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WEN GN875iX - 7000/8750W Open Frame Inverter Generator

The WEN GN875iX is a powerful open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 7000 W and a starting wattage of 8750 W.

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  • $1,084.00 - May 13, 2022
  • $1,031.99 - April 1, 2022
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Since: April 1, 2022
  • Highest Price: $1,084.00 - May 13, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $1,031.99 - April 1, 2022

Description

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The WEN GN875iX is the newer version of the GN875i. It's a powerful portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The WEN GN875iX is powered by a 420 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 7000W as well as a peak wattage of 8750W.

This inverter generator can be started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The GN875iX can operate for around 6.7 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.63 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 4.2 gallons.

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the GN875iX produces a clean sine wave, with a <1.5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

In addition, it provides 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

This WEN generator is RV Ready, thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'). In addition, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GN875iX is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The WEN GN875iX has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L26.8 x W26.4 x H23.2 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 136.7 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by its set of wheels and its folding handle, with which you can conveniently shift it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the WEN GN875iX

The GN875iX's control panel

The GN875iX's control center features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, when the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is on overload, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

The inverter generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

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. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the WEN GN875iX also is packed along with the following accessories: tool kit and 2 altitude kits. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The WEN GN875iX 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, making it usable in forested areas.

The WEN GN875iX versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN GN875iX compare to generators of similar power (between 6500 and 7500 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the WEN GN875iX only weighs in at 136.7 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter generators in the 6500-7500 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 for its autonomy, the GN875iX, with an autonomy of around 6.7 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Generac XC6500E, reaching around 14 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. Standing at an estimated 0.63 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, this inverter generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI, with a fuel consumption of 0.38 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 6500-7500W inverter generators, the WEN GN875iX 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
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (136.7 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start
  • No parallel ports
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts7000 W
Starting watts8750 W
Running amps (@120/240V)58.3/29.2 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)72.9/36.5 amps
Run time @50% load6.7 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
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
Weight136.7 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
SecurityNo
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedTool kit, 2 altitude kits, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty2 years
UPC044459087502

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 GN875iX 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
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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