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WEN GN400i vs 56380i - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the WEN 56380i and the WEN GN400i.

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:

WEN 56380iWEN GN400i
WEN 56380iWEN GN400i
  • Higher runtime
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Electric start
  • Data center
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Fuel shut off
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As the 56380i and the GN400i are both WEN generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the WEN 56380i compare to the WEN GN400i.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3500 W, the WEN GN400i will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3400 running watts of the WEN 56380i. Moreover, compared to the 3800 starting watts of the 56380i, the GN400i and its starting wattage of 4000 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 56380i enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the GN400i. It can deliver power for around 8.5 hours, whereas the GN400i will be able to power your appliances for around 7 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Keeping the aforementioned load in mind (i.e. 50%), these 2 generators will burn approximately 0.26 gallon of gasoline every hour. Inverter generators like these 2 are of the most fuel efficient (and quiet) type.
  • THD: Both generators offer a low THD (<1.2% for the WEN 56380i and <1.2% for the WEN GN400i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: There's an important difference in the emitted noise between these 2 generators. In fact, the 56380i produces as low as 57 dBA, but the GN400i is rated for a minimum dBA of 67.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L19.8" x W13.8" x H18.9", the WEN GN400i offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the WEN 56380i and its L23.2" x W18" x H20.1".
  • Weight: Weighing 66.1 lbs, the GN400i is much lighter than the 99.2 lbs of the 56380i.
  • Portability: As the 56380i benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the GN400i, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the GN400i, the 56380i benefits from a folding handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: These two devices can both be reliably started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism. However, the WEN 56380i also benefits from a convenient electric starter.
  • Outlets: The 56380i and the GN400i both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the 56380i's and the GN400i's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: The WEN 56380i offers a better insight into its power production than the WEN GN400i, because it is equipped with a data center. Besides that, these 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.
  • Fuel Shut Off: The WEN GN400i benefits from a fuel shutoff feature, which turns off the flow of fuel, allowing for the generator to use up the remaining fuel from the carburetor before automatically shutting down. This helps fight the build-up and blockages caused by stagnant fuel inside of the carburetor, minimizing maintenance while prolonging the unit’s lifespan.

TL;DR

WEN 56380iWEN GN400i
WEN 56380iWEN GN400i
  • Higher runtime
  • Quieter
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Electric start
  • Data center
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Fuel shut off
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