- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,600 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: 65 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 13 h
- Weight: 97.9 lbs
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The WEN GN4500 is made with a 212 cc OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline. It has a 120V output and a running power of 3,600W and a peak power of 4,500W. The generator has a pull-start mechanism that is common. It can make up to 65 dBA of noise (just slightly more noisy than a normal conversation). With a full tank, the GN4500 can run for about 13 hours at 0.5 load (using about 0.31 GPH of fuel). This is because it has a 4 gallon fuel capacity.
The control panel has 6 AC outlets for the following: Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R); 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle; 120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle.This WEN generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”) receptacle.
The GN4500’s control panel has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours so you can keep an eye on 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 it.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has an automatic shut-off for low oil and an overload protection (circuit breaker).The WEN GN4500 package comes with basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator right away.It also comes with oil and a tool kit.
The WEN GN4500 is 23.3 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 18.8 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.Since the GN4500 only weighs 97.9 lbs, you can take it anywhere you need power.Also, the open frame makes it very easy to grab the frame and move it.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the WEN-GN4500 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||0.196 gal/kWh|
|Engine||212 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||3,600 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.5 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||13 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|Fuel tank||4 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.3 x 18 x 18.8 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||65 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil 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 GN4500 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.