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Model #GEN2200DFIC

2,200-Watt Recoil Start Dual Fuel LPG/Gasoline Powered Portable Inverter Generator w/Parallel Connection, CARB Approved

  • CARB approved & Compliant in all 50 States
  • Compact and lightweight design; Perfect for on-the-go uses
  • Emits clean, stable and reliable power safe for sensitive devices
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Product Overview

The Sportsman 2200-Watt Dual Fuel Inverter Generator has the power and flexibility to handle tasks from tailgating, camping and running electronics. Safely charge and run your phone, computer, television and more using either unleaded gasoline or propane gas. With this dual-fuel ability, use whichever is easily-accessible or more affordable. The sine wave power delivers clean, stable and reliable power making it safe for use with sensitive electronics. You won’t have to leave your tablets, computers and televisions at home. With a 50% load, the generator can run for 7-hours on a full tank of gasoline (1 Gal.) and 18-hours with a full tank of propane (the common gas grill type). It includes a 5 ft. propane fuel hose with regulator so you can get the generator up and running quickly and easily. The 3 HP engine is surprisingly quiet, running at fewer than 60 db. An economy switch on the control panel automatically reduces engine speed when loads are turned off or disconnected, saving energy and fuel. This Dual Fuel Inverter Generator also comes equipped with a parallel power port terminal that allows the user to chain 2 Sportsman generators together to increase the total output power when using a Parallel Power Kit (sold separately).
  • 2200 peak surge watt, 1800 surge watt rated running watt
  • Generator utilizes either unleaded gasoline or LPG propane gas as a fuel source
  • Sine wave gives clean, stable voltage and reliable power for sensitive electronics
  • Run time at 50% load: 7-hours with a full gas tank or 18-hours with a full propane tank
  • Compact size and weight make it easy to travel and transport
  • Two 120-Volt AC outlets, one 12-Volt DC outlet for battery charging and a dedicated USB terminal for charging electronics
  • 3 HP direct fuel, 4 stroke OHV engine, recoil start, 79.7 cc, 4650 RPM
  • Decibel rating less than 60 dB with no load at 23 ft.
  • Low oil shut off, low oil, overload and output indicator lights, engine shut off switch
  • 120-Volt operation, UL listed electrical components
  • 20 lbs. iron umbrella base will not blow away
  • Equipped with a parallel power port terminal that allows the user to chain 2 Sportsman generators together to increase the total output power when using a parallel power kit (sold separately)
  • Comes with a 5 ft. regulator hose kit, set of DC connectors for charging 12-Volt automotive-type batteries, funnel for adding oil, spark plug wrench, T-type wrench, sockets and crosshead screwdriver
  • Propane and gas tank not included, mobility kit not available
  • EPA and CARB approved, available for sale in California
  • High altitude use: this generator is not recommended for high altitude use above 3,000 ft.
  • Surge/running watts may be reduced 10% when using propane
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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantNot CARB Compliant
Running Wattage2500180070003600
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelDual FuelDual FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage3000220087504400
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil StartRecoil Start
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Voltage (volts)120120120/240120
FeaturesLow Oil Shutdown,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 ProtectionAuto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On Indicator Light,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection,USB PortAuto Idle Control,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection
Half-Load Run Time77107
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
12
Product Length (in.)
21
Product Width (in.)
20

Details

Application
Campsite,Emergency Use,Recreation,Tailgating
Built-in inverter
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Green
Engine Displacement (cc)
79.7
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Auto Idle Control,Dual Fuel,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1
Fuel Technology
Dual Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
0.22
Half-Load Run Time
7
Horsepower (hp)
3
Included
Spark Plug Wrench
Number of Outlets
3
Operational Volume (dB)
60
Outlet Type
120V 15A
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline,Propane
Product Weight (lb.)
48
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
1800
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
2200
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Halogen Work Light,Lights,Mobile Devices,Small Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

228Questions16Answers

What is the largest propane tank recommend to connect to this generator?

Asked by JMark November 27, 2020
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There is no max size. All you need is a regulated line from any size tank. Do not do this yourself if you have a big (larger than 100 pound) tank. Have your LP supplier do it for you. Not just safer, but legal, for them and you.

Do I have to take the side panels off just to check the engine oil?

Asked by Spendlove November 24, 2020
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No

is there a high altitude kit available for the Sportsman 8,750/7000 Dual fuel Digital Inverter Generator?

Asked by dandandawildman November 22, 2020
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There is not.

Can this generator (Sportsman 8,750/7,000-Watt Dual Fuel Digital Inverter Generator) be run witho...

Asked by SkyKing November 19, 2020
1
Answer

No, it cannot get wet.

Why do the reviews all show different types of Sportsman generators? Makes the reviews useless w...

Asked by Confused November 18, 2020
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Home Depot has put reviews for more than one generator in this spot. They will not admit or fix this.

Does this have enough power to run a pop up camper?

Asked by WoodWorker November 11, 2020
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Short answer yes. Long answer it depends on what you want to run; for example you can't run a Air Conditioner and a Microwave at the same time. I own a Hybrid Camp trailer and for me it work's great.

Is there a method to use the already regulated propane from my home's 120 gallon bulk LP tank? I...

Asked by TedontheBrazos November 8, 2020
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Yes, have your LP supplier run a T from your regulated line to the generator. Piece of cake. Do not do this yourself. It is not difficult, but the gas supplier has to sign off on any changes in the plumbing, because it is their responsibility to do it safely.

Can the jet be changed out to allow operation at 8000 feet?

Asked by jac November 6, 2020
1
Answer

Of course that is possible. Would void warranty. Propane doesn't use the carburetor anyway. With HomeDepot, it MAY be possible to return it if not satisfactory and unmodified but that MAY be a problem since manufacturer says not for above 3,000 MSL. I suggest that you email sales@BuffaloTools.com and ask them directly.

Where can I get "power pack" for electrical start?

Asked by SkyKing October 15, 2020
1
Answer

Call Buffalo Tools at 636 532 9888

On 3,500 dual fuel inverter generator, when using propane, you don't ever use choke, correct?

Asked by SkyKing October 14, 2020
1
Answer

You still will need to start the unit with the choke closed, then move to open just as you would with the gasoline.

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Customer Reviews

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According to the instructions, and all the stickers in the generator, the generator has a surge of 1000 watts and 800 watts continuous. I tried using a small 500-watt space heater during the first snowstorm in El Paso. The generator was not capable of doing such a thing. The space heater has a surge of 800 watts and uses 500 watts continuous, way below what the generator should be able of. Also, the generator is producing white smoke through the exhaust. I emailed the warranty, almost a week ago from the post of this review, with no answer. I will try calling in tomorrow.
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Response from THD-CSNovember 13, 2020
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,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) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
Excellent small and quite generator that puts out the power....
Excellent small and quite generator that puts out the power. I added oil and gas, pulled the cord 3 times and it fired right up ! Built well and I really like the features it offers. All this at a great price ! I shopped other brands and the Sportsman won out. Very happy with my purchase.
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Bought new from homedepot for $399 3 days ago, received today, checked it and it has drops of new oil and exhaust is burned, looks like refurbished, so immediatley returned.
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Response from THD - CSAugust 7, 2020
"Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,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) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com, so we can help."
My wife said to order this for my Father’s day gift so I did. Ordered June 14th received in Hawa...
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My wife said to order this for my Father’s day gift so I did. Ordered June 14th received in Hawaii on June 22nd. Bought the oil which it didn’t come with, and got the propane. Started up fine until I found out that the USB port and the 12v battery port wasn’t working right. I was thinking since I had a load on the AC port with a light connected, that the DC ports will not work, so I shut it down checked the DC Protector button to see if it was in a off position, and started it up again, it was a no go on both ports. Checked the 12v battery charging port with a multimeter and it measured an output of 1.6 DC volts(this might kill battery instead), the USB port had zero power, even with different cables. I went to their online support website and guess what, the websites down. After wasting time for money on oil and propane, plus going through the break in process, I was debating if I should returned it. June 24th the next morning, I took one more last shot of looking at, opened the oil drain side panel(which I should not be dong in the first place) to find a connector disconnected right below a QC Passed Sticker! *See Picture* After putting everything back together checked the ports again and success! DC ports work! Maybe that's why Honda is expensive you pay for better quality control.
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Response from THD-CSJuly 31, 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience, Disappointed. We're sorry to hear that you're dissatisfied with your purchase. Please feel free to reach out to us at 1+(866) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com should you need any assistance!
Seems to be decent quality but died after about 15 minutes. You have to remove the side cover tha...
Seems to be decent quality but died after about 15 minutes. You have to remove the side cover that is screwed in just to check the oil. It started surging then pouring smoke out of the exhaust. I used good oil and fresh non ethanol fuel. Guess you get what you pay for.
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Response from THD-CSJuly 31, 2020
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) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com so we can assist you further and have you enjoying your product!
Really wanted to love this little generator. Liked the size and weight and seemed to fill a need ...
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Really wanted to love this little generator. Liked the size and weight and seemed to fill a need nicely. Although, after initial One hour run time, first oil change and two hours later it would not stay running. Engine oil turned extremely dark with lots of metal shavings after initial change. The engine appeared to be seizing after one hour under part load @ 200 watts. Even used the recommended NGK spark plug... Took the shot in spite of some of the negative reviews. The little generator that couldn’t! Turns out to be true in my case. Cheap Chinese junk! Fortunately Home Depot has an awesome return policy.
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Response from THD-CSApril 27, 2020
Hi Steve, 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) 460-9436 or info@buffalotools.com, so we can help.
Solid built, good running generators...
I have had several different generators up to a 13,000 watt. The drawback was always heavy weight and high fuel consumption. I gradually got down to 2500/2200 watt that weighs 100 lbs. This is the first inverter type that I have owned. I can also carry them around one in each hand. I bought the pair of identical 2200/1800 watt generators for some flexibilty. I can one run or two, depending on actual need. In event of another major storm outage that lasts for days. I can run these two in parallel and also run my third generator if I need more power for a short time. I have load tested these both, as a pair and alone at about 80 percent capacity each time. They ran great and consume about 16-20 ounces of fuel in an hour. The manual calls for 20 hours of running before oil change. I disagree. I changed oil after one hour and again after two hours. Both times it was darker than I thought good for such a short run. After the third hour of running the oil looks clean. I will change it at 20 hours next time. I wanted portability, quiet, low fuel consumption, and dual-fuel. Three out of four is not bad. My 2500/2200 watt generator that weighs a cumbersome 100 lbs runs as quiet as one of these but that still is not bad. That is the only reason for not giving five stars. I have not tried the units on propane yet but, so far, I am quite satisfied. I look forward to years of using these generators for storm outages and boondocking.
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Was in the market for a dual fuel inverter generator and was zeroing in on some larger models (pr...
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Was in the market for a dual fuel inverter generator and was zeroing in on some larger models (primarily the Champion 3100/3400) which would have been overkill for me because my primary use would be with 120v and not 240v. When using those larger generators on 120v, they are limited to the same 15amp as this smaller unit, although are less efficient due to the size of the motor. I found the Sportsman brand and after researching, waited patiently until a great memorial day sale came around for HD. I picked up a solo unit, and a package unit (2 generators and a parallel kit) for slightly more than I would have paid for the Champion 3100/3400 (now Champion sells a 2000w version). I picked up and unboxed all 3 at the same time for observation and breakdown. Upon initial comparison, each generator had varying levels of tolerances between the chasis/frame and side panels, none of them looked identical upon extremely close inspection. One unit had a fairly damaged box and there was a gash in the side panel fairing but nothing major. One note, I have only run these on propane and only plan to use propane unless in an emergency situation. Propane burns cleanly and does not gum up the engine. Starting the engine with propane will take anywhere from 8-10 pulls to clear the air from the propane line and "prime" the engine. The choke is unnecessary for propane but will not inhibit starting the unit. To reduce the number of pulls, you can start the threads of the propane line and then open the tank up to fill the line with propane and push out most of the air. That being said, the unit has a feather light pull and recoil. A gentle and patient 8-10 pulls with fire it up every time with propane. I purchased a magnetic dipstick and ran a fairly rigorous break in for each unit. I started with conventional oil and ran the generator for 20 minutes with no load, varying between economy and standard. At the 20 minute mark, I brought on approximately 200w on standard mode for 5 minutes, cycled off for 5 minutes, cycled on for 5 in economy/cycled off. At the 40 minute mark, I repeated this step but brought the wattage up to nearly 800w. For minutes 50-60 I let it run on econ/standard with no load. I changed the oil after 1 hour. The oil was black, and there were significant metal shavings accumulated on the dipstick. I switched to synthetic oil and used an additive (magic marvel oil) to aid in cleaning the engine. For 1-2 I repeated the above process but increased the wattage up to 1500w. I repeated this process for a total of 4 oil changes, for each unit. The final oil change was once the oil was no longer tinting black after 1 hour of use, and only full synthetic was put back in (no additive). Was this overkill? Probably. However, it is proper engine break in to perform and I wanted to eliminate any concerns down the line with issues engine interference or failure. THE BAD (let's get it out of the way first): Much like the appearance of all 3 units not being the same; none of the units sound identical. Each unit has their own unique sound, or rather, rattle. I attribute this to the side panels not fitting perfectly and rattling in some form or fashion. I took the side panels completely off one unit and the rattles were lessened, but the engine noise was also not muffled and could have masked some of the rattles as well. At some point, I will take the panels off all units and tighten all screws and connections between engine and chassis/frame. Also, the plastic faring on the side panels and front of the unit is very soft. If you are someone who cares that your tools look like they just came out of the box, these units will drive you crazy. For me, I don't mind that my tools look used. THE GOOD: PERFORMANCE - These units handled 1900w on propane without the overload sensor coming on. I threw everything from shop vacuums, air compressor, a rug doctor, space heaters, and the surge was not strong enough to overpower the unit (I did not hook these all up at once, obviously). The light did come on when starting the rug doctor but only briefly while the unit spun up to handle the load. EFFICIENCY - Using a 20lb propane tank, I am continually amazed at just how efficient these units are. A 20 lb tank should easily cover you for a weekend of outdoor activities, or easily a days worth of heavy use at a job site. NOISE - Even with the random rattles, the units are nearly as quiet as a Honda or Yamaha. That does not mean, "refined" as a Honda motor purrs, but as far as decibels are concerned - they are not much louder. DUAL FUEL/PROPANE - Again, I cannot recommend propane enough. It is a solid feature to have the on-board fuel tank in case of an extreme emergency but I do not plan to ever use it. I understand why they do not, but it would be nice to see a straight propane offering in a compact design that eliminates the on-board fuel tank. OVERALL - If you're enamored with name brands, or you're dead set on a Honda generator, skip the Sportsman as you will find fault in the fit and finish tolerances, rattles, and soft plastics. BUT, if you're in the market for a 15A/120V inverter generator for less than half of a Honda or Yamaha - you simply cannot beat the Sportsman.
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After purchasing several other small (cheap) generators, I finally decided shell out the cash for an inverter generator. When I saw this model was capable of running on gasoline or LPG, I had to buy it - especially at the sub $500 price point. It came out of the box in good shape and it was very easy to add the oil and fuel. It started right up without any hassles on both gasoline and LPG. I tried them both, just to see how they worked. I plugged in my meter scope and sure enough, it makes a really nice pure sign wave, even when under load. I tried a 15 amp saw - it took it but I believe it pushed the little generator to its limit. Here is a video showing the experiment: https://youtu.be/Ng5g_xZ69RQ
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Just picked this up a few days ago. My first thoughts were how good the quality was, the fit and ...
Just picked this up a few days ago. My first thoughts were how good the quality was, the fit and finish of the plastic was surprisingly very good and not that brittle stuff that you would expect, it is the good stuff that turns white when impacted hard or bent to far, not as good as my Honda EU1000 (That someone wanted more than I did) but it is not $800 either. Not as quiet as the Honda but the same not $800. It is however very quiet, quiet enough to hold a conversation without having to raise your voice when right next to it. It runs smooth with no more vibration than the Honda. I would not let this generator run for 20 hours before it's first oil change like the manual says, I used conventional 10w30 oil ran for approximately 2 hours with no load then changed the oil, I could see some metal in the oil (That is normal for a new engine) . Keep in mind these little engines have no oil filter (just like Honda) and changing the oil is quick and easy, I will run it for another 10 hours or so on the conventional oil for break in then switch to 10w30 full synthetic for all future oil changes. Now for the one problem, it had an annoying little rattle on one of the side covers I just put a tiny piece of sticky backed velcro (The soft loop part not the hook) behind where the rattle was and rattle gone. Hope this review helps you, for under $200 I don't think you can go wrong. P.S. I also purchased the extended 2 year warranty for $25. Just in case.
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