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Ford FG2200iS - 2000/2200W Inverter Generator

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Description

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In summary, the Ford FG2200iS is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Amateur DIY lovers

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The Ford FG2200iS in use

The Ford FG2200iS

Running on gasoline, the Ford FG2200iS utilizes a 80 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120V, offering a running wattage of 2,000W and a starting wattage of 2,200W. Furthermore, the parallel capability (FGiPK30 parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) offers the advantage of doubling power output when connected to another similar or compatible unit, delivering expanded energy capacity and flexibility for various applications.

Featuring a noise rating of 59 dBA (less noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator utilizes a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism for ignition.

Featuring a 1.2 gallon fuel tank, the FG2200iS can provide power for around 6 hours at 50% load on a full tank (with fuel consumption averaging 0.2 gallons per hour).

The FG2200iS generates a clean sine wave: providing <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Moreover, it presents 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle making battery charging a breeze and a 5V USB port providing convenient charging capabilities for mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

Portability

The Ford FG2200iS's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L21.9 x W12.8 x H18.3 in) provides an aesthetic advantage and contributes to quieter operation compared to any ordinary, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Weighing just 50 lbs, the FG2200iS can be considered a lightweight portable generator. Moving it around should pose no challenge for a single person, allowing for power availability wherever you go. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it with great ease.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG2200iS

The FG2200iS's control panel

Light indicators on the device will notify you if the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is overloaded.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Ford FG2200iS also comes with several accessories, including: battery charging cables, funnel, oil and tool kit.

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The Ford FG2200iS versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG2200iS compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As its weight is 50 pounds, the Ford FG2200iS falls in the expected weight range of the inverters in the 1500-2500 rated wattage category. If you are mindful of weight, the Genmax GM2000i is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 34.2 pounds.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest noise of 59 dBA can be judged as noisy. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU2200i with only 48 dBA.
  • The FG2200iS provides around 6 hours of runtime at a 50% load on a full tank, placing it within the average autonomy range among similar inverter generators. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Westinghouse iGen2200 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 10 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. Among generators of similar output, this inverter generator ranks somewhat poorly in fuel efficiency, with an estimated consumption of 0.2 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen2200, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.11 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (50 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (59 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts2,000 W
Starting watts2,200 W
Running amps16.7 amps
Peak amps18.3 amps
Run time @50% load6 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
1x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight50 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21.9 x 12.8 x 18.3 in
Noise (lower limit)59 dBA
THD< 5%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and battery charging cables
UPC814726021450

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About Ford

Even though Ford is most commonly known for Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company, the historically renowned US-based car manufacturer founded in 1903, its trademark appears on various other products, including power equipment. Ford Power Equipment sells affordable portable generators, water pumps and pressure washers. While generators are licensed under the Ford trademark, they are in fact manufactured and distributed by Pulsar Inc., which manufactures its products in Asia. However, the company promises great customer service, pre-delivery testing, and their products receive overall very good reviews.

Warranty Information

The Ford FG2200iS is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Ford generators, please contact the Ford Customer Support: 1-866-591-8921.

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Fan40120
Total1595 W1675 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Blender400850
Total1590 W2180 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total1590 W1590 W
Where can we find parts as the inverter unit? (Asked May 11, 2021)

Replacement parts can be ordered from Pulsar Products: +1 (866) 591-8921.

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    Don’t buy one they are cheap Chinese crap. Mine is less than a month old. From the beginning it runs sputtering and occasionally just stops. It get very hot. It is only powering 740 watts and occasionally won’t handle that. It will not run my 700 watt microwave. Which actually pulls 1200 watts. It will run my air fryer at 1100 watts.

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