- Wattage (Gas): 6,875 W / 5,500 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 78 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 192 lbs
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The Ryobi RY905500 has a Ryobi OHV 4-stroke engine that is 420 cc. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 5,500W and a peak wattage of 6,875W. The generator makes 78 dBA of noise, which is less than a vacuum cleaner. It has Ryobi’s EasyStart pull-start system (more information below ). The RY905500 can run for about 10 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank and 6 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.6 GPH). Since the RY905500 has a THD of about 20%, it is best not to use it to power electronics that are sensitive to noise.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.As the RY905500 holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you’ll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.
The RY905500 and its control panel have a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and the number of hours the battery will last.This makes it easier to keep track of its status and activity.For safety, the generator has an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, so you can use it without worrying.The Ryobi RY905500 comes with oil and a tool kit, as well as the standard documentation and an owner’s manual to get you up and running quickly.
The Ryobi RY905500 is 31.5 inches long, 29 inches wide, and 24 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it is very hard to move by hand because it weighs 192 pounds.But its wheels and folding handle make it easier to move once it’s on the floor.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Ryobi-RY905500 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.
|420 cc Ryobi OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz
|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)
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|31.5 x 29 x 24 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Oil, tool kit, 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
Originally located in Japan, Ryobi Limited is a firm that has mostly specialized on electrical and automotive components during the course of its existence.However, their relatively new power tool division has gained popularity for the high caliber and dependability of its goods, which can now be found on the shelves of well-known merchants all over the world.The majority of the world’s production locations for Ryobi goods are the US, Germany, Japan, and China.
There is a warranty on the Ryobi RY905500 for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Ryobi’s warranty policies can tell you more about how long their generators are covered.You can also call their customer service line at 1-800-525-2579.