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WEN DF472X - 3800/4750W Dual Fuel Generator

The WEN DF472X is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 3,800 W and a starting wattage of 4,750 W. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $460.72 - April 14, 2024
  • $474.54 - April 10, 2024
  • $460.72 - March 31, 2024
  • $473.59 - March 29, 2024
  • $459.80 - March 24, 2024
  • $474.54 - March 22, 2024
  • $460.72 - March 17, 2024
  • $474.54 - March 10, 2024
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Since: May 5, 2023
  • Highest Price: $483.80 - March 3, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $450.69 - October 5, 2023

Description

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In a nutshell, the WEN DF472X is a compact portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile WEN DF472X provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 3,800W along with a peak wattage of 4,750W. While propane-powered, it provides 3,500 rated watts and 4,350 starting watts.

The generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Regarding its running time, the DF472X, with a 4 gallons fuel capacity can operate for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.36 GPH). When using propane, it can run for around 7 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.67 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease.

As it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DF472X is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

Portability

The WEN DF472X has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L23.1 x W17.5 x H18.5 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 102.5 pounds.

Features

Panel of the WEN DF472X

The DF472X's control panel

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you 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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the WEN DF472X, the following accessories are also included: propane hose, tool kit and oil.

Emissions

The WEN DF472X is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

The WEN DF472X versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN DF472X compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 102.5 lbs, the WEN DF472X belongs in the expected weight range for dual fuel devices which can produce between 3500 and 4500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the WEN DF402iX, with a dry weight of just 66.1 pounds.
  • Offering around 11 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the DF472X is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful dual fuel generators. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, reaching around 15 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. Standing at an estimated 0.36 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, this generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.23 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel generators, the WEN DF472X 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • CO Watchdog
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (102.5 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the WEN DF472X and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty2 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,800 W3,500 W
Starting watts4,750 W4,350 W
Running amps (@120/240V)31.7/15.8 amps29.2/14.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)39.6/19.8 amps36.3/18.1 amps
Run time @50% load11 h7 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight102.5 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.1 x 17.5 x 18.5 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, tool kit, and propane hose
UPC044459947202

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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 DF472X 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Total3000 W3700 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Pair of small speakers4545
Total3035 W3625 W
For workTable saw18004500
Bug zapper8080
Total1880 W4580 W

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