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Ford FG2500iSCO - 2200/2500W Inverter Generator

The Ford FG2500iSCO is a compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 2,200 W and a starting wattage of 2,500 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In summary, the Ford FG2500iSCO is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

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

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 FG2500iSCO in use

The Ford FG2500iSCO

The Ford FG2500iSCO's core is the 98 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 2,200W and a peak wattage of 2,500W. 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.

With a noise rating of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The FG2500iSCO can operate for around 6 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.17 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1 gallon.

As the FG2500iSCO produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

Portability

The Ford FG2500iSCO's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L21.1 x W11.2 x H17.9 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

With a weight of only 48.7 lbs, the FG2500iSCO may be viewed as a lightweight and portable generator. A single person should not have any problems moving it around and thus, enjoy power availability on-the-go. Its handle (molded in the case) allows you to carry it easily, further enhancing its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG2500iSCO

The FG2500iSCO's control panel

The control panel of the FG2500iSCO includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the fuel level, power output, voltage, remaining run time, lifetime run hours and frequency.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is ready, the generator is overloaded and the oil level is too low.

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

The unit also benefits from Ford's CO Sentry carbon monoxide detection. The sensor monitors for the accumulation of poisonous carbon monoxide gas around the generator, and shuts down the engine is increasing levels of CO gas are detected.

Along with the aforementioned features, from an accessory standpoint, the Ford FG2500iSCO's box includes the typical documentation and an owner's manual, which will help you start your generator promptly.

Emissions

The Ford FG2500iSCO 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 Ford FG2500iSCO versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG2500iSCO compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 48.7 lbs, the Ford FG2500iSCO belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 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 64 dBA can be judged as noisy. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU2200i. With just 48 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • The FG2500iSCO, 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. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Westinghouse iGen2200, boasting with around 10 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. Standing at an estimated 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, this inverter generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.11 GPH, the Westinghouse iGen2200 is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Ford FG2500iSCO 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
  • CO Sentry technology
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (48.7 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the noisy side (64 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine98 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts2,200 W
Starting watts2,500 W
Running amps18.3 amps
Peak amps20.8 amps
Run time @50% load6 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight48.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)21.1 x 11.2 x 17.9 in
Noise (lower limit)64 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedNo
UPC814726027209

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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 FG2500iSCO 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Satelite receiver250250
Total1750 W2450 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Blender400850
Game console150150
Total1740 W2330 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total1590 W1590 W

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