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Genmax GM2200i - 1800/2200W Inverter Generator

The Genmax GM2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,800 W and a starting wattage of 2,200 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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To sum up, the Genmax GM2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator tailored for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Genmax GM2200i in use

The Genmax GM2200i

The Genmax GM2200i is powered by a 79.7 cc Dinking OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 1,800W as well as a peak wattage of 2,200W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

Operating at a noise rating of 58 dBA (less noisy than rainfall), this inverter generator starts up with a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Featuring a 1 gallon fuel tank, the GM2200i can provide power for up to 8 hours on a full tank (with fuel consumption averaging 0.13 gallons per hour).

The <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the GM2200i ensures a clean sine wave output, providing a secure power source for your sensitive electronics through its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Furthermore, it showcases 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

Portability

As an inverter generator, the Genmax GM2200i showcases a closed design (L18.9 x W11.4 x H17.3 in), enhancing aesthetics and ensuring quieter operation compared to conventional, open frame models. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

Weighing just 41.9 lbs, the GM2200i can be considered a lightweight portable generator. Thanks to its lightweight design, one person can easily move it around, ensuring power availability wherever you travel. Its handle (molded in the case) adds to the convenience, making it easy to carry.

Features

Panel of the Genmax GM2200i

The GM2200i's control panel

The light indicators show you if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during operation.

It also benefits from Genmax's CO DETECT technology, which is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Genmax GM2200i also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel and tool kit.

The Genmax GM2200i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Genmax GM2200i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Genmax GM2200i weighs just 41.9 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 1500 to 2500 rated wattage inverter generators. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Genmax GM2000i is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 34.2 pounds.
  • In comparison to generators with a similar running wattage, this inverter generator's lowest emitted noise of 58 dBA can be considered noisy. If you value reduced noise levels, the Honda EU2200i could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 48 dBA.
  • Regarding its runtime, the GM2200i operates for up to 8 hours at a 25% load, positioning it at the lower spectrum among comparable inverters. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the DuroMax XP2300iH, reaching up to 13 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. When it comes to fuel efficiency among generators with similar wattage, this inverter generator lags behind, with a consumption rate of 0.13 GPH at a 25% load. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the DuroMax XP2300iH, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.08 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Genmax GM2200i 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
  • CO DETECT technology
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (41.9 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (58 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • 1-year warranty
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Genmax GM2200i and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79.7 cc Dinking OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty1 year
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts1,800 W
Starting watts2,200 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps18.3 amps
Run time @50% load6 h
Run time @25% load8 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankPlastic, 1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight41.9 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)18.9 x 11.4 x 17.3 in
Noise (lower limit)58 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceEPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel and tool kit
Country of originChina
Other model numbersLC-ZYW8-N8NS

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About Genmax

GENMAX is a new portable generator brand registered by the Chongqing Dinking Power Machinery Co. LTD., which itself was founded in 2010 and is currently located in Chongqing, China. Dinking specializes in the general motor industry and manufactures portable generators, power sources, water pumps, garden machinery and construction machinery for foreign markets. Among most notable achievements are Dinking’s exclusive contract with Hyundai and 5th place in the ranking of Chinese foreign trade exporters in general motor industry (2016). GENMAX brand portfolio includes a sizeable selection of gas-powered generators covering all common wattage categories.

Warranty Information

The Genmax GM2200i is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Genmax generators, please contact the Genmax Customer Support: 1-866-960-2920.

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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Radio100100
Total1192 W2192 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Mixer200200
Pair of small speakers4545
Total1435 W2025 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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