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A-iPower AP5000 - 4000/5000W Portable Generator

The A-iPower AP5000 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 4,000 W and a starting wattage of 5,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $379.99 - April 23, 2024
  • $341.99 - April 16, 2024
  • $379.99 - April 6, 2024
  • $349.99 - March 29, 2024
  • $379.99 - March 2, 2024
  • $349.99 - February 21, 2024
  • $379.99 - January 25, 2024
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Since: January 25, 2024
  • Highest Price: $379.99 - January 25, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $341.99 - April 16, 2024

Description

The A-iPower AP5000 provides 5,000 watts of starting power and 4,000 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 223cc/7.5hp 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. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the A-iPower AP5000

In short, the A-iPower AP5000 is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower AP5000 in use

The A-iPower AP5000

Running on gasoline, the A-iPower AP5000 utilizes a 223 cc (7.5 hp) Senci OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120/240V, offering a running wattage of 4,000W and a starting wattage of 5,000W.

Operating at a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation), this generator starts up with a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the AP5000 can run for around 9 hours at 50% load when the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.44 gallons per hour).

Since the AP5000 has a high THD (<23%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

The AP5000's twist-lock L14-30R receptacle makes it transfer switch ready, enabling hassle-free connection to your breaker box for powering your home during outages.

Portability

Measuring L23.2 x W22.8 x H21.9 in, the classic open frame construction of the A-iPower AP5000 provides stability while enabling convenient maintenance access to components and adequate air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While technically classified as 'portable' due to its ability to be moved, the 103.5 lbs of this generator make manual lifting and transportation incredibly difficult. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit (⌀7") and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower AP5000

The AP5000's control panel

The control panel of the AP5000 includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

In addition to this info, a light indicator shows you if the oil level is too low.

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the A-iPower AP5000's package also includes these accessories: oil and tool kit.

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The A-iPower AP5000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower AP5000 compare to generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • As its weight is 103.5 pounds, the A-iPower AP5000 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 3500-4500 rated wattage category. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC, standing at just 58.4 lbs.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 68 dBA is on the noisier side. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 52 dBA.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the AP5000 can run for around 9 hours at a 50% load, aligning it with the lower performers in its power range. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Predator 4375, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 16 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. When it comes to fuel efficiency among generators with similar wattage, this generator lags behind, with a consumption rate of 0.44 GPH at a 50% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.23 GPH, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W generators, the A-iPower AP5000 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
  • Several accessories included
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (103.5 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine223 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts4,000 W
Starting watts5,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)33.3/16.7 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)41.7/20.8 amps
Run time @50% load9 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight103.5 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.2 x 22.8 x 21.9 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, tool kit, and wheel kit
Other model numbersAP5000V
UPC851217006411

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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 AP5000 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Total3192 W4192 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Mixer200200
Total3190 W3780 W
For workTable saw18004500
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total2130 W4830 W
Can I power inverter air conditioner or other inverter appliances with this generator? (Asked August 02, 2020)

There should be no problem. As its name suggests, an inverter air conditioner contains its own inverter and will therefore clean any "dirty" power.

How much oil does it take (Asked July 05, 2021)

Engine oil capacity is 0.6 qt.

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