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WEN 56200i, 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts, 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant
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- Extremely quiet operation is comparable to the sound of a normal conversation according to the US Department of Health and Human Services
- EPA III and CARB Compliant 79.7 cc 4-stroke OHV engine produces 2000 surge watts and 1600 rated watts
- Great for campgrounds, construction sites, tailgates and power outages
- Produces clean power to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smart phones, tablets, televisions and computers
- Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle and one 5V USB port
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Clean Energy. Quiet Operation.
Safely power your sensitive electronics
Remember when you had clean and efficient portable power? The WEN 2,000 Watt Inverter Generator produces clean energy free of voltage spikes and drops. Designed to mirror a pure sine wave, this generator limits total harmonic distortion to under 0.3% at no load and under 1.2% at full load, making it safe enough to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other vulnerable electronics.
Quieter than the average conversation
Our 79.7 cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at a mere 51 decibels at quarter load; quieter than a window air conditioner. This limits its invasiveness while camping, hunting, tailgating and restoring back-up power.
- Two three-prong 120V receptacles
- One 12V DC Receptacle
- One 5V USB Port
- Parallel Connection Ports
- Carrying Handle
- Pull Cord
- Low-Oil Shutdown
- Overload Protection
- Low-Fuel Automatic Shutdown
- Two-Year Warranty
Maximize fuel economy by engaging the Eco-Mode, allowing the generator's motor to automatically adjust its fuel consumption.
Parallel Connection Capable
If more than 2000 watts is necessary for the job, simply link two generators together with the WEN 56421 Parallel Connection Kit.
The WEN 2000 watt Inverter Generator weighs in at a mere 48 pounds with a convenient carrying handle to maximize portability.
Minimal Harmonic Distortion
With a total harmonic distortion of less than 1.2 percent off from a true sine wave, the WEN 2000 Watt Inverter handles even the most sensitive electronics.
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Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,000 Watt Inverter Generator produces clean energy free of voltage spikes and drops without making all of the noise of a regular generator. Generate 2000 surge watts and 1600 rated watts of power. Our 79.7 cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at an extremely quiet 51 decibels at quarter load, quieter than a window air conditioner or the average conversation. This limits its invasiveness while hunting, camping, tailgating and restoring back-up power. Designed to mirror a pure sine wave, this generator limits total harmonic distortion to under 0.3 percent at no load and under 1.2 percent at full load, making it safe enough to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other vulnerable electronics. The lightweight design makes for easy portability while the ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 6 hours of half-load run time.
This fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle and one 5V USB port. Maximize fuel economy by engaging the WEN 2000 Watt Inverter Generator's Eco-Mode Throttle. This feature allows the generator's motor to automatically adjust its fuel consumption as items are plugged and unplugged from the panel, preventing the usage of unnecessary gasoline. Need more energy? Easily link up two generators using a WEN 56421 Parallel Connection Kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units. Low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown with indication lights along with overload protection safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage. And because this is a WEN Product, your inverter generator comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer helpline. Remember when your generator powered your electronics safely and quietly? Remember WEN.
Top Customer Reviews
I've received it and have run it a couple of days and really like it. First of all it's very attractive. Inside it seems to have nearly the quality level of the Yamaha although there are differences. The engine is the same design but it has a dipstick whereas the Yamaha only has a plug. The spark plugs use different size wrenches. The inverter on the Yamaha is cased but the circuit board components are open on the WEN. One thing I like about the Yamaha that's missing on the WEN is the little door that allows you to access the oil fill hole without removing the entire side cover.
I oiled it and gassed it and then pulled the starter rope a couple of times slowly. Then I pulled twice and it started. I ran it through several short cycles with varying load and then cooldown to break it in. Then I ran it side by side with the Yamaha testing it with the same loads. I believe the Yamaha is marginally quieter but not by much. When on autothrotte the Yamaha responds to load faster whereas the WEN would blink it's overload lamp for a few seconds while catching up to a 1,500 watt load from idle. But really there seems to be very little difference in the performance or noise levels of the two units. Also the WEN is a couple of pounds heavier.
Update 04/01/2017 - A couple of years ago I gave away my Onan generator in my class C motorhome and replaced it with more batteries, a charger/inverter, and solar panels. I boondock always and never hook up. I don't want to start a generator every time I want to use the microwave or make a pot of coffee. I carry the WEN56200 in the coach for when solar isn't enough and I'm not driving enough to charge the battery bank from the vehicle generator. I fire up the WEN and run it at 90% load (I've added a tachometer) for a couple of hours. I never carry extra gas for it as I've never come back from a camping trip where I had used half of it's tank. After a year, the WEN still works great and starts right up every time. My Yamaha EF2000is has been gathering dust in my shop.
I ran it several hours yesterday powering a 40 amp battery charger charging the two 12 volt batteries on my big truck. It purred away on 1/4 throttle and you could hardly hear it from 50 feet away.
I just received the WEN parallel kit and spent yesterday parallel testing the WEN56200i with my Yamaha EF2000is. Both gensets paralleled with no problems. They shared the load well with almost identical RPMS. Both gensets held a nice steady 60cps standalone or paired. The max that I could load the paralleled gensets was 3,000 watts before the overload light came on the WEN. The Yamaha is just a bit stronger. See the attached picture. Ran them with two 1,500 watt heater at various settings as well as my air compressor. The little known secret is that any brand inverter generator that is parallel capable can be paralleled with any other brand. Honda, Yamaha, WEN, Smarter Tools, Etc.
Second unit had no such gasoline smell and had nearly no residual oil leaving me to doubt my previous assumptions.
While I haven't run tested either at this time, I do have a bit of apprehension about receiving a unit with residual gasoline, barring any safety/shipping concerns, the chance of problems down the line related to gasoline evaporation/deposition is troublesome (Carb failure due to residual gas is major source of failure for all carborated generators). Given that these units do not have hour counters, I am unable to tell if the unit I received was returned, the only saving grace being the aforementioned very clear residual oil
Upon running the units I will update my review based on performance.
Initial Performance update: 5/28/2016
Oil - 10w30 Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic, 1 quart = about 3 generator fills so cost is negligible
Aftermarket Yamaha magnetic dipstick installed http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017CXO7AQ?psc=1
Wen parallel kit http://www.amazon.com/WEN-56421-Parallel-Connection-Generators/dp/B0144O1808?psc=1
L5-30P to 2 5-20R Y cable (wanted for full 20 amp down 25 foot 12 gauge extension cord)
First unit started was the one with the gas smell, followed instructions, started up second pull.
Followed same instructions for second unit, started right up, though there was a significantly different burning smell with the second unit for awhile after start up. Seemed to dissipate (I'm guessing that is new generator smell burning off assorted residual chemicals in motor, which supports the first unit having being ran at some point prior in its existence). Should note that start up pull is very, very light.
Both units stabilized, checked outlets with a box fan, no problems. ECO mode is extremely quiet, but even at full speed, it isn't very loud.
Shut em' down, installed the parallel kit (took it apart before hand, simple parallel junction box with no internal breakers).
Should note that once the engine has been started and gas has been circulated, don't use the choke per instructions, good way to flood the engine. Started first generator, let it stabilize, started second generator, let it stabilize, checked parallel kit with a box fan, had juice.
Ran extension cord to room I would power in a an outage, hooked up a 15,000 BTU 120 volt AC (LG Brand). AC started, compressor kicked on, generators powered through. Standing by the generator, you could hear them buck a bit when the AC started, but it responded quickly. Ran a few other odds and ends without issue which would suffice in an extended power outage. Didn't play around with ECO boost and the AC connected, worked great with power tools though.
After running AC for about 2 hours (88 F outside), I shut the units down and looked at the magnetic dip stick. Dark metal fines on the dipstick. I believe this is the black dirt that most folks were seeing in the first oil changes. Cleaned the dipstick, put back in, ran for an hour, cleaned dipstick, repeat. The oil itself was immaculate, dark material was all magnetic. Ran fuel out of generator (started with half tank). Will likely change oil after next run assuming dipstick doesn't show clear. Not worried about this issue, this is a known problem for high end Yamaha's as well (hence the aftermarket magnetic dipstick).
Overall I am impressed with the generators (assuming initial burning smell on one unit and residual gasoline in the unit's tank aren't red flags, 2 stars off for that for the time being). Lot of clean power and flexibility for the Money.
Power outage performance update: 6-13-2016
Lighting struck near home during electrical storm, lost power.
Ran generators in parallel, in ECO mode with the following:
15000 btu window unit, Full size refrigerator, 60 watt lamp, Computer speakers, 2 phone chargers and a tablet.
Made a parallel extended run system that can use any generic 5 gallon fuel jug.
They did shutter a bit when the AC compressor kicked on, but powered through.
I give em' 5 stars now.