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WEN 56235iX - 1900/2350W Inverter Generator

The WEN 56235iX is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,900 W and a starting wattage of 2,350 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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The WEN 56235iX is the newer version of the popular 56235i. It's a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

The WEN 56235iX in use

The WEN 56235iX

WEN 56235iX runs on gasoline, powered by a 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120V, boasting a running wattage of 1,900W alongside a starting wattage of 2,350W. Furthermore, its parallel capability (WEN 56421 Parallel Connection Kit (opens in a new tab) not included) allows power output to double when connected to another similar or compatible unit, ensuring expanded energy capacity and reliability for various applications.

Presented in our list of the 10 quietest portable generators for its low noise rating of 51 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator), the inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon, the 56235iX can operate for up to 10.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH).

The 56235iX generates a clean sine wave with <1.2% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), ensuring minimal electrical noise and fluctuations. This feature makes it ideal for powering sensitive electronics, providing stable and reliable AC power through the outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Moreover, it boasts 3 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient and a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle enabling simple battery charging for added ease.

Portability

The WEN 56235iX is an inverter generator and features an encased design with the following dimensions: L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in. This design enhances aesthetics and helps minimize noise levels, distinguishing it from conventional, open frame products. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

At just 39 lbs, the 56235iX is notably lightweight, making it an excellent choice for portable power. It's easy for one person to move around, ensuring power availability on the move. In addition, a handle (molded in the case) lets you carry it easily and further increases its convenience.

Features

Panel of the WEN 56235iX

The 56235iX's control panel

The light indicators show you if the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is on overload.

The fuel shutoff feature turns off the flow of fuel, allowing for the 56235iX 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 the carburetor, minimizing maintenance while prolonging the unit’s lifespan.

From a security standpoint, the product offers a low fuel automatic shutdown, an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

The unit also benefits from WEN's CO Watchdog carbon monoxide detection. This system measures the accumulation of poisonous CO gas while the generator is running. If the level of CO gas gets too high, the CO Watchdog system will automatically shut down the generator.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the WEN 56235iX also comes with some accessories: tool kit and funnel are included. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

The WEN 56235iX versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN 56235iX compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the WEN 56235iX has only 39 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of just 34.2 pounds.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 51 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar type and power. If you value reduced noise levels, the Honda EU2200i could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 48 dBA.
  • Offering up to 10.5 hours of running time on a full tank at 25% load, the 56235iX is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. If run time is one of your main concerns, the DuroMax XP2300iH could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting up to 13 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator provides better fuel efficiency than most others in its wattage range, consuming approximately 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the DuroMax XP2300iH, with a fuel consumption of 0.08 GPH could be in your good books.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: WEN 56235iX vs WEN 56235i.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the WEN 56235iX is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • CO Watchdog
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (39 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (51 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,900 W
Starting watts2,350 W
Running amps15.8 amps
Peak amps19.6 amps
Run time @50% load7 h
Run time @25% load10.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight39 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 in
Noise (lower limit)51 dBA
THD< 1.2%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil, overload and low fuel protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel and tool kit
UPC044459562313

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About WEN

WEN Products, founded by Nick Anton in 1951, is an American power tool manufacturer and distributor, which claims to have a part in the development of modern chainsaw, soldering devices and wet sharpeners, through its research in random orbital technology. The Illinois based company expanded its distribution network to include various power tools, such as presses, drills and of course, power generators. As a distributor, WEN’s portfolio largely consists of branded products of different manufacturers, imported from Asia.

Warranty Information

The WEN 56235iX is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of WEN generators, please consult WEN's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-847-429-9263.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Total1500 W1500 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Slow cooker270270
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total1515 W2105 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total1510 W1510 W

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