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Ryobi RYi1000 Spec Review

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The Ryobi RYi1000 is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 900 W and a starting wattage of 1000 W.

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Description

The Ryobi 1000 Starting Watt Inverter Generator is the perfect power solution on the jobsite, at home, and for recreational use. Offering 1000 Starting Watts/ 900 Running Watts of clean power, this Inverter Generator is ideal for powering all of your sensitive electronics. With 3-Step Easy Start and an on-board monitoring system the Ryobi 1000-Watt Inverter Generator is always ready with clean and quiet power when you need it. The Auto-Idle feature provides longer runtime and saves fuel when less power is required. (source: Ryobi)

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In summary, the Ryobi RYi1000 is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Ryobi RYi1000 in use

The Ryobi RYi1000

The Ryobi RYi1000's engine, 54 cc Ryobi OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 900W and reaches a peak wattage of 1000W.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 65 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music).

The fuel capacity of 0.6 gallon allows the RYi1000 to operate for around 8 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.08 GPH).

The RYi1000 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlet.

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: The above mentioned examples presume a maximum load of 75% and use wattage estimates. In addition, the items might not be able to start simultaneously. With our wattage calculator, you can predict if the product can fulfill your requirements.

Outlets

The control panel features the following AC outlet:

120V 15A (5-15R) receptacle

Portability

The Ryobi RYi1000 is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L16.5 x W16.5 x H16 in. Thus, it is more esthetical than conventional, open frame products. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

With the weight of only 35 lbs, the RYi1000 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. In addition, a handle (molded in the case) lets you carry it easily and further increases its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Ryobi RYi1000

The RYi1000's control panel

Several light indicators serve to show you when its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

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

Apart from the typical documentation and a user manual, which lets you start it right away, the Ryobi RYi1000 also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel and oil.

Emissions

The Ryobi RYi1000 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, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

Product Videos

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The Ryobi RYi1000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ryobi RYi1000 compare to generators of similar power (between 500 and 1500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weigh, the Ryobi RYi1000 stands at only 35 lbs, meaning that is one of the one of the lighter devices of the 500-1500 rated wattage category Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Sportsman GEN1000i, with a dry weight of only 20.3 lbs.
  • Since the inverter generator's noise is rated at 65 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU1000i. With just 42 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • Offering 8 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the RYi1000 is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Pulsar PG2000, as it provides 12 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.08 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 500-1500W generators, the Ryobi RYi1000 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
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (35 lbs)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (65 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • Only 1 AC outlet
  • No electric start

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Where to buy the Ryobi RYi1000?

You can easily buy your Ryobi generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here are a few reliable online sellers:
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Features and Specifications

General

InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine54 cc Ryobi OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts900 W
Starting watts1000 W
Running amps7.5 amps
Peaks amps8.3 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets1x 120V 15A (5-15R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, output ready and overload
Fuel tank0.6 gal
Fuel gaugeNo

Misc

Weight35 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)16.5 x 16.5 x 16 in
Noise (lower limit)65 dBA
THD< 5%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil and funnel
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.

About Ryobi

Founded in 1943, Ryobi Limited is a Japanese based manufacturer that throughout its history mainly focused on electrical and automotive components. However, their quite recent power tool branch has proven to be popular for the quality and reliability of its products, which are nowadays found globally on the shelves of most retailers. Ryobi products are listed to be produced in various locations globally, mainly US, Germany, Japan and China.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RYi1000 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 Ryobi generators, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-860-4050.

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