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Review of the A-iPower SUA12000ED Dual Fuel Portable Generator

12000 Starting Watts, 9000 Running Watts on Gasoline
10800 Starting Watts, 8100 Running Watts on Propane
Electric Start: Yes
Weight: 228lbs
Noise: 78dB

Should You Buy It?

The versatility and excellent power outputs make this portable generator from A-iPower a frontrunner when looking for a robust unit to power your home. 

Key Points about the A-iPower SUA12000ED

Excellent Power Delivery
Dual Fuel Versatility
Good choice for home backup
Electric Start
Open-Frame so noisy
Plastic Wheels

Overview of the Generator 

A powerful portable generator with dual fuel capability to run a lot of equipment either in your home or even on a construction site. The generator comes with a good selection of accessories, as shown below.

In terms of gas fuel efficiency, the 459cc Overhead Valve engine can operate for up to 14 hours at 25% load on its 7-gallon fuel tank.

This model has an electric starter and is supplied with a battery. 

Given it power outputs, the SUA12000ED has some similarity with a standby generator but instead is movable. 

As all generators give off dangerous carbon monoxide during operation owners must take steps to ensure that it is used outside and at some distance from the home. And it's a good idea to buy a cover to protect the generator from the environment.

For more detailed information, you can download the manual from A-iPower's website.

Controls and Features

The control panel is well laid out, containing multiple outlets all of which are protected by rubber covers, an hour meter to monitor running time, circuit breakers, an electric start, and a low oil warning indicator.

Unlike the A-iPower SUA12000E this model is EPA/Carb compliant so you will be allowed to use it in California.

A-iPower provide a 2-year limited residential warranty and 1-year for commercial use for this model.

What Most Buyers Like

The A-iPower SUA12000ED is a robust portable generator unit that has earned plenty of 5-stars. It can be connected to your home's mains power box for which you'll need a 50A breaker and equivalent power cord. Some buyers choose this model over the single fuel SUA12000E because of the extra versatility it offers with its dual fuel capability. 

What Some Buyers Like Less

One owner had an oil leak while operating the generator, possibly because of damage caused during the delivery of the unit. Others found his unit started to leak gas after varying periods of use.  And some owners, perhaps with not a lot of knowledge of this kind of generator, thought it to be very noisy.
Specifications of the A-iPower 12000ED
Starting Watts Gas12000
Running Watts Gas9000
Starting Watts LPG10800
Running Watts LPG8100
EngineAir cooled, 4-stroke OHV
Engine Displacement459 cc
EPA/Card CertificationYes
Noise Level (dB)78
Start TypeElectric (push button) + Recoil
Fuel Capacity (gallons)7
Run Time14 hrs. at 1/4 load
Outlets(4) 120V 20A NEMA 5-20R GFCI
1xL14-30R (30A, 120/240V)
1x14-50R (50A, 120/240V)
1x14-50R (50A, 120/240V)
Warranty2 Years Residential
1 Year Commercial
Battery SuppliedYes
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Product Weight228lbs
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)32.1x21.5x23.4