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A-iPower SUA2300i Spec Review

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The A-iPower SUA2300i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2300 W.

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Description

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, 79cc 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)

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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

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 parameters.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower SUA2300i houses a 79 cc A-iPower OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 1800W along with a peak wattage of 2300W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (parallel kit included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

Enjoying a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The SUA2300i can operate for around 6.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.17 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon.

The SUA2300i generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: Not all of these items may be able to start at the same time. These examples are based on a maximum load of 75 % and on wattage estimates. Use our wattage calculator to find out if this product will be suitable for your needs.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's a 5V USB port allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets and a 5V USB port with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

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

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L22 x W13.9 x H20.8 in), the A-iPower SUA2300i, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

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 with a wheel kit.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SUA2300i

The SUA2300i's control panel

An illuminated data center, one of the features of the SUA2300i’s control panel, gives you information on the power output, voltage, fuel level and lifetime run hours, 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 ready, the generator is on overload and its oil levels are insufficient.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off.

Besides the classic documentation and a user manual to get you promptly started, the A-iPower SUA2300i also comes with some accessories: oil, tool kit, funnel and RV adapter are included.

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 therefore, can be used in forested areas.

Product Videos

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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).

  • With a dry weight of 50.7 pounds, the A-iPower SUA2300i finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN 56202i with only 38.6 pounds.
  • With a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, the inverter generator is one of the more quiet of the generators of similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU2200i. With just 48 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • Autonomy-wise, with 6.5 hours on a full tank at a 50% load, the SUA2300i is on the low end when compared to other generators of a similar 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 Westinghouse WGen2000, with 20 hours .
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator This inverter generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load. 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 dynamic chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the A-iPower SUA2300i 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
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (50.7 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

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Where to buy the A-iPower SUA2300i?

You can easily buy your A-iPower generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here are a few reliable online sellers:
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  • $499.94 - September 21, 2019
  • $449.95 - July 3, 2019
Since: July 3, 2019
  • Highest Price: $499.94 - September 21, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $449.95 - July 3, 2019

Features and Specifications

General

InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc A-iPower OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1800 W
Starting watts2300 W
Running amps15 amps
Peaks amps19.2 amps
Run time @50% load6.5 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets1x 120V 20A (5-20R)
1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port
1x 5V USB port
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo

Misc

Weight50.7 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)22 x 13.9 x 20.8 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit and RV adapter
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.

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: 1-909-923-2068.

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