Wen generators

Hdonly

Solar Enthusiast
Anyone familiar with Wen generators? I bought a 1550watt. Haven't got it yet. Needed something for power when working on my 10 acres away from an outlet. 500 foot extension cord is a bit much to stretch out.Gen.jpgch out.
 

snoobler

Solar Honey Badger
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None for me. Only concern would be if you're using power tools, can the 1550W surge handle it and is 1350W running enough?
 

Hdonly

Solar Enthusiast
My circular saw is rated at 10 amps. My corded drill and sawsall both rated at 7.5 amps. My small portable air compressor is rated at 4.5 amps. Those are the only tools i need to power. Should handle those OK using only one at a time.
 

snoobler

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I wouldn't count on it running the circular saw. A 10A circular saw may have a huge surge well beyond the 1550W it allows. Electric motors have a surge typically 4-10X their run current.
 

MikeL219

New Member
I wouldn't count on it running the circular saw. A 10A circular saw may have a huge surge well beyond the 1550W it allows. Electric motors have a surge typically 4-10X their run current.
Yup. I actually tried to run my small Ryobi 10" sliding miter saw on my 2000W surge Westinghouse inverter generator and it choked it. The surge is strong with power tools.
 

solar8484

New Member
My circular saw is rated at 10 amps. My corded drill and sawsall both rated at 7.5 amps. My small portable air compressor is rated at 4.5 amps. Those are the only tools i need to power. Should handle those OK using only one at a time.

I have a WEN generator but a much larger one and it's been working well. Your generator maybe a bit too small to reliably start the tools. A compressor can require startup surge current up to 10x the running current.
 

MrNatural22

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My skil saw easily bogged the 1.5k lightweight genny I had so I now use a 3200/2900w lightweight inverter genny for remote use of power tools it hums happily along even when using the worm drive skil saw or compressor. The smaller genny if ok for using lights, a drill or small grinder.
 

Likemee

60% of the time it works every time
I purchased the wen inverter generator. 3500 running 4k surge. I use it every day On eco mode I can get about 15 hours on 1.85us gallons on my mobile condo. Ive used it for all my saws and compressors and sump pump. No issues.. I'm 100% off grid so I have already Over 2800hrs on it all I have ever done is a few oil changes and add gas. Original price was I believe 545.00 at home depot.. starts Everytime one pull. My opinion is they are good machines so far
 

road glide

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We bought the big 11kw LP and Gasoline....over a year ago for POCO power outages...used it 5-6 times. Change oil as recommended by manf after breakin. Good so far...Only run on LP to keep from gumming carb. Paid 876 otd at HomelessDepot...
 
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