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WEN 2000 gas generator review

Gas-powered generator as an off-grid solution for photographers


We need to use strobe and continuous lighting on location, and I was looking for various battery powered light systems, from Pro Foto B monolights to Broncolor mobilite.

On other hand, recently I started to think about having a backup solutions for home and office power system. Something that can serve us for several days if there won;t be electricity and ways to go out. (you know, there are many things happening around California, from El Niño to Trump and Putin, etc 🙂

So, this is the solution that I believe will work for both, photography business and home/office energy backup system. It cost me less than $400, and below is a video from a first test I did with this gas powered generator and 2x Broncolor Grafit  A4/A2 power packs at full power, supplying 4800Ws through 2 Pulso heads.

And it worked pretty well!

Side note: we are not affiliated with WEN manufacture and not trying to promote their product. I am not even sure if this the best gas generator for rated 1600W with 4 stroke motor for less than $400…

WEN 2000 gas generator review
WEN 2000 gas generator review

WEN 56200i 2000-Watt 79.7cc OHV 4-Stroke Gas-Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant

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
Great for campgrounds, construction sites, tailgates and power outages
Produces clean power to safely operate and prevent damage to sensitive electronics such as smart phones, tablets, televisions and computers
Includes two three-prong 120V receptacles, one 12V DC receptacle and one 5V USB port

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