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Rainier R2200i Spec Review

The Rainier R2200i is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2200 W.

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  • $450.00 - September 27, 2021
  • $475.00 - September 16, 2021
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  • Highest Price: $475.00 - September 16, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $450.00 - September 27, 2021

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:

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

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 Rainier R2200i in use

The Rainier R2200i

The Rainier R2200i is powered by a 79 cc (2.7 hp) Rainier OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 1800W as well as a peak wattage of 2200W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall). Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

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

As the R2200i produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 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 you may charge your batteries with ease.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L19.7 x W13.3 x H17.3 in), the Rainier R2200i, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient 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. This convenience is further enhanced thanks to its handle (molded in the case) that allows you to carry it with ease.

Features

Panel of the Rainier R2200i

The R2200i's control panel

Some light indicators allow you to instantly see if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Rainier R2200i also comes with several accessories, including: oil, funnel and tool kit.

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, making it usable in forested areas.

Product Videos

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 generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Rainier R2200i weighs just 44 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 1500 to 2500 rated wattage generators. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Champion 200949, with a dry weight of only 38.6 lbs.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 52 dBA, this inverter generator qualifies as one of the more quiet of the products of similar 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.
  • The R2200i, offering a run time of up to 13 hours with a full tank at a 25% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, as it provides up to 26 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Predator 2000, with a fuel consumption of 0.08 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W 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)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
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
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc Rainier OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1800 W
Starting watts2200 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%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
Warranty3 years

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 sizer.
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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    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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