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Pulsar PG2200BiS Spec Review

The Pulsar PG2200BiS is a compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2200 W.

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  • $469.99 - April 2, 2021
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  • Lowest Price: $469.99 - April 2, 2021

Description

The right combination of convenience and versatility are key when shopping for your next portable generator, and Pulsar’s PG2200BiS is sure to have just what you need. This incredible 2,200 peak watt Dual Fuel Inverter generator with its compact, light-weight design is perfect for camping, tailgating, and other outdoor recreation. Featuring a user-friendly direct connect USB port to provide you with a safe and clean electrical current for powering cellular devices, laptops, and other sensitive electronics. Dual Fuel capability lets you choose between operating on gasoline or liquid propane fuel sources, and Quiet Inverter technology makes it virtually silent from as little as 10 feet away. Combine this with the ability to parallel two PG2200BiS units to effectively increase power output, and you have a truly remarkable generator that you can take anywhere. (source: Pulsar (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Pulsar PG2200BiS

In summary, the Pulsar PG2200BiS is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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 Pulsar PG2200BiS in use

The Pulsar PG2200BiS

The dual-fuel technology of the Pulsar PG2200BiS allows for an output of 120V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 1800W and a starting wattage of 2200W. If propane-powered, it gives 1600 rated watts and 2000 starting watts. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (PG-iPAIR-B1 parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 60 dBA (just as noisy as a normal conversation).

Regarding its running time, the PG2200BiS, with a 1.2 gallon fuel capacity can operate for around 8 hours at 50% load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.15 GPH). When using propane, it can run for around 20 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.24 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the PG2200BiS produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it features 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L18 x W12 x H20 in), the Pulsar PG2200BiS, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

The PG2200BiS can be taken anywhere with you, thanks to its weight of 54 lbs. Furthermore, moving the PG2200BiS from A to B is made easier thanks to its convenient handle (molded in the case), which vastly improves your grip.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG2200BiS

The PG2200BiS's control panel

The device’s light indicators will display if the oil level is too low, the generator is ready and the generator is on overload.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Pulsar PG2200BiS also comes with some accessories: funnel, oil, propane hose and tool kit are included.

Emissions

The Pulsar PG2200BiS 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 and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

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The Pulsar PG2200BiS versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG2200BiS compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 54 pounds, the Pulsar PG2200BiS finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Champion 200949 with only 38.6 pounds.
  • This inverter generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 60 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devise of a similar running wattage. 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.
  • Given that the PG2200BiS reaches an autonomy of around 8 hours with a full tank and at 50% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, which is able to run for around 20 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. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.15 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this inverter generator is a rather fuel efficient one within its wattage category. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen2200, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.12 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the Pulsar PG2200BiS 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (54 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (60 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Pulsar PG2200BiS and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine80 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts1800 W1600 W
Starting watts2200 W2000 W
Running amps15 amps13.3 amps
Peaks amps18.3 amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% load8 h20 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight54 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)18 x 12 x 20 in
Noise (lower limit)60 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and propane hose
Warranty1 year

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 Pulsar

Pulsar is a brand registered under the Pulsar Products inc., based in California, USA. The company offers a decent choice of air compressors, pressure washers and of course, generators – which range from 1,2 kW to 10 kW and include dual fuel and RV-Ready designs. Pulsar has several facilities scattered throughout the US, including two distribution centers – one in California and second in Illinois. However, the production of their products seems to be outsourced overseas, to the continent of Asia.

Warranty Information

The Pulsar PG2200BiS 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 Pulsar generators, please contact the Pulsar 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 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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