Energizer eZG3500 - Spec Breakdown

The Energizer eZG3500 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 3000 W and a starting wattage of 3500 W.

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Description

Energizer®'s EZG3500 is a great companion to have around in case of a power outage. This unit produces up to 3000 watts of clean electricity in both 120V AC and 120/240V AC outputs to power virtually any appliance within your household. (source: Energizer (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Energizer eZG3500 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout

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 Energizer eZG3500 in use

The Energizer eZG3500

The Energizer eZG3500's engine, 208 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 3000W and reaches a peak wattage of 3500W.

The generator is rated for a noise of 76 dBA (less noisy than a shower). Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 4.2 gallons allows the eZG3500 to operate for up to 19.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.22 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the eZG3500 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

With its dimensions of L25.6 x W23.6 x H21.9 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Energizer eZG3500 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 117 pounds. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Energizer eZG3500

The eZG3500's control panel

A light indicator serves to show you when the oil level is too low.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Energizer eZG3500's package also includes these accessories: tool kit, oil and funnel.

Emissions

The Energizer eZG3500 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

The Energizer eZG3500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Energizer eZG3500 compare to generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 117 pounds, the Energizer eZG3500 is one of the heavier generators producing between 2500 and 3500 running watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Genmax GM3300i, weighing just 47.4 pounds.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 76 dBA is on the noisier side. 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.
  • As the eZG3500 features an autonomy of up to 19.5 hours at 25% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its power range. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Champion 200914, boasting with up to 22 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 0.22 GPH at a 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.13 GPH, the Energizer eZV3500P is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W generators, the Energizer eZG3500 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Several accessories included
  • High run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • No spark arrestor
  • On the heavy side (117 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (76 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Energizer eZG3500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine208 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts3000 W
Starting watts3500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)25/12.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)29.2/14.6 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load19.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank4.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight117 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)25.6 x 23.6 x 21.9 in
Noise (lower limit)76 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityOverload protection
Spark arrestorNo
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and wheel kit
Warranty2 years
Other model numbersGENEZG35GEUD

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About Energizer

Founded in 1896, Energizer Holdings, Inc. is most well known as an American battery manufacturer, namely of Energizer, Varta, Rayovac and Eveready batteries. However, throughout its history, Energizer has worked in many industries, including power generators. The Energizer Brands LLC’s, (a subsidiary of Energizer Holdings, Inc.) power generator selection includes mostly portable generators of both the conventional and inverted design. All Energizer generators are designed and supported in North America, while their production is outsourced overseas.

Warranty Information

The Energizer eZG3500 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Energizer generators, please contact the Energizer Customer Support: 1-877-528-3772.

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Rice cooker650650
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2397 W3397 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total2390 W2980 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Drain cleaner250250
Total2380 W3480 W

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    This is is an excellent generator for the price..Paid $350 plus tax Canadian..Surprised at how quiet it is for a generator..a lot of nice features not found on generators this size and price point..So far very reliable..

    + PROS:
    • Long run time on tank of fuel at 25 percent...
    • Fuel gauge, low engine oil light, 120-240 generator plug not found on smaller generators
    • Noise level was quieter than most generators of this size, Generating power switch, rocker switch for 240-120,wheel kit included for $349.00 Canadian dollars
    • Great value..Starts on first pull of cord...
    - CONS:
    • No remote start
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