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WEN GN9500X - 7500/9500W Portable Generator With Remote Start

The WEN GN9500X is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 7,500 W and a starting wattage of 9,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $892.83 - July 16, 2024
  • $894.62 - April 18, 2024
  • $896.41 - April 3, 2024
  • $897.88 - March 16, 2024
  • $898.21 - March 14, 2024
  • $904.40 - March 7, 2024
  • $905.42 - February 26, 2024
  • $916.54 - January 6, 2024
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Since: September 22, 2023
  • Highest Price: $916.54 - December 20, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $849.96 - September 22, 2023

Description

With 9500 starting watts and 7500 running watts, this powerful EPA III and CARB compliant 420cc generator acts as the perfect portable alternative to hefty and expensive standby units. (source: WEN (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the WEN GN9500X

The WEN GN9500X is the newer version of the GN9500. It's a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • 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
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

Running on gasoline, the WEN GN9500X utilizes a 420 cc OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120/240V, offering a running wattage of 7,500W and a starting wattage of 9,500W.

The generator, rated for a noise of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), provides flexibility in starting, offering both a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism and a practical and straightforward electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the GN9500X features remote starting, offering users increased convenience (key fob included).

The GN9500X can operate for around 7.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.8 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 6 gallons.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

Moreover, it boasts 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 10A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle enabling simple battery charging for added ease.

This WEN generator is RV Ready, thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'). In addition, since the GN9500X bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Portability

Measuring L27.3 x W20.8 x H22.2 in, the classic open frame construction of the WEN GN9500X provides stability while enabling convenient maintenance access to components and adequate air cooling. 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 194 pounds. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the WEN GN9500X

The GN9500X's control panel

Featuring a digital data center on its control panel, the GN9500X offers you convenient access to essential information about the voltage, frequency and lifetime run hours, facilitating effective monitoring of its activity and status.

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

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

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the WEN GN9500X is bundled with additional accessories: tool kit and key fob.

The WEN GN9500X versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the WEN GN9500X compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • As its weight is 194 pounds, the WEN GN9500X falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 7000-8000 rated wattage category. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Sportsman GEN85KIDF is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 133 pounds.
  • With noise emissions rated as low as 72 dBA, this generator falls within the typical noise range expected for devices of similar power. If noise level is one your key decisive factors, you may find the Champion 201175 appealing. It's rated at 61 dBA, making it one of the quietest generators in its power range.
  • In terms of its autonomy, the GN9500X can operate for around 7.5 hours at a 50% load, placing it within the lower bracket among generators of similar power range. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Predator 9000, as it provides around 13 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. Compared to its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel-efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.8 GPH at a 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cummins Onan P9500df. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.6 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the WEN GN9500X 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
  • CO Watchdog
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (194 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty2 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts7,500 W
Starting watts9,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps
Run time @50% load7.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 10A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerLifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight194 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.3 x 20.8 x 22.2 in
Noise (lower limit)72 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedTool kit, key fob, battery, and wheel kit
UPC044459950011

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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 GN9500X 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 homeDish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Satelite receiver250250
Total5992 W7492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5995 W6585 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Bug zapper8080
Total4880 W9380 W

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