- Wattage (Gas): 11,000 W / 8,300 W
- THD: < 15%
- Noise Level: Unspecified
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 8.5 h
- Weight: 213.8 lbs
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The WEN DF1100X’s dual-fuel technology lets it put out 120/240V and gives it a lot of power and flexibility. If the device is powered by gasoline, it has a running power of 8,300W and a starting power of 11,000W. If it runs on propane, it has a rated power of 7500 watts and a starting power of 9500 watts. This generator has a simple pull-start mechanism, but it also has an electric starter that is easy to use (battery included). With a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the DF1100X can run for about 8.5 hours at 0.5 load on gasoline (using about 0.78 GPH of fuel), or about 3 hours on a 20 lb tank (using about 1.57 GPH of propane). Due to its high THD (15%), the DF1100X is not a good choice for powering sensitive electronic devices.
There are 6 AC outlets on the control panel: two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle.It also has 1 DC outlet: a 12V 8A plug that looks like a cigarette lighter so you can easily charge your batteries.With an L5-30P to TT-30R adapter, this WEN generator’s L5-30R receptacle makes it easy to connect it to an RV.But it’s still not ready for an RV.The DF1100X is also ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can connect it to a breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The control center of the DF1100X has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This helps you keep track of its status and activity.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off when the oil level gets too low.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 DF1100X comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a propane hose and oil, among other things.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
With dimensions of L27.3 x W20.6 x H21.9 in, the WEN DF1100X is a traditional, open-frame generator that is stable and can be raised above ground level.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it can be hard to move and use without special tools because it weighs 213.8 pounds.Still, the generator is easy to move once it’s on the ground, thanks to its wheel kit and folding handle, which is a good way to make up for its lack of maneuverability.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the WEN-DF1100X 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||0.181 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||457 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||8,300 W||7,500 W|
|Starting watts||11,000 W||9,500 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||69.2/34.6 amps||62.5/31.3 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||91.7/45.8 amps||79.2/39.6 amps|
|Run time @50% load||8.5 h||3 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Fuel tank||6.6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.3 x 20.6 x 21.9 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||Unspecified|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, propane hose, battery, and wheel 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 DF1100X 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.