Energizer eZV4500 Spec Review

The Energizer eZV4500 is a compact open frame portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3600 W and a starting wattage of 4500 W.

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Description

The Energizer eZV4500 is the no-nonsense, reliable, portable workhorse that’s ready to deliver clean power with no unnecessary frills. It’s the ultimate inverter generator for the professional who wants maximum power at a cost-effective price. Compared to other inverter generators, this open frame design with contractor inspired features packs a huge punch for its compact and portable size. Activate EcoMode and save money on fuel without sacrificing power with class-leading inverter technology, including Smart Device Protection. Producing a continuous 4,000 watts of clean electricity, the eZV4500 quietly powers anything, including smart electronics for construction, tailgating, hunting, and jobs around the house or workplace.

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In a nutshell, the Energizer eZV4500 is a compact portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Energizer eZV4500 is powered by a 224 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 3600W as well as a peak wattage of 4500W.

With a noise rating of 70 dBA (just as noisy as a shower), the inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 3.2 gallons, the eZV4500 can operate for up to 11.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.28 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the eZV4500 generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD). This low THD is achieved thanks to Energizer’s Dual Wave Technology, which controls both voltage and current for a pure sine wave output, under any load.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 3 AC outlets:

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

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 5A receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Even if this Energizer generator isn't quite RV Ready, it still allows for an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor, thanks to its L5-30R receptacle.

Portability

The Energizer eZV4500 has the following dimensions: L18 x W17 x H21 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

As the eZV4500's weight is only 78 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. In addition, it is even easier to grab and move the generator around thanks to its open frame design.

Features

To help you monitor the eZV4500's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours.

In addition to this info, some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the generator is ready, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is on overload.

Thanks to a built-in fuel gauge, the inverter generator allows you to quickly, conveniently and easily check the gas level at a glance.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Regarding its accessories, besides the aforementioned features, the Energizer eZV4500's box includes the typical documentation and an owner's manual, letting you start it right off the bat.

Emissions

The Energizer eZV4500 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 Energizer eZV4500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Energizer eZV4500 compare to generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weigh, the Energizer eZV4500 stands at only 78 lbs, meaning that is one of the one of the lighter devices of the 3500-4500 rated wattage category Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the WEN GN400i, with a dry weight of only 66.1 lbs.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this inverter generator and its lowest emitted noise of 70 dBA is on the noisier side. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Westinghouse iGen4500, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 52 dBA.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the eZV4500, reaching up to 11.5 hours at a 25% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other products of a roughly equal output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Westinghouse WGen3600DF, boasting with up to 18 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. In fact, this inverter generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 25% load is around 0.28 GPH. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse iGen4200, with a fuel consumption of 0.14 GPH could be in your good books.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (78 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (70 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General

InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3600 W
Starting watts4500 W
Running amps30 amps
Peaks amps37.5 amps
Run time @50% loadN/A
Run time @25% load11.5 h

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 5A receptacle
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank3.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight78 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)18 x 17 x 21 in
Noise (lower limit)70 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedNo
Warranty3 years

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.

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 eZV4500 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 Energizer generators, please contact the Energizer Customer Support: 1-877-528-3772.

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