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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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  • $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
  • $908.78 - December 30, 2023
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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 especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The WEN GN9500X's design includes a gasoline-fueled 420 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 7,500W and also a peak wattage of 9,500W.

With a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). For additional convenience, the GN9500X may also be remotely started (key fob included).

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

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

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 10A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease.

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this WEN generator is RV Ready. 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

The WEN GN9500X has the following dimensions: L27.3 x W20.8 x H22.2 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 194 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the WEN GN9500X

The GN9500X's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the GN9500X's control panel, gives you information on the voltage, lifetime run hours and frequency, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during use.

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 GN9500X also comes with some accessories: key fob and tool kit are included.

Emissions

The WEN GN9500X 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 and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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).

  • With a dry weight of 194 pounds, the WEN GN9500X finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 7000 and 8000 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, weighing just 133 pounds.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 72 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Champion 201175. With just 61 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing around 7.5 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 50% load, the GN9500X falls into the low end in comparison with other devices of a comparable power output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Predator 9000, reaching around 13 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. In fact, this generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 0.8 GPH. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Pulsar PG10000B16, with a fuel consumption of 0.55 GPH could be in your good books.

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

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 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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