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Ryobi RYi4022X Spec Review

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The Ryobi RYi4022X is a compact open frame portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3400 W and a starting wattage of 4000 W.

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Description

Whether you need power for recreation activities or for emergency situations, the RYOBI 4000 Watt Inverter Generator is the perfect solution for any scenario. Delivering 4,000 Starting Watts and 3,400 Running Watts of clean power, this generator is perfectly safe for sensitive electronics. With Idle-Down Technology this generator operates with greater fuel efficiency and less noise. It's rear wheels and extending handle allow for easy transport no matter your destination. Best of all, the RYOBI 4000 Watt Inverter Generator is UL certified to ANSI/UL2201 as a low CO portable generator and also includes CO DETECT shutdown sensor for added safety. (source: Ryobi)

Zoom on the Ryobi RYi4022X

In a nutshell, the Ryobi RYi4022X is a compact portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

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 RYi4022X's build contains a gasoline-fueled 212 cc Ryobi OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 3400W and also a peak wattage of 4000W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), this inverter generator gets running thanks to Ryobi's EasyStart pull-start mechanism (more information below).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 3.3 gallons, the RYi4022X can operate for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.33 GPH).

The RYi4022X produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this Ryobi generator is RV Ready.

Portability

The dimensions of the Ryobi RYi4022X, which are L25 x W15.88 x H21.75 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

With a dry weight of 85 lbs, the RYi4022X can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. Additionally, it can be easily moved with the help of a wheel kit and a folding handle, once it is on the ground.

EasyStart Mechanism

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Ryobi's 3-step 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. Put the engine switch on the “ON” position, and place the lever on the “START” position
  2. Pull the recoil until the engine runs
  3. Let the engine run 15 to 30 seconds and place the lever on the “RUN” position

Features

Panel of the Ryobi RYi4022X

The RYi4022X's control panel

When the oil level is too low, you will be informed by the featured light indicator.

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.

It also includes a carbon monoxide sensor. This sensor 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 LED on the sensor will flash red and the generator will automatically shut down. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside.

Along the basic documentation and a user manual, useful for starting the generator right away, the Ryobi RYi4022X's package also includes these accessories: tool kit and oil.

Emissions

The Ryobi RYi4022X is CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

The Ryobi RYi4022X versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ryobi RYi4022X compare to generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weigh, the Ryobi RYi4022X stands at only 85 lbs, meaning that is one of the one of the lighter devices of the 2500-3500 rated wattage category If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN GN400i, weighing just 66.1 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest emitted noise of 72 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU3000iS, whose lowest noise levels reach just 50 dBA.
  • Offering around 10 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the RYi4022X is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Honda EB4000, boasting with around 16 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank’s capacity and thus, doesn’t say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This inverter generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.33 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Westinghouse iGen4200. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.17 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W generators, the Ryobi RYi4022X 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 sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (85 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (72 dBA)

Do you own the Ryobi RYi4022X and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General

InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine212 cc Ryobi OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts3400 W
Starting watts4000 W
Running amps28.3 amps
Peaks amps33.3 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank3.3 gal
Fuel gaugeNo

Misc

Weight85 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)25 x 15.88 x 21.75 in
Noise (lower limit)72 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil 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 RYi4022X 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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    My experience has been poor so far. Setup was relatively easy but when I added fuel, I quickly discovered a pinhole in the fuel line as a puddle of gasoline began forming under the generator. The hole was located between the fuel filter and shutoff valve so the only way to stop it was to clamp the hose. So far, I cannot operate the generator and I have yet to determine how to resolve the problem. No relief for this power outage. Bad marks for Ryobi.

    + PROS: Specs look good but unable to try it out.
    - CONS: Shoddy quality apparent with bad fuel line.
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