Where Are WEN Generators Made?


Where Are Wen Generators Made?

The Wen Corporation has been in business since 1951 and has built its reputation on creating and producing power tools.

The original focus of the Wen Company was woodworking tools and in their words, “to help artisans around the world”.

Today their product lineup includes a full bevy of woodworking tools as air compressors, generators, snow throwers, and Generators.

Based on the available information that I can find, these units are manufactured in China. But WENS main headquarters is in Elgin, Illinois

 

WEN 56200i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant

  • This 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 for running.
  • This generator is great for campgrounds, construction sites, tailgating parties, picnics, and power outages
  • Produces clean power to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computers
  • Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle, and one 5V USB port
  • NOTE: Be sure that you refer to the users manual provided as a PDF manual in the product description section
WEN 56475 4750-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start, CARB Compliant WEN 56475 4750-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start, CARB Compliant
  • This generator has a digital readout which helps manage oil changes and maintenance schedules.
  • Features electric start, low-oil shutdown, an automatic voltage regulator and overload protection to maximize safety.
  • CARB & EPA III meet requirements for sale in all 50 states
  • Includes wheel kit and foldable handles for easy transport
    223cc engine provides 4750 surge watts and 3750 rated watts
  • Please refer to the user manual for troubleshooting steps.

 

WEN DF475T 4750-Watt 120V/240V Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Wheel Kit and Electric Start – CARB Compliant

  • Switch between gasoline (4750 surge watts, 3800 running watts) and propane (4350 surge watts, 3500 running watts) with the simple turn of the selection dial
  • Voltage easily goes from 120V to 240V, perfect for transfer switches and emergency backup
  • Electric start powers the 224cc 4-stroke OHV engine with the turn of a key
  • 4-gallon tank provides up to 11 hours of half-load run time.
  • It includes two 120V GFCI outlets (5-20R), a 120V/240V NEMA 30A twist lock (L14-30R), and a 12V DC cigarette-lighter-style plug.
  • Comes with a bottle of oil, a wheel and handle kit, and a 47-inch LPG connection hose, and a 2-year warranty

WEN 56310i-RV Super Quiet 3100-Watt RV-Ready Portable Inverter Generator Carb Compliant

  • This generator has an extremely quiet operation and minimizes noise; is EPA III and CARB Compliant.
  • 212 cc 4-stroke OHV engine produces 3100 surge watts and 2800 rated watts.
  • Great for RVs, campgrounds, the country, tailgating and power outages
    Produces clean power to prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
  • It includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one AC 120V 30A RV plug, one 12V DC receptacle, two 5V USB ports, and a two-year warranty.
  • Maximize fuel economy by engaging the WEN 3100-Watt Inverter Generator’s Eco-Mode switch.
  • 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? You can easily link up two WEN inverter generators using a WEN 56421 Parallel Connection Kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage between 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

WEN 56125i Super Quiet 1250-Watt Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant

  • This generator has an extremely quiet operation and 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, tailgate parties, and power outages.
  • Produces clean power to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computers.
  • This generator includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle, and one 5V USB port.
  • NOTE: Remember to refer to the user manual provided as a PDF manual in the product description section.
  • Do you need more energy? Easily link up two generators using a WEN 56421 Parallel Connection Kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage amongst multiple units.
  • It has low-oil and low-fuel automatic shutdown with indication lights along with overload protection safeguard both your generator and your electronics from damage.

WEN 56310i CARB Compliant Inverter Generator with Built-in Wheels and Handle, 3100W

  • Extremely quiet operation minimizes noise; EPA III and CARB Compliant.
  • 212 cc 4-stroke OHV engine produces 3100 surge watts and 2800 rated watts.
  • Great for the campgrounds, the country, tailgating and power outages.
  • Produces clean power to prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops
  • Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one AC 120V 30A NEMA twist lock receptacle, one 12V DC receptacle, two 5V USB ports, and a two-year warranty.
  • NOTE: Refer to the Users Manual on Technical Specification before use.
  • Need more energy? easily link up two WEN Inverter generators using a WEN 56421 parallel connection kit (sold separately) in order to share wattage between 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.

WEN DF1100 11,000-Watt 120V/240V Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Wheel Kit and Electric Start – CARB Compliant

  • With this generator, you can switch between gasoline (11,000 surge watts, 8,300 running watt) and propane (9,500 surge watts, 7,500 running) with the simple turn of the selection dial
  • Voltage easily goes from 120V to 240V, perfect for transfer switches and emergency backup
  • Electric start powers the 457cc 4-stroke OHV engine with the turn of a key
  • 6.6-gallon tank provides up to 8.5 hours of half-load run time
  • Includes four 120V GFCI outlets (5-20R), a 120V 30A twist lock outlet (L5-30R), a 120V/240V 50A outlet (NEMA 14-50R), a 12V DC cigarette-lighter-style plug, a bottle of oil, a 47-inch LPG connection hose.
  • It also has a two-year warranty

WEN 56352, 3000 Running Watts/3500 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Generator

  • The WEN 3500 Watt Generator includes a spark arrestor; a necessary addition for anyone wanting to use their generator at a national park or forest.
  • The automatic voltage regulator helps create clean power to protect your electronics.
  • Low-oil shutdown along with overload protection also safeguard the unit from damage while the wheel kit and dual handles maximize transportability.
  • And because it’s a WEN product, your purchase is backed by a 2-year warranty, support from WEN service technicians and a nationwide service network with over 1000 locations.

Remember WEN? We have been designing and distributing lots of high quality and affordable power tools for decades.

Founded by Nick Anton back in 1951, WEN originally made its mark by helping bring tools and electricity together (putting the power into power tools).

The research and development team have played a vital role in helping to develop a variety of common everyday tools.

Things such as chainsaws, electric soldering guns, electric jigsaws, electric engravers, and the knife wet wheel sharpeners.

WEN even pioneered random orbital technology; the technology seen in most polishers, waxers, and buffers today that gives cars everywhere the streak-free shine they deserve.

Since then, they have expanded their expertise to encompass a wide variety of products. They include drill presses, tool chests, bench grinders, nail guns, miter saws, hand tools, generators, and air compressors to name a few.

By 2001, which is only 50 years after their humble beginnings, they had already sold over 50 million consumer units.

Today, WEN’s headquarters can be found in Elgin, Illinois. The goal at Wen is to help woodworkers and artisans around the world build their wildest dreams.

I have noticed that a lot of Chinese generators are for sale at very low prices. Some of these generators have Honda clone engines (GX200) and produce 3,000 watts of power (25 amps @120 volts).

Did you know that there are only 4 of the major Chinese engine manufacturers that make these engines under a license agreement with Honda? They all appear to be of very high quality.

A few of these generators even come with an automatic voltage regulation control board. So this makes the overall electronic quality of these generators to be very good as well.

I think that people here are forgetting that even though these products are made in China it does not make them bad.

Remember these products must meet safety standards and the codes and must be approved or would not be allowed in.

Two of the most modern and up to date cities in the world are Bejing and Shanghai China. They are also two of the fastest-growing they have modern plants, very good technology with state of the art production equipment.  

Many plants are staffed with well-educated employees, have far lower wages so things cost far less there. I guess people here still love to kid themselves.

The largest emerging country on this planet with 1.5 billion in the population can do an awful lot more growing economically and otherwise.

Rather than a country that has 300 million in population. China is presently starting to live through the same growth as the post-second world war here.

Communism is going to the wayside with the peasants in favor of capitalism but this is beginning to be poorly hidden now by the Chinese government.

Believe what you want, continue to kid yourself if you wish, but the power, and economics are shifting elsewhere in today’s real world.

10 years from now we will be buying Chinese made automobiles replacing our Honda’s, Toyota’s, Hyundai’s, Kia’s, etc., We will also gladly be purchasing Chinese electronics, clothing, and mainstay goods, etc. etc. etc.

Here are a few other related articles here here and here

Dean

I bought my first camping trailer in 1972 and since then I have owned several different types of RVs from pickup campers to Class A & B motor homes as well as several different size camping trailers.

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