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Zoom on the Dewalt DXGN7200
In a nutshell, the Dewalt DXGN7200 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:
- 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 ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
- RV travellers looking for even more independence
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 DXGN7200 houses a 389 cc (11.7 hp) Honda GX390 OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 6,100W along with a peak wattage of 7,200W.
With a noise rating of 79 dBA (less noisy than a shower), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery not included).
Thanks to a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, the DXGN7200 can operate for around 13 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.62 GPH).
The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the DXGN7200 is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<6%).
The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:
Even if this Dewalt generator isn't quite RV Ready, it still allows for an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor, thanks to its L5-30R receptacle. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DXGN7200 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.
The design of the Dewalt DXGN7200 is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L30.5 x W21.3 x H24.8 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.
While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 195 lbs.
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.
Monitoring of the DXGN7200'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.
Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.
Regarding its accessories, besides the aforementioned features, the Dewalt DXGN7200's box includes the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start it right off the bat.
The Dewalt DXGN7200 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, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.
The Dewalt DXGN7200 versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGN7200 compare to generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).
- With a dry weight of 195 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN7200 finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 5500 and 6500 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Pulsar G65BN, weighing just 126 pounds.
- This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 79 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. 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.
- As the DXGN7200 features an autonomy of around 13 hours at 50% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its power range. 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 Predator 6500, with around 14.5 hours.
- The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. As this generator uses an estimated 0.62 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the A-iPower SUA7000L, with a fuel consumption of 0.36 GPH could be in your good books.
The bottom line
- GFCI Outlets
- Honda engine
- Electric start
- High run time
- Decent weight (195 lbs)
- Decent fuel efficiency
- No 50-amp output
- Battery not included
- No remote start
- On the noisy side (79 dBA)
Features and Specifications
|Engine||389 cc Honda GX390 OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||6,100 W|
|Starting watts||7,200 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||50.8/25.4 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||60/30 amps|
|Run time @50% load||13 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||PD612MHB005|
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 DXGN7200 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||Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|AC (10,000 BTU)||1500||2200|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||4872 W||6372 W|
|For camping||RV AC (11,000 BTU)||1010||1600|
|Total||4840 W||5430 W|
|For work||Table saw||1800||4500|
|Total||4460 W||7160 W|
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