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

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

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 core is the 224 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 3600W and a peak wattage of 4500W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 70 dBA (just as noisy as a shower), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 3.2 gallons, the eZV4500 may run 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.

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: The examples above are based on a maximum load of 75% and estimated wattages. The devices also may not be able to start at the same time. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.

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 you may charge your batteries with ease.

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

The eZV4500 can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 78 lbs. In addition, it is even easier to grab and move the generator around thanks to its open frame design.

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 device’s light indicators will display if the oil level is too low, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

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 standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

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. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 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.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest noise of 70 dBA can be judged as noisy. 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.
  • As for its autonomy, the eZV4500, with an autonomy of 11.5 hours at a 25% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. 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 18 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator This inverter generator is not fuel efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.28 GPH at a 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Westinghouse iGen4200. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.14 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

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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