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WEN GN5602X - 4500/5600W Portable Generator With Electric Start

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Price history for the WEN GN5602X
Latest updates:
  • $374.00 - May 25, 2024
  • $210.94 - May 25, 2024
  • $374.00 - May 21, 2024
  • $374.76 - May 20, 2024
  • $374.00 - May 13, 2024
  • $374.77 - April 26, 2024
  • $398.00 - April 22, 2024
  • $199.00 - April 22, 2024
Data source: walmart.com
Since: July 27, 2023
  • Highest Price: $416.44 - July 27, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $199.00 - April 22, 2024

Description

Zoom on the WEN GN5602X

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

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

Running on gasoline, the WEN GN5602X utilizes a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120V, offering a running wattage of 4,500W and a starting wattage of 5,600W.

This generator can be started via a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism, or a straightforward and intuitive electric starter (battery included).

Featuring a 4.36 gallons fuel tank, the GN5602X can provide power for around 12.5 hours at 50% load on a full tank (with fuel consumption averaging 0.35 gallons per hour).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 4 AC outlets:

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

At L22.8 x W23.6 x H23 in, the traditional open frame structure of the WEN GN5602X ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

As the generator's weight is 111.3 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the WEN GN5602X

The GN5602X's control panel

To facilitate status and activity monitoring, a convenient meter, offering voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours readings are embedded in the control panel of the GN5602X.

In addition to this info, a light indicator on the device will signal if its oil levels are insufficient.

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

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.

In addition to the traditional documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to help you get started promptly, the WEN GN5602X also includes several accessories: tool kit and funnel. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

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).

  • Weight-wise, the WEN GN5602X has only 111.3 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 4000 to 5000 rated watts. If weight is an important consideration for you, the WEN 56477i stands out as one of the top contenders in this power category, with a dry weight of 72.7 pounds.
  • Since the GN5602X boasts with a run time of around 12.5 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most generators of a comparable output. If run time is one of your main concerns, the NorthStar c5500 could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting around 15.1 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. Among devices of similar power, this generator has one of the better fuel efficiency, with consumption rates of around 0.35 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the WEN 56480iX is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.27 gallons per hour.

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
ComplianceEPA
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 generator sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Total3592 W5092 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Coffee maker600600
Total3590 W4180 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
    - CONS:
    • Heavy to transport
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