WEN 2000 Watt Inverter Generator – Product Review

We purchased two WEN 2000 watt generators to act as our emergency backup power to our RV fifth wheel.  We’d also use them for boondocking and dry camping off the grid.  Our two portable 2000 watt inverter generators can run in parallel; providing up to 4000 watts and 30 amp electrical output for half the price as the leading portable generator competitors!

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For less than $1000, we purchased TWO generators AND a 30-Amp 3600-Watt Parallel Connection Kit for Inverter Generators.

Wen 2000 Watt Generators with Parallel Kit
Updated photo 9/6/20 – photo depicts two generators and parallel kit. Each generator and parallel kit sold separately.

WEN 2000 Watt Inverter Generator 56200i 

Description below per WEN’s website:

  • Dimensions: 18″ x 11″ x 18″ | Weight: 50 lbs
  • Noise Level: 53 dB operation
  • 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 phones, tablets, televisions and computers
  • Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle and one 5V USB port


The WEN 2000 Watt Inverter Generator produces clean energy free of voltage spikes and drops. This 2,000 Watt Inverter Generator produces clean energy free of voltage spikes and drops. Designed to mirror a pure sine wave, this generator limits total harmonic distortion to under 0.3 percent at no load and under 1.2 percent at full load, making it safe enough to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other vulnerable electronics. Generate 2000 surge watts and 1600 rated watts of power.

Our 79.7 cc 4-stroke OHV engine operates at an extremely quiet 51 decibels, quieter than a window air conditioner or the average conversation. This limits its invasiveness while hunting, camping, tailgating and restoring back-up power. The lightweight design makes for easy portability while the ultra-efficient one-gallon tank provides over 6 hours of half-load run time.

This fully-packed panel comes equipped with two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle and one 5V USB port. Maximize fuel economy by engaging the WEN 2000 Watt Inverter Generator’s Eco Mode. This feature allows the generator’s motor to automatically adjust its fuel consumption as items are plugged and unplugged from the panel, preventing the usage of unnecessary gasoline.

Need more energy? Easily link up two generators using a parallel kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units. Low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown with indication lights along with overload protection safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage.

And because this is a WEN Product, your inverter generator comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer helpline. Remember when your generator powered your electronics safely and quietly?

Each generator weighs approximately 50 pounds and has one gallon gas tanks.

Inverter Generator for RV

Our Assessment and Product Review of the Wen 2000 watt inverter generator:

First, we added .37 quarts of 30W oil and 1 gallon of 87 octane gasoline to each generator and start them to cycle the fluids through.

Each brand new generator took about three pulls to start for the first time.  We ran both at variable speeds for about an hour before hooking them to our fifth wheel to complete our initial test.

Paralleling the Wen generators using the WEN 56421 Parallel Kit.


Paralleling and providing full power to our RV fifth wheel.


The generators were able to provide power for our Landmark fifth wheel’s residential  refrigerator, battery charger, lights and one 15000 BTU air conditioner with no problems. We only ran them for thirty minutes the first time to ensure correct operation.

After using our Wen 2000 watt inverter generators for over 100 hours we are happy to report on their success and reliability.  We have used the units in multiple dry camping situations and one time at a campground that lost power for 14 hours.

Use and Maintenance…

Our fifth wheel had an Electrical Management System (EMS) on board that  sheds power to the desired appliances.

Our WEN 2000 watt inverter generators have been run for over 24 hours several times with no adverse issues.  They averaged about 10 ½ hours of run time on one gallon of gasoline.  We changed the oil in both generators after 50 hours of use.  The oil change was easy to do.

Our RV’s monthly maintenance schedule includes exercising the generators for two hours to keep them active and to keep fresh fuel in them.  Their lightweight and small size allows us to  store them in our fifth wheel’s basement cargo compartment.

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Wrap up…

Portable generators are available from many different manufacturers and sales outlets today.  Though these particular generators may not meet everyone’s needs, we have found them to be exactly what we need when we need them. And they may be just what you need to but for half the price of what the leading competitors list (less than HALF the cost of the “H” brand) .

Recapping, this is what we ordered:

TOTAL PROJECTED COST – $931 + Applicable Sales Tax (based 9/6/2020)

  • Though they are way less expensive than installed systems and other competitive generators, we’ve found them to be equally reliable.  They have taken our anxiety out of dry camping or emergencies. These 2000 watt inverter generators have allowed us to keep our batteries fully charged as a backup to our solar and energy management systems.

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DISCLAIMER & DISCLOSURE:  This review reflects only our opinion of usage.  We were not compensated in any way by WEN or Amazon to publish this review. We will not be held liable for mishaps and/or misuse of any kind, product failure, personal injury from use, damage to RVs, components or accessories..  These opinions and review is our own.

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One Reply to “WEN 2000 Watt Inverter Generator – Product Review”

  1. Hi and thanks for the informative review. My family and I are looking for a portable generator for use during emergency situations and when we're going camping. The WEN seemed such a good product and I've seen the site – under $1000, which I think is affordable. I'm also considering a Yamaha or a Honda generator which I've seen in a site with numerous reviews. Do you think those two will measure up with the WEN? I saw the reviews in this site http://myoutdoorslife.com/gear/camping-and-hiking/best-portable-generator.html

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