Zoom on the Dewalt DXGN6000
In a nutshell, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:
- RV travellers looking for even more independence
- Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
- Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
- 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
Power & Run Time
The Dewalt DXGN6000 houses a 389 cc (10.7 hp) Honda GX340 OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 5300W along with a peak wattage of 6000W.
With a noise rating of 79 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism.
With a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the DXGN6000 may run for around 14 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.57 GPH).
As the DXGN6000 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:
Even though this Dewalt generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DXGN6000 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.
The dimensions of the Dewalt DXGN6000, which are L30.5 x W21.3 x H24.8 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables 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 189 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport.
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 control panel of the DXGN6000 includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.
The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.
Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.
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 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 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).
- As its dry weight is 189 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is one of the heavier of the products which can generate 4500 to 5500 running watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the WEN 56500, with a dry weight of only 119 lbs.
- If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this generator with a lowest emitted noise of 79 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU7000iS. With just 52 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
- Since the DXGN6000 boasts with a run time of around 14 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most generators of a comparable output. 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 Cat RP5500, with around 15 hours.
- Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. As this generator uses an estimated 0.57 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Westinghouse WGen5300v. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.35 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 4500-5500W generators, the Dewalt DXGN6000 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
- In the expected price range
- GFCI Outlets
- Honda engine
- High run time
- Decent fuel efficiency
- No electric start
- On the heavy side (189 lbs)
- On the noisy side (79 dBA)
Features and Specifications
|Engine||389 cc Honda GX340 OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||5300 W|
|Starting watts||6000 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||44.2/22.1 amps|
|Peaks amps (@120/240V)||50/25 amps|
|Run time @50% load||14 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unknown|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Yes|
|AC outlets|| |
|Data center||Lifetime run hours|
|Fuel tank||Metal, 8 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||30.5 x 21.3 x 24.8 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||79 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Neutral||Bonded to frame|
|Other model numbers||PD532MHI005|
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.
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?
|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||4217 W||5692 W|
|For camping||Radiant heater||1300||1300|
|Set of 5 LED light bulbs||55||55|
|Total||4235 W||4655 W|
|For work||Table saw||1800||4500|
|Total||3280 W||5980 W|
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