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Dewalt DXGNi2200 - 1700/2200W Inverter Generator

The Dewalt DXGNi2200 is a compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,700 W and a starting wattage of 2,200 W.

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Description

The 2200 Watt Portable Generator is powered by an 80cc OHV engine with auto throttle and low-oil shutdown, which protects the engine from damage. CO-Protect Technology automatically shuts down the generator if carbon monoxide levels become unsafe or rapidly increase. (source: Dewalt (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Dewalt DXGNi2200

In summary, the Dewalt DXGNi2200 is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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 Dewalt DXGNi2200 in use

The Dewalt DXGNi2200

The Dewalt DXGNi2200's design includes a gasoline-fueled 80 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1,700W and also a peak wattage of 2,200W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 60 dBA (just as noisy as an office).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 1 gallon, the DXGNi2200 can operate for up to 11 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.09 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the DXGNi2200 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy and a 5V USB port allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L21.3 x W10.8 x H17.7 in), the Dewalt DXGNi2200, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Since the DXGNi2200 weighs only 49 lbs, it can be labeled as a portable lightweight generator. A single person should not have any problems moving it around and thus, enjoy power availability on-the-go. It can also be carried without effort with a featured handle (molded in the case), further improving its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Dewalt DXGNi2200

The DXGNi2200's control panel

Some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the generator is on overload, the generator is ready and the oil level is too low.

The fuel level of the inverter generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

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.

The DXGNi2200 also benefits from Dewalt’s CO Protect carbon monoxide shutdown. If CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase, the generator is automatically shut down. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual, useful for starting the generator right away, the Dewalt DXGNi2200's package also includes these accessories: oil, funnel and battery charging cables.

Emissions

The Dewalt DXGNi2200 is CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

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The Dewalt DXGNi2200 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGNi2200 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 49 lbs, the Dewalt DXGNi2200 belongs in the expected weight range for inverters which can produce between 1500 and 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.
  • This inverter generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 60 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU2200i with only 48 dBA.
  • As the DXGNi2200 features an autonomy of up to 11 hours at 25% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its type and power range. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, boasting with up to 13 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 one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.09 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.08 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Dewalt DXGNi2200 vs Honda EU2200i.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Dewalt DXGNi2200 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
  • CO Protect technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (49 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (60 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Dewalt DXGNi2200 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,700 W
Starting watts2,200 W
Running amps14.2 amps
Peak amps18.3 amps
Run time @50% load6 h
Run time @25% load11 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
1x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight49 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21.3 x 10.8 x 17.7 in
Noise (lower limit)60 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and battery charging cables
Warranty3 years
Other model numbersPMC172200
UPC696471076509

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 Dewalt

DeWalt is a well renowned, US-based, tool and power equipment company, founded in 1922 by Raymon DeWalt. DeWalt is nowadays a subsidiary of the Stanley Black & Decker corporation, owns 7 manufacturing facilities in the US and offers a large selection of products, from screwdrivers to portable generators. DeWalt’s portable generator line consists of conventional, open designs of various outputs, some of which are powered by Honda engines. However, unlike many of their tools, they are apparently not all made in the US and are manufactured under license by Generac.

Warranty Information

The Dewalt DXGNi2200 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 Dewalt generators, please consult Dewalt's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-DEWALT (800-433-9258).

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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Radio100100
Total1192 W2192 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total1355 W1355 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W
Is it linkable to another like generator? (Asked September 20, 2020)

Yes, the unit is parallel ready.

Does this generator feature an internal fuel pump like the equivalent Honda generator, or does it lack a pump like the equivalent Champion generator? I own a champion generator and am considering installing an external fuel tank modification but an opportunity has arisen to purchase a Dewalt generator at a very decent price, but my interest would depend upon whether I can easily add an external tank like I could with a Honda. Thanks in advance! (Asked July 20, 2021)

The unit does not feature an internal pump. Gasoline is gravity-fed.

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