etrailer Generators - Inverter - 333-0002 Review

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Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at an etrailer 3200 watt portable inverter generator. The inverter generator provides a portable power source. Starting wattage for this unit is 3200 watts. Running wattage is 2900 watts. Now this is great for camping, RVing, work sites, and really any application that calls for needing portable power. If you need more power, you can actually operate this unit in parallel with other models.

If pairing with another unit, you will need to purchase a parallel kit. Parallel kits are sold separately and available at feature, or excuse me, this model features manual start when it comes to the starting method. So we do have another model just like this one that has electric start. That's available at, but this one, again, features manual start with a recoil starter. It comes with a few accessories.

So we do get the appropriate oil, that's SAE 10W30 engine oil. We also get the oil funnel. We get the wrench for the spark plug, and we also get a screwdriver, so that way we can remove the access panel here when needed. And then we also get a battery charging cable and I'll go over that a little bit more in-depth in a moment. It is RV ready with the 30 amp RV TT-30R receptacle.I do want to point out that all of the ports on the unit have these dust caps on them, even the small ports and those dust caps keep dirt, grime and moisture out of those connection points when nothing's connected.

It's got carrying handles on top, so that way you can lift it and move it around when needed. Please keep in mind, that this does weigh a little bit. So dry weight is 84 pounds, so be careful when doing that.But you'll also notice that it has the never flat wheels that are made from a durable plastic and rubber construction. So you can take the handle right here, extend it out and then you can lift the unit up or pivot it up, and then push it around or pull it as necessary. And then when that handle's not being used, it folds down and really, you don't even know it's there.

It does feature padded feet so the unit doesn't move around when running. It offers quiet operation with the Whisper Series muffler. Noise level is 59 decibels. It features 171 cc single cylinder, air cooled four stroke OHV engine, that's overhead valve, for longer life, higher performance and lower maintenance.It has a 1.8 gallon gas tank on the unit, so we have our gas cap here. You can take that off and then internally, that gas cap is held on there with a chain so you don't misplace it, and it does have the filter on the inside so you keep out any unwanted items from getting into the gasoline. So it's gonna keep out contaminants. And this is a automotive-style cap, so you place it on and once you get it tight, it'll start clicking to let you know that it's fully secure. But it does have the 1.8 gallon gas tank. Uses clean and fresh regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum 87 octane.Now, on generators, the run-time varies. So we definitely need to understand that. It varies depending on how the generator's used. Now this one has up to a nine hour run-time at 25% load. It also offers clean power with less than 3% THD or total harmonic distortion. So it is really great for charging your electrical components like phones, tablets and laptops. It does come with a quick reference guide and I want to point this out because it's a really nice quick reference guide. It's poster size, so if you have space available, you could hang this up, that way you can always see exactly the stuff that needed to be done to get the unit running. So that's included and it also comes with a nice manual. This walks you through everything step by step, it's very detailed.So now, what I want to do is simply just go over the components that you see here on the generator. We're gonna start right here. So, this whole section is our control panel. That's where all the fun stuff is. This right here is the fuel valve knob, and then we have the choke button, that's a pull button. And then we also have the recoil starter. Then right here, we have the engine switch, so you want to flip the switch to the on position, pull the recoil starter to start the generator, turn it to the off position to turn the generator off. Right below that we have the economy control switch. So it does feature an economy mode that can be activated in order to minimize fuel consumption and noise while operating the unit during times of reduced electrical output, allowing the engine speed to idle during periods of non-use. And then the engine speed will return to normal when an electrical load is connected. When the economy switch is off, the engine runs at normal speed continuously.And then right here, we have the three to one data minder, that's a multimeter, so you can push the select button to show the voltage, hertz and running hours of the unit. We also have the 120 volt, 20 amp duplex connectors right here, so that's two ports. These allow 20 amps of current to be drawn from the 120 volt receptacles. Then we also have the 120 volt, 30 amp RV receptacle with a maximum full load, 30 amp current that can be drawn from this 120 volt receptacle. And then we also have our indicator lights. So we have output ready indicator light, that remains on during normal operating conditions and then shuts off when the generator's overloaded. We have overload indicator light. This light turns on when the generator is overloaded and then will cut power to the receptacles and then we also have the oil warning indicator light.When that comes on, you need to check your oil levels because the engine will not run when the indicator is lit. So when the oil falls below the minimum level, the oil warning light indicator comes on and the engine stops automatically and it will not start until the proper amount of oil is in the crankcase. We also have our USB outlet. So that's right here. This is a DC 5 volt, 2.1 amp USB outlet. So you can plug in your devices with a USB cable. We have our circuit breakers. We have one for AC, one for DC. And then we also have our parallel operation outlets. So that's these two ports right here that are similar. These outlets are used for connecting two etrailer inverter generators for parallel operation. Just keep in mind a parallel kit is needed and sold separately.And then we also have the 12 volt DC outlet. This is a 8.3 amp of DC current that could be drawn from this receptacle. You want to use this outlet to charge 12 volt automotive-type batteries only. And again, that's the cable that's provided. So this cable plugs into that port and it's got the alligator clips on this end so you can connect it to the positive and negative posts of a 12 volt automotive battery.Down here we have our ground terminal and then again, everything has the outlet covers when it comes to the control panel. We have our carrying handles up top. We have our fuel cap, recoil starter, never flat wheels. Right here, we have the maintenance cover, okay So behind this we have the oil filler access, as well as air filter access. Back here we have the nice vented design and we have the muffler and spark arrestor. So overall, it's a nice unit for what it is. It's a compact design so we're looking at about 23 and 1/4 inches long, by 18 inches tall, by 17 and 7/8ths inches wide. The rated AC voltage is 120 volts. Rated frequency is 60 hertz. That's gonna do it for today's look at the etrailer 3200 watt manual start portable inverter generator.

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Todd 11/23/2019

Replaced A-ipower 2000W Red unit that would go into overload mode every time started returned and bought this unit and starts way easy compared to other unit Tool kit bag is real cheap and screw driver broke taking cover off need to spend a couple more bucks to replace tools with higher quality. But Generator is Awesome so Far liking it a-lot.63496

Reply from Jon G 12/20/2019


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