Zoom on the Dewalt DXGN14000
In a nutshell, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment.
The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.
Power & Run Time
The Dewalt DXGN14000's engine, 688 cc (20.2 hp) Honda GX630 OHV V-Twin, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 11,700W and reaches a peak wattage of 14,000W.
The generator is rated for a noise of 83 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an alarm clock). Its starting mechanism is based on a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).
The DXGN14000 can operate for around 8 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 1.25 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 10 gallons.
As the DXGN14000 has a relatively high THD (<6%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.
The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:
Since the DXGN14000 bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of 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 device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.
Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 344 pounds. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀13") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.
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 allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.
As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).
As for its accessories, apart from the previously mentioned features, the Dewalt DXGN14000 also comes with the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), allowing you to start it right away.
The Dewalt DXGN14000 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.
Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use 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).
- As its dry weight is 344 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is one of the heavier of the products which can generate 10000 to 14000 running watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, standing at just 218 lbs.
- This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 83 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the DuroMax XP16000iH, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 67 dBA.
- As for its autonomy, the DXGN14000, with an autonomy of around 8 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Powerhorse 13000ES, with around 15 hours.
- The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. Compared to its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 1.25 GPH at a 50% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.78 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.
The bottom line
- GFCI Outlets
- Honda engine
- Electric start
- 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||11,700 W|
|Starting watts||14,000 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||Dish washer||1500||3000|
|AC (10,000 BTU)||1500||2200|
|Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|Electric fry pan||1500||1500|
|Sump pump (1/2 hp)||1050||2150|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||9342 W||10842 W|
|For work||Electric welder||9000||9000|
|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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