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
- DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
- RV travellers looking for even more independence
In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.
Power & Run Time
The A-iPower SUA2300i's design includes a gasoline-fueled 80 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1,800W and also a peak wattage of 2,300W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.
The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home). Its starting mechanism is based on a conventional pull-start mechanism.
With a fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon, the SUA2300i may run for up to 10 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.11 GPH).
As the SUA2300i produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.
The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:
Additionally, it features 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 with which charging your batteries is made easy.
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.
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. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.
As the SUA2300i's weight is only 50.7 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. Furthermore, once placed on the floor, effortless displacement is possible thanks to its set of 2 wheels (⌀4") and its telecospic handle.
A digital data center, one of the features of the SUA2300i's control panel, gives you information on the power output, lifetime run hours, voltage and fuel level, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.
In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is on overload, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready.
From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.
Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the A-iPower SUA2300i also comes with some accessories: oil, tool kit, battery charging cables, funnel and RV adapter are included.
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.
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 inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).
- Having a dry weight of 50.7 lbs, the A-iPower SUA2300i belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of just 34.2 pounds.
- At a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar type and power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
- As the SUA2300i offers up to 10 hours run time on a full tank at a 25% load, it falls within the average autonomy range among the inverter generators of a similar power. 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 DuroMax XP2300iH, with up to 13 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. 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 you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the DuroMax XP2300iH, with a fuel consumption of 0.08 GPH could be in your good books.
Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter 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
- Several accessories included
- RV adapter included
- Parallel kit included
- Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
- Decent weight (50.7 lbs)
- Decent run time
- Decent fuel efficiency
- No electric start
Features and Specifications
|Engine||80 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||1,800 W|
|Starting watts||2,300 W|
|Running amps||15 amps|
|Peak amps||19.2 amps|
|Run time @50% load||6.5 h|
|Run time @25% load||10 h|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Inverter|
|AC outlets|| |
|DC outlets||1x 5V USB port (USB-A) |
1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
|Data center||Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours and voltage|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||1.1 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||21.7 x 14 x 20.9 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||52 dBA|
|Security||Low oil protection|
|Neutral||Bonded to frame|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, RV adapter, battery charging cables, and parallel cables|
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.
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.
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?
|Item||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|At home||Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Cell phone charger||20||20|
|Total||1287 W||2287 W|
|For camping||Radiant heater||1300||1300|
|Cell phone charger||20||20|
|Total||1420 W||1420 W|
|For work||Demolition hammer||1260||1260|
|Total||1340 W||1340 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.
What is the replacement plug and gap (Asked December 26, 2021)
Spark plug should be E6RTC or equivalent. Spark plug gap is 0.028-0.031 inch.
After how many running hrs does the oil need to be changed? (Asked September 16, 2022)
Initial oil replacement should be after one month or 20 hours, then every 6 months or 100 hours.
Hi. What is the name of the company in China that Manufactures the Generator? (Asked December 18, 2022)
That would be Senci.
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