Zoom on the Dewalt DXGN6000
In summary, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is a portable generator especially useful for:
- RV travellers looking for even more independence
- People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
- Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
- Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
- Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
Power & Run Time
The Dewalt DXGN6000's core is the 389 cc (10.7 hp) Honda GX340 OHV 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120/240V, it provides a running wattage of 5,300W and a peak wattage of 6,000W.
The generator is rated for a noise of 79 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner). Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.
With a full tank, the DXGN6000 can operate for around 14 hours at 50% load (fuel consumption around 0.57 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 8 gallons.
The DXGN6000 is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<6%).
The control panel includes the following 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, because the DXGN6000 is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.
With its dimensions of L30.5 x W21.3 x H24.8 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Dewalt DXGN6000 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.
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.
Monitoring of the DXGN6000's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the lifetime run hours and is one of the features of its control panel.
A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.
From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.
Accessory-wise, along with the previously mentioned features, the Dewalt DXGN6000 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 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, which makes it suitable for use 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).
- Considering its dry weight of 189 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is one of the heavier generators producing between 4500 and 5500 running watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN GN5600, weighing just 103.6 pounds.
- When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 79 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU7000iS, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
- The DXGN6000 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 14 hours at 50% load. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Predator 6500, reaching around 14.5 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. In fact, this generator is not among the most fuel efficient, within the aforementioned wattage range : its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 0.57 GPH. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the WEN GN5602X, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.35 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.
The bottom line
- GFCI Outlets
- Honda engine
- High run time
- No electric start
- On the heavy side (189 lbs)
- On the noisy side (79 dBA)
- Low fuel efficiency
Features and Specifications
|Engine||389 cc Honda GX340 OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||5,300 W|
|Starting watts||6,000 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||44.2/22.1 amps|
|Peak 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 and are manufactured under license by Generac.
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||AC (10,000 BTU)||1500||2200|
|Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|Sump pump (1/2 hp)||1050||2150|
|Total||4230 W||5330 W|
|For camping||RV AC (11,000 BTU)||1010||1600|
|Pair of small speakers||45||45|
|Total||4235 W||4825 W|
|For work||Table saw||1800||4500|
|Total||3280 W||5980 W|
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