- Wattage (Gas): 3,800 W / 3,400 W
- THD: < 1.2%
- Noise Level: 57 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 8.5 h
- Weight: 99.2 lbs
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The WEN 56380i has a 212cc WEN OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline and can put out 120V. It has a running power of 3,400W and a maximum power of 3,800W. Also, since it can work in parallel (the WEN 56421 Parallel kit is not included), this power can be increased by connecting it to another similar or compatible unit (the WEN 56421 Parallel kit is not included). The noise level of the inverter generator is 57 dBA, which is less than a normal conversation at home. It has a simple pull-start mechanism and an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). With 2.2 gallons of fuel, the 56380i can run for about 8.5 hours at 0.5 load if the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.26 GPH). The 56380i 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.
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet and a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet.Also, it has 3 DC outlets: a 12V 8A receptacle that makes it easy to charge batteries, and two 5V USB ports that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones and tablets.This WEN generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R plug (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”).
The 56380i’s control panel has a digital data center that provides information on the power output, voltage, and lifetime run hours to assist you keep tabs on the device’s status and activities.The light indications also let you know if the oil level is too low, the generator is overloaded, or the generator is ready.The inverter generator enables you to quickly, simply, and readily check the gas level at a glance thanks to a built-in fuel gauge.This device has an automated low oil shut-off and an overload safeguard (circuit breaker) for security, giving you complete piece of mind when using it.The WEN 56380i also includes a number of accessories, such as a funnel and tool kit, in addition to the essential paperwork and an owner’s manual that make it easy to start the generator.As a supplementary purchase, an official storage cover is additionally offered.
Since the WEN 56380i is an inverter generator, its enclosed design (L23.2 x W18 x H20.1 in) looks better than a traditional open frame product.The design fits with what’s popular now and is perfect for generating power for fun.With a dry weight of 99.2 lbs, the 56380i can go with you anywhere you need power.Also, it’s easy to move once it’s on the ground because it has two wheels and a handle that folds up.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Wen-56380i 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||0.186 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||212 cc WEN OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,400 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||3,800 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||28.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||31.7 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||8.5 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A; 2x 5V USB port|
|Data center||Power output, lifetime run hours and voltage|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||2.2 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.2 x 18 x 20.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||57 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Funnel, tool kit, and battery|
- 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 56380i 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.