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ECHO EGi-2300 - 1800/2300W Inverter Generator

The ECHO EGi-2300 is a quiet, compact and lightweight 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

No need to go outside when you can control ECHO's EGi-2300 generator with your fingertips. With Bluetooth® ECHO Command™ monitor power consumption, fuel levels and run time with ease. Whether camping, tailgating or need power for home essentials, take the portable powerhouse with you. (source: ECHO (opens in a new tab))

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To sum up, the ECHO EGi-2300 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator tailored for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The ECHO EGi-2300 in use

The ECHO EGi-2300

The ECHO EGi-2300's core is the 80 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 1,800W and a peak wattage of 2,300W. Additionally, the parallel capability (99988804002 parallel kit not included) facilitates doubling of power output when linked to another similar or compatible unit, offering enhanced energy capacity and reliability for diverse requirements.

With a noise rating of 57 dBA (less noisy than a quiet suburb), the inverter generator's starting mechanism is centered around a manual recoil starter system.

With its 1.2 gallon fuel tank, the EGi-2300 can operate for around 5.5 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.22 GPH).

The EGi-2300 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Moreover, it presents 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports designed for hassle-free charging of various electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets, ensuring uninterrupted usage.

Portability

As the ECHO EGi-2300 is an inverter generator, its encased design (L21 x W13 x H18 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Weighing 55 lbs, the EGi-2300 is practical, ensuring it can follow you wherever power is required. Furthermore, once placed on the floor, simple displacement is possible thanks to its set of 2 wheels and its telecospic handle.

Features

Panel of the ECHO EGi-2300

The EGi-2300's control panel

Designed with a digital data center, the control panel of the EGi-2300 grants you access to crucial data on the fuel level, remaining run time and power output, ensuring practical monitoring of its status and activity.

In terms of security, the generator features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during its use.

The EGi-2300 also benefits from ECHO’s COntrol™ carbon monoxide detection. This system monitors the accumulation of CO gas while the generator is running and will shut off the engine if the levels become dangerously high.

In addition to the traditional documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to help you get started promptly, the ECHO EGi-2300 also includes several accessories: oil, funnel and tool kit.

Note

The unit used to be able to be paired with a smartphone via the ECHO COMMAND™ app. As of 2024/05/01, this app is no longer available.

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The ECHO EGi-2300 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the ECHO EGi-2300 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • At 55 lbs, the ECHO EGi-2300 stands out as one of the heavier inverter generators rated from 1500 to 2500. 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.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this inverter generator and its lowest emitted noise of 57 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise level is one your key decisive factors, you may find the Honda EU2200i appealing. It's rated at 48 dBA, making it one of the quietest generators in its power range.
  • In terms of autonomy, the EGi-2300 offers around 5.5 hours at a 50% load, placing it at the lower range within its type and power range. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Westinghouse iGen2200 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 10 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. This inverter generator is not fuel-efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.22 GPH at a 50% load. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Westinghouse iGen2200, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.11 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the ECHO EGi-2300 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:
  • COntrol™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (57 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No electric start
  • On the heavy side (55 lbs)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the ECHO EGi-2300 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts1,800 W
Starting watts2,300 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps19.2 amps
Run time @50% load5.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerPower output, fuel level and remaining run time
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight55 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21 x 13 x 18 in
Noise (lower limit)57 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
UPC743184017562

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About ECHO

ECHO Incorporated was founded in 1972 in Northbrook, IL as the Kioritz Corporation of America. In 1978, the name was changed to its current form. While it is the largest subsidiary of the Yamabiko Corporation of Japan, its US headquarters is located in Lake Zurich, IL, near Chicago. ECHO manufactures most of its products in the US, with parts from both domestic and foreign suppliers. Its wide range of outdoor power products includes portable generators, pressure washers, trimmers, blowers, and chainsaws. The company prides itself on a pro-environmental approach including the three segments of technology, conservation, and sustainability.

Warranty Information

The ECHO EGi-2300 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 ECHO generators, please consult ECHO's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246).

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 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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