The control panel is clear and functional. Among the controls are an engine switch and a digital data meter, a voltage selector (120v/240v), outlets and AC breakers. The outlets are composed of two standard household outlets (5-20R), one 30A TT-30R RV outlet, one 120v/240v L14-30R outlet, plus one 12v DC outlet.
Those who would like or need an electric starter will be disappointed here. but it does have a fuel gauge which is located next to the fuel filler cap on top of the generator. There is also a low oil pressure sensor designed to stop the engine automatically when the level is dangerously low for safe operation, as well as preventing you from starting until you've topped it up.
When stopping the generator WEN recommend first turning the fuel valve off. This uses up all the fuel before shutting down without any further action on your part. But they also recommend draining the carburetor as well. If you are going to store the generator for a lengthy period, WEN say you should also drain the fuel tank. This is important because fuel goes bad over time and causes blockages that can prevent the generator from starting. But it can also have downsides. Many portable generator owners recommend the use of ethanol-free gasoline and the addition of a fuel stabilizer
to help protect the engine and carburetor from bad fuel.
As it's EPA Certified and CARB Compliant, the GEN6000 can be used in all 50 states. It can also be used safely in National Parks and camping sites as it has a spark arrestor installed in the muffler.
The GN6000 can run for up to 7 hours at 50% load on its 3.4-gallon fuel tank.
WEN offer a 2-year warranty on all their inverter generators.
Detailed information for this model is contained in the WEN GN6000 manual