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Pulsar PG2300iSCO - 1800/2300W Inverter Generator

The Pulsar PG2300iSCO is a compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,800 W and a starting wattage of 2,300 W. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the Pulsar PG2300iSCO
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  • $438.00 - April 21, 2024
  • $219.00 - April 21, 2024
  • $438.00 - April 19, 2024
  • $219.00 - April 19, 2024
  • $438.00 - August 27, 2023
  • $436.99 - July 9, 2023
  • $438.59 - June 23, 2023
  • $498.00 - May 30, 2023
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Since: May 30, 2023
  • Highest Price: $498.00 - May 30, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $219.00 - April 19, 2024

Description

Pulsar’s 2,300 Watt Portable Inverter Generator is a prime choice for clean power and safe to use for most sensitive electronics. (source: Pulsar (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Pulsar PG2300iSCO

In a few words, the Pulsar PG2300iSCO is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator perfectly suited for:

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

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Pulsar PG2300iSCO in use

The Pulsar PG2300iSCO

The Pulsar PG2300iSCO houses a 80 cc (3 hp) Ducar OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 1,800W along with a peak wattage of 2,300W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (PGiPAIRB2 parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

The inverter generator features a manual recoil starter system. It is rated for a noise of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office).

With a fuel capacity of 1.2 gallon, the PG2300iSCO may run for around 6 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.2 GPH).

The PG2300iSCO generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features 2 AC outlets as follows:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Moreover, it presents 2 DC outlets: there's a 5V USB port (USB-A) with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient and a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle making battery charging a breeze.

Portability

The Pulsar PG2300iSCO's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L19.6 x W11.2 x H17.9 in) provides an aesthetic advantage and contributes to quieter operation compared to any ordinary, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Since the PG2300iSCO weighs only 47.1 lbs, it can be labeled as a portable lightweight generator. Designed for easy mobility, one person can move it around without any difficulty, ensuring power on the go. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it with great ease.

Features

Panel of the Pulsar PG2300iSCO

The PG2300iSCO's control panel

When the generator is overloaded, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

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.

The unit also benefits from Pulsar'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.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Pulsar PG2300iSCO is bundled with additional accessories: tool kit, funnel and oil.

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The Pulsar PG2300iSCO versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Pulsar PG2300iSCO compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • At 47.1 lbs dry, the Pulsar PG2300iSCO is consistent with the standard weight profile for inverters ranging from 1500 to 2500 rated watts. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Genmax GM2000i is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 34.2 pounds.
  • When compared to other units producing a similar running wattage, this inverter generator and its lowest emitted noise of 64 dBA stand out for being on the louder side. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • Offering around 6 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the PG2300iSCO is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Westinghouse iGen2200, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 10 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. Compared to its peers, this inverter generator is not exactly fuel-efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.2 GPH at a 50% load. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Westinghouse iGen2200, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas 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 Pulsar PG2300iSCO 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 Sentry technology
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (47.1 lbs)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • On the noisy side (64 dBA)
  • 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
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,800 W
Starting watts2,300 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps19.2 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)
1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight47.1 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.6 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 includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
UPC814726027155

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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 PG2300iSCO 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 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Cell phone charger2020
Total1287 W2287 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
HI. How do I register my Pulsar 2300W Gas Generator Inverter in order to get my 2 year warranty? (Asked July 18, 2020)

You can register your unit directly from Pulsar's website, here (opens in a new tab).

Can you join this generator with another 2300 (Asked January 09, 2021)

Yes. The unit is parallel-capable.

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