- Wattage (Gas): 3,800 W / 3,500 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 63 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 12 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 7 h
- Weight: 121 lbs
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The A-iPower SUA3800i is run by a Senci OHV 4-stroke engine with 223 cc and 7 hp. It has a 120V output, runs on gas, and has a running wattage of 3,500W and a peak wattage of 3,800W. The device can also work in parallel (the IPBS8000 parallel kit is not included), so it can be connected to a similar or compatible unit to get more power. The pull-start mechanism on the inverter generator is simple and old-fashioned. It has a noise level of 63 dBA (a little louder than background music). Due to its 2.6-gallon fuel tank, the SUA3800i can run for up to 12 hours on a full tank (it uses about 0.22 GPH of fuel per hour). The SUA3800i makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 3%, you can safely plug your sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
The control panel has 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) receptacle, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle, and a 120V 20A (5-20R) receptacle.It also has 2 DC outlets: a 5V USB port (USB-A) that makes it easy to charge devices like cell phones and tablets, and a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter that makes it easy to charge batteries.This A-iPower generator is not RV Ready, but an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor can be used to connect it to an RV easily (included).
A digital data center, one of the features of the SUA3800i’s control panel, which offers data on the power output, lifetime run hours, fuel level, and voltage, enables monitoring of the SUA3800i’s state and activities.The device’s LED indicators will also show this information and if the oil levels are low, the generator is overloading, or the generator is ready.A built-in fuel gauge on the inverter generator provides a quick, simple, and practical way to check the gas level in the appliance.This device has an automated low oil shut-off and an overload safeguard (circuit breaker) for your safety, so you can use it with complete assurance.The A-iPower SUA3800i also includes a number of accessories, including: an RV adaptor, funnel, battery charging cables, tool kit, and oil.It also comes with the necessary paperwork and an owner’s manual, allowing you to start the generator easily.
The A-iPower SUA3800i is an inverter generator, and its closed design (L24 x W19 x H22 in) makes it look better than traditional devices with open frames.This kind of design is the most modern and easy way to make power for fun.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it can be hard to move and use it without special tools because it weighs 121 pounds.But its two wheels (dia:6 in) make up for the fact that it is hard to turn “Once it’s on the ground, you can move it easily with its telescoping handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the A-iPower-SUA3800i 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.
|Fuel efficiency||0.196 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||223 cc Senci OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||3,800 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||29.2 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||31.7 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||7 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||12 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 5V USB port (USB-A); 1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Data center||Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours and voltage|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||2.6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||24 x 19 x 22 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||63 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, RV adapter, and battery charging cables|
- 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 SUA3800i for up to 3 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.