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Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI - Spec Breakdown

The Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI is a quiet and powerful inverter generator with a rated wattage of 6500 W and a starting wattage of 7000 W.

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  • $1,914.00 - May 14, 2022
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  • Highest Price: $1,914.00 - May 14, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $1,876.00 - March 11, 2022

Description

LIFAN Power USA’s Energy Storm ESI7000iER-EFI is part of our Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) Digital Inverter Generator Series. The ESI7000iER features Electric Start and Remote Start/Stop Control (remote key fob included), produces “Clean Power” with a Sine Wave Distortion of less than 2%! This unit is a perfect fit for Camping, RVing, Tailgating, or General Use around the house! (source: Lifan (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI is a quiet and powerful portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

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

Power & Run Time

The Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI's design includes a gasoline-fueled 389 cc Lifan OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 6500W and also a peak wattage of 7000W.

At a noise rating of 59 dBA (less noisy than a refrigerator), this inverter generator can be started via a conventional pull-start mechanism, or a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). Moreover, to offer you even more convenience, the ESI 7000iER-EFI can also be remotely started (key fob included).

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system enhances the engine's reliability, lowers fuel consumption, improves startup, reduces servicing, boosts stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.

The fuel capacity of 4.5 gallons allows the ESI 7000iER-EFI to operate for around 12 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.38 GPH).

The ESI 7000iER-EFI produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <2% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease.

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this Lifan generator is RV Ready.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L26 x W21 x H26.5 in), the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 180 lbs. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by its set of wheels and its folding handle, with which you can conveniently shift it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI

The ESI 7000iER-EFI's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the ESI 7000iER-EFI's control panel, gives you information on the voltage, power output, fuel level and lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

In addition to this info, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if the oil level is too low.

The inverter generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI also is packed along with the following accessories: battery charger, RV adapter, key fob, battery charging cables and tool kit.

Emissions

The Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI 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.

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The Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI compare to generators of similar power (between 6000 and 7000 W).

  • At a weight of 180 pounds, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 6000-7000 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF with only 133 pounds.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 59 dBA, this inverter generator places itself amongst the more quiet of the products delivering similar power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Powerhorse 7500i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 55 dBA.
  • With a run time of around 12 hours at 50% load, the ESI 7000iER-EFI has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Generac XC6500, reaching around 14 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.38 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.36 GPH, the A-iPower SUA7000L is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 6000-7000W generators, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Inverter
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Quiet for its power (59 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (180 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No parallel ports

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc Lifan OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts6500 W
Starting watts7000 W
Running amps54.2 amps
Peak amps58.3 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank4.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight180 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)26 x 21 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)59 dBA
THD< 2%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedTool kit, key fob, battery charger, RV adapter, battery charging cables, and battery
Warranty3 years
UPC682017215525

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 Lifan

LIFAN, or rather LIFAN Power USA, is a rather small and new company, based in Arizona. LIFAN’s range is comprised of engines and related products, such as pressure washers, water pumps and of course, generators – of which there is a surprising variety, including inverters, portable generators, but also high output, standby home generators. The company admirably admits that their primary (and most likely only) manufacturing facilities are located in China and their goal is to provide affordable products above all.

Warranty Information

The Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Lifan generators, please consult Lifan's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-471-7464.

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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Radio100100
Total5192 W6692 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Blender400850
Game console150150
Total5190 W5780 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Concrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total4280 W6980 W
Do generator have 240 volts outlet? (Asked March 04, 2021)

This unit does not have 240V outlets.

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