Energizer eZV4500 Spec Review

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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. (source: Energizer)

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In summary, the Energizer eZV4500 is a compact portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

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).

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

The eZV4500 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets. 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 allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

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

With its dimensions of L18 x W17 x H21 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Energizer eZV4500 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

The eZV4500 can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 78 lbs. Moreover, grabbing and moving this product is made even easier by its open frame design.

Features

A digital data center, one of the features of the eZV4500’s control panel, gives you information on the lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is on overload.

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

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.

Along with the aforementioned features, from an accessory standpoint, the Energizer eZV4500's box includes the typical documentation and a user manual, which will help you start your generator promptly.

Emissions

The Energizer eZV4500 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate 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).

  • Weight-wise, the Energizer eZV4500 has only 78 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 3500 to 4500 rated watts. 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.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest emitted noise of 70 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Westinghouse iGen4500, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • The eZV4500’s autonomy is somewhat low end compared to devices of its power range, as it reaches only up to 11.5 hours at 25% load on a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen3600DF, which is able to run for up to 18 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This inverter generator is somewhat less fuel efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.28 GPH at a 25% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen4200, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.14 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

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, output ready and overload
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
NeutralN/A
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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