WEN 56105 Portable Generator Review

WEN 56105 is the most compact and ultra-light generator. It is your great companion for camping trips and outdoor adventures. It is a low-priced generator that is both CARB approved and EPA compliant. It is powered by a 2-stroke engine that starts easily. But it is loud and only features one AC outlet.

WEN 56105 lightweight power station


Generator Type: WEN 56105 is a gasoline-fueled portable generator. It is a durable unit perfect for emergency backup as well as camping, tailgating, and other recreational activities.

Size and Weight: It is lightweight and compact in size.

The weight of this portable unit is only 39 pounds, and it is 15 inches in length, 12 inches wide, and 14.5 inches in height. Its lightweight not only helps you to carry it effortlessly but also its built-in handle makes transportation straightforward.

Warranty: WEN 56105 comes with a limited warranty for up to 2 years.

Engine and Power Capacity: Its 2-stroke, 63cc WEN engine provides 120 Volt output and delivers 1000 starting wattage and 900 running wattage.

This power is sufficient to run small items, whether at home or camping. Also, you can run your small power tools to complete your project.

Fuel Tank Capacity and Runtime: You can run WEN 56105 for up to 5 hours at half load on a 1-gallon gasoline tank. But at full load, this runtime will go down to 2.5 to 3 hours.

It uses up to 0.2 gallons of gasoline per hour.

Keep in mind that you need to mix oil and gasoline to run this generator.

Starting Mechanism: These small generators only come with a traditional pull-start system.

Volume Level: It is one of the loudest portable generators with 95 dBA noise.

Power Receptacles: There is only one 120 Volt (5-20R) outlet available.

Choke Switch: Its manual choke switch helps you to start cold engines quite smoothly.

Safety: WEN 56105 has an overload protection safety feature.

Emissions: The best thing about this generator is that it follows the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) emission standards. This allows users to operate this generator in every state of America.

WEN 56105 vs. DuroStar DS1050 vs. Pulsar PG1202S vs. Firman P01001



  WEN 56105


DuroStar DS1050 Pulsar PG1202S Firman P01001
Peak / Rated Watts 1000W / 900W 1050W / 950W 1200W / 900W 1300W / 1050W
Fuel Tank Size 1 gal. 1.06 gal. 1.1 gal. 1.3 gal.
Runtime 5 hrs (1/2 load) 6 hrs (1/2 load) 9 hrs (1/2 load) 9 hrs (1/2 load)
Noise Level 95 dBA 94 dBA 65 dBA  63 dBA
AC Outlets 1 x 120V (5-20R) 1 x 120V (5-20R) 2 x 120V (5-20R) 1 x 120V (5-20R)
DC Outlets None None 1 x 12V 8A 1 x 12V 8A
Starting Method Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil
Weight 39 lbs. 39 lbs. 37.5 lbs. 45.3 lbs.

My Opinion:

Pros: WEN 56105 is an ideal choice for low-budget users. It is easy to maintain because you don’t need to change its oil. It transports easily because of its lightweight. Also, it meets EPA and CARB emission standards.

Cons: It doesn’t feature a fuel gauge. It is a pretty noisy generator. Also, WEN 56105 has only one AC outlet.


Does WEN 56105 have a 4-stroke engine?

No, WEN 56105 doesn’t have a 4-stroke engine. It only features a 2-stroke engine. If you need a generator with a 4-stroke engine, you can go for WEN 56125i or any other WEN generator, either portable or conventional.

Do I need to mix oil with gasoline to run this generator?

Yes, you need to mix oil with gasoline before starting the generator to power your appliances. The ratio of unleaded gasoline and 2-cycle oil must be 50:1.

Does WEN 56105 have a DC outlet?

No, it doesn’t feature a DC outlet. It only has one 120 Volt (5-20R) outlet.

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