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Ford FG2300iS - 2000/2300W Inverter Generator

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Latest updates:
  • $399.99 - July 6, 2024
  • $439.00 - July 4, 2024
  • $399.99 - June 27, 2024
  • $439.00 - May 31, 2024
  • $399.99 - May 16, 2024
  • $439.00 - May 15, 2024
  • $389.99 - April 19, 2024
  • $195.00 - April 19, 2024
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Since: October 10, 2023
  • Highest Price: $439.99 - October 13, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $195.00 - April 19, 2024

Description

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In a nutshell, the Ford FG2300iS is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Ford FG2300iS in use

The Ford FG2300iS

Featuring a 80 cc (3 hp) Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine, the Ford FG2300iS operates using gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 2,000W and a starting wattage of 2,300W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

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

The fuel capacity of 1.18 gallon allows the FG2300iS to operate for around 6 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.2 GPH).

Thanks to its low <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the FG2300iS produces a clean sine wave output, making it safe for your sensitive electronics when utilizing the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it offers 2 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle offering a convenient battery charging option and a 5V USB port (USB-A) ensuring convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets, for connectivity on the go.

Portability

With an inverter generator design, the Ford FG2300iS features a closed construction (L19.7 x W11.2 x H17.9 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring reduced noise levels, offering a distinct advantage over standard, open frame generators. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

The FG2300iS boasts a weight of merely 46.3 lbs, solidifying its reputation as a lightweight, easily transportable generator. The product’s power can be enjoyed on-the-go, as it can be moved by a single person without trouble. Its handle (molded in the case) adds to the convenience, making it easy to carry.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG2300iS

The FG2300iS's control panel

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

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.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual to get you promptly started, the Ford FG2300iS also comes with some accessories: tool kit and funnel are included.

The Ford FG2300iS versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG2300iS compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • At 46.3 lbs dry, the Ford FG2300iS is consistent with the standard weight profile for inverters ranging from 1500 to 2500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest noise of 59 dBA can be judged as noisy. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
  • The FG2300iS, 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. 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.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This inverter generator doesn't excel in fuel efficiency when compared to others of its kind: it consumes approximately 0.2 GPH at a 50% load. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Westinghouse iGen2200 is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.11 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Ford FG2300iS is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (46.3 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (59 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • 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 watts2,300 W
Running amps16.7 amps
Peak amps19.2 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 (USB-A)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.18 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight46.3 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.7 x 11.2 x 17.9 in
Noise (lower limit)59 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel and tool kit

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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 FG2300iS 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
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
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total1590 W1590 W

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    I’m very happy with my Ford FG2300iS portable generator… It starts right up, very quiet… Shipping took about10 days…. I got just what I ordered….

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