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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.
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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.
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 Appliance||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|Window air conditioner||1200||1800|
|Well Water Pump||1000||1000|
|Garage door opener||480||0|
|Common light bulb||75||0|
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.
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.
|Outlets||Two 3-prong 120 volt; One 12 volt DC; One 5 volt USB|
|Engine size||79.7 cc|
|Engine type||4-stroke OHV|
|Gas tank capacity||1.19 gallons|
|Oil capacity||12.7 oz.|
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.