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WEN 56380i vs Generac iQ3500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Generac iQ3500 and the WEN 56380i.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, portability, and features, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 generators:

Generac iQ3500WEN 56380i
Generac iQ3500WEN 56380i
  • Higher runtime
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • On wheels
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As the WEN 56380i and the Generac iQ3500 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Generac iQ3500 compare to the WEN 56380i.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3400 W, the WEN 56380i will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3000 running watts of the Generac iQ3500. Moreover, compared to the 3500 starting watts of the Generac iQ3500, the WEN 56380i and its starting wattage of 3800 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: When running at a 50% load, the Generac iQ3500 enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the WEN 56380i. It can deliver power for around 8.9 hours, whereas the WEN 56380i will be able to power your appliances for around 8.5 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 50% load of 0.29 GPH (gallon per hour), the Generac iQ3500 is less fuel efficient than the WEN 56380i with its 0.26 GPH. The latter will therefore be more economic to run than the former. Inverter generators like these 2 are of the most fuel efficient (and quiet) type.
  • THD: Both generators offer a low THD (<3% for the Generac iQ3500 and <1.2% for the WEN 56380i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: As these two products share the same overall bulk, neither of them will really take up less storage space.
  • Weight: With a weight of 99.2 lbs, the 56380i is slightly less heavy than the iQ3500 (which weighs 109.1 lbs).
  • Portability: As the WEN 56380i benefits from a built-in set of wheels, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the Generac iQ3500, because the latter doesn't have one. The Generac iQ3500 has a double handle and the WEN 56380i a folding handle, to help you better manipulate them.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter.
  • Outlets: The Generac iQ3500 and the WEN 56380i both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that they both only produce 120V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Generac iQ3500's and the WEN 56380i's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: Each of these 2 portable generators is equipped with a data center allowing you to conveniently monitor some aspects of the power output. Besides that, these 2 products are equipped with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance. For the iQ3500, this fuel gauge is digital and part of the data center.

TL;DR

Generac iQ3500WEN 56380i
Generac iQ3500WEN 56380i
  • Higher runtime
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • On wheels
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