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WEN GN5602X - 4500/5600W Portable Generator

The WEN GN5602X is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 4,500 W and a starting wattage of 5,600 W.

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  • $366.70 - October 30, 2023
  • $369.00 - October 28, 2023
  • $375.00 - October 27, 2023
  • $379.00 - October 20, 2023
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Since: October 20, 2023
  • Highest Price: $379.00 - October 20, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $366.70 - October 30, 2023

Description

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In a nutshell, the WEN GN5602X is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • 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

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

The WEN GN5602X's core is the 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 4,500W and a peak wattage of 5,600W.

This generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 4.36 gallons, the GN5602X can operate for around 12.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.35 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 4 AC outlets:

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

This WEN generator is RV Ready, thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').

Portability

The WEN GN5602X has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L22.8 x W23.6 x H23 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy 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 111.3 pounds. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the WEN GN5602X

The GN5602X's control panel

The GN5602X and its control panel include a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, when the oil level is too low, you will be informed by the featured light indicator.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), 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 GN5602X also comes with some accessories: funnel and tool kit are included. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The WEN GN5602X is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

The WEN GN5602X versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN GN5602X compare to generators of similar power (between 4000 and 5000 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the WEN GN5602X only weighs in at 111.3 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter generators in the 4000-5000 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the WEN 56477i, with a dry weight of just 72.7 pounds.
  • The GN5602X provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 12.5 hours at 50% load. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the NorthStar c5500, boasting with around 15.1 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.35 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the WEN 56477i, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.27 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 4000-5000W generators, the WEN GN5602X 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
  • CO Watchdog
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (111.3 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start

Do you own the WEN GN5602X and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts4,500 W
Starting watts5,600 W
Running amps37.5 amps
Peak amps46.7 amps
Run time @50% load12.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank4.36 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight111.3 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)22.8 x 23.6 x 23 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originVietnam
UPC044459955009

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.

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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 GN5602X is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Dish washer15003000
Radio100100
Total3592 W5092 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Slow cooker270270
Pair of small speakers4545
Total3595 W4015 W
For workTable saw18004500
Concrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total2880 W5580 W

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    Great Investment On A Wonderful Product
    This last storm system Michigan had, I had the chance to use it for about 24 hours. I powered a standard fridge on bottom and freezer on top. A 65 inch tv with a Chromecast. Charged my iPad. Had 2 hue lights on. I powered a Nighthawk router along with a cable modem. My Hue bridge, smart garage door gateway, and my printer, 2 smartphones and a medium size fan. I love the electric start feature. After all that, this thing could still handle more. I only used about 8 gallons or 2 tanks in 24 hours.

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    • Great performance to dollar ratio
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    • Heavy to transport
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