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A-iPower SUA2000iD Spec Review

The A-iPower SUA2000iD is a quiet, compact and lightweight dual fuel portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1600 W and a starting wattage of 2000 W.

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Description

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In summary, the A-iPower SUA2000iD is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

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

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile A-iPower SUA2000iD provides an output of 120V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 1600W along with a peak wattage of 2000W. While propane-powered, it provides 1500 rated watts and 1800 starting watts. In addition, as it is parallel capable (parallel kit included), this power can be doubled when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

A-iPower’s Switch On Demand technology allows you to switch from propane to gasoline or from gasoline to propane while the generator is running.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator).

The SUA2000iD, with a fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon, reaches a run time of around 7 hours at 50% load utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.16 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of around 22 hours (estimation based on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.21 GPH) with propane.

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the SUA2000iD generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

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

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

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 (included).

Portability

The A-iPower SUA2000iD is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L19.7 x W11.4 x H18.3 in. Thus, it is more aesthetical than conventional, open frame products. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Labeled a lightweight portable generator, the SUA2000iD weighs just 48.4 lbs. As it can be moved by a single person without much effort, the generator and its power can be enjoyed on-the-go. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it effortlessly.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SUA2000iD

The SUA2000iD's control panel

When the generator is overloaded, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

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

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 SUA2000iD also is packed along with the following accessories: tool kit, RV adapter, oil, propane hose, battery charging cables and funnel.

Emissions

The A-iPower SUA2000iD 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, making it usable in forested areas.

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The A-iPower SUA2000iD versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SUA2000iD compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weight, the A-iPower SUA2000iD stands at only 48.4 lbs, meaning that is one of the lighter devices of the 1500-2500 rated wattage category Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Champion 200949, with a dry weight of only 38.6 lbs.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar power. 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.
  • Given that the SUA2000iD reaches an autonomy of around 7 hours with a full tank and at 50% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, boasting with around 20 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.16 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this inverter generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse iGen2200, with a fuel consumption of 0.12 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the A-iPower SUA2000iD 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
  • Parallel kit included
  • Dual Fuel
  • Switch On Demand technology
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (48.4 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine79 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts1600 W1500 W
Starting watts2000 W1800 W
Running amps13.3 amps12.5 amps
Peaks amps16.7 amps15 amps
Run time @50% load7 h22 h *
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
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
Weight48.4 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.7 x 11.4 x 18.3 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, RV adapter, battery charging cables, and parallel cables
Warranty3 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.
* Propane runtime is our own estimation, based on a 20 lbs tank and NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs of propane = 1 gal of gasoline.

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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 SUA2000iD 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
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Bug zapper8080
Total1270 W1860 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W

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