There can be some minor differences in the control panel, as illustrated above, but all of them include a digital display showing an accumulated run time to help you manage maintenance schedules. There are also LEDs for low oil, operational readiness, and overload.
This model comes with a battery as standard to power the keyless electric starter. You also have a recoil cord with which you can get it going if for any reason the electric starter is not working. A low oil sensor shuts the engine down to protect it from damage if the level is too low, and you can't start it until you've filled it up.
There is no fuel shutoff included with this model. You therefore must drain the carburetor (and some even say the fuel tank) before storing the generator for any length of time. This is important because fuel goes bad quite quickly causing blockages that prevent you from getting the generator going, probably just when you need it. Many portable generator owners recommend the use of ethanol-free gasoline and the addition of a fuel stabilizer
, and we've put together some information
on what these are and what they do.
For equipment connection, it includes 2x120v receptacles (standard household 5-20R), 1x30 Amp 3-prong receptacle (L5-30), and 1x120v RV receptacle (TT-30R).
As it's EPAIII Certified and CARB Compliant you can use the generator in all 50 states. And it can be used safely in National Parks and camping grounds as it comes equipped with a spark arrestor.
In terms of operating time it can run for up to 10 hours at 50% load on its 4-gallon fuel tank.
WEN offer a 2-year warranty on all their inverter generators.
Here you can read the WEN 56475 manual