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Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Power delivery

Power delivery

How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

 /  5
Power quality

Power quality

A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

 /  5
CO safety technology

CO safety technology

The presence and responsiveness of built-in CO-sensing technology to automatically shut the generator off in an enclosed space before CO builds up to dangerous levels.

 /  5

About

The Echo EGI-4000 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Inverter Generators models like the EGI-4000 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Power delivery How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

Power quality A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

Noise Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

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