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A-iPower SC2300i - 1800/2300W Inverter Generator

The A-iPower SC2300i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2300 W.

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  • Highest Price: $667.15 - September 4, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $585.22 - September 29, 2022

Description

The A-iPower SC2300i provides clean, quiet 2,300 watts of starting power and 1,800 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 SC2300i

In summary, the A-iPower SC2300i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 SC2300i in use

The A-iPower SC2300i

The A-iPower SC2300i is powered by a 80 cc Yamaha OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 1800W as well as a peak wattage of 2300W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a quiet suburb). Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the SC2300i can operate for up to 10 hours (fuel consumption around 0.11 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon.

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the SC2300i produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's a 5V USB port (USB-A) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets and a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

This A-iPower generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor (included). However, it is still not quite RV ready.

Portability

Since the A-iPower SC2300i is an inverter generator, its closed design (L21.7 x W14 x H20.9 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

The SC2300i can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 50.7 lbs. Furthermore, once placed on the floor, effortless displacement is possible thanks to its set of 2 wheels (⌀4") and its telecospic handle.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SC2300i

The SC2300i's control panel

To help you monitor the SC2300i's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the fuel level, voltage, lifetime run hours and power output.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the oil level is too low, the generator is ready and the generator is on overload.

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

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the A-iPower SC2300i also is packed along with the following accessories: oil, funnel, RV adapter, battery charging cables and tool kit.

Emissions

The A-iPower SC2300i is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

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

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The A-iPower SC2300i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SC2300i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 50.7 pounds, the A-iPower SC2300i finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of only 34.2 lbs.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar type and power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU2200i with only 48 dBA.
  • Offering up to 10 hours of running time on a full tank at 25% load, the SC2300i is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the DuroMax XP2300iH, with up to 13 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. Standing at an estimated 0.11 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, this inverter generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.08 GPH, the DuroMax XP2300iH is a device you could look out for.

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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the A-iPower SC2300i 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
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (50.7 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Yamaha OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1800 W
Starting watts2300 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps19.2 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load10 h
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 (USB-A)
1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight50.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21.7 x 14 x 20.9 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, RV adapter, battery charging cables, and parallel cables
Warranty3 years
UPC851217006978

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 SC2300i is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Cell phone charger2020
Total1287 W2287 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total1420 W1420 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W
Will 2 of these power a 13500 BTU rv air conditioner? (Asked January 22, 2021)

A 13.5 BTU air conditioner shoudld approximately (you'd need to check your actual wattages) require 2800 starting watts and 1600 running watts. So yes, two paralleled SC2300i units should power a 13.5 BTU RV air conditioner.

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  1. 5
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    This thing held up to it’s expectation, we threw a party last week and it supplied the power for a whole banda to operate their instruments mics, and lighting… When they weren’t playing I’d turn the generator off just to be safe… And then restart it right back up when they were ready to go… on one fill up of gas and using it the whole night for at least 6 hours the gas is still full lol

    + PROS:
    • Long lasting fuel efficiency, low idle, generates enough power to get you by
    - CONS:
    • Don't see any cons yet
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  2. 4.5
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    My unit is awesome.

    + PROS:
    • Value for a name brand.
    • Mine starts every time.
    - CONS:
    • For RVs this needs an adapter but it is included.
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