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WEN 56200i 2000-Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator EXPIRED

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This is a great price for this Generator whose engine operates at a quiet 51 decibels and is for use with laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other electronics, making this an excellent addition for use in emergencies. -slickdewmaster

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The great thing about these is they're so quiet you don't know wen they're running.
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Powering your home's electrical panel:


i used an interlock kit so i could power my entire panel (all 120V circuits, not at the same time obviously), just for convenience sake. an interlock prevents you from operating the generator with the main circuit on, thus preventing back feeding your panel by accident. Back feeding is when your generator sends electricity back to the outside lines b/c someone forgot to turn the main circuit breaker off. this mistake could (and has) injure or kill a line worker who is out there making repairs. direct feeding a panel without interlock or transfer switch sub panel is illegal due t potential for back feeding. here are some steps regarding interlock. as always, check your local codes for adherence to regulation.

Step 1: Find an interlock kit that's compatible with your panel. Chances are the model in HD/Lowe's will not fit your. Here is where I bought mine: http://www.interlockkit.com/

Step 2: Buy a double pole breaker that's compatible with your electrical box. Home Depot or your local electric supply house will have this.

Step 3: Buy generator inlet: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Controls-PB30-Generator-Generators/dp/B000BQT47S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... [amazon.com]

Step 4: Buy L14-30 to L5-30 adapter cable where both hots are crossed so you can power BOTH sides of your panel even though you have a 120V generator: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...ge_o02_s00 . You could make your own cable for $10, but it's nice to have a factory molded rugged cable that you don't have to worry about. One end of this cable will go into the L14-30 inlet in #3 and the other end gives you a L5-30 connection. See step 5.

Step 5: Buy a 25ft or 50ft L5-30 extension cord (length is up to you). This cord is what will go from your adapter in your inlet in Step 3 to your generator. I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-20571-Generator-Extension-Eextension/dp/B003HUYK5Q/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8... [amazon.com] . The reason why I am suggesting that you buy the L5-30 cord instead of a regular 5-15 cord + L5-30 to 5-15 adapter, is to future proof your setup should you ever decide to buy a 2nd Inverter generator and use the parallel kit (which has a L5-30 plug for 3000W output power), it's up to you really and what you think you generator power needs might be in the future. if you only plan on using single 120V inverter gens like this (1 of them), save the money and use a 5-15 cord and a L5-30 to 5-15 adapter

Step 6: Buy L5-30 to 5-15 adapter plug which goes into the generator if you want to run directly from a single generator and not the parallel kit (you should have the option of doing both, as a fall back, so you aren't forcing yourself to run both): http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Locking-Adapter-Female-Connector/dp/B002YB108Y/ref=sr_1_5?tag=slickdea... [amazon.com]

Step 7: Either do it yourself per the Youtube videos or pay an electrician. You can buy the rest of the materials at Home Depot (romex, wall anchors, conduit, etc). Since you are providing all materials or most of them, the electrician should only be charging you a labor rate. This job should not take longer than 2 hours. If you are running across long distances or through thick masonry...ok add an hour. You should not have to pay more than 2-3 labor hrs for this job. If you want to save money, you can do all of the labor intensive work of mounting the inlet, running the conduit, and running the romex...then all he has to do is install the interlock panel, the double pole breaker for the generator, and make the final connection to your box. Figure he'll charge you (1) labor hour to do all of that. if you have never done anything electrical before, just hire the electrician for peace of mind.






NOTE 1: You will not be able to power any 240V appliances with this generator.Turn OFF all 240V circuits (except the double pole circuit you are using with your generator inlet and interlock). This is to prevent the possibility of overloading the neutral

NOTE 2: i attached photos. don't pay attention to the fact there are (2) inlets. it's b/c where i installed these, it's a multi residence with 2 service panels

NOTE 3: since i had the panels open, i threw on whole house surge protectors. bought them from a slickdeal back in 2012 i think

NOTE 4: you can fit (2) of these on a harbor freight large dolly, using scrap deck boards across.
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Yep, sure did go FP for $389.99

Nice to see this lower price from Home Depot today Smilie
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Last deal was good at $389.00 from Woot. I think it even went FP
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Yep, sure did go FP for $389.99

Nice to see this lower price from Home Depot today Smilie
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Is this better than the Pulsar generator that went to FP a couple months ago for $289? Or is it pretty much just the same thing (I.e. Yamaha clone motor) with a different label?
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Yep that's what I get for buying the Bluetooth Ryobi inverter and I got it for $450. Could've saved myself $100 although I do like that unit
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I don't go to Home Depot because its far away, but is there any way to get 10% off with a coupon or other means?
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Yep that's what I get for buying the Bluetooth Ryobi inverter and I got it for $450. Could've saved myself $100 although I do like that unit
I'm in almost the exact same boat. I bought the Ryobi generator for $425 (after tax) from the eBay flash sale last week. It arrived 2 days ago, but I haven't opened it yet.
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The great thing about these is they're so quiet you don't know wen they're running.
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The great thing about these is they're so quiet you don't know wen they're running.
I c what u did there
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I'm in almost the exact same boat. I bought the Ryobi generator for $425 (after tax) from the eBay flash sale last week. It arrived 2 days ago, but I haven't opened it yet.
Well considering that the Ryobi is $600 normal price and hardly ever on sale I'd say keep it. It does come with a few more bells and whistles but I'm not sure if "performance" wise is better . This wen would have served me just as well but whatever Smilie. If you do end up using he Ryobi i will say it is a really good quiet unit
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Well considering that the Ryobi is $600 normal price and hardly ever on sale I'd say keep it. It does come with a few more bells and whistles but I'm not sure if "performance" wise is better . This wen would have served me just as well but whatever Smilie. If you do end up using he Ryobi i will say it is a really good quiet unit
Yeah, plus the Ryobi has slightly more wattage. And technically (after tax for the Wen), it's only a $30 difference. But I do currently have a Home Depot 10% off linked to my account.
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