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SUA12000E PORTABLE GENERATOR

Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

  • 12,000 Starting Watts/9,000 Running Watts
  • Warranty: 2-Year Residential/1-Year Commercial
  • 459cc/16hp OHV Engine
  • 12V Multifunction Port; 1 – 12VDC 8.3A Adaptor Plug / USB Ready – new for 2017
  • Full GFCI Outlets; 2 – NEMA 120VAC 20A, GFCI protected – new for 2017
  • Electric Start
  • Runs for 9 Hours at 50% Load
  • Factory-Installed Handle

Enough power for emergency use and more

WHAT IT WILL POWER: 
Backup power for the whole house; run almost all home appliances (lights, TV, refrigerator, pump, air conditioner, and fan) at the same time. Capable of running 4 to 5 power tools.

Description

The A-iPower SUA12000EC provides 12,000 watts of starting power and 9,000 watts of running power. It’s ideal for the construction jobsite or as backup power for your home during emergencies.

The generator features a keyless, one-touch button for effortless startup. Its GFCI-protected outlets provide added protection and safety under damp conditions. The 1-1/4 in. heavy-duty full frame provides added strength and protection for the generator.

The generator is powered by A-iPower’s 459cc/16hp OHV engine, and is  combined with an efficient, high-output alternator, which utilizes the same design and technology found in more expensive brand-name products. With more than 25 years of experience and reliability, this design provides the greatest peak wattage for starting motor-driven tools and appliances.

The A-iPower generator can power up lights, TV, refrigerator, pump, air conditioner, and fan all at the same time. It is capable of running 4 to 5 power tools.

With a 7-gallon, all-steel fuel tank with built-in fuel gauge, it provides an average run time of 9 hours at 50% load. The generator operates at 78 dBA. The generator has an easy-to-reach, ergonomically-angled control panel, which conveniently provides easy, user-friendly access and visibility to the panel.

New for 2017 – we’ve built flexibility and safety in to our SUA12000 with the addition of a 12VDC, USB Ready, Multifunction port and GFCI outlet protection on our 120V outlets.

For your convenience, this unit has a DC adapter plug for battery charging or use with a USB adapter.

EPA 49 states

Not for sale in California

Additional information

Model

SUA12000E

UPC Code

851217006114

Running Watts

9000

Starting Watts

12000

Alternator

Senci

Automatic Voltage Regulator

Yes

AC Load

120/240 Volts

Phase/Frequency

Single/60Hz

Engine (OHV)

459cc/16hp

Starting Method

Electric Start

Lubrication

Splash

Low-Oil Shutdown

Automatic

Running VAC Amperage

37.5A

LCD Hour Meter

Yes

Direct Circuit (DC)

Yes

Low-Oil Alert Lamp

1

Circuit Breaker

8.3A, 20A, 30A, 38A

NEMA 120VAC 20A GFCI-Protected Outlets

4 GFCI

NEMA 120/240VAC 30A, L5-30R Twist- Lock Outlet

1

120/240VAC 30A NEMA L5-30R Twist- Lock Outlet

1

NEMA 120/240VAC 50A 14-50R Industrial-Grade Outle

1

12V 8.3A Multifunction Port - USB Ready

1

Weather Protected Outlet Cover

4

Neutral Bonded to Frame

Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity

7 gal. (25 L)

Run Time @ 50% Load

9 hours

Run Time @ 100% Load

7 hours

Built–in Gauge on Fuel Tank

Yes

Engine Oil Capacity (Qt. / L)

1.16 qt. (1.1 L)

Recommended Oil

SAE 10W-30

Muffler with USDA Spark Arrestor

Yes

Noise Level, dBA at 23 ft. (7m)

78

Durable Tubular Steel Frame

1.25 in diameter (32 mm)

Fold-Down Handle

Factory Built-in

Maintenance Free Battery

12V/14AH

Engine Oil Supplied

1.0 at. 10W-30

DC Charging Cable

1

Spark Plug Socket

Yes

Wheel Kits

9.5-inch Solid Wheel

Gross Weight

222 lbs./98 kgs

Net Weight

216 lbs./93.5 kgs

Assembly Dimension

27.6 x 27.2 x 25.6 in.

Packing Dimension

28.5 x 21.6 x 24 in.

Warranty

2-Year Residential/1-Year Commercial

Emission Certification

EPA

Features

12,000 STARTING WATTS / 9,000 RUNNING WATTS

60HZ, 120VAC / 240VAC, SINGLE PHASE

459cc/16hp OHV, SINGLE CYLINDER, AIR-COOLED, 4-STROKE ENGINE WITH ELECTRIC START

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ALTERNATOR
Provides greater peak wattage, which allows motor-driven appliances and tools to operate simultaneously

EASY-ACCESS, ERGONOMICALLY-ANGLED COMPACT CONTROL PANEL
Multiple front-panel outlets for easy power connections; weatherproof covers provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions.

KEYLESS ONE-TOUCH PUSH-BUTTON START

BACKUP RECOIL START
Oversized recoil and ergonomically-designed big grip reduces the effort to pull the recoil to start the engine

CAST IRON CYLINDER SLEEVES
For engine durability and extended run life

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIC VOLTAGE REGULATOR (AVR)
Helps minimize voltage fluctuations and delivers consistent power under load

7-GALLON, HEAVY-DUTY, ALL-STEEL FUEL TANK
Provides up to 9 hours of run time at 50% load

HIGH-QUALITY, BRIGHT RED, POWDER COAT FINISH
Attractive and rustproof

SEAMLESS WELDING
Prevents leakage

CURVED EDGES AND CORNERS
Provides added safety

BUILT-IN, EASY-TO-READ FUEL GAUGE

STAINLESS STEEL FUEL CAP

COUNTER-SINK AROUND FUEL FILLING PORT
Prevents fuel overflow while filling

FUEL TANK BREATHER HOSE
Provides added protection from accidental damage

GFCI-PROTECTED OUTLETS
Provides added protection and safety under damp conditions

DIGITAL HOUR METER
Monitors run times and scheduling of maintenance intervals

PUSH-TO-RESET CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Provides overload protection

WEATHERPROOF COVER
Provides protection for circuit breakers and switches

BUILT-IN DC ADAPTER PLUG AND DC CHARGING CABLES
For battery charging or use with USB adapter

CORD PROTECTIVE COVER
Keeps all the wires concealed while providing protection and neat appearance

LOW OIL SHUTDOWN
Automatically protects engine from potential damage

DUAL ELEMENT AIR FILTER
Protects engine while allowing extended service interval

LOW TONE MUFFLER WITH USDA APPROVED SPARK ARRESTOR
Provides quieter operation; 78 dBA @ 23 ft. sound rating

NEUTRAL BONDED TO FRAME FOR ADDED SAFETY

RIGID TUBULAR STEEL FRAME – 1.2-INCH DIAMETER
Silver gray powder coat finish

BUILT-IN, ERGONOMICALLY-DESIGNED HANDLE
Provides easy transportation and folds down for compact storage

9.5-IN., NEVER-FLAT WHEELS
Designed for heavy duty loads and improved traction and mobility over rough terrain

EASY TO ASSEMBLE AND READY TO GO

Four NEMA 120VAC 20A GFCI-Protected Outlets
One NEMA 120/240VAC 30A, L14-30R Twist- Lock Outlet
One NEMA 120/240VAC 50A 14-50R Industrial-Grade Outlet

One 12VDC 8.3A ADAPTER PLUG
For charging the battery or with USB adapter

12V-14AH MAINTENANCE-FREE BATTERY INCLUDED

Includes

  • Wheel Kits
  • Spark Plug Socket
  • 1.0 Qt. Start-Up Engine Oil
  • Maintenance-Free Battery
  • DC Charging Cables
  • Factory-Installed Handle
  • Owner’s Manual

WARRANTY: 2-year Residential/1-Year Commercial

7 reviews for SUA12000E PORTABLE GENERATOR

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jordan Franovich

    Very quiet running machine. Paid $999.99 at northern tool in Houston Texas. Used it 3 nights in LA for hurricane Laura. Powered everything I asked it to without hesitation. Going to have a transfer switch installed to run even more off it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rick Barson

    Thankfully, I’ve only had to use it a couple of times, but it works GREAT! I have it wired to the breaker panel with a generator lockout kit and it powers my entire house. It’s physical size is smaller and lighter than any other I looked at, so it allows me to keep it in the garage and wheel it outside thru the utility door when I need it. I’m 70 years old and 150 lbs. and can handle it with no trouble. Highly recommend it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Abowd

    I live in Houston Texas and I bought the SUA12000E after hurricane Harvey devastated our city leaving many of us without power. A couple years later and the entire state of Texas suffers through rolling and extended blackouts during winter storm Uri. My home lost power for 3 days with the temperature outside dropping to 10F. Many of my neighbors were without power and huddled by their fireplaces with the inside of their homes dropping below freezing. Because of the SUA12000E and having it properly connected to my home’s power panel the entire house including the furnaces remained on. We opened our home to neighbors who now swear they are getting generators! You can’t beat this generator for the price and it’s paid for itself already in the comfort and security it has provided.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    DARIO SUAREZ

    es muy bueno
    sin embargo requerimos el manual en ESPAÑOL
    gRACIAS

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    Had this one for 3 years already. Bought it from HD, although SAMs had the same priced deal at the time, now I don’t know what possessed them to not carry often this genset.
    I installed a propane conversion kit, there are only a few licensed reputable national conversion kit manufacturers so I didn’t cheap on that. Now it runs on propane only, no issues with feeding, no knocking at 700 ft above sea level, power is very steady.
    I am able to run a 4ton AC in the summer, a large refrigerator, home electronics (2 tvs, computers, routers), a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, LED lighting.
    This is very economical and high quality genset, a little bit heavy, but with copper windings, instead of aluminum with most other rivals in this class.
    This genset offers the power of a whole – house stationary generator, at a fraction of the price. I live close to a city but almost every hurricane season we are without power for a few days, one time for 10 days and me having two small kids and older parents in the house I needed something to support the home basics plus the AC.
    Running AC on generator can put a little bit of pressure on the capacitor of the condenser, so it makes sense to buy a spare one, just in case if your unit is an older one.
    Totally worth every penny.

    • Oscar

      Thank you so much for your awesome feed back Daniel! Please let us know if there is anything else you might need. Thanks!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jen C

    We have a 12000 watt and it has a little over 300 hours on it and it suddenly shut down on us saturday. It sounds like an auto engine when it throws a rod. It makes a knocking noise when attempting to start it. Has anyone else had a problem with the motor? Does anyone know where we can purchase a new motor for it?

    • Oscar

      Hi Jen! Please call us up at our toll free so we can help you out with your generator. Thanks! 855 888-3598

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nigel Pusey

    Hello. I have a 12000E which i bought in November of 2019. I have used it to run my entire house for a day more than once and it handles the load well. I live in Caribbean where it gets very hot at times and the heat has not affected its operation. My community gets occasional power outages the longest being for a day. On each occasion the generator is able to handle the load with ease. I connect the generator to the house via a transfer witch next to my Breaker Panel. I am satisfied with the Generator.

    • Oscar

      Hi Nigel! Glad to hear that you are happy with our product, and really appreciate your honest review! Please let us know if there is anything you might need in the future. Thanks! 855 888-3598

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