Zoom on the Dewalt DXGN14000
In summary, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is a powerful portable generator especially useful for professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure.
In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.
Power & Run Time
The Dewalt DXGN14000 is powered by a 688 cc (20.2 hp) Honda GX630 OHV V-Twin engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 11700W as well as a peak wattage of 14000W.
At a noise rating of 83 dBA (just slightly more noisy than garbage disposal), the generator is started via a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).
Thanks to a fuel capacity of 10 gallons, the DXGN14000 can operate for around 8 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 1.25 GPH).
As the DXGN14000 has a relatively high THD (<6%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.
The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:
As the DXGN14000 holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.
The design of the Dewalt DXGN14000 is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L31.6 x W33.3 x H36.4 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.
As the generator's weight is 344 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀13") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.
The generator comes with an additional safety feature, a lift hook on the top of its frame, which is helpful during its transport, loading and unloading.
The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.
From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during use.
Accessory-wise, along with the previously mentioned features, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is packaged with the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helping you start the device right away.
The Dewalt DXGN14000 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.
Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.
The Dewalt DXGN14000 versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGN14000 compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).
- At a dry weight of 344 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is one of the heavier devices which can produce between 10000 and 14000 running watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, with a dry weight of just 218 pounds.
- When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 83 dBA is on the noisier side. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the A-iPower SUA13000EFI. With just 69 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
- Autonomy-wise, with around 8 hours on a full tank at a 50% load, the DXGN14000 is on the low end when compared to other generators of a similar power output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Powerhorse 13000ES, boasting with around 15 hours.
- Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This generator is not fuel efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 1.25 GPH at a 50% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.78 GPH, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI is a device you should look out for.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 10000-14000W generators, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is on the expensive side of the price range.
While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.
The bottom line
- GFCI Outlets
- Honda engine
- Electric start
- On the expensive side
- No data center
- No recoil back-up
- No remote start
- On the heavy side (344 lbs)
- On the noisy side (83 dBA)
- Relatively low run time
- Low fuel efficiency
Features and Specifications
|Engine||688 cc Honda GX630 OHV V-Twin|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||11700 W|
|Starting watts||14000 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||97.5/48.8 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||116.7/58.3 amps|
|Run time @50% load||8 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unknown|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Yes|
|AC outlets|| |
|Fuel tank||Metal, 10 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||31.6 x 33.3 x 36.4 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||83 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Neutral||Bonded to frame|
|Accessories included||Battery and wheel kit|
|Other model numbers||PD123MHB008|
Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.
DeWalt is a well renowned, US-based, tool and power equipment company, founded in 1922 by Raymon DeWalt. DeWalt is nowadays a subsidiary of the Stanley Black & Decker corporation, owns 7 manufacturing facilities in the US and offers a large selection of products, from screwdrivers to portable generators. DeWalt’s portable generator line consists of conventional, open designs of various outputs, some of which are powered by Honda engines. However, unlike many of their tools, they are apparently not all made in the US and are manufactured under license by Generac.
The Dewalt DXGN14000 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Dewalt generators, please consult Dewalt's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-DEWALT (800-433-9258).
Questions & Answers
What can it power?
|Item||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|At home||Sump pump (1/2 hp)||1050||2150|
|Furnace fan (1/2 hp)||875||2350|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||9357 W||10832 W|
|For work||Electric welder||9000||9000|
|Electric fence (25 miles)||250||250|
|Total||9330 W||9330 W|
I was under the impression that the <6% is good and acceptable to power sensitive electronics. (Asked November 07, 2020)
We consider that THD should remain <5% in order to safely power sensitive electronics.
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