- Wattage (Gas): 12,000 W / 9,000 W
- THD: < 23%
- Noise Level: 78 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 9 h
- Weight: 206 lbs
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The A-iPower SUA12000E is made with a gasoline-powered A-iPower OHV 4-stroke engine that is 459 cc and has 16 hp. It has an output voltage of 120/240V and a running wattage of 9,000W and a peak wattage of 12,000. The generator has a noise level of 78 dBA, which is quieter than a vacuum cleaner. It has a traditional pull-start mechanism as well as a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). With a 7-gallon fuel tank, the SUA12000E can run at 0.5 load for about 9 hours on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.78 GPH). The SUA12000E can’t be used to power sensitive electronics because its THD is quite high (23%).
The control panel has 6 AC outlets, including two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle.It also has 1 DC outlet: a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter so you can easily charge your batteries.Since it has a 14-50R outlet, this A-iPower unit is ready for an RV with a 50-amp service if you have an RV with 50-amp service.The SUA12000E also has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, which makes it ready for a transfer switch.This means that it can power your home when the power goes out, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box.
A digital data center, which is part of the SUA12000E’s control panel, lets you check on its status and activity.It also tells you how many hours it has run in its lifetime.In addition to this information, the device’s light indicator will show if there isn’t enough oil.A built-in fuel gauge makes it easy and quick to check how much gas is in the generator.As far as safety goes, the device has an automatic shut-off for low oil and a circuit breaker for overheating, so you can use it without worrying.The A-iPower SUA12000E comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual , which lets you start it right away.It also comes with oil, a tool kit, and battery charging cables.
The A-iPower SUA12000E is 27.6 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 26.8 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.The device was made to work well in harsh conditions and in the great outdoors.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it weighs 206 pounds, which makes it very hard to move by hand.Still, its wheel kit (dia:9.5) makes it easy to move “) and its handle that folds up, once it’s on the ground.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the A-iPower-SUA12000E compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|459 cc A-iPower OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
|1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
|Lifetime run hours
|Steel, 7 gal
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|27.6 x 27 x 26.8 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Oil, tool kit, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
A-iPower, a small US-based business, is a new player in the generator industry.They sell engines, water pumps, pressure washers, and of course generators as part of their product line.Numerous conventional and inverted portable generators, many of which feature an electric starter, are available from A-iPower.The business has a number of locations, including a distribution hub in Wisconsin and a headquarters in California.But the entire manufacturing of their products is outsourced to China.
A warranty covers the A-iPower SUA12000E for up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.A-iPower generators come with a warranty that you can find out more about by calling A-iPower Customer Support at 1-855-888-3598.