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A-iPower SUA2300i Spec Review

The A-iPower SUA2300i 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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Description

The SC2300i, with a Yamaha engine, is an alternate version of this model.
The A-iPower SUA2300i provides efficient, clean, quiet 2,300 watts of starting power and 1,800 watts of running power. Powered by a potent, 4 cycle, OHV, 80cc A-iPower engine, the generator is ideal for outdoor events such as racetracks, concerts, camping trips, tailgating parties, RVs, home applications and many other applications. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the A-iPower SUA2300i

In a nutshell, the A-iPower SUA2300i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • 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 SUA2300i in use

The A-iPower SUA2300i

The A-iPower SUA2300i's engine, 80 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 1800W and reaches 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.

With a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the SUA2300i can operate for up to 10 hours (fuel consumption around 0.11 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon.

The SUA2300i produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

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

It also sports 2 DC outlets: there's a 5V USB port (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently and a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

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

As the A-iPower SUA2300i is an inverter generator, its encased design (L21.7 x W14 x H20.9 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

With a dry weight of 50.7 lbs, the SUA2300i can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. 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 SUA2300i

The SUA2300i's control panel

To help you monitor the SUA2300i's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the power output, fuel level, voltage and lifetime run hours.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is on overload, the generator is ready and the oil level is too low.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the A-iPower SUA2300i's package also includes these accessories: oil, RV adapter, tool kit, funnel and battery charging cables.

Emissions

The A-iPower SUA2300i is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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The A-iPower SUA2300i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SUA2300i compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As its weight is 50.7 pounds, the A-iPower SUA2300i falls in the expected weight range of the devices in 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 SUA2300i reaches an autonomy of up to 10 hours with a full tank and at 25% 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 up to 26 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. As this inverter generator uses an estimated 0.11 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Predator 2000. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.08 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the A-iPower SUA2300i is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Several accessories included
  • RV adapter included
  • 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

Do you own the A-iPower SUA2300i and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Senci 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% load6.5 h
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%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, 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.

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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 SUA2300i 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 sizer.
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
Can it run an AC window unit along with a regular size refrigerator? (Asked April 26, 2020)

Both appliances will require additional starting watts. You will need the actual wattage requirements (running and starting watts) for each of them, as it could be tight. Once you have them, you can use our wattage calculator to find suitable units.

I'm looking for a high altitude kit for my SUA2300i. I camp about 7,000 ft. (Asked May 26, 2020)

You should contact A-iPower, as they'll be the best placed to advise you on a suitable altitude kit/rejetting procedure.

Are you planning adding Bluetooth connectivity soon? (Asked September 24, 2020)

This question should be asked to A-iPower. We are an independent website, without any relationships with the manufacturers.

Is there a fuel pump on the gas line to be able to run an extended run gas tank? What is the size of the gas cap? (Asked September 28, 2020)

Fuel is gravity-fed. We unfortunately do not know the dimensions of the gas cap. They seem pretty standard and identical to the ones of the Yamaha EF2000is.

Can it run a sump pump? (Asked March 01, 2021)

The approximate wattage required for starting a 1/2 HP sump pump is 2150 watts and the approximate wattage for running it is 1050. Assuming that your sump pump matches these wattages (you should determine the actual running and starting watts of your pump), the SUA2300i will be able to power it.

What does it mean not RV ready? (Asked May 18, 2021)

It means that the unit does not feature a TT-30R outlet. We recommend reading our definition of RV-Ready.

Who makes the motor? (Asked July 09, 2021)

The engine is manufactured by Senci.

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