Zoom on the Dewalt DXGN7200
In a nutshell, the Dewalt DXGN7200 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:
- Food van owners and people participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
- Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
- Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
- RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
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 6100W along with a peak wattage of 7200W.
With a noise rating of 79 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator features a conventional 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 DXGN7200 is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<6%).
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 DXGN7200 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 DXGN7200, 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. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.
Since the generator weighs 195 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).
A lift hook, which is on the top of the frame, serves as an extra safety feature for the transport, unloading and loading of the device.
One of the many DXGN7200'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 includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.
From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.
As for its accessories, apart from the previously mentioned features, the Dewalt DXGN7200 also comes with the basic documentation and a user manual, allowing you to start it right away.
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, which makes it suitable 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).
- As its weight is 195 pounds, the Dewalt DXGN7200 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 5500-6500 rated wattage category. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above mentioned power range is the Lifan LF7250, with a dry weight of just 140 pounds.
- As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 79 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. 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.
- With a run time of around 13 hours at 50% load, the DXGN7200 has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Cat RP5500, boasting with around 15 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. This generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.62 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Lifan ESI 7000iER-EFI, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.38 GPH, may be the right generator for you.
As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 5500-6500W generators, the Dewalt DXGN7200 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
- Honda engine
- Electric start
- High run time
- Decent weight (195 lbs)
- Decent fuel efficiency
- 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||6100 W|
|Starting watts||7200 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||50.8/25.4 amps|
|Peaks amps (@120/240V)||60/30 amps|
|Run time @50% load||13 h|
|Run time @25% load||N/A|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Yes|
|AC outlets||2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI |
1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
|Data center||Lifetime run hours|
|Fuel tank||Metal, 8 gal|
|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|
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 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-DEWALT (800-433-9258).
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