Review- WEN Generators
The WEN is a USA based company established in the year 1951 by Nick Anton. This company is a famous generator manufacturer. If you are looking for a generator on a budget, the WEN generator is a great choice. The maintenance of these generators is easy. The WEN generators are the most reliable generator will all the necessary specifications you expect to meet your requirements. These generators can offer you high performance and better quality. The WEN generators have a good name among their users regarding their efficiency. As far as I can see, the only demerit observed in this type is that the noise level is higher. These generators can be loud to a maximum of 82 decibels. The generator’s economy mode can reduce fuel consumption significantly, thereby increasing fuel efficiency and durability.
WEN Generator’s Features
1. The Power output can range from the lowest 1250w to the highest 13000w.
2. The generator’s digital meter can display the voltage, time, and frequency.
3. For portability, the WEN generator has rugged wheels. If the wheels are not available along with the generator, you have to purchase it separately.
4. Although most WEN generators are CARB compliant, some models do not carry a CARB compliant certificate.
5.In the most recent WEN generator, the model is equipped with dual-fuel technology for switching between gasoline and propane.
6. Compared to other counterparts, the WEN generators are slightly higher in price.
- The generator’s design is economical and simple.
- The generator starts and runs smoothly.
- Dual fuel technology
- Generator models are lightweight.
- Noise level is high
- Some WEN models consume excess oil.
WEN 56225i vs. Honda EU2200i
These generator models are from different manufacturers. Hence, the features differ a lot. Let us have a look at these two generators. At the first look, you can see that the running power of WEN 56225i and Honda EU2200i is the same as 1800 watts. WEN 56225i has an extra 50 watts of starting strength when compared to Honda EU2200i. The fuel efficiency of the Honda model is less than the WEN model. So, the former is not suitable for economic purposes. The noise level is higher, and weight is more massive in WEN 56225i, whereas the Honda EU2200i is lightweight and quiet. WEN and Honda occupy more space since both of the generators are bulky.
Both of them have good portability with a wheel kit and handles. In WEN 56225i, the fuel gauge helps to check the fuel level at a glance. Both brands offer an AC outlet pair and a DC output. The WEN 56225i generator has an automatic fuel shutoff system, which helps the engine shut off when a low fuel level is detected. This system also utilizes carburetor’s he remaining for, thus preventing the carburetor’s fuel liquid’s issues. This generator is elementary to maintain with increased durability.
WEN 56200i vs. Predator 2000
The Predator 2000 and the WEN 56200i have similar running power and starting power of 1600 watts and 2000 watts. The WEN model weighs around 50 pounds, which is heavier than Predator 2000(only 47 pounds). But in terms of noise, Predator is much louder than the WEN generator. If you are looking for a quiet generator, then the WEN model is a better choice. Both the products have a pull start lever mechanism and a fuel gauge by which you can see the generator’s fuel level. While comparing the dimensions of these generators, the WEN 56200i occupies less space than Predator 2000. If you are looking for a home backup generator, you can opt for WEN 56200i since it doesn’t require much space.
The THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) percentage is low in both the generators( Higher THD is not suitable for circuits with a computer, laptops, etc.). If the THD is higher, the fluctuation in the current flow will be great. Low THD leads to overheating of vital components. Hence you can charge all the sensitive gadgets without any damage. These models have handles that can increase your grip when you pull around the generator. At any rated load, both of the generators have the same runtime and are fuel-efficient. While looking at the power outlets, both of them have 2 AC outlets and a DC output.
Let us look at four top-rated available WEN models to get clarity about the specifications.
1.WEN 56200i Gas powered generator
The WEN 56200i generator’s automatic fuel shutoff system can provide an additional starting power of 50 watts. This system uses the stale fuel inside the carburetor. It is effortless to maintain without any significant issues that occur due to the carburetor’s fuel blockage. This generator model is parallel compatible. If you want to gain extra power, you can connect two or more similar models in parallel. The inverter can produce clean energy, and it ensures safety for charging sensitive appliances like mobile phones, laptops, and television.
The powerful 79.7cc OHV engine can have a running power of 1600 watts. The 1-gallon fuel tank can run up to 9.4 hours continuously at a rated 50% load. This generator’s noise level is 53 decibels, which is relatively high compared to other generators of the same category. The gas-powered generator weighs around 48 pounds. This generator is for high power requirement areas like construction sites. This model is CARB compliant certified and EPA approved.
- The generator is easy to start
- Comparatively high runtime for the 1-gallon fuel tank.
- The exterior design is beautiful.
- The noise level is high
- No dual-fuel technology.
WEN 56200i 2000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant Patio, Lawn & Garden
- Dimensions: 18" x 11" x 18" | Weight: 48 lbs
- Noise Level: 53 dB operation
- 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 phones, tablets, televisions and computers
- Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC... Read More
2.WEN 56380i Inverter Generator
This gasoline generator produces a high-level noise of 57 decibels, which is the sound of a normal conversation ( a whisper is 30dB and motor engine running is 95dB). The 2.2-gallon tank can give a runtime of 8.5 hours at applied load. The weight of the generator is about 110.80 pounds. The inverter technology employed in this model can provide clean power, which prevents the damage of electronic appliances while charging. A digital display helps you check the fuel level at a glance. When the fuel level is low, the fuel shutoff system uses the fuel inside the carburetor before the engine seizes. A generator cover is available. This cover makes the generator weather-resistant and protects from UV rays. The interior of the generator is cotton made and prevent the generator from scratches. Unfortunately, these covers only fit generators with 3000 watts and 4500 watts.
- High output power delivery
- Records the output by digital data center
- Attractive design
- As the load increases, the noise level also increases.
- Heavy in size.
3.Portable WEN 56352 Inverter Generator
You can look into the display of this WEN 56352 generator to check the oil level and schedule maintenance. The engine displacement is about 212cc. This generator model can produce a running watt of 3500watts. The fuel capacity can offer a run time of 11 hours continuously at the rated load. Note that this generator can perform well for a few appliances, not for a construction site. Try to utilize the fuel completely, including the gas inside the carburetor. Keep the fuel gas clean and fresh to avoid start-up problems. The engine can crank on the very first pull. If the pull cord is damaged, you can get a spare from a reputed selling site. The installation of the wheel kit is a 20-minute job.
The noise level is acceptable. You can continue a conversation without any interruption.
- Acceptable noise level
- Fuel efficient
- At times, the pullcord may break.
4. A 2250-watt WEN 56225i generator
The WEN 56225i can come with a magnetic oil dipstick to protect the engine by keeping the metal away from the engine. This dipstick has a universal measurement. So, it can fit into any inverter generator. Dipstick’s magnetic tip collects the floating metal shaving on the top of the oil tank. The engine is 79.7cc and produces a surge power of 2000 watts and a running power of 1600 watts. The noise level is 53 decibels during the operation. It weighs about 48.5 pounds. You will find no fuel left in the carburetor if you use the fuel shutoff system. The parallel-connected generators can provide extra watts of power.
- High quality at a reasonable price
- Fuel shutoff system
- Inveter technology
- Frequent change in oil
- No funnel for refilling.
Overall, the WEN generators are highly portable at an affordable price. You can protect the generator by using a vinyl made generator cover. The specifications of these generators will amaze you. The digital display will convey how the generator’s operation is going on. You can schedule the maintenance according to the performance. Mostly, the generator will start at the first pull. Try your best to use the fuel inside the carburetor to avoid fuel wastage. This generator model will not fail to satisfy your demands, and it is worth buying.