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A-iPower SUA4300iD - 3450/4300W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The A-iPower SUA4300iD is a compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,450 W and a starting wattage of 4,300 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $1,083.11 - September 10, 2023
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Since: June 20, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,083.11 - June 20, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $547.48 - September 3, 2023

Description

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In summary, the A-iPower SUA4300iD is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

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 information.

Power & Run Time

The A-iPower SUA4300iD in use

The A-iPower SUA4300iD

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile A-iPower SUA4300iD provides an output of 120V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 3,450W along with a peak wattage of 4,300W. While propane-powered, it provides 3,100 rated watts and 3,900 starting watts. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (PK6000 parallel kit not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more 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.

Enjoying a noise rating of 62 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The SUA4300iD, with a fuel capacity of 1.6 gallon, reaches a run time of up to 7.5 hours utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.21 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of up to 11 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.43 GPH) with propane.

The SUA4300iD generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

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

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries. Since a dual port USB adapter is included with the unit, you will also be able to use the DC receptacle to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Even though this A-iPower generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor (included).

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L22.2 x W14.4 x H20.3 in), the A-iPower SUA4300iD, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

As the SUA4300iD's weight is only 54.8 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 and its telecospic handle.

Features

Panel of the A-iPower SUA4300iD

The SUA4300iD's control panel

One of the many SUA4300iD's features is the data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the fuel level, voltage, power output, frequency and lifetime run hours and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status. To offer you even more control and easy operation during nighttime, the panel is LED-lit.

In addition to this info, when the generator is ready, the generator is overloaded and the oil level is too low, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

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.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the A-iPower SUA4300iD's package also includes these accessories: propane hose, oil, battery charging cables, tool kit, RV adapter, dual port USB adapter and funnel.

Emissions

The A-iPower SUA4300iD 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.

The unit also meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.

The A-iPower SUA4300iD versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the A-iPower SUA4300iD compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • As for its weight, the A-iPower SUA4300iD weighs only 54.8 pounds, making it one of the lighter inverter generators in the 2500-3500 rated wattage category. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, with a dry weight of only 46 lbs.
  • This inverter generator has a somewhat average expected noise for its type and power range, rated at 62 dBA. 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 EU3000iS, whose lowest noise levels reach just 50 dBA.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 7.5 hours on a full tank at a 25% load, the SUA4300iD is on the low end when compared to other inverter generators of a similar power output. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Champion 200914, which is able to run for up to 22 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. This inverter generator is not fuel efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.21 GPH at a 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Energizer eZV3500P. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.13 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2500-3500W dual fuel inverter generators, the A-iPower SUA4300iD is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Dual Fuel
  • Illuminated control panel
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • RV adapter included
  • Parallel capable
  • Fuel Sense technology
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (54.8 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (62 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine149 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,450 W3,100 W
Starting watts4,300 W3,900 W
Running amps28.8 amps25.8 amps
Peak amps35.8 amps32.5 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% load7.5 h11 h
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)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.6 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight54.8 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)22.2 x 14.4 x 20.3 in
Noise (lower limit)62 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, dual port USB adapter, RV adapter, and battery charging cables
Country of originChina
UPC850016881649

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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 SUA4300iD 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Laptop150150
Total2742 W3742 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2745 W3335 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W

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