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A-iPower AP4000 - 3000/4000W Portable Generator

The A-iPower AP4000 is a compact open frame generator with a rated wattage of 3000 W and a starting wattage of 4000 W.

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Price history for the A-iPower AP4000
Latest updates:
  • $314.99 - November 24, 2022
  • $349.99 - September 8, 2022
  • $314.99 - August 17, 2022
  • $349.99 - August 14, 2022
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Since: August 14, 2022
  • Highest Price: $349.99 - August 14, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $314.99 - August 17, 2022

Description

The A-iPower AP4000 provides 4,000 watts of starting power and 3,000 watts of running power, The generator features a TT-30R RV outlet and an easy-to-reach control panel, which conveniently provides easy, user-friendly access. The generator is powered by A-iPower 208cc/7hp OHV engine, combined with an efficient, high-output alternator designed and manufactured by Senci to deliver greater peak wattage when starting motor-driven tools and appliances.

Zoom on the A-iPower AP4000

In summary, the A-iPower AP4000 is a compact portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower AP4000 in use

The A-iPower AP4000

The A-iPower AP4000 houses a 208 cc (7 hp) Senci OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 3000W along with a peak wattage of 4000W.

With a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than an office), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the AP4000 can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.33 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 4 gallons.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 3 AC outlets:

120V 20A (5-20R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this A-iPower generator is RV Ready.

Portability

With its dimensions of L23.2 x W16.9 x H18.5 in, the conventional, open frame design of the A-iPower AP4000 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

The AP4000's dry weight of 95 lbs lets you use its power anywhere needed. Moreover, grabbing and moving this product is made even easier by its open frame design.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower AP4000

The AP4000's control panel

To help you monitor the AP4000's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a handy voltmeter that allows you to easily monitor power output anytime.

In addition to this info, a light indicator serves to show you when the oil level is too low.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Besides the usual set of documentation and owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, A-iPower also included a tool kit in the AP4000's packaging.

Emissions

The A-iPower AP4000 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

However, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

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The A-iPower AP4000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower AP4000 compare to generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 95 lbs, the A-iPower AP4000 belongs in the expected weight range for devices which can produce between 2500 and 3500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM3300i, with a dry weight of just 47.4 pounds.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 68 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU3000iS with only 50 dBA.
  • The AP4000 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 12 hours at 50% load. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Predator 4375, boasting with around 16 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.33 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Genmax GM3300i, with a fuel consumption of 0.22 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W generators, the A-iPower AP4000 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • RV Ready
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (95 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)

Do you own the A-iPower AP4000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine208 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts3000 W
Starting watts4000 W
Running amps25 amps
Peak amps33.3 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVoltmeter
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight95 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.2 x 16.9 x 18.5 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedTool kit
Warranty2 years
UPC851217006022

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About A-iPower

A-iPower, a small company based in the USA, is a fresh face on the generator market. Their product line is comprised of engines, water pumps, pressure washers and of course, generators. The selection of A-iPower generators includes several conventional and inverted portable generators, many of which have an electric starter. The company has several facilities, including headquarters in California and a distribution center in Wisconsin. The production of their devices is, however, outsourced completely overseas, to China.

Warranty Information

The A-iPower AP4000 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of A-iPower generators, please contact the A-iPower Customer Support: 1-855-888-3598.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Blender400850
Total2392 W3392 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Total2380 W2800 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total2380 W3480 W
Do I have to ground THE AP 4000 (Asked September 26, 2020)

For safety reasons, a generator should always be grounded.

Does the Ai-power 3000/4000 gasoline powered generator require a gas mixture to operate? (Asked February 15, 2021)

The unit's engine is 4-cycle. Gas mixtures are for 2-cycle engines.

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