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Ryobi RYi2022 - 1650/2050W Inverter Generator

The Ryobi RYi2022 is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1650 W and a starting wattage of 2050 W.

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  • $629.00 - August 8, 2022
  • $608.00 - May 13, 2022
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Since: May 13, 2022
  • Highest Price: $629.00 - August 8, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $608.00 - May 13, 2022

Description

Whether you need power around your home, recreationally, or even on the jobsite, the RYOBI 2,050-Watt Inverter Generator is ready with clean, quiet power for any occasion. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Ryobi RYi2022 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • 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 Ryobi RYi2022's design includes a gasoline-fueled 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1650W and also a peak wattage of 2050W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 57 dBA (less noisy than a quiet suburb). Its starting mechanism is based on Ryobi's EasyStart pull-start mechanism (more information below).

With a full tank, the RYi2022 can operate for around 7.8 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.15 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1.2 gallon.

As the RYi2022 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 following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

Since the Ryobi RYi2022 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L22 x W12.5 x H19 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

The RYi2022's dry weight of 53 lbs lets you use its power anywhere needed. Moreover, shifting it is an easy task, as the RYi2022 features a nifty handle (molded in the case), improving your grip greatly.

EasyStart Mechanism

ryobi easystart starting mechanism

Ryobi’s EasyStart mechanism

The unit benefits from Ryobi’s EasyStart mechanism. This 3-step starting system allows you to easily start your generator. It works in the following way:

  1. Place the dial on the “COLD START” position
  2. Pull the recoil until the engine runs
  3. Let the engine run 15 to 30 seconds and place the dial on the “RUN/RE-START” position

Features

Panel of the Ryobi RYi2022

The RYi2022's control panel

A light indicator shows you if the generator is overloaded.

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

It also benefits from Ryobi's CO DETECT technology, which is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual, helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Ryobi RYi2022, the following accessories are also included: funnel and oil.

Emissions

The Ryobi RYi2022 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, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

The Ryobi RYi2022 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ryobi RYi2022 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 53 lbs, the Ryobi RYi2022 belongs in the expected weight range for inverters which can produce between 1500 and 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.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this inverter generator and its lowest emitted noise of 57 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU2200i with only 48 dBA.
  • The RYi2022, falls within the average autonomy range compared to inverter generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 7.8 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Lifan ESI 2500iER-EFI, which is able to run for around 12 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. This inverter generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.15 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse iGen2200, with a fuel consumption of 0.11 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Ryobi RYi2022 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
  • CO DETECT technology
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (53 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (57 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Ryobi RYi2022 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1650 W
Starting watts2050 W
Running amps13.8 amps
Peak amps17.1 amps
Run time @50% load7.8 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsOverload
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight53 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)22 x 12.5 x 19 in
Noise (lower limit)57 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil and funnel
Warranty3 years
Other model numbersRYi2022VNM
UPC046396027207

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 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 popular retailers. Ryobi products are listed to be produced in various locations globally, mainly US, Germany, Japan and China.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RYi2022 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-525-2579.

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
Freezer8101750
Pair of small speakers4545
Total1047 W2047 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total1310 W1900 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W

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