- Wattage (Gas): 9,500 W / 7,500 W
- THD: Unspecified
- Noise Level: 72 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 7.5 h
- Weight: 194 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 420 cc OHV 4-stroke engine is the heart of the WEN GN9500X. It has a 120V/240V output and a running power of 7,500W and a peak power of 9,500W. The generator has a noise level of 72 dBA, which is just a little louder than a vacuum cleaner. It has a simple pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). To make things even easier, the GN9500X can be turned on from a distance (key fob included). The GN9500X can run for about 7.5 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank and 6 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.8 GPH).
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) duplex outlets, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are on the control panel.Also, it has 1 DC outlet: a 12V 10A plug that looks like a cigarette lighter so you can easily charge your batteries.The TT-30R plug on this WEN generator is ready for an RV.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.The GN9500X 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 GN9500X’s control panel has a digital data center that tells you the voltage, lifetime run hours, and frequency, so you can keep track of how it is doing and what it is doing.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.From a safety point of view, the product has an automatic shut-off for low oil and an overload protection (circuit breaker), 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 GN9500X comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual, which will help you get the device up and running quickly.It also comes with the following accessories: key fob and a set of tools.
The WEN GN9500X has a traditional, open frame that measures L27.3 x W20.8 x H22.2 in, This frame gives it support and lets it be lifted off the ground.The device was made to work well in harsh conditions and in the great outdoors.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, its weight of 194 pounds makes it very hard to move by hand.Once it is on the ground, it can still be moved easily with the help of its wheels and folding handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the WEN-GN9500X 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||0.2 gal/kWh|
|Engine||420 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||7,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||9,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||62.5/31.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||79.2/39.6 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||7.5 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 (TT-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 10A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Data center||Lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|Fuel tank||6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.3 x 20.8 x 22.2 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||72 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Tool kit, key fob, 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 GN9500X 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.