- Wattage (Gas): 2,350 W / 1,900 W
- THD: < 1.2%
- Noise Level: 51 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 10.5 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 7 h
- Weight: 39 lbs
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The WEN 56235i has an OHV 4-stroke engine that is 79 cc. It has a 120V output, runs on gas, and has a running wattage of 1,900W and a peak wattage of 2,350W. Also, since it can work in parallel (but the WEN Parallel Connection Kit is not included), this power can be doubled by connecting it to another unit that works with it. The pull-start mechanism on the inverter generator is standard. It has a low noise rating of 51 dBA, which is just a little louder than rain. This puts it on our list of the 10 quietest portable generators. With a full tank, the 56235i can run for up to 10.5 hours (using about 0.1 GPH of fuel). This is because it can hold 1.1 gallons of fuel. The 56235i makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 1.2%, you can safely plug your sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
The control panel has the following two AC outlets: duplex 120V 20A (5-20R).It also has 3 DC outlets: a 12V 8A receptacle (like a cigarette lighter) for charging batteries and two 5V USB ports for charging devices like cell phones and tablets.
The lights will let you know when the generator is ready, when the oil level is too low, and when the generator is running too fast.The fuel shutoff feature stops the flow of fuel, which lets the 56235i use up the last of the fuel in the carburetor before turning off automatically.This helps prevent the buildup and blockages that can happen when fuel sits in the carburetor for too long.This makes the unit last longer and requires less maintenance.As for safety features, the device has an overload protection (circuit breaker), an automatic low fuel shut-off, and an automatic low oil shut-off, so you can use it without worrying.In addition to the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual , which will help you get started right away, the WEN 56235i comes with a tool kit and a funnel.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The WEN 56235i is an inverter generator.It has a case that is L17.3 in, x W11.5 in, x H17.7 in, So, it looks better than most other products with open frames.This kind of design is the most modern and easy way to make power for fun.The 56235i is a portable generator that is light and weighs only 39 lbs.Since one person can move it without much trouble, the generator and its power can be used anywhere.Its case has a handle that makes it easy to carry.This makes it even more convenient.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the WEN-56235i 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||0.184 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||79 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||1,900 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||2,350 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||15.8 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||19.6 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||7 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||10.5 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style); 2x 5V USB port|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||1.1 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||51 dBA|
|Security||Low oil, overload and low fuel protection|
|Accessories included||Funnel and tool kit|
- 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 56235i 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.