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Ford FG2200iS - 2000/2200W Inverter Generator

The Ford FG2200iS is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 2,000 W and a starting wattage of 2,200 W.

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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:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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 Ford FG2200iS in use

The Ford FG2200iS

The Ford FG2200iS is powered by a 80 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 2,000W as well as a peak wattage of 2,200W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (FGiPK30 parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

Enjoying a noise rating of 59 dBA (less noisy than a conversation at home), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.

With a full tank, the FG2200iS can operate for around 6 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.2 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1.2 gallon.

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 features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease and a 5V USB port allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

Since the Ford FG2200iS is an inverter generator, its closed design (L21.9 x W12.8 x H18.3 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

Labeled a lightweight portable generator, the FG2200iS weighs just 50 lbs. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. Its handle (molded in the case) allows you to carry it easily, further enhancing its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG2200iS

The FG2200iS's control panel

Several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is overloaded, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready.

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

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Ford FG2200iS also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, oil, battery charging cables and tool kit.

Emissions

The Ford FG2200iS 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 and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

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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).

  • Having a dry weight of 50 lbs, the Ford FG2200iS belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of only 34.2 lbs.
  • As this inverter generator has its lowest possible noise of 59 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. 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, offering a run time of around 6 hours with a full tank at a 50% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse iGen2200, as it provides around 10 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. In fact, this inverter generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 0.2 GPH. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse iGen2200, with a fuel consumption of 0.11 GPH could be in your good books.

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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Radio100100
Total1192 W2192 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Radio100100
Total1580 W2000 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
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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