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A-iPower SC2000i - 1600/2000W Inverter Generator With Yamaha Engine

The A-iPower SC2000i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,600 W and a starting wattage of 2,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $741.40 - April 17, 2024
  • $713.99 - April 12, 2024
  • $714.96 - March 2, 2024
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Since: March 2, 2024
  • Highest Price: $741.40 - April 17, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $713.99 - April 12, 2024

Description

The A-iPower SC2000i provides clean, quiet 2,000 watts of starting power and 1,600 watts of running power. Powered by 79cc Yamaha engine, the generator is ideal for outdoor events such as concerts, camping trips, tailgating parties, racetracks, RVs, and many other applications. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the A-iPower SC2000i

In a nutshell, the A-iPower SC2000i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower SC2000i in use

The A-iPower SC2000i

A-iPower SC2000i is equipped with a 79 cc Yamaha OHV 4-stroke engine, running on gasoline and providing 120V, boasting a running wattage of 1,600W alongside a starting wattage of 2,000W. Furthermore, its parallel capability (parallel kit included) allows for doubling of power output when connected to another similar or compatible unit, ensuring expanded energy capacity and reliability for various applications.

Operating at a noise rating of 58 dBA (less noisy than a refrigerator), this inverter generator starts up with a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism.

The SC2000i boasts a fuel tank capable of holding 1.1 gallon, allowing it to run continuously for around 7 hours at 50% load (with fuel usage averaging around 0.16 gallons per hour).

With a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the SC2000i delivers a clean sine wave—essential for safeguarding your delicate electronics when plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features 2 AC outlets as follows:

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

Furthermore, it showcases 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port enabling convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets.

Though it may not be labeled as 'RV Ready,' this A-iPower generator offers the benefit of hassle-free RV connectivity through its L5-30R receptacle, allowing you to easily power your RV with the assistance of an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor (included).

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L21 x W12.5 x H19 in), the A-iPower SC2000i not only offers superior aesthetics but also operates with reduced noise levels compared to a typical, open frame generator. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

The SC2000i boasts a weight of merely 46 lbs, solidifying its reputation as a lightweight, easily transportable generator. With its manageable weight, one person can easily move it around, ensuring power wherever needed. This convenience is further enhanced by its handle (molded in the case), which allows for easy carrying.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SC2000i

The SC2000i's control panel

The device's light indicators will illuminate to indicate if the generator is overloaded, the oil level is too low and the generator is ready.

Thanks to its built-in fuel gauge, the inverter generator allows you to quickly, conveniently, and easily check the gas level at a glance.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the A-iPower SC2000i also comes with several accessories, including: RV adapter, funnel and dual port USB adapter.

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The A-iPower SC2000i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SC2000i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 46 lbs, the A-iPower SC2000i falls within the expected weight range for inverter generators in the 1500 to 2500 rated wattage. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Genmax GM2000i is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 34.2 pounds.
  • When comparing it to devices with a similar running wattage, this inverter generator's lowest noise level of 58 dBA puts it alongside the noisier units. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • The SC2000i provides a higher run time than similarly powerful inverters, reaching around 7 hours at 50% load. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Westinghouse iGen2200, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 10 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. This inverter generator is one of the more fuel-efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.16 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the Westinghouse iGen2200, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.11 GPH.

Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the A-iPower SC2000i is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Several accessories included
  • RV adapter included
  • Yamaha engine
  • Parallel kit included
  • Inverter
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (46 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (58 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc Yamaha OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,600 W
Starting watts2,000 W
Running amps13.3 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% load7 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight46 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21 x 12.5 x 19 in
Noise (lower limit)58 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, dual port USB adapter, RV adapter, and parallel cables
Other model numbersSC2000iV
UPC851217006008

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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 SC2000i 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Bug zapper8080
Total1270 W1860 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W

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