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A-iPower SUA15000EC - 12000/15000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

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  • $2,200.01 - June 17, 2024
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Since: August 21, 2023
  • Highest Price: $2,599.99 - August 21, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $2,200.01 - June 17, 2024

Description

The A-iPower Energy Cube SUA15000EC provides 15,000 watts of starting power and 12,000 watts of running power. It’s ideal for commercial use or as backup power for your home during emergencies. Geared for performance, this generator is combined with an efficient high output maintenance-free brushless alternator, which delivers maximums starting power. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the A-iPower SUA15000EC

To sum up, the A-iPower SUA15000EC is a powerful portable generator tailored for professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working..

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower SUA15000EC in use

The A-iPower SUA15000EC

Featuring a 680 cc (24 hp) Senci V-Twin engine, the A-iPower SUA15000EC operates using gasoline, providing 120/240V, with a running wattage of 12,000W and a starting wattage of 15,000W.

With a noise rating of 85 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an alarm clock), the generator's ignition is facilitated by a user-friendly and hassle-free electric starter (battery included).

Featuring a 8 gallons fuel tank, the SUA15000EC guarantees continuous power for around 7 hours at 50% load on a full tank (fuel consumption around 1.14 GPH).

Featuring a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the SUA15000EC delivers a clean sine wave, guaranteeing the safety of your sensitive electronics plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 5 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
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 making battery charging a breeze.

This A-iPower generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, thanks to its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the SUA15000EC is transfer switch ready, facilitating easy hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

Measuring L38.7 x W26.8 x H34.9 in, the A-iPower SUA15000EC showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

While technically classified as 'portable' due to its ability to be moved, the 392 lbs of this generator make manual lifting and transportation incredibly difficult. However, the lack of maneuverability can be offset with its wheel kit (⌀4"), which allows for convenient shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

In addition, the device is equipped with a lift hook on the top of its frame, which provides extra safety during the loading, unloading and transport of the generator.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SUA15000EC

The SUA15000EC's control panel

The SUA15000EC's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics.

In addition to this info, a light indicator on the device will signal if its oil levels are insufficient.

Featuring a built-in fuel gauge, the generator offers quick, convenient, and easy gas level checks at a glance.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, 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 SUA15000EC also comes with several accessories, including: oil, tool kit and battery charging cables.

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The A-iPower SUA15000EC versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SUA15000EC compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 392 pounds, the A-iPower SUA15000EC is one of the heaviest generators producing between 10000 and 14000 running watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, standing at just 218 lbs.
  • When comparing it to devices with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest noise level of 85 dBA puts it alongside the noisier units. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the DuroMax XP16000iH stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 67 dBA.
  • Regarding its runtime, the SUA15000EC operates for around 7 hours at a 50% load, positioning it at the lower spectrum among comparable products. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Powerhorse 13000ES could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching 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. Compared to its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel-efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 1.14 GPH at a 50% load. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.78 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W generators, the A-iPower SUA15000EC 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • Clean sine wave
WEAKNESSES:
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (392 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (85 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine680 cc Senci V-Twin
Starting systemElectric
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts12,000 W
Starting watts15,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)125/62.5 amps
Run time @50% load7 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight392 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)38.7 x 26.8 x 34.9 in
Noise (lower limit)85 dBA
THD< 5%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, tool kit, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
UPC851217006138

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 SUA15000EC 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Satelite receiver250250
Total9592 W11092 W
For workElectric welder90009000
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total9580 W9580 W
I purchased a SUA15000 for a home standby and it needs to have a floating nutral can this generator be changed from bonded nutral to floating nutral? (Asked March 01, 2021)

It should be possible. You may refer to our article on neutral conversion or contact A-iPower's support for more information.

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    Homer o Ladnier June 12, 2021 at 11:23 am
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    I wish I could find a natural gas conversion kit for this other than that it’s a real good generator just not very cheap on gas

    + PROS:
    • It runs my whole house even a 28,000 BTU window unit
    - CONS:
    • It burns about 8 gallons of gas and 7 hours at 50% usage
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