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Energizer eZV7500 Spec Review

The Energizer eZV7500 is a powerful open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 6500 W and a starting wattage of 7500 W.

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Description

The all-new Energizer eZV7500 is a fuel-efficient, portable inverter generator powered by a massive 420cc engine with EFI and class-leading inverter technology. This powerful portable generator produces 7500 surge watts and 6,500 rated watts of clean energy free of voltage spikes making it safe to power and charge laptops, cell phones, monitors, tablets and other sensitive electronics. The eZV7500 is one of the first generators on the market to offer electronic fuel injection (EFI); this constantly monitors and optimizes the engine’s air-to-fuel ratio in real-time, increases fuel efficiency, reduces emissions, and simplifies use.

Zoom on the Energizer eZV7500

In a nutshell, the Energizer eZV7500 is a powerful portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • 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
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 eZV7500 in use

The Energizer eZV7500

The Energizer eZV7500 houses a 420 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 6500W along with a peak wattage of 7500W.

With a noise rating of 76 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system enhances the engine's reliability, lowers fuel consumption, improves startup, reduces servicing, boosts stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.

The fuel capacity of 5.5 gallons allows the eZV7500 to operate for up to 15.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.35 GPH).

The eZV7500 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 features the following 5 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this Energizer unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet. In addition, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the eZV7500 is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

Portability

The design of the Energizer eZV7500 is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L28 x W28.1 x H30 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Since the generator weighs 190 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Energizer eZV7500

The eZV7500's control panel

The eZV7500's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

In addition to this info, several light indicators serve to show you when the oil level is too low, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

The fuel level of the inverter generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Energizer eZV7500's package also includes these accessories: tool kit and funnel.

Emissions

The Energizer eZV7500 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, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

The Energizer eZV7500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Energizer eZV7500 compare to generators of similar power (between 6000 and 7000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 190 pounds, the Energizer eZV7500 finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 6000 and 7000 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, with a dry weight of only 133 lbs.
  • Since the inverter generator's noise is rated at 76 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Powerhorse 7500i with only 55 dBA.
  • Given that the eZV7500 reaches an autonomy of up to 15.5 hours with a full tank and at 25% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WH7500v, as it provides 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. This inverter generator is one of the most fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.35 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 6000-7000W generators, the Energizer eZV7500 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Several accessories included
  • Electric start
  • Inverter
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (190 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (76 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • No parallel ports

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Energizer OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6500 W
Starting watts7500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)54.2/27.1 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Run time @50% load12.2 h
Run time @25% load15.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank5.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight190 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28 x 28.1 x 30 in
Noise (lower limit)76 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, battery, and wheel kit
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 eZV7500 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Radio100100
Total5192 W6192 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Blender400850
Game console150150
Total5190 W5780 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total4790 W7490 W

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