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WEN 56200i vs 56202i - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the WEN 56202i and the WEN 56200i.

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 56202iWEN 56200i
WEN 56202iWEN 56200i
  • Higher running watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • Quieter
  • Fuel gauge
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As the 56202i and the 56200i 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 56202i compare to the WEN 56200i.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 1700 W, the WEN 56202i will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 1600 running watts of the WEN 56200i. However, as the 2 generators have the same starting watts (2000 W), they will both give you the same boost needed to start the motor of your most demanding appliances.
  • Runtime: When running at a 50% load, the 56202i enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the 56200i. It can deliver power for around 7 hours, whereas the 56200i will be able to power your appliances for around 6 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 50% load of 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour), the 56200i is less fuel efficient than the WEN 56202i with its 0.14 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 (<1.2% for the WEN 56202i and <1.2% for the WEN 56200i) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With 50 dBA, the noise emitted by the 56200i is slightly lower than the 51 dBA of the 56202i. While this difference could seem insignificant, the former should still be easier on your ears.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: As these two products share the same overall bulk, neither of them will really take up less storage space.
  • Weight: Weighing 38.6 lbs, the 56202i is much lighter than the 50 lbs of the 56200i.
  • Portability: Both offer a handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: The 56202i and the 56200i both offer 2 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 56202i's and the 56200i's product pages.
  • Fuel Gauge: Thanks to a fitted fuel gauge, the WEN 56200i provides instant visibility of the fuel level.

TL;DR

WEN 56202iWEN 56200i
WEN 56202iWEN 56200i
  • Higher running watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • Quieter
  • Fuel gauge
Show all offers
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