A-iPower 2,300-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,800 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

A-iPower 2,300-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,800 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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  • A-iPower
  • 2300 Starting Watts
  • 1800 Running Watts
  • Recoil Start
  • 120 Volt Output
  • Inverter
  • Outdoor Use Only
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Portable 2,300-watt inverter generator supplies electricity for home, work, or play. Built-in parallel kit lets you pair another A-iPower inverter generator for increased output. Safe for sensitive electronics. Includes adapter for RV connection. Call 800-298-8924 to order A-iPower generators part number 289-SUA2300I or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all A-iPower products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for A-iPower 2,300-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,800 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.


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A-iPower Generators - 289-SUA2300I

Portable 2,300-watt inverter generator supplies electricity for home, work, or play. Built-in parallel kit lets you pair another A-iPower inverter generator for increased output. Safe for sensitive electronics. Includes adapter for RV connection.


Features:

  • 2,300-Watt inverter generator provides a portable power source
    • (1) 120V 20-Amp NEMA outlet powers household appliances, tools, and electronic devices
    • (1) 120V 30-Amp L5-30R twist-lock outlet powers large household appliances and tools
      • Included L5-30P to TT-30R adapter provides a RV connection point
    • (1) 12V 8.3-Amp DC adapter outlet
    • (1) 5V USB outlet powers cell phones, tablets, and other portable electronics
  • Integrated inverter lets you safely charge and run electronic devices
  • Easy-start engine with recoil pull handle offers reliable startup
  • Data Center monitors fuel level, power output, voltage, frequency, and running hours
  • Built-in parallel ability and included cables let you pair with another A-iPower inverter generator for increased output
    • Pair with another 2,300 watt generator (289-SUA2300i - sold separately) to increase power to 4,350 watts
    • Pair with a 2,000 watt generator (289-SUA2000i - sold separately) to increase power to 4,050 watts
  • Eco-Throttle reduces engine noise and conserves fuel to increase run time
    • Automatically ramps up to accommodate equipment as needed and returns to idle when load is removed
    • Charges cell phones and other low-draw equipment without increasing engine speed
  • Senci 4-stroke engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
    • Cast iron cylinder sleeves help ensure long engine life
  • Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation
  • Safety features promote accident-free use
    • Warning light comes on when oil is low, and engine automatically stops if oil level is too low for safe use
    • Warning indicator lights up if circuit is overloaded
    • Automatic voltage regulator helps minimize voltage fluctuations
    • Spark arrester prevents release of flammable debris
  • Clean-running engine meets CARB and EPA standards
  • Portable generator weighs 50.7 lbs and includes built-in wheels and carry handle
    • Telescoping handle makes it easy to roll the generator when needed
  • Includes:
    • Generator
    • Parallel cables
    • 30-Amp L5-30R to LR-30R RV adapter
    • DC charging cable
    • Engine oil
    • Oil funnel
    • Tool kit
    • Owner's manual
    • Quick reference guide


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 2,300 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 1,800 watts
  • DC output: 12V, 8.3 amps
  • Running VAC amperage: 15 amps
  • Continuous run time:
    • 1/2 load: 6.5 hours
    • Full load: 4 hours
  • Dry weight: 50.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 22" long x 20-13/16" tall x 13-15/16" wide
  • Noise level (normal conversation is 60 dB):
    • Measured at 23' away at 1/2 load: 58 dB
    • Measured at 23' away at 3/4 load: 68 dB
  • Engine type: Senci 79-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV
  • Engine hp: 2.5
  • Fuel type: gasoline
  • Fuel tank capacity: 1.1 gal
  • Oil capacity: 0.4 qt
  • Oil type: SAE 10W-30
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • Warranty:
    • 2-Year for residential use
    • 1-Year for commercial use


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

SUA2300i control panel

This inverter generator packs 2,300 watts of power to get you up and running whether you're at the campsite, worksite, or tailgate party. This powerful generator comes with (1) 120V NEMA outlet for safely powering household appliances, tools, and electronic devices. It also features (1) 120V L5-30R twist-lock outlet for large appliances and motorized tools with greater electrical demands. Additionally, the generator has (1) 12V 8.3-Amp DC outlet that charges automotive and marine batteries. Lastly, it includes (1) 5V USB outlet to charge cell phones, tablets, and other portable electronics.


As an added convenience, the SUA2300i 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.


SUA2300i carry handle

This lightweight unit has a carry handle on top, as well as a telescoping handle, making it easy to take the generator wherever you go.


Safe for Sensitive Electronic Devices

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


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.


Built-in Parallel Ability

SUA2300i parallel

The SUA2300i has built-in parallel capability letting you to pair it with any A-iPower inverter generator for increased power output. In addition, you can pair it to a Honda or Predator inverter generator. Simply plug the included cables into the corresponding parallel ports on each generator's control panel.


parallel cables

You can pair directly with a 2,300 watt generator (289-SUA2300i - sold separately) to increase power output to 4,350 watts. You can also connect it to a 2,000 watt generator (289-2000i - sold separately) to increase power output to 4,050 watts. Because the parallel ability is built in, you don't have to purchase a separate kit and remember to bring it with you. By increasing the power output, you can run equipment with higher electrical demands.


Multi-Switch Provides Simple Operation

SUA2300i 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.


Eco Throttle Engine Speed Options

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 2,300-watt generator also comes with many safety features that protect both you and the generator itself. The digital Data Center monitors fuel level, power output, voltage, frequency, and running hours.


SUA2300i data center

Also, 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. In addition, an automatic voltage regulator assists in minimizing voltage fluctuations which helps to maintain a steady flow of electricity.


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 Devices Starting Watts Running Watts
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu) 1,800 1,200
Refrigerator 1,600 800
Electric drill 600 450
Floor fan 0 100

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 Devices Starting Watts Running Watts
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu) 1,800 1,200
Refrigerator 1,600 800
Electric drill 600 450
Floor fan 0 100

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

Device Starting Watts Running Watts of All Connected Devices Total Starting Watts Required
1. Air conditioner 1,800 + 0 (nothing connected) = 1,800
2. Refrigerator 1,600 + 1,200 (AC) = 2,800
3. Electric drill 600 + 2,000 (AC + refrigerator) = 2,600
4. Floor fan 100* + 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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Speaker 1: Today we're going to look at the A-iPower Manual start, 2,300 watt, portable gas inverter generator. Now this portable 2,300 watt inverter generator will supply electricity for your home, work, or play. Does come with a built-in parallel kit that'll let you pair with another generator for increased output. This inverter generator will provide a couple plugs right here on the front. You can see it has 120 volt, 20 amp NEEMA outlet, which will power your household appliances, tools, and electronic devices. Right next to it is a larger, 120 volt, 30 amp L5-30R twist lock outlet, and that'll power large household appliances and tools, and what's unique is they're going to give you this nice adapter here that you can plug into that L5-30R outlet and it'll change it to a TT30R plug to provide an RV connection point.Also right over here if you pop open the cap you'll have a 12 volt 8.3 amp DC adapter outlet.

Also up here it has a 5 volt USB outlet to power your cell phones, tablets, other portable electronics. It is an integrated invertor so it does let you safely charge and run electronic devices. Right at the top here it has a nice data center which will monitor your fuel level, power output, voltage, frequency and running hours. It has a very easy start engine. It has this nice recoil pull handle.

Offers reliable startup and I mentioned it has the builtin parallel ability and the included cables here that'll let you pair this generator with another A-iPower 2300 watt generator to increase the power to over 4000 watts.This switch right here is an eco-throttle which reduces your engine noise, converses fuel to increase the run time. It'll automatically ramp up to accommodate equipment as needed and then returns to idle when the load is removed and you can charge cell phones and other load draw equipment without increasing the engine speed. The engine on this is a Sensi four stroke engine. It uses standard unleaded gas, so there's no need to mix any gas and oil. It does use cast iron cylinder sleeves to help ensure long engine life and it is a clean running engine, so it does meet the Carbon EPA standards.

Very quiet operation. It won't drowned out campground conversation. Just to give you an idea of the noise level in a normal conversation is about 60 decibels. This generator measured at 23 feet away at half load will be 58 decibels. Measured at 23 feet away at 3/4 of a load is about 68 decibels, so pretty quiet generator.The safety features do promote accident free use.

They do have a warning light that'll come on when oil is low and the engine will automatically stop if the oil level is too low for safe use. Have warning indicator lights that'll light up the circuit if it is over loaded. Automatic voltage regulator helps minimize voltage fluctuations and on the very back right here they do use a spark arrestor which prevents release of flammable debris. This generator weighs about 51 pounds dry. It does include the built in wheels you can see right here and a nice carry handle. It does have a nice telescoping handle. If you push in on this red button, you can pull this handle all the way out and you can see this telescoping handle make it easy to roll the generator when needed.Then when you're done just push that button and it retracts all the way back in. Now that includes everything laid out here on the table, the generator. We mentioned the parallel cables. A set of 12 volt DC battery charging cables, the adapter, the 30 amp L5-30R to LR-30R RV adapter. A tool kit here which includes a screwdriver and a spark plug tool. Nice owner's manual. Over there it does include some engine oil and the engine funnel to install it.A few specs on this. The starting surge power output is 2300 watts. The running power output is 1800 watts. DC output on it is 12 volts is 8.3 amps. Continuous run time on a half load is 6.5 hours, full load is four hours. We had mentioned the engine type. It is a 2.5 horsepower Sensi 79 cc single cylinder air cooled four stroke overhead valve. Fuel type again is gasoline. Fuel tank capacity, here's your cap right here. It's going to be about 1.1 gallon. The oil type it uses is a 10W30. The power line frequency is about 60 Hz.One note on this, the gas generators do produce carbon monoxide which is poisonous, so for your safety you always be sure to operate this gas powered generator outdoors, but that should do it for the review on the A-iPower Manual Start 2300 watt portable gas inverter generator.

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