- Wattage (Gas): 4,000 W / 3,200 W
- THD: < 1.2%
- Noise Level: 58 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 56400iX has a 212cc OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline and can put out 120V. It has a running power of 3,200W and a maximum power of 4,000W. Also, the generator can be connected to a second unit to make more power (a GNA50i parallel kit is not included). The noise level of the inverter generator is 58 dBA, which is less than a quiet suburb. It has a pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). With a full tank, the 56400iX can run for about 8.5 hours at 0.5 load on its 2.2-gallon fuel tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.26 GPH). The 56400iX 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.It also has 3 DC outlets: two 5V USB ports (USB-A) that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones or tablets, and a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter and lets you easily charge your batteries.This WEN generator is RV ready because it has a TT-30R plug.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.
The 56400iX’s control panel has a function called a digital data center that provides information on the fuel level, frequency, power output, voltage, and lifetime run hours.This feature is useful for tracking the device’s activities and status.The featured light indicators will also alert you when the generator is ready, when its oil levels are low, and when the generator is overloaded.By stopping the flow of fuel, the fuel shutoff feature enables the 56400iX to exhaust the remaining fuel from the carburetor before turning off on its own.This reduces maintenance requirements while extending the life of the carburetor by preventing build-up and obstructions brought on by stagnant gasoline.You may use the gadget with confidence thanks to its security features, which include an automated low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).The WEN CO Watchdog carbon monoxide detecting system is also advantageous to the device.The accumulation of harmful CO gas is monitored by this device when the generator is running.The generator will be automatically turned off by the CO Watchdog system if the CO gas level rises too much.Although it’s a wonderful bonus to security, make sure to always move your generator outside.The WEN 56400iX also includes a funnel and tool kit in addition to the standard documentation and owner’s manual to get you up and running quickly.As a supplementary purchase, an official storage cover is additionally offered.
The WEN 56400iX is an inverter generator with the following measurements: L23.2 x W18 x H20.1 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.Since the 56400iX weighs only 99.2 lbs, you can take it anywhere you need power.Also, once it’s on the ground, it’s easy to move with the help of its two wheels and folding handle.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the WEN-56400iX 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||0.208 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||212 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,200 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,000 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||26.7 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||33.3 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||2x 5V USB port (USB-A); 1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Data center||Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|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)||58 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|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 56400iX has a warranty that lasts up to 3 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.