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A-iPower SUA2301iD - 1800/2300W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The A-iPower SUA2301iD is a quiet, compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,800 W and a starting wattage of 2,300 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In short, the A-iPower SUA2301iD is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • 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.

Power & Run Time

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the A-iPower SUA2301iD provides 120V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 1,800W and a starting wattage of 2,300W. When propane-powered, it offers 1,600 running watts and 2,000 starting watts. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

A-iPower’s Fuel Sense technology automatically selects the fuel source (LPG or gasoline) depending on availability and prioritizes LPG. Thus, if a propane tank with enough LPG is connected, the generator will automatically use LPG. If the propane cylinder valve is closed, or if there is not enough LPG remaining in the tank, the generator will use gasoline.

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

The running time of the SUA2301iD, with its 0.9 gallon fuel capacity, can reach up to 9 hours on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH). Unfortunately, and despite our research efforts, we couldn't find any information regarding its runtime when using propane.

As the SUA2301iD produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

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

Moreover, it boasts 3 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle providing easy battery charging capabilities and two 5V USB ports (1 x USB-A and 1 x USB-C) ideal for charging various electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Despite not meeting the 'RV Ready' criteria, this A-iPower generator grants the advantage of simple RV compatibility via its L5-30R receptacle, enabling you to conveniently power your RV by using an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor (included).

Portability

As an inverter generator, the A-iPower SUA2301iD showcases a closed design (L21.5 x W12.8 x H21.1 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring quieter operation compared to conventional, open frame models. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Considered a lightweight portable generator, the SUA2301iD weighs just 46.2 lbs. With its manageable weight, one person can easily move it around, ensuring power wherever needed. Its telecospic handle adds to the convenience, making it easy to carry.

Features

With a digital data center integrated into its control panel, the SUA2301iD provides real-time insights into the frequency, fuel level, voltage, lifetime run hours and power output, enabling easy monitoring of its status and activity. To offer you even more control and easy operation during nighttime, the panel is LED-lit.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is on overload.

Considering security aspects, the generator boasts an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), offering peace of mind throughout operation.

It also includes a carbon monoxide sensor. This sensor is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the A-iPower SUA2301iD, the following accessories are also included: battery charging cables, oil, propane hose, funnel, RV adapter and tool kit.

The A-iPower SUA2301iD versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SUA2301iD compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 46.2 lbs, the A-iPower SUA2301iD belongs in the expected weight range for inverters which can produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. If weight is an important consideration for you, the Genmax GM2000i stands out as one of the top contenders in this power category, with a dry weight of 34.2 pounds.
  • With a noise rating as low as 52 dBA, this inverter generator is among the quieter options available in its type and power range. If you value reduced noise levels, the Honda EU2200i could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 48 dBA.
  • Regarding its runtime, the SUA2301iD operates for up to 9 hours at a 25% load, positioning it at the lower spectrum among comparable inverters. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the DuroMax XP2300iH, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting up to 13 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. With a fuel consumption rate around 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is one of the more fuel-efficient models within the aforementioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.08 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Dual Fuel
  • Illuminated control panel
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • USB-C port
  • RV adapter included
  • Parallel kit included
  • Fuel Sense technology
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (46.2 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine80 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts1,800 W1,600 W
Starting watts2,300 W2,000 W
Running amps15 amps13.3 amps
Peak amps19.2 amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% load9 hUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
2x 5V USB port (USB-A and USB-C)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil and overload
Fuel tank0.9 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight46.2 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21.5 x 12.8 x 21.1 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, RV adapter, battery charging cables, and parallel cables
UPC850016881564

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 SUA2301iD 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 campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Mixer200200
Pair of small speakers4545
Total1435 W2025 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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