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Predator 5000 vs Westinghouse iGen4500DFc - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc and the Predator 5000.

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 iGen4500DFcPredator 5000
Westinghouse iGen4500DFcPredator 5000
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Lighter
  • Longer warranty
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Slighlty less expensive
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As the Predator 5000 and the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc compare to the Predator 5000.

  • 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.
  • Power: With a running wattage of 3,900 W, the Predator 5000 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3,700 running watts of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc. Moreover, compared to the 4,500 starting watts of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc, the Predator 5000 and its starting wattage of 5,000 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 Predator 5000 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc: it can operate for up to 18.2 hours, whereas the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc offers a maximum runtime of 18 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.19 GPH (gallon per hour), the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc is more fuel efficient than the Predator 5000 and its 0.2 GPH. The former's operation will therefore cost less in terms of the money spent on gasoline. Inverter generators like these 2 are of the most fuel efficient (and quiet) type.
  • THD: Both generators offer a low THD (<3% for the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc and <3% for the Predator 5000) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: There's an important difference in the emitted noise between these 2 generators. In fact, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc produces as low as 52 dBA, but the Predator 5000 is rated for a minimum dBA of 60.5.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: As these two products share the same overall bulk, neither of them will really take up less storage space.
  • Weight: With a weight of 105.8 lbs, the iGen4500DFc is slightly less heavy than the 5000 (which weighs 110 lbs).
  • Portability: Both products benefit from a set of wheels, which greatly enhances their maneuverability. Both offer a telecospic handle, which improves your grip when you wish to move them around.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter. Both have the additional ability to be handily remotely started.
  • Outlets: The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc and the Predator 5000 both offer 3 AC outlets. None of them feature GFCI outlets. Both of them also feature a DC output. In addition, it is worth noting that they both only produce 120V. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc's and the Predator 5000'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 equipped with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance. For the iGen4500DFc, this fuel gauge is digital and part of the data center.
  • Technology: They both benefit from a technology that monitors the ambient CO level.
  • Warranty: The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc benefits from a significantly longer warranty. It is covered for up to 3 years, while the Predator unit is only covered for up to 90 days without purchasing a warranty extension.

TL;DR

Westinghouse iGen4500DFcPredator 5000
Westinghouse iGen4500DFcPredator 5000
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Quieter
  • Lighter
  • Longer warranty
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Slighlty less expensive
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