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A-iPower SUA13000EFI - 10000/13000W Portable Generator

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 10,000 W and a starting wattage of 13,000 W.

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  • $1,299.99 - December 18, 2022
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Since: August 13, 2022
  • Highest Price: $1,299.99 - September 7, 2022
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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.

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In summary, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI is a powerful portable generator especially useful for:

  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI's engine, 459 cc Senci SC460 OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 10,000W and reaches a peak wattage of 13,000W.

At a noise rating of 69 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation), 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 fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the SUA13000EFI may run for around 8.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.78 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:

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

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease.

If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this A-iPower unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet. In addition, as the SUA13000EFI holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L28 x W21 x H22.8 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

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 its oil levels are insufficient.

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

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.

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).

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, the following accessories are also included: battery charging cables, tool kit and oil.

Emissions

The A-iPower SUA13000EFI is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used 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).

  • Regarding its weight, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI only weighs in at 218 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter generators in the 9500-10500 rated wattage range. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Pulsar PG12000B, weighing just 205 pounds.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 69 dBA, this generator is one of the most quiet devices of similar power.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing around 8.5 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 50% load, the SUA13000EFI falls into the low end in comparison with other devices of a comparable power output. 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 Powerhorse 13000ES, with around 15 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 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 you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.55 GPH, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 9500-10500W generators, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI 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
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • 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 watts10,000 W
Starting watts13,000 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
  • 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
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, 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
UPC851217006602

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 generator size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes dryer54006750
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7972 W9447 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7985 W8405 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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A-iPower SUA13000EFI
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    Note that no where on the generator or manual does it say clean sine wave and the sticker says < 23% THD – there are serious questions as to whether or not it really has low THD and a consistent answer seems difficult to come by.

    + PROS:
    • fuel injected, 50amp plug
    - CONS:
    • potentially > 5% THD, part and unit availability
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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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