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Ryobi RYi2322 - 1800/2300W Inverter Generator

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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))

Zoom on the Ryobi RYi2322

In a few words, the Ryobi RYi2322 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator perfectly suited for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Amateur DIY lovers

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Ryobi RYi2322 in use

The Ryobi RYi2322

The Ryobi RYi2322's core is the 80 cc 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 2,300W. Moreover, the parallel capability (Ryobi parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included) enables doubling of power output when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and versatility for a wide range of needs.

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

The RYi2322 boasts a fuel tank capable of holding 1.2 gallon, allowing it to run continuously for up to 10.3 hours (with fuel usage averaging around 0.12 gallons per hour).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the RYi2322 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports providing convenient charging capabilities for mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

Portability

The Ryobi RYi2322 is distinguished by its enclosed inverter generator design (L22 x W12.5 x H19 in), providing improved aesthetics and quieter performance compared to traditional, open frame units. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

With a dry weight of 51.9 lbs, the RYi2322 is manageable, ensuring it can accompany you wherever you need power. Additionally, it can be easily moved with the help of its set of 2 wheels and its telecospic handle, once it is on the ground.

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 RYi2322

The RYi2322's control panel

The RYi2322's control panel is equipped with a digital data center, furnishing detailed information on the fuel level, power output and remaining run time for you to easily track its activity and status.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, 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.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Ryobi RYi2322 also is packed along with the following accessories: oil, funnel and tool kit.

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 RYi2322. Moreover, the GenControl app also supports parallel operation.

Product Videos

The Ryobi RYi2322 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ryobi RYi2322 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 51.9 lbs, the Ryobi RYi2322 sits comfortably within the expected weight range for inverters generating 1500 to 2500 rated watts. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Genmax GM2000i is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 34.2 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest emitted noise of 57 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If noise level is one your key decisive factors, you may find the Honda EU2200i appealing. It's rated at 48 dBA, making it one of the quietest generators in its power range.
  • As the RYi2322 offers up to 10.3 hours run time on a full tank at a 25% load, it falls within the average autonomy range among the inverter generators of a similar power. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, boasting with up to 13 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. The inverter generator burns fuel at a rate of around 0.12 GPH when running at a 25% load, which is consistent with the average fuel usage of models of comparable power output. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the DuroMax XP2300iH, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.08 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Ryobi RYi2322 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
  • GenControl App
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (51.9 lbs)
  • Quiet, but noisy for its type (57 dBA)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Ryobi RYi2322 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine80 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts1,800 W
Starting watts2,300 W
Running amps15 amps
Peak amps19.2 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
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
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
Other model numbersRYi2322VNM
UPC046396025487

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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 RYi2322 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
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
What tool do i need to replace spark plug (Asked December 04, 2020)

You need a spark plug wrench

What viscosity of oil for the engine does this model take? (Asked April 27, 2023)

For general, all-temperature use, SAE 10W-30 is recommended.

How many ounces of oil does it take? (Asked August 12, 2023)

Engine oil capacity is 12 fl. oz.

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  1. 2.9
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    I have this generator & have put 5200 hrs on it in the last year & the only issue I’ve had is the carburetor seems to have an issue when under a load & stalls but I adjusted the choke to close it halfway & it seemed to fix the issue. It now burns oil like crazy, with each tank of gas (I get about 13.5 hrs outta a full tank) I have to add oil as well. It’s still under warranty so hopefully they fix the issue but from what I’ve read 3,000 hrs is considered high hours on a generator.

    + PROS:
    • It's lightweight, portable, very good on gas & is a lot quieter than most generators.
    - CONS:
    • Carburetor problems & excessive oil burning after about 3,000 hrs.
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