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WEN 56475 Spec Review

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The WEN 56475 is a compact open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 3750 W and a starting wattage of 4750 W.

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  • $400.67 - November 15, 2019
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  • $401.00 - September 28, 2019
Since: September 28, 2019
  • Highest Price: $413.52 - November 14, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $400.67 - October 22, 2019

Description

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In a nutshell, the WEN 56475 is a compact portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The WEN 56475 in use

The WEN 56475

The WEN 56475's core is the 223 cc WEN OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 3750W and a peak wattage of 4750W.

The generator is rated for a noise of 67 dBA (less noisy than background music). Its starting mechanisms include a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the 56475 can operate for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.36 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this WEN generator is RV Ready.

Portability

The WEN 56475 has the following dimensions: L26.6 x W17.1 x H17.3 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 112.5 lbs. However, its challenging mobility is solved by a wheel kit (⌀8") and a folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the WEN 56475

The 56475's control panel

Monitoring of the 56475's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the lifetime run hours and is one of the features of its control panel.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Accessory-wise, along with the previously mentioned features, the WEN 56475 is packaged with the standard documentation and a user manual, helping you start the device right away.

Emissions

The WEN 56475 is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

Product Video

Video of the WEN 56475

The WEN 56475 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN 56475 compare to generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • At a weight of 112.5 pounds, the WEN 56475 places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 3500-4500 rated wattage range. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN GN400i, weighing just 66.1 pounds.
  • This generator has a somewhat average expected noise for its power range, rated at 67 dBA. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Westinghouse iGen4500, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the 56475, with an autonomy of around 11 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Honda EB4000, boasting with around 16 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This generator has an estimated fuel consumption of roughly 0.36 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, rendering it somewhat average compared to devices of a similar output. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Westinghouse iGen4200, with a fuel consumption of 0.17 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 3500-4500W generators, the WEN 56475 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (112.5 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (67 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Not CARB-compliant
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the WEN 56475 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine223 cc WEN OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts3750 W
Starting watts4750 W
Running amps31.3 amps
Peaks amps39.6 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight112.5 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)26.6 x 17.1 x 17.3 in
Noise (lower limit)67 dBA
THDN/A
EmissionsEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedNo
Warranty2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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 56475 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-847-429-9263.

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