Craftsman 2200i Inverter Generator

Wattage2200 watts
Item Dimensions LxWxH19.7 x 11.4 x 17.9 inches
Item Weight46.3 Pounds
ColorRed, Black

About this item

  • Built In Handle Easy mobility; carry with one hand
  • Easy Start – Start/Stop/Choke dial makes starting quick and easy
  • Steady Power – Our technology makes safe, clean power for your electronics
  • Parallel ready – connect two inverters together for twice the power (parallel kit sold separately)

The 2200i inverter generator provides outdoor enthusiasts with a portable power solution designed for a variety of open-air festivities. From weekends in the woods to outdoor cookouts and get-togethers, this model provides the stable power you need without disturbing neighbors or surrounding wildlife. The 2200i produces the clean power required by a variety of sensitive electronics, tools and appliances. Compact and fully-enclosed, its lightweight design makes transportation easy, and its Eco Mode feature also reduces fuel consumption rates and noise emissions to operate quietly for extended periods of time. Whether you’re tailgating for the big game or simply want to enhance your campsite experience without disrupting the environment around you, CRAFTSMAN’s 2200i inverter generator is right for you.

After researching generators for over a year to power my travel trailer while boondocking I setted on this unit. It After researching generators for over a year to power my travel trailer while boondocking I setted on this unit. It seem to hit the sweet spot between weight, power and price so it seemed like a good choice. The unit weighs around 60 pounds (68 pounds will a full gas tank) and was easy enough to move around and load into my truck as well. When using items such as the microwave and the AC you can hear the unit throttle up but it pipes down as demand for juice decreases. If your using this for travel trailer, just make sure you get the adapter for the power plug.

It’s the same as a G. Except for the colors and Craftsman decal, it’s identical to a Generac GP3000i. Purchased on sale for about $700 cheaper than the Generac. According to the owner’s handbook, it will be 20 hours until the first oil change. I let the break-in oil run for one hour without load before changing it. Run for another hour with no load before changing the oil. Because I only needed 600ml of oil every change, I used SAE 30 to break it in then Mobil 1 5w-30 for the final fill.

Even at full steam, the noise level is rather tolerable for a 3kw generator since the eco mode idles down well and responds quickly on demand. Fill with costly but ultra-reliable Aspen gasoline, and you’ve got home backup power that can sit for years if necessary.

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