Wen 56475 4750-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator Review

WEN 56475 Portable GeneratorProduct Overview

This rugged Wen 56475 4750-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator provides performance you can count on whether you are at home during a power outage or running tools on a job site. With 3750 rated watts and 4750 surge watts, this generator will get the job done. You will have no problem running your TV, lights, refrigerator or other appliances with this generator supplying the power.

The keyless electric start on this unit allows you to crank up your power with ease. No back-breaking pulling on a manual recoil start. Simply press the button, and the generator fires right up.

Bringing this generator with you is made easy with the included wheel kit. The never-flat tires make it easy to push this device wherever it needs to go. In addition, the fold down handle kit makes it easy to maneuver and roll to various places at the job site or campground. This is one of the top 10 portable generators that you will find today.

Performance

All generators provide power to your devices, but this one is safe even for your sensitive electronics. With its built-in voltage regulator, it provides clean power that is safe for your cell phones or tablets. No need to worry about voltage spikes that can harm the battery in your devices.

The 4-gallon fuel tank allows this generator to run for hours without needing to fill up the tank again. In fact, this generator can run 11 hours at half power on a full tank of fuel. You can work at your job site or tailgate with your friends from sunrise to sunset on a single tank of gas.

Most people know that regular maintenance must be performed on generators and other power equipment. However, people sometimes forget to perform this maintenance. This generator is equipped with a low oil shutoff that will shut off the engine if the oil level falls below operating level. This prevents damage to the engine and can save you from causing damage to the unit.

The digital readout on the control panel also makes maintenance reminders easy. This display clearly shows the operating hours on the unit so that you know exactly when your routine maintenance needs to be performed.

In the event that something does go wrong with the generator, Wen backs up their quality with a two year warranty. With a service network of over 1,000 locations, getting your repair completed in a timely manner is no problem at all. One of their trusted providers will have you back up and running in no time.

Safety Features

The environment is safe when you are using the Wen 56475 generator. This unit is both CARB and EPAIII compliant. It meets emission standards in all 50 states, so you can be confident that running this generator is safe for the environment.

In addition to emissions compliance, it also has an additional safety feature that protects the environment. It comes equipped with a spark arrestor that makes it safe to operate outdoors, including national parks or forests. There is no need to chance an accidental wildfire, and this safety feature allows you to be sure that you are operating outdoors in a safe manner.

Outlet Configuration

This generator comes equipped with outlets to accommodate almost anything that you may need to plug in.

  • 120V 30A RV outlet
  • Two 120V 20A household outlets
  • 30 Amp 3-prong receptacle

This outlet configuration allows you to run all of your power tools on the job site or your electronic devices while tailgating on game day. There is plenty of power here to run lights, TV’s, or most any other small electrical device that you need to operate.

Safe Generator Operation

Sadly, people are killed every year by the improper operation of generators. While this generator has an automatic voltage regulator and an overload protection, you should always use proper precautions when operating a generator. Always refer to the operating manual should you have any questions about the proper operation of the device.

Never operate a generator indoors, even with the doors or windows open. When outside, the generator should always be located at least 20 feet from the home or RV. This prevents carbon monoxide from entering the home, and decreases the chances of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

You should also ensure that the generator is correctly connected to any devices that are plugged in. Improper connections can lead to electrical shock or electrocution, and that is easily avoidable by following the proper safety procedures.

Pros

  • Portable – With the foldable handles and included wheel kit, it’s easy to move this generator around wherever you need it to go.
  • Electric Start – This feature makes the unit easy to start simply with the push of a button.
  • Powerful – At 3750 rated watts, it provides plenty of power to run all of your electric devices.
  • Low Oil Shutoff – Shutoff that prevents damage to the engine in the event the oil level gets dangerously low.

Cons

  • Weight – At 112 pounds, the unit would be difficult to lift by just one person.
  • GFCI Protection This unit does not provide GFCI protection on the 20 Amp household plugs.

Summary

Wen 56475 4750-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is a great portable generator with many different potential uses. You can use it at a job site, campground, tailgate or at your home. The foldable handles and wheel kit make portability a breeze. This should be a go-to unit for anyone who needs a portable generator.