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WEN 56475 - 3750/4750W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The WEN 56475 is a compact open frame generator with a rated wattage of 3,750 W and a starting wattage of 4,750 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In a few words, the WEN 56475 is a compact portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The WEN 56475 houses a 223 cc WEN OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 3,750W along with a peak wattage of 4,750W.

The generator features a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism and also a user-friendly and efficient electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 67 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation).

Equipped with a 4 gallons fuel tank, the 56475 ensures continuous operation for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel usage approximately 0.4 gallons per hour).

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

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT meaning 'Travel Trailer'), this WEN generator is RV Ready, ready to power your recreational vehicle with ease.

Portability

With its L23.2 x W17.6 x H18 in dimensions, the open frame structure of the WEN 56475 guarantees stability, simplified maintenance access to components, and better air cooling than enclosed units. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

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 116 lbs. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the WEN 56475

The 56475's control panel

To help you monitor the 56475's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the lifetime run hours.

Featuring a built-in fuel gauge, the generator offers quick, convenient, and easy gas level checks at a glance.

Considering security aspects, the generator boasts an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), offering peace of mind throughout operation.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the WEN 56475's package also includes these accessories: oil and funnel. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

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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).

  • As its weight is 116 pounds, the WEN 56475 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 3500-4500 rated wattage category. If you are mindful of weight, the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 58.4 pounds.
  • Since the generator's noise is rated at 67 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 52 dBA.
  • In terms of autonomy, the 56475 offers around 10 hours at a 50% load, placing it at the lower range within its power range. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Predator 4375, which is able to run for around 16 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. With a fuel usage of about 0.4 GPH at a 50% load, this generator falls within the typical gasoline consumption range observed in comparably powerful products. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.23 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, 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
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (116 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (67 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time

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

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine223 cc WEN OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts3,750 W
Starting watts4,750 W
Running amps31.3 amps
Peak amps39.6 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x 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
Weight116 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.2 x 17.6 x 18 in
Noise (lower limit)67 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedOil, funnel, battery, and wheel kit
UPC044459564751

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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 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 (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 generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes iron12701270
Total2962 W4462 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Total2990 W3580 W
For workTable saw18004500
Bug zapper8080
Total1880 W4580 W
Will a 4750 charge the battery while running (Asked March 27, 2021)

The unit will indeed charge its own battery while running.

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