WEN 56352 Review
The gas-powered WEN 56352 portable generator is capable of a maximum output of 3500 watts and 3000 watt constant power supply. Fuelled by a 4 gallon gas tank with fuel gauge offering 15 hours of run time at half load. Powered from a 7 HP OHV (overhead valve) single cylinder engine and featuring one 120V outlet, a 120/240V NEMA outlet and a 12V cigarette style DC receptacle. The power panel features an engine hour counter, automatic voltage regulator and circuit breaker. In order to protect the engine the unit is equipped with automatic low oil engine shutdown and non-contact transistorized ignition. The wheel kit ensures that the generator is highly portable and convenient for transportation to outdoor events, camping or using around the home.
WEN customers have been highly impressed with the consistent and capable power supply that the unit provided for various household appliances during emergency domestic backups and power shortages caused by extreme weather conditions. Users have also been impressed with the simplicity of the assemblage and start-up due to the tools that are included with the purchase of the 56352. In addition, users have commented that the voltage selector switch allows maximum power from the 120V receptacles. Owners recommended that the voltage selector switch is always in the 120V position for standard use. These customers have found that the voltage selector switch is a great feature which is not available on many other similar competitive portable generators.
A minority of customers have had difficulties with the quality control of the WEN 56352 stating that it has arrived broken during transit and suggesting that the components are not as durable as hoped. However, these reviews are very uncommon and otherwise users have been extremely impressed with the capable and dependable performance of the unit. Some customers have reported having difficulties with gas tank leakages after prepping the oil and fuel but have since been sent other parts in order to circumvent this problem.
Overall, WEN 56352 customers have been very satisfied with their purchase as a basic backup power supply for the home for power emergencies and also for supporting power tools at the jobsite and for outdoor events such as camping. Users have also commented on how the unit is quiet in comparison with other similar competitive portable generators on the market; making the 56352 ideal for use in the home without disturbing neighbours or interrupting sleep.