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Westinghouse iGen4500 vs iGen4200 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Westinghouse iGen4200 and the Westinghouse iGen4500.

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 iGen4200Westinghouse iGen4500
Westinghouse iGen4200Westinghouse iGen4500
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • On wheels
  • Telecospic handle
  • Electric & remote start
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As the iGen4200 and the iGen4500 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 iGen4200 compare to the Westinghouse iGen4500.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3700 W, the Westinghouse iGen4500 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3500 running watts of the Westinghouse iGen4200. Moreover, compared to the 4200 starting watts of the iGen4200, the iGen4500 and its starting wattage of 4500 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: At a 25% load, these 2 portable generators offer the same runtime on a full tank. Each of them will be able to deliver power for up to 18 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.14 GPH (gallon per hour), the Westinghouse iGen4200 is more fuel efficient than the iGen4500 and its 0.19 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 iGen4200 and <3% for the Westinghouse iGen4500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.
  • Noise: With a noise of 52 dBA, the iGen4500 allows for a quieter operation than the 60 dBA of the iGen4200. The former will therefore be the most suitable for you if you take noise emission seriously.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: As these two products share the same overall bulk, neither of them will really take up less storage space.
  • Weight: The iGen4200 and its 82 lbs is somewhat lighter than the 98 lbs of the iGen4500.
  • Portability: As the iGen4500 benefits from a built-in set of wheels, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the iGen4200, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the iGen4200, the iGen4500 benefits from a telecospic handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: While these two devices can both start thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, the Westinghouse iGen4500 has the advantage of also being able to get running via a convenient electric starter. The Westinghouse iGen4500 offers another layer of convenience, as it can be remotely started.
  • Outlets: The iGen4200 and the iGen4500 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 iGen4200's and the iGen4500'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 iGen4500, this fuel gauge is digital and part of the data center.

TL;DR

Westinghouse iGen4200Westinghouse iGen4500
Westinghouse iGen4200Westinghouse iGen4500
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Lighter
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Quieter
  • On wheels
  • Telecospic handle
  • Electric & remote start
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