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WEN DF875iX - 7000/8750W Dual Fuel Open Frame Inverter Generator With Remote Start

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  • $1,236.49 - November 12, 2023
  • $1,281.49 - November 5, 2023
  • $1,236.49 - October 8, 2023
  • $1,281.49 - October 1, 2023
  • $1,236.49 - September 2, 2023
  • $1,214.99 - July 16, 2023
  • $1,169.99 - June 4, 2023
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Since: June 4, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,281.49 - October 1, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $1,169.99 - June 4, 2023

Description

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In short, the WEN DF875iX is a powerful portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

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

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the WEN DF875iX delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 7,000W and a peak wattage of 8,750W. When propane-powered, it has 6,300 rated watts and 7,800 peak watts.

This inverter generator can be started thanks to a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism, but also to a hassle-free and practical electric starter (battery included). For additional convenience, the DF875iX may also be remotely started (key fob included).

The running time of the DF875iX, with its 4.2 gallons fuel capacity, can reach around 6.7 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.63 GPH). With propane, it can reach around 5.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.85 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the DF875iX produces a clean sine wave, with a <1.5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Additionally, it offers 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this WEN generator is RV Ready. In addition, since it boasts a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DF875iX is engineered to be transfer switch ready, ensuring easy integration with your breaker box to provide backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

Measuring L26.8 x W26.4 x H23.2 in, the WEN DF875iX showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Despite its weight of 140 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. Despite the restricted maneuverability, its set of wheels and its folding handle provides a solution, allowing for convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the WEN DF875iX

The DF875iX's control panel

The control panel of the DF875iX includes a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, when the generator is overloaded, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the inverter generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

Regarding security, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during operation.

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.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the WEN DF875iX also is packed along with the following accessories: 2 altitude kits, propane hose, key fob, funnel and tool kit. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

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The WEN DF875iX versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN DF875iX compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 6500 and 7500 W).

  • Concerning weight, the WEN DF875iX weighs only just 140 pounds, distinguishing itself as one of the lighter dual fuel generators amidst the 6500 to 7500 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, with a dry weight of just 133 pounds.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing around 6.7 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 50% load, the DF875iX falls into the low end in comparison with other dual fuel devices of a comparable power output. If run time is one of your main concerns, the Firman H07552 could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting around 12 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. This inverter generator has a better fuel efficiency than other units in the aforementioned output range, consuming approximately 0.63 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the DuroMax XP7500DX, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.53 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 6500-7500W inverter generators, the WEN DF875iX 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • CO Watchdog
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (140 lbs)
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No parallel ports
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the WEN DF875iX and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty2 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts7,000 W6,300 W
Starting watts8,750 W7,800 W
Running amps (@120/240V)58.3/29.2 amps52.5/26.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)72.9/36.5 amps65/32.5 amps
Run time @50% load6.7 h5.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank4.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight140 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)26.8 x 26.4 x 23.2 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THD< 1.5%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, key fob, propane hose, 2 altitude kits, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC044459187509

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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 DF875iX 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Pair of small speakers4545
Total5595 W7095 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Toaster oven800800
Game console150150
Total5590 W6180 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total4210 W8710 W

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    After the fiasco and awful quality control I experienced with Sportsman’s top of the line inverter generator arriving damaged and missing critical parts that make it run I am very happy with WEN. The WEN arrived very well packaged, a lot of thought was put into how to brace it and protect if from shipping damage. It actually had plywood on the top of the generator to protect the tank and frame from damage. The best part though is unlike Sportsman, WEN has excellent quality control, it fired right up and ran like a champ. I’ve only got 5 hours on it, but very happy with it and would recommend it. By the way I ran it for 5 hours in econ mode on a 20lb propane bottle that was 3/4 empty. So run times can be longer than advertised. I’ve owned 4 prior generators, all open frame non-inverter. This WEN is open frame inverter and it’s noise level is half that of any of my prior generators. I chose the WEN over the similar versions by Champion and Westinghouse because of the remote start and superior product support. Go to WEN’s web site and you will find they actually sell parts for their products, good luck finding parts for the other brands. Also these other brands may appear to have longer run times, but they are advertising their long run times at 25% load where WEN’s run time is based on a 50% load, so don’t be fooled. All three have approximately the same size fuel tank and same size Chonda engine, so run times are going to be dang near equal.

    + PROS:
    • Quite, reliable, well packaged, great quality control, remote start. Ready available parts, great support. Real value, not made in China.
    - CONS:
    • No parallel ports.
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