The comprehensive control panel contains 4x120v GFCI outlets (5-20R), 1x120v 30A twist lock outlet (L5-30R), 1x120v/240v 50A outlet (NEMA 14-50R), and a 12v DC socket.
A fuel selector dial allows you to choose your operating fuel, either gasoline or propane. To get the generator going you have a key-operated electric start, powered by an included battery. You also have a manual recoil cord in case the electric start is not available.
A low oil pressure sensor in the engine performs an automatic shut down when detecting the level is below that needed for safe operation. It also prevents you from trying to start it when there isn't enough oil in the sump.
There is no fuel shutoff, so you must drain the carburetor manually before storage - (WEN also recommend draining the fuel tank too, for the same reason that the fuel goes stale over time). You can do this by using the fuel-drain screw on the carburetor. Doing so avoids it from causing blockages in the carburetor, which will easily prevent you from starting the generator.
However, there are downsides to completely draining the tank, as we explain
. An alternative is to add a fuel stabilizer
, which should be good for keeping the fuel in the tank in its original condition for up to 12 months. Just be sure to run the generator after adding the stabilizer so that fuel in the carburetor and fuel lines are also treated.
WEN supply as standard a 47-inch LPG hose, enabling you to easily connect the generator to a propane tank.
As the generator is EPAIII Certified and CARB Compliant it can be used in all 50 states. This one also comes equipped with a spark arrestor, so you can use it safely in National Parks and camping grounds.
The generator runs for up to 8.5 hours at 50% load on its 6.6-gallon fuel tank when using gasoline. With a 20lb propane tank it runs for up to 3 hours at the same load.
WEN offer a 2-year warranty on all their inverter generators.
You can read the manual
for more detailed information on this model.