Product Review: WEN 56682 7000-Watt Portable Generator with Electric start and Wheel Kit
Price Range: $800 – $850
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a well engineered, easy-to-use gas generator with a long 11-hour run time.
- The WEN 56682 7000-Watt Portable Generator is housed in a robust yellow tubular steel frame which ensures the generator is well protected during transport. The machine is rugged and durably built up to WEN’s usual high standards for long lasting performance.
- 10-inch never flat rear wheels make the generator highly portable for easier transportation when the time comes to get it out of storage.
- The powerful 13 HP OHV engine delivers 5500-watts of power with a surge of 7000-watts. With the electric start, turning on the generator to get it running is done at the push of a button so there are no frustrating pull-cords to deal with.
- The generator is equipped with four 120-volt receptacles plus one 240/120-volt NEMA L14-30 receptacle, giving you ample outlets to power plenty of equipment when your regular power is out. A DC outlet is also available for devices that operate on DC voltage.
- A large 6.5 gallon fuel tank gives you a good running time in between fill-ups. When running at half load, the generator delivers 11 hours of power on a full tank of gas. This provides power through the night for most people’s circumstances.
- The Digital Hour Meter on the unit displays the total time which the generator has been running so you know exactly how long you have left before needing to give it some more gas.
- The low-oil auto shutdown function automatically shuts down the generator when the oil level is low thus preventing the machine from becoming damaged by overheating.
- Included is a toolkit for maintenance, consisting of a spark plug wrench, flathead screwdriver and NEMA L14-30 Plug.
- Being non-CARB compliant means that residents in California cannot use this.
Guarantee: 2-year limited warranty.
Value for money?
The WEN 56682 7000-Watt Portable Generator is an asset to almost anyone’s emergency preparedness kit. WEN’s line of power generators are known for their value so they are great for those looking for an affordable solution to get prepared.
With its excellent build quality, good efficiency and easy starting, this WEN portable generator is an ideal choice for those who want a no nonsense way to prepare for power outages.