Dewalt DXGN6000 - 5300/6000W Portable Generator With Honda Engine

The Dewalt DXGN6000 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 5,300 W and a starting wattage of 6,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

The DEWALT DXGN6000 is designed with the professional contractor or rental operator in mind. This unit is powered by a 389cc Honda GX340 manual start OHV engine with auto shut off for low oil. The premium alternator provides low harmonic distortion. The large 8 Gal. tank with fuel gauge runs up to 14 hours at 50% load. Features include a hydraulic/magnetic circuit breaker that provides overload protection, a digital hour meter for monitoring run time and tracking maintenance and an idle control to reduce noise and save fuel. The steel frame is job site tested and includes a lifting hook. An optional wheel kit is available. (source: Dewalt (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • 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, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Dewalt DXGN6000's engine, 389 cc (10.7 hp) Honda GX340 OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 5,300W and reaches a peak wattage of 6,000W.

Rated for 79 dBA (less noisy than a shower), the generator's starting mechanism relies on a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the DXGN6000 can run for around 14 hours at 50% load when the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.57 gallons per hour).

As the DXGN6000 exhibits a THD of less than 6%, which is relatively high, it is best avoided for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

This Dewalt generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, since it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DXGN6000 is tailored to be transfer switch ready, making it easy to connect it to your breaker box for home power support during outages.

Portability

Measuring L30.5 x W21.3 x H24.8 in, the classic open frame build of the Dewalt DXGN6000 delivers stability and easy maintenance access to components, facilitating air circulation. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Since the generator weighs 189 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable).

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

One of the many DXGN6000's features is the digital data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the lifetime run hours and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Along with the aforementioned features, from an accessory standpoint, the Dewalt DXGN6000's box includes the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which will help you start your generator promptly.

The Dewalt DXGN6000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGN6000 compare to generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • A weight of 189 lbs makes the Dewalt DXGN6000 one of the heavier devices in the 4500-5500 rated wattage range. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Champion 201238 is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 101.4 pounds.
  • In comparison to generators with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest emitted noise of 79 dBA can be considered noisy. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU7000iS, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 52 dBA.
  • In terms of run time, the DXGN6000 surpasses similarly powerful devices, boasting one of the higher run times at around 14 hours. For those prioritizing autonomy, the NorthStar c5500 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 15.1 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. When it comes to fuel efficiency among generators with similar wattage, this generator lags behind, with a consumption rate of 0.57 GPH at a 50% load. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the WEN GN5602X, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.35 gallons per hour.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Honda engine
  • High run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the heavy side (189 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (79 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc Honda GX340 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts5,300 W
Starting watts6,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)44.2/22.1 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps
Run time @50% load14 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankMetal, 8 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight189 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30.5 x 21.3 x 24.8 in
Noise (lower limit)79 dBA
THD< 6%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedNo
Other model numbersPD532MHI005
UPC696471618617

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About Dewalt

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.

Warranty Information

The Dewalt DXGN6000 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?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Security system180180
Total4230 W5730 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Pair of small speakers4545
Total4235 W4825 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Bug zapper8080
Total3280 W5980 W

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