Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 377
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Works as good as the Honda at half the price.
I purchased my first Ryobi RYI2200 almost 2 years ago, and it has worked flawlessly. I do a yearly camping event in the woods, and use this to power a bunch of LED lighting, laptop, DJ equipment, monitor speakers and a projector for the show, as well as a fridge and freezer. The rest of the year it runs an air compressor while camping. Recently I decided I wanted to use my air conditioner on my camper and purchased a second Ryobi RYI2200 and parallel cable. Running both allows me to run th eAC in my camper wiht no problems.
I've purchased everything from Home Depot and have less into the entire setup than I would have a single Honda.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJNewsGuy Nice unit at a great price!
While not as quiet as I would like, it is pretty good (better than my other standard 3000 watt generators) sound wise, but it isn't as quiet as those that cost twice the money.
Easy to set up (pour in the oil and off you go), starts easily, and with the connection kit I hook up two and can run my camper!! For just over $1000 I have two inverters and the parallel kit for the camper!
The extended handle and wheels (all built in) make it very easy to go over most surfaces (not so much on the lawn, but sidewalk and gravel are easy enough to roll across) just like a suite case.
I have and would recommend this unit to my friends!
September 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike questionable
I purchased for camping, but the sound limit I would consider too HIGH. Honda and Yamaha are much quieter.
I would like to return, but NO information given. Purchased from HOME DEPOT.
I RECOMMENDED THIS PRODUCT BUT NOT FOR CAMPING; There I said it again.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mtao This Changed my opinion of Ryobi!!
Im not going to go into great detail of the specifications of this or output power vs claimed power...blah blah. What i am going to tell about is real world use. I race FPV quad copters all over the state and most of the time the racetracks are setup on remote locations with no power. I use this generator at all of the functions i go to for two seasons now. it has never missed a beat. it does not leak gas. it starts up immediately in extreme heat and cold. its super quiet at 15' away. If you need more power than it can handle by two for the price of the other competitors and hook them together with the kit they sell. My brother and i do this at events. he and i both have one. we have powered tent lighting, PA systems, lipo battery charging stations, small microwaves etc. this thing will do it. remember to take care of it in the winter, put some fuel stable in it. Alwsy do a prime pull before setting it to run start. it will fire up in one or two pulls. I used to think Ryobi was entry level but this this is far from it. HD/Ryobi knocked it out of the park on this one. My brother and i were the first two in our club to purchase these, since them another six have shown up.
April 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mm Ryobi Generator
I would have given a better review but generator wouldn't work. It had to be taken apart and my husband realized they had not connected a wire inside. Glad we didn't waste our time having to return it.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Garbage4U Didn't fix under warranty! Beware.
Buy a Briggs&Stratton or Honda.
I had to send the unit back several times and the last time they wouldn't fix it, still before the 3 year warranty. My friend also bought one and returned it a week later.
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ckar Awesome powerful little generator
I bought this generator to act as shore power for my 36’ boat while dry docked for the winter. It powers lights, soder gun, saw, battery charger, shop vacuum, etc. and allow me to work onboard to do some remodeling over the winter months. Very quiet, can’t even hear it while inside the cabin. I also have a conventional 5,000w generator from years ago and can highly recommend the inverter styles over the conventional. The Ryobi was super easy to fill with oil, the bottle that came with it was the exact amount. Started in the 3rd pull. Continues to start quickly. I’ve run it on below freezing days, and it work great.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by matt So Far So Good!
This product was purchased to run a 6200-8000BTU AC window unit. It does great as long as you leave the auto idle off until the compressor kicks in. After settling down, you can turn the economy button on(auto idle) and this unit will run for 5-5.5 hrs. on .5 gal. of gasoline. I would recommend using alcohol free 93 octane gasoline if you can find. (NOTE: if the compressor kicks off then comes back on, the generator will not start the compressor motor once switched to economy mode, this is not a design flaw, just the motor cant rev. up fast enough from a near idle speed to generate the near triple wattage required to start the compressor. When the auto idle if off this is a non-issue.)
September 14, 2013