Dewalt DXGN7200 - Spec Review

The Dewalt DXGN7200 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 6100 W and a starting wattage of 7200 W.

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Description

The DEWALT DXGN7200 is designed with the professional contractor or rental operator in mind. This unit is powered by a 389cc Honda GX390 manual/electric 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 13 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 DXGN7200 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • 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 is powered by a 389 cc (11.7 hp) Honda GX390 OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 6100W as well as a peak wattage of 7200W.

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).

The fuel capacity of 8 gallons allows the DXGN7200 to operate for around 13 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.62 GPH).

As the DXGN7200 has a relatively high THD (<6%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 6 AC outlets:

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

This Dewalt generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as the DXGN7200 holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

The Dewalt DXGN7200 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. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

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 located on the top of the frame offers an additional safety feature while facilitating the transport, loading and unloading of the generator.

Features

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.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

Accessory-wise, along with the previously mentioned features, the Dewalt DXGN7200 is packaged with the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helping you start the device right away.

Emissions

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.

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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 you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Pulsar G65BN, with a dry weight of just 126 pounds.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this generator with a lowest noise of 79 dBA can be judged as noisy. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU7000iS, whose lowest noise levels reach just 52 dBA.
  • The DXGN7200 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 13 hours at 50% load. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Cat RP5500, which is able to run for around 15 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. 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 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

STRENGTHS:
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Honda engine
  • Electric start
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (195 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (79 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc Honda GX390 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6100 W
Starting watts7200 W
Running amps (@120/240V)50.8/25.4 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)60/30 amps
Run time @50% load13 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
Weight195 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30.5 x 21.3 x 24.8 in
Noise (lower limit)79 dBA
THD< 6%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedNo
Warranty3 years
Other model numbersPD612MHB005

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.

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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 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?
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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Rice cooker650650
Total4867 W6342 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Bug zapper8080
Total4860 W5280 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Total4460 W7160 W

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