“I would not hesitate to suggest this generator to anyone trying to find something during this price range, especially if you’re needing something as quiet as this generator.”

WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel Shut Off, CARB Compliant, Ultra Lightweight

WEN Portable Inverter Generator 56203i will be perfect for just about any use and at under $500, you can’t go wrong. I filled it with oil and gas and a couple of pulls later had a totally functioning 2000 Watt inverter generator.

WEN Portable Inverter Generator 56203i is quieter than other generators. It is simple, efficient, and easy to use. It won’t power a whole house but it will get you through an emergency loss of power to keep a refrigerator and furnace running. It also has USB ports for phone charging and a 12v outlet for the 21st century. It is easy to set up and get running. It will also provide portable power to a temporary worksite. It is portable and reliable at a competitive cost.

Extremely quiet 51 decibels at quarter load
Eco-mode switch adjusts fuel consumption and provides longer run time
Fuel shutoff maximizes the generator’s lifespan/Unit lifespan by using up the remaining fuel in the carburetor before.

Only powers small appliances
Requires frequent oil changes

This generator is an inverter, A digital inverter module converts the raw power that’s generated from DC to AC power. The inverter function means you’ll use it to power sensitive appliances and electronics.

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of an Inverter Generator?

Appliances and devices can’t handle a DC power supply. They need a transportable inverter generator to manage the facility supply by converting the DC power to AC power, which is actually taking the voltage down a notch to prevent your devices and appliances from frying. So, a transportable inverter generator may be a power source that will power smaller devices and appliances by regulating the voltage.

WEN Inverter generators are convenient units that ought to ideally be a neighborhood of everyone’s home emergency kit. They have the benefits of portability and fuel efficiency compared to standard generators. They produce clean electricity, they run quietly, they need parallel capabilities for more power, and that they can power multiple devices and appliances simultaneously.

Of course, inverter generators have their disadvantages also. Since they’re typically gasoline-powered, they will emit carbon monoxide gas, so you can’t use them indoors. In general, inverter generators are designed for RVs and outdoor activities like camping and tailgating.

What Should I search for in an Inverter Generator?

Power Modes, Power modes such as “boost” or “ECO/power-saving” mode are necessary features that help regulate the generator’s engine. Boost mode allows you to surge power when needed, and ECO/power-saving mode allows your generator to run more efficiently while saving fuel.

That’s pretty good for a one-gallon fuel tank. Included in their setup, WEN portable generator has a fuel economy by ECO-mode switch that allows this generator’s motor to adjust its fuel consumption. This extends the lifespan while also allowing it to run longer. This is EPA certified and a CARB compliant generator.

Portability Features, The higher the wattage, the heavier the generator. You want to form sure the generator you’re curious about provides maximum portability, i.e., wheels, handles, carts, and so on. 30-50 lbs could seem light, but if you’re carrying other things to your camp or worksite, the load adds up.

Noise Level, Inverter generators will always be much quieter than conventional generators. The noise is directly associated with the dimensions and wattage of the generator. You’ll want to see the decibels of the inverter generator and compare it to others also as inspect reviews regarding the background level before purchasing. After all, you don’t want to upset the neighbors.

Run Time, For a 2,000 Watt portable inverter generator, 7-12 hours of runtime is right.

One of the good features found on this WEN generator is that the parallel connects plugs. Using the WEN parallel connection kit (sold separately) you’ll easily connect a second 56203i to urge double the facility. This kit also has an RV ready outlet and 120V AC twist plug outlet built-in so that you’ll plug up large appliances when running your generators in parallel.

Warm Tips:

  • Every time I am through using the generator I turn the “fuel on/off knob” (on the control panel, not on fuel cap) counterclockwise until it kills the motor (by electrically turning it off), then I immediately turn the knob back to the right 1/16″- 1/8″ so that it will keep running.

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WEN Portable Inverter Generator FAQ

The 56200i is heavier and slightly larger, it also has a fuel gauge. The 56203i is noticeably quieter and puts out slightly more wattage. You won't be disappointed with either of them.
It's made in China, it's a copy of the Yamaha 79cc engine. Very reliable if you take care to service it properly.
No Oil! Comes with a funnel to fill the oil. Once oil and gasoline are added it fires right up.
I would trust this to run small power tools. this 2000 watt PEAK generator faulted out when trying to start a 12” radial-arm saw. It is built to give a running wattage of 1,700 watts. That’s just over 14 amps on a 120v load. That’s a lot of amps for small power tools, but it’s the starting amps that will be the critical factor.
I get 8+ hours under light load, and quite a bit less when I'm running it at a heavy load. To ask this question you'd have to specify how hard you're going to run the generator. That is to say, how much power you want it to produce. generators of this size are usually good for 6-8hrs on a tank of gas at 50% load.