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Tools.Woot has WEN 56200i 2000-Watt 79.7cc 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator on sale for $384.99. Shipping is $5. Thanks coolbrandon


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- Extremely quiet operation is comparable to the sound of a normal conversation according to the US Department of Health and Human Services
- EPA III and CARB Compliant 79.7 cc 4-stroke OHV engine produces 2000 surge watts and 1600 rated watts
- Great for campgrounds, construction sites, tailgates and power outages
- Produces clean power to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smart phones, tablets, televisions and computers
- Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle and one 5V USB port
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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. here are some steps:

Step 1: Find an interlock kit that's compatible with your panel. Chances are the model in HD/Lowe's will not fit your box without a lot of modification. Here is where I bought mine: http://www.interlockkit.com/

Step 2: Buy generator inlet: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Controls-PB30-Generator-Generators/dp/B000BQT47S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... [amazon.com]

Step 3: 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 #2 and the other end gives you a L5-30 connection. See step 4.

Step 4: 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 Wen Inverter and use the parallel kit (which has a L5-30 plug for 3000W output power), Of course if you think you may plan to buy a 240V generator that's more powerful, then you should invest in a L14-30 generator cord which is more typical and then buy the additional appropriate adapters. You can then add the adapter on the end before it goes into the generator outlet. up to you really and what you think you generator power needs might be in the future.

Step 5: Buy L5-30 to 5-15 adapter plug which goes into the generator: http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Locking-Adapter-Female-Connector/dp/B002YB108Y/ref=sr_1_5?tag=slickdea... [amazon.com]


NOTE: You will not be able to power any 240V appliances with this generator.Turn OFF all 240V circuits


(ignore the fact that I have 2 inlets in the photos. in order to get my house zoned as a multi-residence I had to have separate service lines)
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Picked one up, been waiting for sale thanks..
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could use this for Matthew. Ugh..
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Yup ordered that, a hour meter and a cover. Thanks!
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Is there a spot to see which states will get charged sales tax on this deal?
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Yup ordered that, a hour meter and a cover. Thanks!
I bought one of these last time they were on sale. Good experience so far. We are using it primarily for tailgating, but also for running a device or two if/when a hurricane hits.

We've run it twice and happy with it thus far. We're about up to the 8 hour first oil change.

Can somebody provide a link to what they mean by full synthetic oil? I presume you can't just use any car synthetic?

Also, what cover are you talking about? Like a grill cover?
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I bought one of these last time they were on sale. Good experience so far. We are using it primarily for tailgating, but also for running a device or two if/when a hurricane hits.

We've run it twice and happy with it thus far. We're about up to the 8 hour first oil change.

Can somebody provide a link to what they mean by full synthetic oil? I presume you can't just use any car synthetic?

Also, what cover are you talking about? Like a grill cover?
Yea i got this 11 dollar WEN cover, I got a free pop up camper so I finally have a use to buy one of these haha

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...=UTF8&th=1
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While out camping (in travel trailer) this past weekend, the guy next to me had one of these (I have 2 Honda 2000 watt generators that are extremely quiet). I have to say, the WEN was equally as quiet, I was shocked. He's a mechanic and said he tore it apart already to see if he can easily get to the 'guts' of it (he could). He said it also had insulation inside (hence the quieter operation).

I cannot speak to all the features (efficiency, durability, ease of starting, parallel capability) as it compares to my Hondas, but he ran it all weekend without an issue. You can buy 2-3 of these for every Honda 2000 watt. Seems like a decent inexpensive alternative.
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I have no need for this but I want this. The struggle is real.
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Dang, waiting for an Amazon deal that I can throw on a 20% registry coupon.
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It really makes no sense that all small generators don't use this technology.. sure the muffler is slightly different so is the casting for the engine to reduce sound .. but the real reason these things are so quiet is that they are much smaller engines because the generator is a higher quality and requires less horsepower..

if you took a regular 5000watt generator and this generator and put them next to each other and slapped on the same type mufflers and case the 5000 would still be much louder.. BUT if you put the same type generator on that 5000w motor It would probably generate 10kwatt .. well maybe that much

The cost for rare earth magnets or better magnets shouldn't be the whole reason these generators are 300% more expensive....

the cost of production should decrease and technology should change.
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I bought this a while back. Mine actually had a faulty switch. We went to crank it up to run a small heater in our pop up camper and it wouldn't start. We froze... But we took it apart the next day and saw the turn switch wasn't quite seated right. An easy fix - though unfortunate we were so miserable that night!

Nonetheless - We have been so incredibly happy with it. It'll run a portable AC unit with no trouble (looking at you, Hurricane Matthew) and it really is so quite.

Highly recommend - even with the trouble we had.
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Use code "SOSORRY" for free shipping. Only knocks $5 off, but still something.
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I don't know much about generators but I'm thinking about buying this for emergency and possibly camping. If I use it for emergency situations, what is the best method to store this and the fuel/oil? I know fuel goes bad after a certain amount of time and I should probably pull this out and test at least once a year (maybe more?). Any pointers for a generator newb?
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