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WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
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WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight

WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight
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Features

  • Ultralight body weighs in at a mere 39 pounds for easy transport and storage
  • Extremely quiet operation comparable to the sound of a normal conversation according to the US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Produces 2000 surge watts and 1700 rated watts of clean power for safe charging of sensitive electronics (phones, tablets, televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before shutting down
  • Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle, two 5V USB ports, and a two-year warranty

Description

Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator provides clean energy, free of voltage spikes and drops, without all the noise of a regular generator. Produce up to 2000 surge watts and 1700 rated watts of power. Our 79cc 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 camping, hunting, tailgating, and restoring backup power. The WEN 2000W Inverter Generator is also equipped with fuel shutoff. This feature turns off the flow of fuel, allowing for the generator to use up the remaining fuel from the carburetor before automatically shutting down. This helps fight the build-up and blockages caused by stagnant fuel inside of the carburetor, minimizing maintenance while prolonging the unit’s lifespan. 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 to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other sensitive electronics. The lightweight 39-pound design makes for easy portability while the ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 7 hours of half-load run time. The fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V 14A NEMA 5-20R receptacles, one 12V 8.3A DC receptacle and two 5V USB ports. Maximize fuel economy by engaging the eco-mode switch. This allows the generator's engine to automatically adjust its fuel consumption as items are plugged into and unplugged from the panel, preventing the unnecessary usage of gasoline. Need more energy? Easily link up any two WEN inverter generators using a WEN Parallel Connection Kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units. Low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown combine with the built-in overload protection and indicator lights to safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage. Backed by a two-year warranty.


Product Dimensions 17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 inches


Item Weight 39 pounds


Manufacturer WEN


ASIN B07XZX5FTR


Item model number 56203i


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #13,112 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #33 in Outdoor Generators


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Features

  • Ultralight body weighs in at a mere 39 pounds for easy transport and storage
  • Extremely quiet operation comparable to the sound of a normal conversation according to the US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Produces 2000 surge watts and 1700 rated watts of clean power for safe charging of sensitive electronics (phones, tablets, televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before shutting down
  • Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle, two 5V USB ports, and a two-year warranty

Description

Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator provides clean energy, free of voltage spikes and drops, without all the noise of a regular generator. Produce up to 2000 surge watts and 1700 rated watts of power. Our 79cc 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 camping, hunting, tailgating, and restoring backup power. The WEN 2000W Inverter Generator is also equipped with fuel shutoff. This feature turns off the flow of fuel, allowing for the generator to use up the remaining fuel from the carburetor before automatically shutting down. This helps fight the build-up and blockages caused by stagnant fuel inside of the carburetor, minimizing maintenance while prolonging the unit’s lifespan. 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 to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other sensitive electronics. The lightweight 39-pound design makes for easy portability while the ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 7 hours of half-load run time. The fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V 14A NEMA 5-20R receptacles, one 12V 8.3A DC receptacle and two 5V USB ports. Maximize fuel economy by engaging the eco-mode switch. This allows the generator's engine to automatically adjust its fuel consumption as items are plugged into and unplugged from the panel, preventing the unnecessary usage of gasoline. Need more energy? Easily link up any two WEN inverter generators using a WEN Parallel Connection Kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units. Low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown combine with the built-in overload protection and indicator lights to safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage. Backed by a two-year warranty.


Product Dimensions 17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 inches


Item Weight 39 pounds


Manufacturer WEN


ASIN B07XZX5FTR


Item model number 56203i


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #13,112 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #33 in Outdoor Generators


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Ultralight body weighs in at a mere 39 pounds for easy transport and storage
  • Extremely quiet operation comparable to the sound of a normal conversation according to the US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Produces 2000 surge watts and 1700 rated watts of clean power for safe charging of sensitive electronics (phones, tablets, televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before shutting down
  • Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle, two 5V USB ports, and a two-year warranty

Description

Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator provides clean energy, free of voltage spikes and drops, without all the noise of a regular generator. Produce up to 2000 surge watts and 1700 rated watts of power. Our 79cc 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 camping, hunting, tailgating, and restoring backup power. The WEN 2000W Inverter Generator is also equipped with fuel shutoff. This feature turns off the flow of fuel, allowing for the generator to use up the remaining fuel from the carburetor before automatically shutting down. This helps fight the build-up and blockages caused by stagnant fuel inside of the carburetor, minimizing maintenance while prolonging the unit’s lifespan. 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 to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other sensitive electronics. The lightweight 39-pound design makes for easy portability while the ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 7 hours of half-load run time. The fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V 14A NEMA 5-20R receptacles, one 12V 8.3A DC receptacle and two 5V USB ports. Maximize fuel economy by engaging the eco-mode switch. This allows the generator's engine to automatically adjust its fuel consumption as items are plugged into and unplugged from the panel, preventing the unnecessary usage of gasoline. Need more energy? Easily link up any two WEN inverter generators using a WEN Parallel Connection Kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units. Low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown combine with the built-in overload protection and indicator lights to safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage. Backed by a two-year warranty.


Product Dimensions 17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 inches


Item Weight 39 pounds


Manufacturer WEN


ASIN B07XZX5FTR


Item model number 56203i


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #13,112 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #33 in Outdoor Generators


abunda_amazon_reviews Most modern, small portable generators are grounded through their frame and built to conduct current from away from critical areas (like the gas tank) but the user manual clearly states this unit has to have an external ground to operate safely. Yes, it requires an external ground even when NOT hooked into another electrical system i.e. even when not wired into a building’s fuse box. I would have expected that to be in the product info listed on Amazon — but it isn’t. So what is required to ground this unit safely? The manual specifies a grounding wire of at least 12 AWG but does not give any other specifications except to refer one to local regulations. Well, the NEC (National Electrical Code) requires: a grounding rod - can be steel, coated in copper or zinc - that is a minimum of 8 ft long, sunk 8ft into the earth. That seemed a bit excessive to me for this tiny little generator. The consensus among internet sites pertaining to portable generators appears to be that a grounding rod should be a copper or zinc coated rod at least 4 feet long. Sites vary on whether that needs to be sunk four feet down into the earth... Also worth noting, if you are going to be running this at an altitude above 2000 ft you will need to purchase an altitude kit. I am about to return this purchase. Working to ground it every time I set up somewhere is too time consuming for my purposes. I wish the seller had been explicit in the advertising. Here is what I can tell you about the generator without having run it. It shipped on time and packaging was good. Construction seems nice and the unit is small and quite portable. It’s good looking. It comes with: crescent wrench, socket wrench, Phillips head screwdriver, plastic funnel for oil, user manual. What I think you would need to have on hand to get this up and running: -Gas of course -5W30 motor oil (can be synthetic, SL, SM, Or better) Note: per the manual you can use heavier oil or lighter depending on ambient temp - see attached pic -Grounding wire at least 12 AWG (one might consider getting 10 AWG solid copper wire, insulated and long enough to be able to place the grounding rod a safe distance from the unit) -Grounding rod with corrosion resistant coating (there are some 4ft long copper coated ones on Amazon) -Mallet and/or digging tools depending on how you want to sink the grounding rod -Altitude kit if applicable to your elevation Disclaimer- Friend, I am not an expert on generators. In fact I am just the opposite of an expert on generators. I am neither an electrician nor an electrical engineer. I was careful I reading the manual and did some hours of research on the internet but PLEASE take what I am saying here with a good heaping tablespoon of salt and do your own research! Best of luck to you in your search for a decent generator that suits your needs!;;Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Warning: EXTERNAL GROUND required - grounding rod and wire not included;;RP~ZAreviewr;;;I love this generator. Like many of people reviewing this generator, I live in California, where the new normal is unexpected power shutoffs in Northern California. Having gone through 5 days without power, and the associated turmoil of cleaning out two refrigerators it was time to purchase a generator. My friend has a big 5,000 watt generator, and granted, while bigger sounds better, he went through over 200 dollars in gasoline during the last outage to keep his place powered up, needing two people to lift and move the generator around. I was looking for small, nimble and efficient, and hence the WEN generator. I would run my internet, tv and fridge no problem and a few lights. Sips fuel. I have ran it during two power outage events now for about 6-8 hours each time, and I was no where near going though the 1 gallon of gas. The generator runs smoothly and quietly humming along. Per several of the recommendations here I ordered the magnetic dip stick on Amazon, which also works perfectly with this generator. The other thing I like about this unit is that it is light. My wife, if she had to can carry this on her own and set it up. It starts and the first pull and is simple in its operation. At current pricing, which is a fraction of the equivalent honda, you can't go wrong with this purchase. Follow the instructions. Use stabilizer in your fuel, and use the fuel shutoff feature, and this generators should last a decade with no problem.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Performs above expectations!;;John G Morelli;;;Love this generator. It is super quiet. You can talk normal standing next to it. I have 3 years experience with the "RED" brand of generator and this one will give it a run for the money. I can buy 3 of these for the cost of the other. The video is from 3 ft away.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;You won't be sorry!!!;;Jeremy Henry;;;Great value! Does what it says. I purchased this primarily for emergency backup power and occasional outdoor recreation. Price was a major factor, as I did not want to spend the $1k+ for the premium inverters (Honda/yamaha). I think this wen inverter generator is a great value. It's less that half the cost of the Honda and works well enough. I am considering purchasing a second unit. Details: Noise - 3.5/5, not eu2000i quiet, but fairly quiet at low power output, above 700w or so, this generator gets a little noisy. As other reviews have stated, this has a more raspy sound when compared to the purring of the Honda. Still very quiet when compared to a lawn mower or conventional generator. Build quality - 4/5, some of the controls feel cheap and don't allign exactly, but everything works. Pull cord looks thick and carry handle seems solid. Power generation - 5/5, starts in less than 3 pulls. Voltage is maintained around 120v even when continually drawing in overload condition. Voltage is fairly stable in eco mode as well. Hz were fine out of the box. Economy mode- 3/5, I feel this is the biggest difference between the premium inverters and this generaror. This generator does not start large loads in eco very well. In my experience with the Hondas, they will start upto the max load in eco. Keep in mind though, Wen's instructions tell you not to use eco when starting motors, tools, etc. Loads start fine with eco off. I have less than 10h on mine so far. Basically break - in and first oil change. I'll update if I encounter any durability issues down the road.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great value! (2.5 of these or 1 "red");;Matthew Nagata

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By RP~ZAreviewr - Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
Warning: EXTERNAL GROUND required - grounding rod and wire not included
Most modern, small portable generators are grounded through their frame and built to conduct current from away from critical areas (like the gas tank) but the user manual clearly states this unit has to have an external ground to operate safely. Yes, it requires an external ground even when NOT hooked into another electrical system i.e. even when not wired into a building’s fuse box. I would have expected that to be in the product info listed on Amazon — but it isn’t. So what is required to ground this unit safely? The manual specifies a grounding wire of at least 12 AWG but does not give any other specifications except to refer one to local regulations. Well, the NEC (National Electrical Code) requires: a grounding rod - can be steel, coated in copper or zinc - that is a minimum of 8 ft long, sunk 8ft into the earth. That seemed a bit excessive to me for this tiny little generator. The consensus among internet sites pertaining to portable generators appears to be that a grounding rod should be a copper or zinc coated rod at least 4 feet long. Sites vary on whether that needs to be sunk four feet down into the earth... Also worth noting, if you are going to be running this at an altitude above 2000 ft you will need to purchase an altitude kit. I am about to return this purchase. Working to ground it every time I set up somewhere is too time consuming for my purposes. I wish the seller had been explicit in the advertising. Here is what I can tell you about the generator without having run it. It shipped on time and packaging was good. Construction seems nice and the unit is small and quite portable. It’s good looking. It comes with: crescent wrench, socket wrench, Phillips head screwdriver, plastic funnel for oil, user manual. What I think you would need to have on hand to get this up and running: -Gas of course -5W30 motor oil (can be synthetic, SL, SM, Or better) Note: per the manual you can use heavier oil or lighter depending on ambient temp - see attached pic -Grounding wire at least 12 AWG (one might consider getting 10 AWG solid copper wire, insulated and long enough to be able to place the grounding rod a safe distance from the unit) -Grounding rod with corrosion resistant coating (there are some 4ft long copper coated ones on Amazon) -Mallet and/or digging tools depending on how you want to sink the grounding rod -Altitude kit if applicable to your elevation Disclaimer- Friend, I am not an expert on generators. In fact I am just the opposite of an expert on generators. I am neither an electrician nor an electrical engineer. I was careful I reading the manual and did some hours of research on the internet but PLEASE take what I am saying here with a good heaping tablespoon of salt and do your own research! Best of luck to you in your search for a decent generator that suits your needs!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By John G Morelli - Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019
Performs above expectations!
I love this generator. Like many of people reviewing this generator, I live in California, where the new normal is unexpected power shutoffs in Northern California. Having gone through 5 days without power, and the associated turmoil of cleaning out two refrigerators it was time to purchase a generator. My friend has a big 5,000 watt generator, and granted, while bigger sounds better, he went through over 200 dollars in gasoline during the last outage to keep his place powered up, needing two people to lift and move the generator around. I was looking for small, nimble and efficient, and hence the WEN generator. I would run my internet, tv and fridge no problem and a few lights. Sips fuel. I have ran it during two power outage events now for about 6-8 hours each time, and I was no where near going though the 1 gallon of gas. The generator runs smoothly and quietly humming along. Per several of the recommendations here I ordered the magnetic dip stick on Amazon, which also works perfectly with this generator. The other thing I like about this unit is that it is light. My wife, if she had to can carry this on her own and set it up. It starts and the first pull and is simple in its operation. At current pricing, which is a fraction of the equivalent honda, you can't go wrong with this purchase. Follow the instructions. Use stabilizer in your fuel, and use the fuel shutoff feature, and this generators should last a decade with no problem.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Henry - Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
You won't be sorry!!!
Love this generator. It is super quiet. You can talk normal standing next to it. I have 3 years experience with the "RED" brand of generator and this one will give it a run for the money. I can buy 3 of these for the cost of the other. The video is from 3 ft away.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Nagata - Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
Great value! (2.5 of these or 1 "red")
Great value! Does what it says. I purchased this primarily for emergency backup power and occasional outdoor recreation. Price was a major factor, as I did not want to spend the $1k+ for the premium inverters (Honda/yamaha). I think this wen inverter generator is a great value. It's less that half the cost of the Honda and works well enough. I am considering purchasing a second unit. Details: Noise - 3.5/5, not eu2000i quiet, but fairly quiet at low power output, above 700w or so, this generator gets a little noisy. As other reviews have stated, this has a more raspy sound when compared to the purring of the Honda. Still very quiet when compared to a lawn mower or conventional generator. Build quality - 4/5, some of the controls feel cheap and don't allign exactly, but everything works. Pull cord looks thick and carry handle seems solid. Power generation - 5/5, starts in less than 3 pulls. Voltage is maintained around 120v even when continually drawing in overload condition. Voltage is fairly stable in eco mode as well. Hz were fine out of the box. Economy mode- 3/5, I feel this is the biggest difference between the premium inverters and this generaror. This generator does not start large loads in eco very well. In my experience with the Hondas, they will start upto the max load in eco. Keep in mind though, Wen's instructions tell you not to use eco when starting motors, tools, etc. Loads start fine with eco off. I have less than 10h on mine so far. Basically break - in and first oil change. I'll update if I encounter any durability issues down the road.

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By RP~ZAreviewr - Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
Warning: EXTERNAL GROUND required - grounding rod and wire not included
Most modern, small portable generators are grounded through their frame and built to conduct current from away from critical areas (like the gas tank) but the user manual clearly states this unit has to have an external ground to operate safely. Yes, it requires an external ground even when NOT hooked into another electrical system i.e. even when not wired into a building’s fuse box. I would have expected that to be in the product info listed on Amazon — but it isn’t. So what is required to ground this unit safely? The manual specifies a grounding wire of at least 12 AWG but does not give any other specifications except to refer one to local regulations. Well, the NEC (National Electrical Code) requires: a grounding rod - can be steel, coated in copper or zinc - that is a minimum of 8 ft long, sunk 8ft into the earth. That seemed a bit excessive to me for this tiny little generator. The consensus among internet sites pertaining to portable generators appears to be that a grounding rod should be a copper or zinc coated rod at least 4 feet long. Sites vary on whether that needs to be sunk four feet down into the earth... Also worth noting, if you are going to be running this at an altitude above 2000 ft you will need to purchase an altitude kit. I am about to return this purchase. Working to ground it every time I set up somewhere is too time consuming for my purposes. I wish the seller had been explicit in the advertising. Here is what I can tell you about the generator without having run it. It shipped on time and packaging was good. Construction seems nice and the unit is small and quite portable. It’s good looking. It comes with: crescent wrench, socket wrench, Phillips head screwdriver, plastic funnel for oil, user manual. What I think you would need to have on hand to get this up and running: -Gas of course -5W30 motor oil (can be synthetic, SL, SM, Or better) Note: per the manual you can use heavier oil or lighter depending on ambient temp - see attached pic -Grounding wire at least 12 AWG (one might consider getting 10 AWG solid copper wire, insulated and long enough to be able to place the grounding rod a safe distance from the unit) -Grounding rod with corrosion resistant coating (there are some 4ft long copper coated ones on Amazon) -Mallet and/or digging tools depending on how you want to sink the grounding rod -Altitude kit if applicable to your elevation Disclaimer- Friend, I am not an expert on generators. In fact I am just the opposite of an expert on generators. I am neither an electrician nor an electrical engineer. I was careful I reading the manual and did some hours of research on the internet but PLEASE take what I am saying here with a good heaping tablespoon of salt and do your own research! Best of luck to you in your search for a decent generator that suits your needs!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By John G Morelli - Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019
Performs above expectations!
I love this generator. Like many of people reviewing this generator, I live in California, where the new normal is unexpected power shutoffs in Northern California. Having gone through 5 days without power, and the associated turmoil of cleaning out two refrigerators it was time to purchase a generator. My friend has a big 5,000 watt generator, and granted, while bigger sounds better, he went through over 200 dollars in gasoline during the last outage to keep his place powered up, needing two people to lift and move the generator around. I was looking for small, nimble and efficient, and hence the WEN generator. I would run my internet, tv and fridge no problem and a few lights. Sips fuel. I have ran it during two power outage events now for about 6-8 hours each time, and I was no where near going though the 1 gallon of gas. The generator runs smoothly and quietly humming along. Per several of the recommendations here I ordered the magnetic dip stick on Amazon, which also works perfectly with this generator. The other thing I like about this unit is that it is light. My wife, if she had to can carry this on her own and set it up. It starts and the first pull and is simple in its operation. At current pricing, which is a fraction of the equivalent honda, you can't go wrong with this purchase. Follow the instructions. Use stabilizer in your fuel, and use the fuel shutoff feature, and this generators should last a decade with no problem.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Henry - Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
You won't be sorry!!!
Love this generator. It is super quiet. You can talk normal standing next to it. I have 3 years experience with the "RED" brand of generator and this one will give it a run for the money. I can buy 3 of these for the cost of the other. The video is from 3 ft away.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Nagata - Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
Great value! (2.5 of these or 1 "red")
Great value! Does what it says. I purchased this primarily for emergency backup power and occasional outdoor recreation. Price was a major factor, as I did not want to spend the $1k+ for the premium inverters (Honda/yamaha). I think this wen inverter generator is a great value. It's less that half the cost of the Honda and works well enough. I am considering purchasing a second unit. Details: Noise - 3.5/5, not eu2000i quiet, but fairly quiet at low power output, above 700w or so, this generator gets a little noisy. As other reviews have stated, this has a more raspy sound when compared to the purring of the Honda. Still very quiet when compared to a lawn mower or conventional generator. Build quality - 4/5, some of the controls feel cheap and don't allign exactly, but everything works. Pull cord looks thick and carry handle seems solid. Power generation - 5/5, starts in less than 3 pulls. Voltage is maintained around 120v even when continually drawing in overload condition. Voltage is fairly stable in eco mode as well. Hz were fine out of the box. Economy mode- 3/5, I feel this is the biggest difference between the premium inverters and this generaror. This generator does not start large loads in eco very well. In my experience with the Hondas, they will start upto the max load in eco. Keep in mind though, Wen's instructions tell you not to use eco when starting motors, tools, etc. Loads start fine with eco off. I have less than 10h on mine so far. Basically break - in and first oil change. I'll update if I encounter any durability issues down the road.