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Rainier R2200i - 1800/2200W Inverter Generator

The Rainier R2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,800 W and a starting wattage of 2,200 W.

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Description

Stay connected with the ultra portable, super quiet Rainier R2200i Gas Powered Digital Inverter Generator. The perfect outdoor companion for providing a dependable power source when you're camping, tailgating, or even relying on it as an emergency back up power supply at home. Wherever your destination is, it's got versatility to charge your sensitive electronics or household appliances. Designed for maximum fuel efficiency and convenience, the R2200i will keep you prepared throughout all of life's adventures.

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In a nutshell, the Rainier R2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • 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 Rainier R2200i in use

The Rainier R2200i

The Rainier R2200i's core is the 79 cc (2.7 hp) Rainier OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 1,800W and a peak wattage of 2,200W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

Enjoying a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The R2200i can operate for up to 13 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1.3 gallon.

The R2200i produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Portability

The Rainier R2200i's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L19.7 x W13.3 x H17.3 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

With a weight of only 44 lbs, the R2200i may be viewed as a lightweight and portable generator. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. It can also be carried without effort with a featured handle (molded in the case), further improving its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Rainier R2200i

The R2200i's control panel

The device’s light indicators will display if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the inverter generator.

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

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Rainier R2200i also comes with some accessories: tool kit, funnel and oil are included.

Emissions

The Rainier R2200i 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 and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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The Rainier R2200i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Rainier R2200i compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Rainier R2200i has only 44 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of only 34.2 lbs.
  • With a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, the inverter generator is one of the more quiet of the generators of similar type and power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU2200i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 48 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of up to 13 hours at 25% load, the R2200i benefits from one of the highest run times among inverter generators of a similar output.
  • 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. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the DuroMax XP2300iH, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.08 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Rainier R2200i 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
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (44 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Rainier R2200i and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc Rainier OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,800 W
Starting watts2,200 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps18.3 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% load13 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight44 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.7 x 13.3 x 17.3 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
UPC853544008106

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 Rainier

Rainier Outdoor Power Equipment, LLC is a subsidiary of Midwest Equipment Sales, LLC, based in Ohio, USA. Midwest Equipment Sales has over 150 combined years of experience in the business of supplying high quality products to the heavy construction industry, including equipment for outdoor power needs. They also manage the Westinghouse brand of portable generators, so one might expect similar quality of the Rainier brand. The Rainier brand of portable power products are available exclusively through Amazon.

Warranty Information

The Rainier R2200i 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 Rainier generators, please contact the Rainier Customer Support: 1-844-202-2411.

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 campingRadiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total1420 W1420 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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    Norman l McMichael July 20, 2023 at 2:02 pm
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    The generator worked great one time. Then sat up over the winter and would not start again. Currently looking for a carbureator replacement but unable to identify a replacement.

    + PROS:
    • Compact, quiet, and easy to start
    - CONS:
    • Only lasted one season. I do not believe it is anything serious but I am discouraged
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  2. 4.75
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    Took mine up to the mountains for fourth of july (Almost 8000ft elevation). i was up there for 3 days and i ran this thing on a minimal capacity to just keep a fridge running and charge devices, nothing too heavy. It was super quiet that id forget it was running sometimes. it ran for about 20 hours in the 3 day period and by the end it was just barely below half a tank and never once had to fill it. meaning in the 20 hours it didn’t even use 1 gallon of fuel… AMAZING! its great cause it has not only 2 standard outlets but a 12v Cig lighter style outlet as well in case you forgot your wall adapter to your phone charger. At the 8000ft it still only usually took 2-3 tugs of the cord to get it going in the morning, but ALWAYS took a single pull once it was warmed up.

    The only thing i was a little bummed about was it was NOT happy when i took it off eco mode to increase the output for a 1200w microwave. The generator still ran and powered it, but it was sputtering ever couple seconds from the lack of air intake. Ive had this problem on past generators, just get a second air filter, poke a couple good size holes in it and use that filter at high altitude.

    Not much else to say other than it was definatly worth the four hundred and something bucks I spent on it. Sure you can get the top of the line honda engines that produce the same power that are only 4Db quieter, but you can buy 2 of these things for the price of one of those. So if youre planning on using it to run your house or RV that you live in 24/7 id fork it out for the honda. but as a camper or back up generator, this one is the best bank for your buck that wont chug gas or make your deaf.

    + PROS:
    • Super quiet and efficient
    - CONS:
    • "off-brand" so hard to find parts and accessories. Doesn't run very well at very high Altitude with a high load, but gets the job done.
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