PowerPro 56101 2-Stroke 1000 Watts Portable Generator Review

PowerPro 1000W 2 Stroke

PowerPro 1000W 2 Stroke

The PowerPro 56101 2-stroke 1000 watt generator is one of the products that is marketed by WEN Products. This is a company which was founded in 1951 and is located in Elgin, Illinois.

Since its formation this company has pioneered many products and today it is s a homeowners and project brand that offers both value and quality in its products

Power Output and Generation

The PowerPro 56101 portable generator is equipped with a 2hp 2 stroke engine which lets it deliver 900 watts of continuous output while being able to surge up to 1000 watts.

This unit is CARB compliant and therefore usable in California.

Outlets:

There are two types of outlets. The first is a single 5-20R 120V receptacle which allows you to use up to the continuous output of 7.5 amps and surge to 8.3 amps. This will allow for a good many tools that you can use, accommodating a variety of power tools under 900W range.

The second outlet is 12V for charging at 8.3 amps for around 100 watts of charging capacity.

Fuel Type and Noise Levels:

The PowerPro 56101 generator uses a gasoline/oil (32:1) mixture as fuel. It has a fuel tank with a 1 gallon capacity which lets it run for 5 hours at 50% load capacity. This 2 stroke design uses the oil mixture for all lubrication and therefore does not require crankcase oil.

There is no fuel gauge, so you’ll need to monitor use time to predict refueling times.. The published data indicates that generator can run for 4.5 hours on one tank of fuel at 50% load capacity (3.5A/425W). This is half of what typical 4 stroke engines are able to provide. Probably not surprising as you are using gas on every stroke vs every other when comparing 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines.

The advantage here is that the 2 stroke can provide better power control and be more compact.

Noise: This small generator produces only 60Db of noise and is certified for use in National parks. This level of noise is very quiet for a 2 stroke engine. Thus the design has provided a good muffler and sound proofing and is comparable to some the the higher end models.

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Dimensions and Weight

PowerPro 900W 2 Stroke

PowerPro Portability

The PowerPro 1000 watt portable generator has overall dimensions of 13.5 x 14 x 12 (H x L x W) which is slightly larger than a cubic foot. It weighs in at only 35.5 lbs. This makes this generator extremely portable and can be taken wherever you need electrical power.

A full tank of gas will added will bring the weigh up to 42 pounds and allows this unit to be very manageable by one person.

Typical Uses and Needs

The compact PowerPro 2-stroke generator is lightweight and extremely portable making it ideal for quick deployment for various needs.

With 900 watts and 5 hours of run time at 50% load it is a great handyman accessory. With and additional one or 2 gallon fuel container with the premix you’ll be able to use this little work horse all day.

It is ideal for camping to run a few appliances or even to be taken tail gating or to power some minor appliances or tools at your cabin in the woods. It can also be used at a job site for those minor and quick needs where there it may be more difficult to run power cords from larger units. It can be used as a backup at home to run a few essentials during power outages.

Display & Control Panel, Start-up

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PowerPro 56101 Control Panel

This 2-stroke portable generator has a very simple control panel which is located on the side of the generator. When you face the control panel you will find that at the top left it has the Voltmeter.

Below the voltmeter to the left you have the 120 volt circuit breaker and below this you have the three prong 120 volt outlet. To the right of the 120 volt circuit breaker you have the 12 Volt circuit breaker and below this you have the 12 volt DC outlet.

To the right side of the generator you have the Engine switch and below it you have the Choke.

Start up

The PowerPro 56101 portable generator is equipped with a recoil rope system to start the engine. Before you start the engine check and see that no devices are connected to the generator. Check that the generator is properly grounded. Also check the fuel level. Here are the steps to be taken to start this generator.

  1. Turn the Fuel valve to the On position.
  2. Move the Choke lever to the Closed position.
  3. Set the Engine switch to the On position.
  4. Pull on the recoil handle slowly till you feel a resistance then pull sharply. Return the cord slowly into the generator.
  5. Once the engine has started slowly move the Choke lever to the Open position.
  6. Allow the generator to warm up before you connect any loads.

Shut Down

  1. Turn Off all connected devices.
  2. Move the Engine switch to the Off position.
  3. Turn the Fuel valve to the Off position.

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Features

Here are some of the features of the PowerPro 56101 2-stroke portable generator.

  1. It is very light weight weighing in at less than 36lbs.
  2. It uses an oil/gas fuel mixture for lubrication so there is no need for oil changes.
  3. It is quite producing only 60Db of sound and is certified for use in National parks.
  4. It can produce 900 watts of continuous power while being able to surge up to 1000 watts.
  5. It has a 1 gallon fuel tank which lets it run for 5 hours at 50% load capacity.
  6. It comes with a carrying handle for easy portability and has 4 rubber pads to stabilize it.
  7. It comes with a 1 year limited warranty.
  8. It is CARB and EPA compliant.
  9. Comes with battery charging cables.

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Care and Maintenance

Proper routine maintenance of your PowerPro 56101 generator will help to not only pro;ong its life but it will ensure that it runs at its best and gives you trouble free service. Here is the maintenance schedule as recommended by PowerPro.

Each Use

  1. Check the air filter.
  2. Check the Fuel level.

Every 3 months or 50 hours

  1. Clean the air filter.

Every 6 months or 100 hours

  1. Check and clean the spark plug.

Every year or 300 hours

  1. Clean the fuel tank.

Warranty and Repairs

The PowerPro 56101 portable generator is warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and parts for a period of 1 year from date of purchase. Generators that are used for commercial or rental purpose are covered for a period of 90 days from date of purchase.

In order for the warranty to be valid you need to fill out and mail your product registration and also have the purchase receipt as proof of purchase.

All repairs covered by the warranty have to be carried out by repair facilities recommended by the Customer Service. All transportation costs are to be borne by the customer.

Consumer Comments

The PowerPro 56101 2-stroke portable generator gets high ratings on Amazon and other sites. The customers who bought this generator found it to be a great little generator that did what it was designed to do.

Many of the customers commented on how well it worked and how it served their needs and found it to be a great value. Some of the customers also commented on how inexpensive this generator was and that it suited their needs perfectly.

Some of them also liked the fact that it came with battery charging cables. A few of the customers commented on how easy it was to start this generator and also how light weight and portable it was.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • It has a 2 stroke engine which uses a oil/gas mixture as fuel so there is no need for engine oil and oil changes.
  • It has a built in voltmeter.
  • It is very affordable.
  • It is light weight and comes with a built in handle making it very portable.
  • It comes with battery charging cables.
  • It is EPA and CARB compliant.
  • It has a 1 gallon fuel tank which lets it run for 5 hours at 50% load capacity.
  • It can produce 900 watts of continuous output while being able to surge up to 1000 watts.

Cons

  • It idles very rough.
  • It has only one 120 volt outlet.
  • Pull start hub mechanism and handle are made of light weight plastic and can break easily.

Price

The PowerPro 56101 – 2 stroke portable generator is available online. You can find it on Amazon and at Home Depot.

Check out the current pricing and shipping here: PowerPro 900/1000W Generator.

Accessories

When you get a PowerPro 56101 portable generator you can also find a few accessories for it.

You can get a generator cover that will keep your generator free from dust and moisture when not in use. However, we didn’t locate a good fit for this size model.

You can also get power cords of different lengths to help you connect your appliances to the generator. Go Here for Power Cord information

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Summary

The PowerPro 56101 2 stroke portable generator is a light weight generator that comes with a carrying handle that makes it extremely portable. This generator can supply 900 watts of continuous power while being able to surge up to 1000 watts.

It has a fuel tank capacity of 1 gallon which lets it run for 5 hours at 50% load capacity. It has one 120 volt AC outlet and a 12 volt DC outlet. This is a very handy generator which can supply you with limited electrical power wherever you may need it.

It is ideal for camping or tailgating where you need electric power for a few appliances or lights. It can also be used at a job site to power your tools. It can also be used as a backup power source for essentials in your home during a power outage.

It is a very well built and easy to use generator at a very affordable price.

Similar Generation Units:

The following Generators are similar in wattage and configuration and may be based on the same base configuration with minor tweaks. You may wish to also check them out for additional options.

All Power America APG3004 1000-Watt 2-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator is a good alternative in the 2 stroke category.

TradesPro 836758 Generator, 850-watt/1200-watt is a popular 2 stroke generator with an added feature of an extra 120V outlet see our review here: TradesPro 850W review.

Pulsar PG1202S Gas Powered Generator, 1200-watt Ouput at the same 900W output continuous.

Sportsman 1000 Watt 2 Cycle Portable Generator

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