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Dewalt DXGN14000 Spec Review

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The Dewalt DXGN14000 is a powerful open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 11700 W and a starting wattage of 14000 W.

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Description

The DEWALT DXGN14000 is designed with the professional contractor or rental operator in mind. This unit is powered by a 688cc Honda GX630 electric start OHV engine with auto shut off for low oil. The premium alternator provides low harmonic distortion. The large 10 Gal. tank with fuel gauge runs up to 8 hours at 50% load. Wheel kit and battery are included. (source: Dewalt)

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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
  • Homeowners who wish to power almost all appliances in their house under any circumstances

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'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 11700W and reaches a peak wattage of 14000W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 83 dBA (just slightly more noisy than garbage disposal), this generator gets running thanks to a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

The fuel capacity of 10 gallons allows the DXGN14000 to operate for around 8 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 1.25 GPH).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the DXGN14000 is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<6%).

Here are a few examples of what this generator could allow you to simultaneously power:Note: The examples above are based on a maximum load of 75% and estimated wattages. The devices also may not be able to start at the same time. For a more accurate estimation, use our wattage calculator.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

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.

Portability

With its dimensions of L31.6 x W33.3 x H36.4 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Dewalt DXGN14000 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 344 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Never less, thanks to a wheel kit (⌀13") and a 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.

Features

Panel of the Dewalt DXGN14000

The DXGN14000's control panel

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Along with the aforementioned features, from an accessory standpoint, the Dewalt DXGN14000's box includes the typical documentation and a user manual, which will help you start your generator promptly.

Emissions

The Dewalt DXGN14000 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

Product Video

Video of the Dewalt DXGN14000

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 17500 W).

  • At a dry weight of 344 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is one of the heavier devices which can produce between 10000 and 17500 running watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, standing at just 218 lbs.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 83 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 69 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the DXGN14000, with an autonomy of 8 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Cat RP12000 E, reaching 11.7 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 1.25 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.78 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 10000-17500W generators, the Dewalt DXGN14000 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Honda engine
  • Electric start
WEAKNESSES:
  • 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

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Where to buy the Dewalt DXGN14000?

You can easily buy your Dewalt generator online. You will benefit from a convenient delivery and avoid carrying the heavy package yourself. Here are a few reliable online sellers:
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Features and Specifications

General

InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine688 cc Honda GX630 OHV V-Twin
Starting systemElectric

Power

VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts11700 W
Starting watts14000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)97.5/48.8 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)116.7/58.3 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% loadN/A

Features

GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankMetal, 10 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight344 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)31.6 x 33.3 x 36.4 in
Noise (lower limit)83 dBA
THD< 6%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedNo
Warranty3 years

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.

About Dewalt

DeWalt is a well renowned, the 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.

Warranty Information

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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-DEWALT (800-433-9258).

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