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Westinghouse WGen12000DF vs WGen9500DF - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Westinghouse WGen9500DF and the Westinghouse WGen12000DF.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, portability, and features, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 generators:

Westinghouse WGen9500DFWestinghouse WGen12000DF
Westinghouse WGen9500DFWestinghouse WGen12000DF
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Additional Recoil start
  • GFCI outlets
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Low THD
  • Lift hook
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Bigger engine
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As the WGen9500DF and the WGen12000DF are both Westinghouse generators, they benefit from the same level of quality and attention to detail.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Westinghouse WGen9500DF compare to the Westinghouse WGen12000DF.

  • Fuel: The 2 portable generators enjoy a dual-fuel technology, which allows them to run either on gasoline or propane, providing additional versatility and convenience.
  • Engine: The 713cc engine of the WGen12000DF is significantly bigger than the WGen9500DF's engine, which has a displacement of 457cc.
  • Power: With a running wattage of 12000 W, the Westinghouse WGen12000DF will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 9500 running watts of the Westinghouse WGen9500DF. Moreover, compared to the 12500 starting watts of the WGen9500DF, the WGen12000DF and its starting wattage of 15000 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: When loaded to 25% of their max capacity, the WGen9500DF offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the WGen12000DF: it can operate for up to 17.5 hours, whereas the WGen12000DF offers a maximum runtime of 16 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.38 GPH (gallon per hour), the Westinghouse WGen9500DF is more fuel efficient than the WGen12000DF and its 0.66 GPH. The former's operation will therefore cost less in terms of the money spent on gasoline.
  • THD: The Westinghouse WGen12000DF with its low THD (<5%) is the only of these 2 generators that allows you to safely power your sensitive electronic devices (the Westinghouse WGen9500DF has a THD <23%, which is too high for electronic products).
  • Noise: Both devices have a noise rating (lower limit) of 74 dBA. If noise is important to you, neither of them will be easier on your ears.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L27.2" x W26.1" x H26.5", the Westinghouse WGen9500DF offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Westinghouse WGen12000DF and its L34" x W31" x H35".
  • Weight: Weighing 211 lbs, the WGen9500DF is much lighter than the 352 lbs of the WGen12000DF.
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a wheel kit, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. Both offer a folding handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.
  • Lifting Hook: Thanks to a lifting hook on the top of its frame, the Westinghouse WGen12000DF offers an easy way to safely load and unload it on the back of a pick-up truck.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: While you can get both devices running via a convenient electric starter, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF is the only one which benefits from an additional conventional pull-start mechanism. Both have the additional ability to be handily remotely started.
  • Outlets: With a total of 7 AC outlets, the WGen12000DF offers more AC receptacles than the WGen9500DF, which has 6 AC outlets. However, the WGen9500DF has the advantage of featuring GFCI outlets. The former also offers a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that they can both produce either 120 or 240V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the WGen9500DF's and the WGen12000DF's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: Each of these 2 portable generators is equipped with a data center allowing you to conveniently monitor some aspects of the power output. Besides that, these 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.

TL;DR

Westinghouse WGen9500DFWestinghouse WGen12000DF
Westinghouse WGen9500DFWestinghouse WGen12000DF
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • Additional Recoil start
  • GFCI outlets
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Low THD
  • Lift hook
  • More outlet types
  • More AC outlets
  • DC outlet(s)
  • Bigger engine
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