WEN 56203i

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WEN 56203i

WEN 56225i

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WEN 56225i

WEN 56203i vs WEN 56225i

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Specifications

WEN 56203i

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WEN 56225i

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Details

Engine Displacement (cc)
79.7
79.7
Product Weight (lb.)
How much it weights
39 lb
48.5 lb
Engine Make
OEM Branded Engine
OEM Branded Engine
Start Type
Recoil Start
Recoil Start
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
1.06
1
Returnable
30-Day
30-Day
Features
Auto Idle Control, Automatic Voltage Regulation, Low Oil Shutdown, USB Port
Automatic Voltage Regulation, Low Oil Shutdown, Fuel Gauge
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Black
Black
Voltage (volts)
120 V
120 V
Included
No Additional Items Included
No Additional Items Included
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Operational Volume (dB)
51
53
Horsepower (hp)
2.14 hp
2.4 hp
Starting Wattage
2000
2250
Half-Load Run Time
5.7
7
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Single Fuel
Application
Campsite, Job Site, Recreation, Tailgating
Campsite, Job Site, Recreation, Tailgating
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger, Bench Tools, Halogen Work Light, Large Appliances, Lights, Mobile Devices, Power Tools, RV A/C Unit, Small Appliances, Sump Pump, Well Pump
Battery Charger, Bench Tools, Halogen Work Light, Lights, Mobile Devices, Power Tools, RV A/C Unit, Small Appliances, Small Electronics, Sump Pump, Well Pump
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
0.27
0.23
CO Shutoff Capable
No
No
Number of Outlets
5
4
Built-in inverter
Yes
Yes
Running Wattage
1700
1800
Outlet Type
12V DC, 120V
120V 15A

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Two-year limited
Two-year limited
Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
EPA Approved, CARB Compliant

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
17.7 in
18.2 in
Product Width (in.)
11.5 in
11.5 in
Product Length (in.)
17.3 in
19 in

Reviews

WEN 56203i

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The more I use it the more I realize it is way better than 1st impressions, and I was impressed at first sight! I filled the oil with synthetic oil, it takes 1/2 qt, and it is a very durable oil for a variety of conditions. After I use it for a couple hours at full load, or close. I will change the...

Nicely built unit. Easy setup, easy startup. Integral handle makes it easy to carry, like a hefty piece of luggage. No wheels. Does not come with crankcase oil. Oil requirements are pretty liberal - 30W, 10W-30 or 5W-30 synthetic. Good funnel with long flexible tube included. Tricky part comes in wh...

Went on a limb and bought this generator with zero reviews.Figured it would be a decent one since other Wen models had excellent reviews.Turns out this thing exceeded every expectation I had.It is very very quiet and to my surprise it even has electric start.Came with a battery that is ready to go a...

Nice and quiet

So I have been using this little gen for about 3 months daily. I use it to keep my rv batteries charged. We live in this fulltime so we run the heck out of this. The things I like about it are how easy it starts. along with how easy maintance is on it. Along with we can get about 12 hrs on a tank of...

Great generator! Very quiet easy to start.I sold my Honda because I like the Wenbetter. I bought a dog ramp to get it on and off my 4x4 rolls excellent.Thanks from a Vietnam Veteran Dennis J

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the simple nature of the product and its light weight. The unit was packaged very well and slid out easily. All that was required to fire this up was a quart of oil and some regular gasoline. Filling the fluids was simple and not messy at all. This...

Great little generator.Starts easy and shuts down easy.I used it the first time to get temporary power to a house while we changed the service. So it ran all the lights and receptacles for the carpenters saws when all the utility power was off. We did keep the loads to a minimum.

Great generator, nice features, almost as quiet as the predator 3500, nicer features though! Fires right up every time and easily runs my rv with everything turned on

Excellent product. This is my 3rd WEN generator and I’ve never had a single problem with any of them. Highly recommend.

WEN 56225i

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Wen's Super Quiet wonder! I have lived in Florida most of my life. When a hurricane hits, my house is the first to lose power and the last to have it restored. Its essential to have a generator during these outages for obvious reasons. Over the years I've owned several generators... none as quiet or...

Very quiet on eco mode, and will run over 12 hrs on 1.2 gallons on ethanol gas. Super easy to use.

Quite, under 50#'s, does what I need it to do!

I might have given this generator another star except I haven't used it for long enough to give it a chance to really work. It was easy to set up with help and started right up using the electric start. After putting just a splash of gas in it and letting it run dry, I put a couple of cups in it a...

Super Quiet! Plenty of power! I purchased two of these generators along with a parallel cable kit (ordered from WEN directly) to operate a 50amp RV. They did excellent, were easy on fuel, and never ran more than 50% operating capacity. Easy to start and operate.

Questions & Answers

WEN 56203i

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can it be star manually?

Yes, It does have a pull cord.

Yes it has a pull start and is very light. mine started on the first pull.

how quiet is it

This generator is very quiet.

You can hold a conversation at speaking volumes while standing beside it running.

It's very quiet. Normal conversation standing just 5 feet away from it is easy to understand.

Is the crankcase made out of plastic? Is it plastic on other models?

You can't really see the crankcase to tell, as it is shrouded completely. Whether plastic or metal, it is protected against mild strikes by the case. The unit runs cool enough that a plastic case shouldn't be trouble. Best I can do, 'cause I ain't takin' mine apart to know! :)

No. It's aluminum.

Is there an engine break-in time?

Super quiet and light weight. Great product so far no complaints

The manual doesn't speak to this too much. I made sure to adjust the load regularly during the first few uses and I changed the oil after the first 30 minutes, just incase any impurities found their way into the crankcase during shipping/production. Use a good, high quality oil.

WEN 56225i

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Will this power an electric pressure washer?

You should have plenty of power for a pressure washer. Most pressure washers run around 12-15 amps depending on the psi rating, and this generator can give you 30+ amps at 110 volts.

Easily, 3800 watts surge, about 30 amps. I am pretty sure your electric pressure will not pull more than 20 amps maximum even with startup surge. I bought mine for the RV (Fifth Wheel) and absolutely love it. You will be well served with this generator. WEN has been around since the fifties (1954). This is not harbor freight quality, this is a top shelf generator at an excellent price point. Good Luck