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WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
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WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant

WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
WEN 56225i 2250-Watt Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off, CARB Compliant
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Features

  • Dimensions: 19" x 11.5" x 18.2" | Weight: 48.5 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
  • Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before shutting down
  • 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 receptacle and one 5V USB port

Description

Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,250 Watt Inverter Generator provides clean energy, free of voltage spikes and drops, without all the noise of a regular generator. Produce up to 2250 surge watts and 1800 rated watts of power. Our 79.7cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at an extremely quiet 53 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 2250W 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. With power output 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 ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 6 hours of half-load run time. The fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V 15A NEMA 5-20R receptacles 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 two WEN inverter 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 combine with the built-in overload protection and indicator lights to safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage.


Product Dimensions 19 x 11.5 x 18.2 inches


Item Weight 48.5 pounds


Manufacturer WEN


ASIN B07MN11GV8


Item model number 56225i


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,187 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,865 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #17 in Outdoor Generators


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Features

  • Dimensions: 19" x 11.5" x 18.2" | Weight: 48.5 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
  • Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before shutting down
  • 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 receptacle and one 5V USB port

Description

Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,250 Watt Inverter Generator provides clean energy, free of voltage spikes and drops, without all the noise of a regular generator. Produce up to 2250 surge watts and 1800 rated watts of power. Our 79.7cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at an extremely quiet 53 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 2250W 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. With power output 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 ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 6 hours of half-load run time. The fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V 15A NEMA 5-20R receptacles 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 two WEN inverter 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 combine with the built-in overload protection and indicator lights to safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage.


Product Dimensions 19 x 11.5 x 18.2 inches


Item Weight 48.5 pounds


Manufacturer WEN


ASIN B07MN11GV8


Item model number 56225i


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,187 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,865 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #17 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

  • Dimensions: 19" x 11.5" x 18.2" | Weight: 48.5 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
  • Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before shutting down
  • 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 receptacle and one 5V USB port

Description

Remember when you had clean and quiet portable power? The WEN 2,250 Watt Inverter Generator provides clean energy, free of voltage spikes and drops, without all the noise of a regular generator. Produce up to 2250 surge watts and 1800 rated watts of power. Our 79.7cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at an extremely quiet 53 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 2250W 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. With power output 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 ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 6 hours of half-load run time. The fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V 15A NEMA 5-20R receptacles 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 two WEN inverter 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 combine with the built-in overload protection and indicator lights to safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage.


Product Dimensions 19 x 11.5 x 18.2 inches


Item Weight 48.5 pounds


Manufacturer WEN


ASIN B07MN11GV8


Item model number 56225i


Customer Reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,187 ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #2,865 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #17 in Outdoor Generators


abunda_amazon_reviews Waited a year to review (about 100 hrs on the machine).. Ok, here's the deal. Take it from a retired home builder with lots of generator experience, if you plan to rely on this unit to make a daily living, (think food truck) I would save my pennies and go for the twice as expensive Honda only because they are proven to last forever. But, for any other application, especially camping, look no further than the WEN 56200i. Mine does everything it's advertised to do but no more. By that I mean, you cannot exceed the 1600 watt continuous or 2000 motor start surge max. So before you click "buy", know your wattage, especially the start up power of motors involved. Read the directions! I can keep mine in econo mode in my camper van and watch TV, run my small refer and a small fan if need be, all at one time. In this application, it only revs up for a second or two when the refer compressor kicks in and then right back down to a purr, Really quite. If I want to use my Keurig clone or the microwave, yes, I actually have to get out of my recliner and hit the switch to get out of econo for a few minutes. It can then easily handle these appliances one at a time. It's quite, sips fuel, fairly light and the motor never misses.Starts on first or second pull every time. The only drawback is changing the oil every 25 hrs, but it's easy to do. Just watch the price, Last year it went back and forth from around $485 to a low of $410. And oh yeah, never, never ever leave fuel in it unused for more than a month, or you will be looking for a new carb.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;It can then easily handle these appliances one at a time;;Amazon Customer;;;I purchased two of these units, along with the parallel connection kit, for use with my RV. My main goal was to be able run the 13,500 BTU air conditioner and to recharge the deep cycle house battery. We've had the units out on just one outing so far, but the units both performed well. We did not need to use the air conditioning on that trip, but we did have to run both units to power the microwave, which at 1500 watts was a bit too much for one generator to handle. One feature I really like is the economy mode. This mode is engaged via rocker switch and allows the generator to adjust fuel consumption as loads are connected and disconnected. This setting gives you much longer run time with smaller loads and was sufficient - running one generator only - to keep the RV's house battery topped off while the battery ran the RV's blower motor. After a full night's sleep, the 56200i's fuel gauge hovered around the half-way mark. Starting the generators was a non-issue. More often than not, they started on the second pull of the recoil cord. 3 and 4 pulls were sometimes necessary if the generators were cold. With the gas cap vent in the 'off' position, the generators transported without spillage. When I forgot to close the vent and hoist the generator into my truck with the vent open, however, gas spilled and I had to scramble for some towels to clean up the mess. So now I have a label on each generator to remind me to close the vents before moving them. One complaint I have about these generators is the height. As 2kw generators go, the 56200i is pretty tall. Almost two inches taller, in fact, than the Yamaha EF2000iS and approximately 2.5 inches taller than the Honda EU2000i. In its original box, with the top three inches of that box cut away, I can just barely slide my truck's Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover closed. I consider this a bit too tall for this type of generator, but it's a small sacrifice given the price point. The generator weighs a little over 48 lbs empty and about 57 lbs when filled with fuel and oil. I had no trouble carrying one in each hand. Fueling is a bit of a challenge, especially if you want to do it without spillage. I went about it by first filling a 1-gallon spring water jug from my 5-gallon gas can and then using the spring water jug to fill the generator, via the included (and very small) funnel. This gave me a bit more control over my pour, since pouring directly from a 5-gallon, ~40-pound gas can is a bit fatiguing. Of course, filling a 1-gallon jug from a 5-gallon gas can is also fatiguing, but it also doesn't result in me spilling gasoline all over the generator if I get shaky. I see a small fuel pump in my future. As recommended, I changed the oil early on — after our first outing, to be exact. The "old" oil seemed very clean, but oil is cheap and generators are not, so I cried in my beer at the thought of discarding 3 cups of new-ish oil and moved on. Changing the oil isn't difficult. Removing three small bolts frees the side cover and gets you access to the oil plug/dip stick, which is plastic and easily removed. You tip the generator over, catch the oil however you can (I used a saw horse and some clamped-in-place plywood platforms to support generator and oil pan), then refill it with the included plastic tube and funnel. The funnel has a little hook that you can attach to a wire to suspend the funnel during filling. I pre-measured the .37 quarts (about 12 ounces) of oil into a container and then used that container to pour the oil into the funnel. Using this method, I did not have to worry about overfilling. A flat plastic shelf under the oil check/fill port catches any drips and keeps them out of the generator cabinet. One issue that has been raised in others' reviews and questions concerns the matter of the WEN 56200i's suitability (and legality) for use in national parks and forests. Specifically, the question is whether or not it has a USDA-approved spark arrestor. This is important, because if you burn down a forest and you are found to have been using a generator without an approved spark arrestor, a blackened forest won't be the only consequence. The good news is that I can tell you, unequivocally, that the unit IS equipped with a USDA-approved spark arrestor. This spark arrestor is known to the USDA as a "Chongqing Rato Power Manufacturing Corporation RP-23 screen type spark arrester". I know this because I wrote to the United States Forest Service and they supplied me with the approval letter they sent to the manufacturer. For those who care, I have attached the letter. But in short, clamped to the muffler's exhaust port is a cylindrical screened cap. Behind that, inside the muffler exhaust port, is a conical spark arrestor. I have attached photos of those things as well. And with that, I conclude my review of the WEN 56200i 2kw portable inverter generator. Happy camping!;;Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A good generator for camping, although a bit on the tall side.;;DVB;;;I currently have a Yamaha EF2000is. I saw the WEN on hot deals recently and couldn't pass it up for the price. I could have bought two of these and had change for what I paid for the Yamaha. The reason that I purchased the WEN is that the engine is a Yamaha clone, it's very similar inside, and the wiring diagrams are virtually the same so that I believe I can parallel the two generators. It's made in China, but the Yamaha has a label inside that it's made in China also. Smarter tools also has the Yamaha engine but they lablel theirs "Powered By Yamaha". I don't know if WEN licenses this engine or if it's a knockoff. I'm betting that both units might be made side by side in the same Chinese factory. 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.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Greatest Yamaha EF2000is clone on the Market;;Willy J

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2017
It can then easily handle these appliances one at a time
Waited a year to review (about 100 hrs on the machine).. Ok, here's the deal. Take it from a retired home builder with lots of generator experience, if you plan to rely on this unit to make a daily living, (think food truck) I would save my pennies and go for the twice as expensive Honda only because they are proven to last forever. But, for any other application, especially camping, look no further than the WEN 56200i. Mine does everything it's advertised to do but no more. By that I mean, you cannot exceed the 1600 watt continuous or 2000 motor start surge max. So before you click "buy", know your wattage, especially the start up power of motors involved. Read the directions! I can keep mine in econo mode in my camper van and watch TV, run my small refer and a small fan if need be, all at one time. In this application, it only revs up for a second or two when the refer compressor kicks in and then right back down to a purr, Really quite. If I want to use my Keurig clone or the microwave, yes, I actually have to get out of my recliner and hit the switch to get out of econo for a few minutes. It can then easily handle these appliances one at a time. It's quite, sips fuel, fairly light and the motor never misses.Starts on first or second pull every time. The only drawback is changing the oil every 25 hrs, but it's easy to do. Just watch the price, Last year it went back and forth from around $485 to a low of $410. And oh yeah, never, never ever leave fuel in it unused for more than a month, or you will be looking for a new carb.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By DVB - Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
A good generator for camping, although a bit on the tall side.
I purchased two of these units, along with the parallel connection kit, for use with my RV. My main goal was to be able run the 13,500 BTU air conditioner and to recharge the deep cycle house battery. We've had the units out on just one outing so far, but the units both performed well. We did not need to use the air conditioning on that trip, but we did have to run both units to power the microwave, which at 1500 watts was a bit too much for one generator to handle. One feature I really like is the economy mode. This mode is engaged via rocker switch and allows the generator to adjust fuel consumption as loads are connected and disconnected. This setting gives you much longer run time with smaller loads and was sufficient - running one generator only - to keep the RV's house battery topped off while the battery ran the RV's blower motor. After a full night's sleep, the 56200i's fuel gauge hovered around the half-way mark. Starting the generators was a non-issue. More often than not, they started on the second pull of the recoil cord. 3 and 4 pulls were sometimes necessary if the generators were cold. With the gas cap vent in the 'off' position, the generators transported without spillage. When I forgot to close the vent and hoist the generator into my truck with the vent open, however, gas spilled and I had to scramble for some towels to clean up the mess. So now I have a label on each generator to remind me to close the vents before moving them. One complaint I have about these generators is the height. As 2kw generators go, the 56200i is pretty tall. Almost two inches taller, in fact, than the Yamaha EF2000iS and approximately 2.5 inches taller than the Honda EU2000i. In its original box, with the top three inches of that box cut away, I can just barely slide my truck's Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover closed. I consider this a bit too tall for this type of generator, but it's a small sacrifice given the price point. The generator weighs a little over 48 lbs empty and about 57 lbs when filled with fuel and oil. I had no trouble carrying one in each hand. Fueling is a bit of a challenge, especially if you want to do it without spillage. I went about it by first filling a 1-gallon spring water jug from my 5-gallon gas can and then using the spring water jug to fill the generator, via the included (and very small) funnel. This gave me a bit more control over my pour, since pouring directly from a 5-gallon, ~40-pound gas can is a bit fatiguing. Of course, filling a 1-gallon jug from a 5-gallon gas can is also fatiguing, but it also doesn't result in me spilling gasoline all over the generator if I get shaky. I see a small fuel pump in my future. As recommended, I changed the oil early on — after our first outing, to be exact. The "old" oil seemed very clean, but oil is cheap and generators are not, so I cried in my beer at the thought of discarding 3 cups of new-ish oil and moved on. Changing the oil isn't difficult. Removing three small bolts frees the side cover and gets you access to the oil plug/dip stick, which is plastic and easily removed. You tip the generator over, catch the oil however you can (I used a saw horse and some clamped-in-place plywood platforms to support generator and oil pan), then refill it with the included plastic tube and funnel. The funnel has a little hook that you can attach to a wire to suspend the funnel during filling. I pre-measured the .37 quarts (about 12 ounces) of oil into a container and then used that container to pour the oil into the funnel. Using this method, I did not have to worry about overfilling. A flat plastic shelf under the oil check/fill port catches any drips and keeps them out of the generator cabinet. One issue that has been raised in others' reviews and questions concerns the matter of the WEN 56200i's suitability (and legality) for use in national parks and forests. Specifically, the question is whether or not it has a USDA-approved spark arrestor. This is important, because if you burn down a forest and you are found to have been using a generator without an approved spark arrestor, a blackened forest won't be the only consequence. The good news is that I can tell you, unequivocally, that the unit IS equipped with a USDA-approved spark arrestor. This spark arrestor is known to the USDA as a "Chongqing Rato Power Manufacturing Corporation RP-23 screen type spark arrester". I know this because I wrote to the United States Forest Service and they supplied me with the approval letter they sent to the manufacturer. For those who care, I have attached the letter. But in short, clamped to the muffler's exhaust port is a cylindrical screened cap. Behind that, inside the muffler exhaust port, is a conical spark arrestor. I have attached photos of those things as well. And with that, I conclude my review of the WEN 56200i 2kw portable inverter generator. Happy camping!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Willy J - Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2016
Greatest Yamaha EF2000is clone on the Market
I currently have a Yamaha EF2000is. I saw the WEN on hot deals recently and couldn't pass it up for the price. I could have bought two of these and had change for what I paid for the Yamaha. The reason that I purchased the WEN is that the engine is a Yamaha clone, it's very similar inside, and the wiring diagrams are virtually the same so that I believe I can parallel the two generators. It's made in China, but the Yamaha has a label inside that it's made in China also. Smarter tools also has the Yamaha engine but they lablel theirs "Powered By Yamaha". I don't know if WEN licenses this engine or if it's a knockoff. I'm betting that both units might be made side by side in the same Chinese factory. 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.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2017
It can then easily handle these appliances one at a time
Waited a year to review (about 100 hrs on the machine).. Ok, here's the deal. Take it from a retired home builder with lots of generator experience, if you plan to rely on this unit to make a daily living, (think food truck) I would save my pennies and go for the twice as expensive Honda only because they are proven to last forever. But, for any other application, especially camping, look no further than the WEN 56200i. Mine does everything it's advertised to do but no more. By that I mean, you cannot exceed the 1600 watt continuous or 2000 motor start surge max. So before you click "buy", know your wattage, especially the start up power of motors involved. Read the directions! I can keep mine in econo mode in my camper van and watch TV, run my small refer and a small fan if need be, all at one time. In this application, it only revs up for a second or two when the refer compressor kicks in and then right back down to a purr, Really quite. If I want to use my Keurig clone or the microwave, yes, I actually have to get out of my recliner and hit the switch to get out of econo for a few minutes. It can then easily handle these appliances one at a time. It's quite, sips fuel, fairly light and the motor never misses.Starts on first or second pull every time. The only drawback is changing the oil every 25 hrs, but it's easy to do. Just watch the price, Last year it went back and forth from around $485 to a low of $410. And oh yeah, never, never ever leave fuel in it unused for more than a month, or you will be looking for a new carb.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By DVB - Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
A good generator for camping, although a bit on the tall side.
I purchased two of these units, along with the parallel connection kit, for use with my RV. My main goal was to be able run the 13,500 BTU air conditioner and to recharge the deep cycle house battery. We've had the units out on just one outing so far, but the units both performed well. We did not need to use the air conditioning on that trip, but we did have to run both units to power the microwave, which at 1500 watts was a bit too much for one generator to handle. One feature I really like is the economy mode. This mode is engaged via rocker switch and allows the generator to adjust fuel consumption as loads are connected and disconnected. This setting gives you much longer run time with smaller loads and was sufficient - running one generator only - to keep the RV's house battery topped off while the battery ran the RV's blower motor. After a full night's sleep, the 56200i's fuel gauge hovered around the half-way mark. Starting the generators was a non-issue. More often than not, they started on the second pull of the recoil cord. 3 and 4 pulls were sometimes necessary if the generators were cold. With the gas cap vent in the 'off' position, the generators transported without spillage. When I forgot to close the vent and hoist the generator into my truck with the vent open, however, gas spilled and I had to scramble for some towels to clean up the mess. So now I have a label on each generator to remind me to close the vents before moving them. One complaint I have about these generators is the height. As 2kw generators go, the 56200i is pretty tall. Almost two inches taller, in fact, than the Yamaha EF2000iS and approximately 2.5 inches taller than the Honda EU2000i. In its original box, with the top three inches of that box cut away, I can just barely slide my truck's Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover closed. I consider this a bit too tall for this type of generator, but it's a small sacrifice given the price point. The generator weighs a little over 48 lbs empty and about 57 lbs when filled with fuel and oil. I had no trouble carrying one in each hand. Fueling is a bit of a challenge, especially if you want to do it without spillage. I went about it by first filling a 1-gallon spring water jug from my 5-gallon gas can and then using the spring water jug to fill the generator, via the included (and very small) funnel. This gave me a bit more control over my pour, since pouring directly from a 5-gallon, ~40-pound gas can is a bit fatiguing. Of course, filling a 1-gallon jug from a 5-gallon gas can is also fatiguing, but it also doesn't result in me spilling gasoline all over the generator if I get shaky. I see a small fuel pump in my future. As recommended, I changed the oil early on — after our first outing, to be exact. The "old" oil seemed very clean, but oil is cheap and generators are not, so I cried in my beer at the thought of discarding 3 cups of new-ish oil and moved on. Changing the oil isn't difficult. Removing three small bolts frees the side cover and gets you access to the oil plug/dip stick, which is plastic and easily removed. You tip the generator over, catch the oil however you can (I used a saw horse and some clamped-in-place plywood platforms to support generator and oil pan), then refill it with the included plastic tube and funnel. The funnel has a little hook that you can attach to a wire to suspend the funnel during filling. I pre-measured the .37 quarts (about 12 ounces) of oil into a container and then used that container to pour the oil into the funnel. Using this method, I did not have to worry about overfilling. A flat plastic shelf under the oil check/fill port catches any drips and keeps them out of the generator cabinet. One issue that has been raised in others' reviews and questions concerns the matter of the WEN 56200i's suitability (and legality) for use in national parks and forests. Specifically, the question is whether or not it has a USDA-approved spark arrestor. This is important, because if you burn down a forest and you are found to have been using a generator without an approved spark arrestor, a blackened forest won't be the only consequence. The good news is that I can tell you, unequivocally, that the unit IS equipped with a USDA-approved spark arrestor. This spark arrestor is known to the USDA as a "Chongqing Rato Power Manufacturing Corporation RP-23 screen type spark arrester". I know this because I wrote to the United States Forest Service and they supplied me with the approval letter they sent to the manufacturer. For those who care, I have attached the letter. But in short, clamped to the muffler's exhaust port is a cylindrical screened cap. Behind that, inside the muffler exhaust port, is a conical spark arrestor. I have attached photos of those things as well. And with that, I conclude my review of the WEN 56200i 2kw portable inverter generator. Happy camping!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Willy J - Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2016
Greatest Yamaha EF2000is clone on the Market
I currently have a Yamaha EF2000is. I saw the WEN on hot deals recently and couldn't pass it up for the price. I could have bought two of these and had change for what I paid for the Yamaha. The reason that I purchased the WEN is that the engine is a Yamaha clone, it's very similar inside, and the wiring diagrams are virtually the same so that I believe I can parallel the two generators. It's made in China, but the Yamaha has a label inside that it's made in China also. Smarter tools also has the Yamaha engine but they lablel theirs "Powered By Yamaha". I don't know if WEN licenses this engine or if it's a knockoff. I'm betting that both units might be made side by side in the same Chinese factory. 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.