WEN 2000W Inverter Generator: Honda EU2000i Alternative

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Sometimes you just need a little extra power. The WEN 56200i 2000W inverter generator provides that power and is a viable alternative to the popular Honda EU2000i. I could provide a 2000 watt generator comparison here, but I’ll save that for another time. (If you really, really want one, let me know here.)

In this article, I’ll give you the features and specs of the WEN 2000W inverter and will also show you some of the more necessary items that such a machine can run, though this list will be far from exhaustive.

If you’re in a hurry now though and just want to see the pricing and availability of the WEN 56200i inverter generator, you can click (or tap) the link just below.

Features and Uses of the WEN 56200i Generator

This quiet generator is great for use at a campground, at a tailgating party, and even during short power outages.

WEN 2000i generator
WEN 2000W inverter generator

Testing from a distance of 22 feet gives the following volume results.

  • 50 dB at no load
  • 51 dB at 1/4 load
  • 52 dB at 1/2 load
  • 55 dB at 3/4 load

Per WEN, that’s “quieter than a window air conditioner or the average conversation.”

You get clean energy without voltage spikes or drops. The 2000 watts of startup (aka surge) power settles in at 1600 watts of running (aka rated) power. This means you can run items such as the following. (A couple of these gadgets require a second generator which you can connect with a parallel kit that WEN sells separately.)

Tool or ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Hot plate25000
Window air conditioner12001800
Well Water Pump10001000
Sump pump8001200
Refrigerator Freezer8001200
Furnace blower8001300
Deep freezer500500
Garage door opener4800
Box fan300600
Security system1800
Common light bulb750

The WEN 2000W generator comes with both low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown controls. It also has an overload protection safeguard. This will protect your machine and whatever you’ve connected to it from damage.

WEN 2000W control panel
WEN 2000W control panel

You can plug and unplug items from the generator’s outlets at will, and the generator will adjust its output accordingly via the “Eco-Mode Throttle”. This feature has the additional benefit of conserving fuel.

Specifications and Warranty for the WEN 2000W Inverter Generator

Here is the short list of specs you should know for this 2000 watt generator.

OutletsTwo 3-prong 120 volt; One 12 volt DC; One 5 volt USB
Engine size79.7 cc
Engine type4-stroke OHV
Gas tank capacity1.19 gallons
Oil capacity12.7 oz.
EPA compliant?Yes
CARB compliant?Yes
WEN 2000W recoil start
WEN 2000W recoil start

Per WEN, “your inverter generator comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer helpline.”

Verdict on the WEN 2000 Watt Generator

While there’s nothing especially fantastic about the WEN generator, there’s nothing especially terrible about it either. If for whatever reason you don’t like Honda, this is virtually the same machine in a different color and should serve you well for any of the purposes mentioned above or anything else you can dream up.

Many hundreds – actually, thousands – of satisfied owners have shared their positive reactions to the WEN 2000. One long-time user says, “Starts on first or second pull every time.” The only drawback mentioned is that you need to change the oil every 25-35 hours or so, but that’s easy to do.

A caution is that you shouldn’t leave fuel in it (unused) for over a month, or you may need to look for a new carburetor.

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