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Ryobi RYi2322VNM Spec Review

The Ryobi RYi2322VNM is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2300 W.

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Description

Whether you are tailgating, camping or on the jobsite, the RYOBI Bluetooth 2,300-Watt Inverter Generator is perfect for any occasion, offering clean, quiet power. With 2,300 Starting Watts and 1,800 Running Watts, this generator is whisper quiet and safe for most sensitive electronics. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the Ryobi RYi2322VNM is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

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

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 RYi2322VNM in use

The Ryobi RYi2322VNM

The Ryobi RYi2322VNM's design includes a gasoline-fueled 80 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1800W and also a peak wattage of 2300W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (Ryobi parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

With a noise rating of 57 dBA (less noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator features Ryobi's EasyStart pull-start mechanism (more information below).

The RYi2322VNM can operate for up to 10.3 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.12 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1.2 gallon.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

It also sports 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Portability

The Ryobi RYi2322VNM is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L22 x W12.5 x H19 in. Thus, it is more aesthetical than conventional, open frame products. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

As the RYi2322VNM's weight is only 51.9 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. Moreover, once it’s on the ground, its set of wheels and its telecospic handle will allow you to shift it without effort.

EasyStart Mechanism

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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 RYi2322VNM

The RYi2322VNM's control panel

To help you monitor the RYi2322VNM's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the fuel level, remaining run time and power output.

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.

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).

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Ryobi RYi2322VNM's package also includes these accessories: tool kit, oil and funnel.

GenControl

generator stats on GenControl app

GenControl allows remote monitoring

Ryobi’s GenControl technology lets you control your generator from your smartphone. It allows you to always know exactly what is going on and to make adjustments when needed, so that everything keeps running without unexpected power loss.

Using Bluetooth technology, the generator communicates with the GenControl app (available on iOS (opens in a new tab) and Android (opens in a new tab) devices) to conveniently monitor power consumption, fuel level, remaining runtime, and even remotely shut off your generator directly from your smartphone.

The information displayed within the GenControl App is identical to the information displayed on the LCD screen of the RYi2322VNM. Moreover, the GenControl app also supports parallel operation.

Emissions

The Ryobi RYi2322VNM 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, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

The Ryobi RYi2322VNM versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ryobi RYi2322VNM compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 51.9 lbs, the Ryobi RYi2322VNM belongs in the expected weight range for generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the WEN 56202i, with a dry weight of only 38.6 lbs.
  • The inverter generator can be considered average in its noise for its power category, as it is rated at 57 dBA. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU2200i. With just 48 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • Offering up to 10.3 hours of running time on a full tank at 25% load, the RYi2322VNM 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 Westinghouse WGen2000, as it provides up to 26 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This inverter generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.12 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, making it average, for the previously 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 Ryobi RYi2322VNM 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
  • GenControl App
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (51.9 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (57 dBA)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Ryobi RYi2322VNM 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
Engine80 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V, DC: 5V
Running watts1800 W
Starting watts2300 W
Running amps15 amps
Peaks amps19.2 amps
Run time @50% loadN/A
Run time @25% load10.3 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerPower output, fuel level and remaining run time
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight51.9 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)22 x 12.5 x 19 in
Noise (lower limit)57 dBA
THDUnknown
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.

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 RYi2322VNM 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: 1-800-860-4050.

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

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