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This is a side-by-side comparison of the Wen 56200i 2000 watt and the Predator 2000 watt generator. We test each generator against a 1500 watt portable heater and a 5000 BTU air conditioner.
Which generator performs better? You decide….
WEN 56200i – HOME DEPOT $448.94 /each
The WEN 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator produces clean energy free of voltage spikes and drops with less than 3% total harmonic distortion, making it safe enough to run laptops, cellphones, monitors, tablets and other vulnerable electronics. Generate 2,000 surge Watt and 1,600 rated Watt of power.
Our 79.7cc 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 1 Gal. tank provides over 6 hours of half-load run time. This fully-packed panel comes equipped with two 3-prong 120-Volt receptacles, one 12-Volt DC receptacle and one 5-Volt USB port. Indication lights on the front of the panel provide overload and low-oil warnings.
The automatic shutter controls the intake of gasoline to match the wattage at hand, maximizing fuel economy. Need more energy easily link up two generators using a parallel kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units. 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.
*Extremely quiet 51 dB operation minimizes noise; EPA III and CARB compliant
*79.7cc 4-stroke OHV engine produces 2,000 surge watt and 1,600 rated watt
*Great for the campgrounds, the country, the parking lot and power outages
*Produces clean power to prevent damage from sensitive electronics such as smart phones, tablets and laptops
*Includes two 3-prong 120-Volt receptacles, one 12-Volt DC receptacle and one 5-Volt USB port
PREDATOR – HARBOR FREIGHT $499.99 /each
Using built-in inverter technology this inverter generator produces a cleaner power curve ideal for sensitive electronics. The efficient design of this inverter generator gives you more power with lower fuel consumption.
Lighter weight than conventional generators, the inverter generator is ideal for camping, boating, and RV use with the optional RV Ready Parallel kit from Predator.
Double your power with parallel capability – Need more power? Add a second Predator 2000 unit with optional RV Ready Predator Parallel Kit for up to 4,000 Watts of power.
*79.7cc air-cooled OHV gas engine
*Run time: 6-1/2 hours @ 50% capacity
*Low oil indicator
*Fully enclosed high-impact housing
*Electronic overload protection
*(2) 120VAC grounded outlets, (1) DC-12V Two Pin Outlet