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WEN 56200i, 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts, 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant ( NEW - 2 Year Warranty ) $399.99 + $5 S/H @ WOOT

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Engine: 4-stroke OHV single cylinder with forced air cooling system
Displacement: 79.7 cc
Rated Amperage: 13.3 A
Run Time at Half Load: 6 Hours
Running Wattage: 1600 W
Surge Wattage: 2000 W
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1 Gallon
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Been waiting a long time for this to be on sale again. Need a second one to pair with the one I got last year. It was yellow though and the pull string area looks different. Wonder if they've changed anything else compared to what I had before.
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Flood of gennys on alert today
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How does this brand compare to the Duromax? $335 with no tax or shipping is hard to beat.
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Dumb question maybe but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Looking for a generator to run a couple of freezers, a fridge, some lights, and some small appliance during a power outage. Ideally, something that could be hooked up to a interlock on my service panel. Quieter would be better?

Would an inverter like this be a better choice over a generator?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: should have googled it, this answered nearly all of my questions (save for the sizing): http://www.yamahaef2000is.com/con...rator.html

Would welcome suggestions/feedback as well though.
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No return? I wished AMZ would PM this.
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How does this brand compare to the Duromax? $335 with no tax or shipping is hard to beat.
they r all Yamaha clones.
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Earlier this year I picked up one of these for $385 plus CA tax from Home Depot. It is quiet and runs fairly clean.

The problem I keep having is the overload will trip well below 1600w. I have 12 amp Makita track saw (1440watts @ 120v) and I have to start it at slow speed and then roll up the RPMs while holding the trigger on the saw. If I just start on med-high the overload will cut off.

It seems that the generator needs time to idle up to meet the higher voltage requirements. It sucks because alot of my tools do not have variable speed control and cannot be used even though they are under 1600w. There is no way to manually increase the idle before applying the load.
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Earlier this year I picked up one of these for $385 plus CA tax from Home Depot. It is quiet and runs fairly clean.

The problem I keep having is the overload will trip well below 1600w. I have 12 amp Makita track saw (1440watts @ 120v) and I have to start it at slow speed and then roll up the RPMs while holding the trigger on the saw. If I just start on med-high the overload will cut off.

It seems that the generator needs time to idle up to meet the higher voltage requirements. It sucks because alot of my tools do not have variable speed control and cannot be used even though they are under 1600w. There is no way to manually increase the idle before applying the load.
Inrush current on brushed motors, even inductive with a starter, is HUGE. If you have a purely resistive load of 1600 or even 1800 W, I doubt this unit will stay into overload state.

This is a common issue when looking at how big of a generator you need - startup power. My freezer runs at 100W, but inrush brings this generator to its knees.

Back to this deal, I think I'm going to wait. The color change and small case change, I think WEN is supplying a different generator from the yellow ones. May perform the same but I'm hoping that the dry spell of generator deals is over and this particular one will go for a cheaper price soon. (Think I paid $384 for the yellow version)
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Dumb question maybe but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Looking for a generator to run a couple of freezers, a fridge, some lights, and some small appliance during a power outage. Ideally, something that could be hooked up to a interlock on my service panel. Quieter would be better?

Would an inverter like this be a better choice over a generator?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: should have googled it, this answered nearly all of my questions (save for the sizing): http://www.yamahaef2000is.com/con...rator.html

Would welcome suggestions/feedback as well though.
I like inverter generators cause of clean stable wall power that works great on electronics and battery chargers and fluorescent lights in the sip gas they use a lot less gas and they are much quieter
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I bit. In for one. All this time in earthquake country without a generator. . . Now I'll have some backup. Well, earthquakes and LA County and others suing Aliso Canyon which will eventually cause blackouts. Sigh.
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Just noticed this version you don't have to take the whole side cover off to change or check the oil. Nice!

A lot of Texans buying this!
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Anyone who is better with electrical specs than me: Would my paint sprayer work well with this? I have a Graco 360vsp that has 2.5 max amps and the electrical power requirement: "120 Vac, 60 Hz, 15A, 1 phase" Any help would be appreciated! I don't understand this stuff at all.
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Anyone who is better with electrical specs than me: Would my paint sprayer work well with this? I have a Graco 360vsp that has 2.5 max amps and the electrical power requirement: "120 Vac, 60 Hz, 15A, 1 phase" Any help would be appreciated! I don't understand this stuff at all.
I looked up the specs on that sprayer and this generator would have no trouble running it.
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I looked up the specs on that sprayer and this generator would have no trouble running it.
Thanks! Looks like I was too slow to move on this deal, so I'll have to look out for similar.
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