Inverter 1000 Watts with Three AC Receptacles # WC3720 says continuous power and is a Modified Sine Wave AC Output waveform. Some of the sample applications are even confusing as they are often used as Pure Sine wave applications, but based on the size are adequate. Then the Pure Sine Wave inverter, the Wagan Elite 200 Watt PRO Pure...
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  • Best Way To Power an Enclosed Travel Trailer
    I do have a few options for you to power a cordless drill, lights, and coffee pot inside you enclosed travel trailer but using a solar panel would not be the best or most cost effective setup. Basically, you are going to end up having to cover the entire roof of your trailer to power the above items. Instead, I recommend purchasing a 12 volt auxiliary battery like the one you would find in a car and then using a power inverter like part # WC3720 as well as a battery charger like part...
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  • Operation of AC Unit and Other Outlet From 2000 Watt Portable Generator
    We don't carry any 20 amp power inlets. I recommend you upgrade to the Epicord 30 Amp Twist Lock Power Inlet - White # 277-000137 or black # 277-000138. This will work well with a 2000 watt generator like the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator w/ Parallel Kit - Senci Motor - Portable - Gas - 120V # 289-SUA2000I. This combination will allow you to run the interior plugs but not at their max simultaneously. You would need to consider adding the second generator in parallel # 289-SUA2000I-2...
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