- Wattage (Gas): 1,250 W / 1,000 W
- THD: < 1.2%
- Noise Level: 51 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 5 h
- Weight: 31.6 lbs
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The WEN 56125i has a WEN OHV 4-stroke engine that is 60 cc. It has a 120V output, runs on gas, and has a running wattage of 1,000W and a peak wattage of 1,250W. Also, since it can work in parallel (but doesn’t come with the WEN 56421 Parallel kit), its power can be doubled if it is connected to a second unit that works with it. This unit is on our list of the 10 quietest portable generators because it has a low noise rating of 51 dBA, which is just a little louder than a conversation at home. It starts with a traditional pull-start. With a full tank, the 56125i can run for about 5 hours at 0.5 load on its 0.69-gallon fuel tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.14 GPH). The 56125i makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 1.2%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into its AC outlets.
The control panel has 2 AC outlets for the following: Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R).It also has 2 DC outlets: there are two 5V USB ports that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones or tablets.
The lights tell you if there isn’t enough oil, if the generator is ready, and if it’s carrying too much weight.For safety, the generator has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.In addition to the features we’ve already talked about, the WEN 56125i comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual , so you can use it right away.
The WEN 56125i is an inverter generator with the following measurements: L17 x W9 x H16.5 in, So, it looks better than most other products with open frames.The design shown here is in line with the latest trends and is great for easy and fun use.With a weight of only 31.6 lbs, the 56125i can be seen as a lightweight and portable generator.A single person should be able to move it around easily and get power wherever they go.The handle, which is built into the case, is also helpful because it makes it easy to carry.On our list of the 10 smallest portable generators, this one comes in at number six.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the WEN-56125i compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|Fuel efficiency||0.098 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||60 cc WEN OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V|
|Running watts||1,000 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||1,250 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||8.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||10.4 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||5 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)|
|DC outlets||2x 5V USB port|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||0.69 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||17 x 9 x 16.5 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||51 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
Nick Anton started WEN Products, an American power tool manufacturer and distributor, in 1951.WEN Products says that its research in random orbital technology contributed to the creation of current chainsaws, soldering tools, and wet sharpeners.The Illinois-based corporation increased the range of power tools that were available through its distribution network, including presses, drills, and of course, power generators.WEN is a distributor, and the majority of the products in its inventory are branded imports from Asian manufacturers.
The WEN 56125i has a warranty that lasts up to 2 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Check out WEN’s warranty policies to learn more about the warranty on their generators.You can also call their customer service line at 1-847-429-9263.