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Generac iQ3500 vs Westinghouse iGen4500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Westinghouse iGen4500 and the Generac iQ3500.

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 iGen4500Generac iQ3500
Westinghouse iGen4500Generac iQ3500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Lighter
  • On wheels
  • Remote start
  • Lower fuel consumption
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As the Generac iQ3500 and the Westinghouse iGen4500 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 iGen4500 compare to the Generac iQ3500.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 3700 W, the Westinghouse iGen4500 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 3000 running watts of the Generac iQ3500. Moreover, compared to the 3500 starting watts of the Generac iQ3500, the Westinghouse 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: When loaded to 25% of their max capacity, the Westinghouse iGen4500 offers a higher runtime on a full tank than the Generac iQ3500: it can operate for up to 18 hours, whereas the Generac iQ3500 offers a maximum runtime of 14.1 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 25% load of 0.18 GPH (gallon per hour), the Generac iQ3500 is more fuel efficient than the Westinghouse 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 iGen4500 and <3% for the Generac iQ3500) and are therefore perfectly suitable to safely power your sensitive electronic devices.

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 98 lbs, the iGen4500 is slightly less heavy than the iQ3500 (which weighs 109.1 lbs).
  • Portability: As the Westinghouse iGen4500 benefits from a built-in set of wheels, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the Generac iQ3500, because the latter doesn't have one. The Westinghouse iGen4500 has a telecospic handle and the Generac iQ3500 a double handle, to help you better manipulate them.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can be started either via a pull-start mechanism or an electric starter. The Westinghouse iGen4500 offers another layer of convenience, as it can be remotely started.
  • Outlets: The Westinghouse iGen4500 and the Generac iQ3500 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 iGen4500's and the Generac iQ3500'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, for each product, the data center provides a digital fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.

TL;DR

Westinghouse iGen4500Generac iQ3500
Westinghouse iGen4500Generac iQ3500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Higher runtime
  • Lighter
  • On wheels
  • Remote start
  • Lower fuel consumption
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