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.

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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 summary, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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 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 shower). Its starting mechanism is based on a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 8 gallons allows the DXGN6000 to operate for around 14 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.57 GPH).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the DXGN6000 is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<6%).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

While this Dewalt generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DXGN6000 is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

Portability

The Dewalt DXGN6000 has the following dimensions: L30.5 x W21.3 x H24.8 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

As the generator's weight is 189 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable).

Further safety during transport, loading and unloading of the device is provided by a lift hook, which is placed on the top of the generator's frame.

Features

One of the many DXGN6000's features is the 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.

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.

Emissions

The Dewalt DXGN6000 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 and thus, may 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).

  • Considering its dry weight of 189 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN6000 is one of the heavier generators producing between 4500 and 5500 running watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the WEN GN5600, with a dry weight of 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 important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU7000iS with only 52 dBA.
  • The DXGN6000 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 14 hours at 50% load. 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 NorthStar c5500, with around 15.1 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This generator is somewhat less fuel efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.57 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the WEN GN5602X, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.35 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

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 homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Total4217 W5692 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4235 W4655 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Bug zapper8080
Total3280 W5980 W

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