- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,500 W
- THD: < 1.2%
- Noise Level: 58 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 8.5 h
- Weight: 99.2 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 212 cc OHV 4-stroke engine is the heart of the WEN 56450iX. It has a 120V output and a running power of 3,500W and a peak power of 4,500W. Also, since it can work in parallel (but doesn’t come with a parallel kit), its power can be increased by connecting it to a second unit that works with it. The inverter generator makes 58 dBA of noise, which is less than a refrigerator. It has a simple pull-start mechanism. With 2.2 gallons of fuel, the 56450iX can run for about 8.5 hours at 0.5 load if the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.26 GPH). The 56450iX makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of less than 1.2%, so it’s safe to plug sensitive electronics into the AC outlets (THD).
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets for: Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle.Also, it has 3 DC outlets: a 12V 8A receptacle (like a cigarette lighter), which makes it easy to charge your batteries, and two 5V USB ports (USB-A), which make it easy to charge devices like cell phones and tablets.The TT-30R plug on this WEN generator is ready for an RV.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.
The 56450iX’s control panel has a digital data center that shows the lifetime run hours, fuel level, frequency, power output, and voltage.This lets you keep track of its status and activity.In addition to this information, the lights will let you know when the oil level is too low, the generator is overloaded, and the generator is ready.The fuel shutoff feature stops the flow of fuel, which lets the 56450iX use up the last of the fuel in the carburetor before shutting down 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.For safety, the generator has an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, so you can use it without worrying.The unit also works well because WEN’s CO Watchdog can detect carbon monoxide.This system keeps track of how much CO gas is being made while the generator is running.If there is too much CO gas, the CO Watchdog system will turn off the generator automatically.It’s a nice extra safety measure, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside.The WEN 56450iX comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a funnel and a tool kit, among other things.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The WEN 56450iX 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 goal of this modern design is to give recreational users the best way to get power.Since the 56450iX weighs only 99.2 lbs, you can take it anywhere you need power.Also, it’s easy to move once it’s on the floor 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-56450iX 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.
|Yes, cable not included
|212 cc OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
|1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style); 2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
|Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
|Low oil, overload and output ready
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|23.2 x 18 x 20.1 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
|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 56450iX 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.