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A-iPower SUA13000EFI Spec Review

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 10000 W and a starting wattage of 13000 W.

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Description

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI provides 13,000 watts of starting power and 10,000 watts of running power, its ideal for the construction jobsite or as back-up power for your home during emergencies. The Electronic Fuel Injection Technology provides longer run time due to increased fuel efficiency = less operating cost, it provides easier starting compared to standard carbureted engines, provides superior throttle response and provides automatic altitude sensing technology, all this while significantly reducing emissions. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure.

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 SUA13000EFI's core is the 459 cc Senci SC460 OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120/240V, it provides a running wattage of 10000W and a peak wattage of 13000W.

At a noise rating of 69 dBA (less noisy than background music), this generator can be started via a conventional pull-start mechanism, or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system enhances the engine's reliability, lowers fuel consumption, improves startup, reduces servicing, boosts stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.

With a full tank, the SUA13000EFI can operate for around 8.5 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.78 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons.

As the SUA13000EFI produces a clean sine wave, with a <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

Additionally, it features 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the SUA13000EFI is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI has the following dimensions: L28 x W21 x H22.8 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 218 pounds. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by its wheel kit and its folding handle, with which you can conveniently shift it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SUA13000EFI

The SUA13000EFI's control panel

To help you monitor the SUA13000EFI's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours.

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

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

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

It also includes a carbon monoxide sensor. This sensor is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI also comes with several accessories, including: oil, battery charging cables and tool kit.

Emissions

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI 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, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SUA13000EFI compare to generators of similar power (between 9500 and 10500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI weighs just 218 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 9500 to 10500 rated wattage generators. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Rainier R12000DF, weighing just 196 pounds.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 69 dBA, this generator qualifies as one of the most quiet of the products of similar power.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the SUA13000EFI, reaching around 8.5 hours at a 50% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other products of a roughly equal output. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Powerhorse 13000ES, as it provides around 15 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank’s capacity and thus, doesn’t say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.78 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse WGen9500DF, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.55 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Clean sine wave
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Lightweight for its kind (218 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (69 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the A-iPower SUA13000EFI and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine459 cc Senci SC460 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts10000 W
Starting watts13000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)108.3/54.2 amps
Run time @50% load8.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight218 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28 x 21 x 22.8 in
Noise (lower limit)69 dBA
THD< 5%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, tool kit, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty2 years

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 SUA13000EFI 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Waffle iron750750
Total7992 W9492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
DVD player350350
Total7990 W8580 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Reciprocating saw730960
Total7990 W12490 W
Can I get a propane adapter kit for this unit (Asked January 23, 2021)

There are no official conversion kits. The unit was designed to run on gasoline only. Since altering the fuel system could void your warranty and be an emissions violation, we cannot recommend this modification.

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    Steve Franseen May 11, 2021 at 11:16 pm
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    Unusable for events. Died while powering a stage and bouncy castle with kids in it. In all it died five times in the first 25hours.

    + PROS:
    • Lots of power. Starts easily.
    - CONS:
    • Dies randomly every 4or5 hours. No obvious reason. Company replaced it and the new one does the same thing. A bit louder than I expected.
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