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Model #ESI4000iER-EFI-CA

Energy Storm 4,000/3,800-Watt Gasoline Powered EFI Electric/Remote Start Portable Generator w/Inverter and Fuel Injected

  • 3.5 Gal. fuel tank lasting 12 hrs at 50% load
  • Includes mobility kit with fold out handle for easy portability
  • 4000 starting watts and 3800 running watts.
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Product Overview

The LIFAN ESI4000iER-EFI is part of our 21st Century Energy Storm Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) Digital Inverter Generator Series with digital display with self-contained diagnostic system. Manufactured to high quality standards, this inverter comes equipped with a powerful 270cc 4-stroke OHV fuel injected engine, a convenient electric remote start (key fob included), a variety of outlets for every occasion, several safety and convenience features and special technology to reduce the sine wave distortion to less than 2%, to protect your valuable and sensitive equipment, such as laptops, computers, LCD and plasma televisions, surround sound systems, sensitive tools, video game consoles and cell phone chargers, all of which can be powered without the risk of damage. This unit is a perfect fit for camping, R-ving, tailgating, weddings, parties or events or general use around the house.
  • California residents
  • 4,000-Watt peak and 3,800-Watt running power
  • 3.5 Gal. fuel tank with EFI fuel efficiency runs the generator for 12 hours (at 50% load)
  • 270cc 4-stroke OHV industrial duty engine
  • Two 120-Volt, 20 Amp AC outlet - 1 30 Amp 3 prong twist lock - 1 30 Amp RV receptacle
  • Super quiet 59 dB sound rating ensures low operational noise for peace and quiet
  • Low oil engine shutoff protection
  • Recoil and electric start with remote start/stop control - key-fob included
  • Digitally cleaned sine wave (less than 2% total harmonic distortion) providing clean power for all your sensitive equipment like computers, plasma and LCD TVs and digital audio devices
  • Includes mobility kit with fold out handle and EZ roll casters
  • AC circuit overload system
  • Auto idle feature (power on demand)
  • ECU monitoring with digital LED readout gauge with self diagnosis sensors
  • Exhaust sparks arrestor for safe and legal operation in national parks
  • EPA approved
  • CARB compliant
  • Free battery charger/maintainer included
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  • Free battery charger/maintainer included



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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage3800360036006500
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelDual FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage4000440044007000
Start TypeElectric Switch,Recoil Start,RemoteRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Remote
ApplicationHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingHome Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Voltage (volts)120120120120
FeaturesBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Built-in Remote Monitoring,Electric Start,Extended Handles,LCD Display,Muffler,Overload Protection,Short Circuit Protection,USB PortAuto Idle Control,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionAuto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection,USB PortBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Built-in Remote Monitoring,Electric Start,Extended Handles,LCD Display,Muffler,Overload Protection,Short Circuit Protection,USB Port
Number of Outlets5664
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
24 in
Product Length (in.)
20 in
Product Width (in.)
18 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
270
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Built-in Remote Monitoring,Electric Start,Extended Handles,LCD Display,Muffler,Overload Protection,Short Circuit Protection,USB Port
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
3.5
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
0.2917
Half-Load Run Time
12
Horsepower (hp)
4
Included
Wheel Kit
Number of Outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
59
Outlet Type
120V 20A,120V 30A
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
132 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
3800
Start Type
Electric Switch,Recoil Start,Remote
Starting Wattage
4000
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Halogen Work Light,Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,CSA Certified,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Years

Questions & Answers

62Questions52Answers

Will this unit start and run a 13,500 btu air conditioner in a RV.

Asked by Attakapas April 29, 2016
10
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Watched a video online and a guy started his A/C WHILE his microwave was already in operation. That's worst case scenario for a travel trailer and this unit appeared to be OK. You're going to lose a little bit of power if you're at altitude so that's something to keep in mind, but you certainly won't lose more than that microwave was pulling.

Specifically what is the recommended oil for this unit? I just purchased one and either I overloo...

Asked by n2tires February 11, 2017
6
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First of all most all of these air cooled engine do not have oil filters, very few if any recommend Synthetic, it would be a waste of your money to use them , you will be changing the oil at least every 40 to 60 hours. If you live in a warm weather state use a 10w-40, in colder weather use the recommended 10W-30, these engines do run hot, in states like Arizona in the summer Temperature's run well over 100 degrees, 15w-40 would be a great oil to use.. I do have this generator and using it in my camper on a cross country last May I went from the Grand Cannon 29 degrees at night with some snow and a few weeks after that to Yuma, 109 degrees, I was using 10w-40,, No problems with the generators running or starting or putting out...

Does this unit supply 240 vac?

Asked by Mick March 3, 2016
6
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NO 240. Only 120v The Large outlet is a 120V 30 Amp RV outlet

Is the unit 18 inch width wheel inclusive? Or are the wheels on the outside of the main unit.

Asked by Gwyn March 11, 2016
5
Answers

Yes

Does this unit supply 240 vac 60hz

Asked by Mick March 5, 2016
5
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No, it does not give 240vac, only 120-140vac.

How much does it weight

Asked by Rich February 9, 2017
5
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full of fluids around 125-130 pounds

Can this run a sharp portable 10000btu ac

Asked by Ron June 16, 2016
4
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with ease!

If we have it in the bed of the pick up and we are running our RV, if a storm comes up, will we need to cover generator?

Asked by Tink February 19, 2017
4
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There are some really bad answers here. I've owned several generators although not this one they usually have a vented gas cap which will let water into your gas when it rains and then you have real trouble. NO portable generator is designed to run in the rain. Shut it off and put on the Lifan generator cover they make immediately. I would turn it off first before you unplug anything or you might be in for the shock of your life.

Does this unit truly have an Auto idle switch?

Asked by Slyk May 17, 2016
4
Answers

I do have the 7k model...I've taken it apart and verified that indeed there is wiring from the switch going to a harness, but it behaves no differently regardless of switch position.

Does this come with the battery maintainer?

Asked by JoBo1943 August 5, 2016
3
Answers

This comes with a battery maintainer. I bought this back in April.

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Customer Reviews

  • 126 Customer Reviews
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars overall
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Easy to start. Great signal strength on remote. Does not hold as much all his instruction shows. ...
Easy to start. Great signal strength on remote. Does not hold as much all his instruction shows. It all level is too low or too high will not start. Perfect for my boat! I can run microwave hot water heater air conditioner.
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Works very nice, so powerful! Great look and super comfortable !
Works very nice, so powerful! Great look and super comfortable !
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Picked it up and followed instructions, put the key in, and it started after a couple of cranks. ...
Picked it up and followed instructions, put the key in, and it started after a couple of cranks. Just what I wanted.
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Springdale, AR
Hard working and pretty, too
Features :
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5
Ease of use :
4
Value :
5
I have a hunting cabin that is off grid. Nothing beats waking up at 5:00 AM, sit up in bed, and hit the remote switch to start your day. No getting out in the cold wet morning. The coffee is brewing and I have hot water as needed. I am powering a small microwave, water pump, and coffee brewer along with a few lights all at the same time with no problems. She's a bit difficult to start at first, but runs great once it gets started. I like the energy saver button the runs much quieter when I am only using a small amount of power. The neighbor has a Honda 3000 that is a bit quiter, but it burns oil and has left us in the dark on occasion as it shut down due to low oil. I plan to build a container system next to the house to hard wire into the cabin since running the inverter on the deck has it too close to the windows. It will be hardly noticable once I get it a few feet from the cabin. So far, its been a great purchase.
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a very good purchase
Features :
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Quality :
5
Ease of use :
5
Value :
5
Was a very good purchase.I bought this generator to run my camper air and it does it well,plus runs the micro wave at the same time..I love the price,beats the Honda and the Yamaha.This is the 2nd one..Three of my friends bought one each and they feel the same as I do about mine.The best feature for us is the remote start ..We are happy campers now and we all need the air as we are over 70 yrs of age.Now we go camping in warm weather also...Fishing fools. This year has been so good because of the Lifan 3600..Thanks Homedepot...P A from ohio
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Virginia
Almost a honda at 1/3 the cost
Features :
5
Quality :
5
Ease of use :
5
Value :
5
I've used this unit for 2 outages already here with 38 hours runtime. I run a 7000 btu portable A/C unit and my 26 cf side by side fridge as well as a smaller 15 cf fridge with no issues. It does run right at 59db in eco mod. Oil change is easy. My kill-a-watt meter says it is running at 59.9 hz When both fridges are cold I remove them and plug in the chest freezer and neighbors fridge to help them out. I made a DIY ground clamp
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Returned. Did not work. Dead battery. No pull start backup....
Returned. Did not work. Dead battery. No pull start backup. Filled tank with premium fuel and new oil. Out my expenses for fuel and oil. Bummer.
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Response from THD-CSOctober 20, 2020
Hi ROY, we are sorry to see that you returned your purchase. We take pride in our products and the happiness of our customers. If you require future assistance, we encourage you to reach out to us at 1+(866) 471-7464, so we can help.
Would not recommend to anyone. Huge disappointment form the second...
Would not recommend to anyone. Huge disappointment form the second I opened the box. Taking back for a refund. First you opened the box and get no oil to go with the 1000 dollars you just spent .next I spent about 8 hours trying to charge a battery that doesn’t work and had to go spend 100 for a new one then this 4000 watts doesn’t even lower my ac unit.. but my buddies 3500 watt generator does without a issue at all. Instructions were crap. I would steer anyone I know away from it.
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Response from THD-CSOctober 2, 2020
DANIEL, we're sorry to hear that your experience has been less than stellar. We believe in the quality of our products and we take pride in being able to assist our customers at every turn. We'd like the opportunity to turn this around and we encourage you to reach out to us directly at 1+(866) 471-7464 so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
boat anchor
I purchased the Lifan EFi 4000 based on the electronic fuel injected carburetor to power my RV. Just filed warranty claim on my 3rd Lifan. 1st gen shorted out the onboard battery. 2nd Lifan ran at 85 DB. 3rd Lifan ran down the onboard battery until the battery shutdown. Keep a fully charged 2nd battery to replace run down battery #1 and then you can use gen. The running gen is supposed to maintain the charge on the battery. Gen also struggled to continuously output/service a 2000 watt load. Electronics failed on two. The engine started and ran. There are no local repair and/or authorize repair facility that can work on the electronics. You have to send it to Arkansas. At 142lb, you have to put the gen on a pallet and strap down. Now, the weight is 185 lbs. A 18 wheeler comes to your house and picks up and returns. Expensive, both ways!
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Response from THD-CSSeptember 15, 2020
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,We're sorry to hear that your purchase failed so quickly. We encourage our customers to reach out to us directly if they ever experience any issues upon purchasing. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at 1+(866) 471-7464, so we can have assist you further.
Had issues from the start
I've had the generator for 3 years. It is used to power my RV. From the start I've had issues getting it to start. At the 1 year mark the flywheel stripped and had to send it back (Home Depot was good about it, but it took 4 months to get it fixed and back), the battery charger has never worked well; I've had to constantly take out the battery and charge it. If I shut if off it floods and will not start for about 20 mins. Usually if I'm going to use it again right away I'd have to shut off the fuel valve and then turn it back on again to restart it. When it was running it was good, but it didn't run near enough.
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Response from THD-CSSeptember 15, 2020
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,Thank you TreeFarmer, we appreciate you taking the time to share. We're sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with your purchase. We want to ensure the best possible experience with your purchase, and we would love for you to reach out to us directly so that we can have the opportunity to assist you further. Please, contact us at 1+(866) 471-7464.
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