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  • 79.7cc 4-Stroke OHV engine w/ 53 dB operation
  • 2250 surge watts and 1800 rated watts
  • Ports:
    • 2x three-prong 15A 120V receptacles,
    • 2x 5V USB ports
  • Oil access panel
  • 2-year warranty
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Wen Products [wenproducts.com] has WEN 56225i Super Quiet 2250-Watt Portable Inverter Generator with Fuel Shut-Off for $399.99 and Free Shipping.


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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. You can buy them here https://www.geninterlock.com/ or here 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.

NOTE 5: it's good practice to install run meters on these. installation simple the meter itself is only $5-6 on ebay or amazon. the run meter wire is what you see on the last pic of the 2 red generators, coming out from the front vent
Yes. Sold at a lot of places, including Home Depot and Lowes.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/WEN-S.../308025806
Yes, good call. Here's a good one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07643J11X

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Is WEN any good, i could only find Amazon reviews which I take with a grain of salt?
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$400 is a good price for a Super Quiet 2250-Watt Portable Inverter Generator


This is from their web page: Wenproducts

About Us
WEN Products was founded in 1951 by Mr. Nick Anton who led the tool world into POWER TOOLS. The advent of electricity positioned WEN Products to innovate and bring power tools to the American home.

During the next 50 years, WEN Products pioneered the electric soldering gun, electric jigsaw, chain saw, engraver, knife and wet wheel sharpener. In addition, WEN introduced random orbit technology to the consuming public. In 2001, WEN reached its 50th anniversary and celebrated by selling its 50 millionth consumer unit.
Sales of 50 million units is pretty impressive.

Today, WEN, located in Elgin, Illinois, is transforming as a homeowner and project brand that continues to offer value and quality. Along with a World-Class Customer Service center, every WEN tool customer has access to service, parts and technical information to help make their tool last for years.
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Is WEN any good, i could only find Amazon reviews which I take with a grain of salt?
Yes. Sold at a lot of places, including Home Depot and Lowes.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/WEN-S.../308025806

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It's really good. I have two. Just make sure to break them in and get a magnetic dip stick.
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It's really good. I have two. Just make sure to break them in and get a magnetic dip stick.
Yes, good call. Here's a good one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07643J11X
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I also own this model. Runs a window shaker, lights, and charges 3 iPhones for about 9-10 hours in my camp, on a gallon of fuel, maybe a little more.
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I also own this model. Runs a window shaker, lights, and charges 3 iPhones for about 9-10 hours in my camp, on a gallon of fuel, maybe a little more.
Does it reliable? Start every time you pull it?
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Is WEN any good, i could only find Amazon reviews which I take with a grain of salt?
I own a WEN 8" grinder, and it's been a solid tool. I can't comment on the item listed, but I would definitely buy from them again.
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I have a truck camper with 30 amp wire. I like the idea of being able to plug directly into a 30 amp receptacle that some generators have. Will I lose some power by using an adapter of I buy this unit? My camper has a/c asking with some other stuff.
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Do they charge sales tax in CA?
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I'm really looking at the gn400i
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Thanks!! This is the deal I've been waiting for. I almost jumped on the ai Power 2000w generator deal posted recently, but this is the exact model I was looking for (I had it in my amazon cart @ $500). The one has a little more juice and the auto shut-off feature seems valuable for my use case of emergency use (with a lot of storage in between). My understanding is that it runs the gas out of the carbs when it's turned off.

No sales tax in OH is a bonus.
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