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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 2000 W and a starting wattage of 2200 W.

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Ford FG2200iS is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

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 Ford FG2200iS in use

The Ford FG2200iS

The Ford FG2200iS's design includes a gasoline-fueled 80 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 2000W and also a peak wattage of 2200W. 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.

At a noise rating of 59 dBA (less noisy than rainfall), the inverter generator is started via 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 provides the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

It also sports 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 with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

Portability

As the Ford FG2200iS is an inverter generator, its encased design (L21.9 x W12.8 x H18.3 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

With a weight of only 50 lbs, the FG2200iS may be viewed as a lightweight and portable generator. The device can be easily moved by just one person and thus, its power may be enjoyed on-the-go. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it effortlessly.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG2200iS

The FG2200iS's control panel

Several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is on overload, the oil level is too low and the generator is ready.

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.

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: battery charging cables, tool kit, funnel and oil.

Emissions

The Ford FG2200iS is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

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

  • At a weight of 50 pounds, the Ford FG2200iS places in the expected weight range of the inverter generators in the 1500-2500 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Genmax GM2000i with only 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.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing around 6 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 50% load, the FG2200iS falls into the low end in comparison with other inverters of a comparable power output. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Lifan ESI 2500iER-EFI, with around 12 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. As this inverter generator uses an estimated 0.2 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse iGen2200, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.11 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Ford FG2200iS 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (50 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (59 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts2000 W
Starting watts2200 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
Warranty2 years
UPC814726021450

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 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 sizer.
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
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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