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Energizer eZV4500 Spec Review (Discontinued)

The Energizer eZV4500 is a compact open frame 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 who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source

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's engine, 224 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 3600W and reaches a peak wattage of 4500W.

The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 70 dBA (just as noisy as a dishwasher).

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

The eZV4500 generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely. 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 includes the following 3 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 5A receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

This Energizer generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready.

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 generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

As the eZV4500's weight is only 78 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. Moreover, its open frame design makes it incredibly easy to grab the frame in order to change its location.

Features

One of the many eZV4500's features is the data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the lifetime run hours and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is ready, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is overloaded.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the Energizer eZV4500 comes with the usual documentation and owner's manual needed to get you promptly started.

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, which makes it suitable for use 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).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Energizer eZV4500 weighs just 78 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 3500 to 4500 rated wattage generators. 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 noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Cummins Onan P4500i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the eZV4500, with an autonomy of up to 11.5 hours at a 25% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Champion 200954, 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. Compared to its peers, this inverter generator is not exactly fuel efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.28 GPH at a 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.14 GPH, the Westinghouse iGen4200 is a device you should look out for.

The bottom line

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

Do you own the Energizer eZV4500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load11.5 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 5A receptacle
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank3.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight78 lbs
Approx. 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.

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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 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.

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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Radio100100
Total2867 W3867 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Cell phone charger2020
Total2860 W3450 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W

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