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I haven't seen any reviews on this forum of the WEN GN875i (see https://www.amazon.com/WEN-GN875i-Transfer-Switch-Ready-8750-Watt-Generator/dp/B08STWSWLH?th=1). Does anyone have any thoughts/experience on it?

It seems like a good tool based on the following:
  • It is an inverter generator and seems to have the benefits that come with that (low THD of <1.5%), but not some of the drawbacks that you think of with inverters, which sometimes seem to have lower power ratings (this unit has 7,000W rated and 8,750W peak), higher cost (this unit is relatively inexpensive at about $900), and higher weight (this unit is not that heavy at 137 lbs).
  • The features seem at least as good as other generators in the same price range and power class, with electric start, useful outlets (two 120V, 20A duplexes (5-20R); one 120V, 30A RV ready (TT-30R); one 120/240V, 30A locking (L14-30R); two 5V DC USB receptacles); low oil shutoff
  • It has an eco mode that supposedly moderates fuel consumption based on load

Some drawbacks include:
  • No listed noise rating - I would assume it is not on the high end since it is an inverter, but it is an open cage design so it may not be as quiet as well known inverters such as Honda
  • Not parallel capable
  • No remote start
  • Unsure what WEN's reputation is for longevity/maintenance
Any thoughts? Are there other units you would consider instead, and if so, what are the trade offs?
 

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If you decide to buy it, get it directly from Wen. No tax and with free shipping, $810. Out of stock at the moment but will be back in stock in a couple of months.

Wen Direct

I have the GN400i inverter. I haven't had to use it in a power outage situation yet but it seems like a solid generator for the money.
 

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If you decide to buy it, get it directly from Wen. No tax and with free shipping, $810. Out of stock at the moment but will be back in stock in a couple of months.

Wen Direct

I have the GN400i inverter. I haven't had to use it in a power outage situation yet but it seems like a solid generator for the money.
Thanks for the tip on direct buy.
 
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