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Dewalt DXGNR5700 Spec Review

The Dewalt DXGNR5700 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 5700 W and a starting wattage of 7125 W.

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Description

The DEWALT DXGNR5700 is designed with the professional in mind. The generator is powered by a premium 389cc DEWALT electric start engine with low oil shut off which protects the engine from damage. The Idle control conserves fuel and reduces noise on the job site. This generator is equipped with GFCI protected outlets for job site compliance and safety and features never-flat wheels for maximum portability and durability. The 6.7 Gal. steel fuel tank provides 10.5 hours of runtime at 50% load. The Hardened 1 ¼” steel tube frame is job site tested for superior durability and strength. The DeWALT DXGNR5700 Portable Gas Generator – Guaranteed Tough. (source: Dewalt (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Dewalt DXGNR5700 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • 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 sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Dewalt DXGNR5700's engine, 389 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 5700W and reaches a peak wattage of 7125W.

This generator is started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The DXGNR5700 can operate for around 10.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.64 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 6.7 gallons.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

As it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DXGNR5700 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

With its dimensions of L27.2 x W27 x H25.7 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Dewalt DXGNR5700 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 172 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

The control panel of the DXGNR5700 includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

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

Besides the features previously mentioned, accessory-wise, the Dewalt DXGNR5700 comes with the usual documentation and owner's manual needed to get you promptly started.

Emissions

The Dewalt DXGNR5700 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

The Dewalt DXGNR5700 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGNR5700 compare to generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the Dewalt DXGNR5700 only weighs in at 172 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter generators in the 5500-6500 rated wattage range. 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.
  • The DXGNR5700, offering a run time of around 10.5 hours with a full tank at a 50% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. 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 Cat RP5500, 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 is rather wasteful, compared to other devices within the aforementioned output range, when it comes to gasoline consumption, as it reaches roughly 0.64 GPH at a 50% load. 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.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 5500-6500W generators, the Dewalt DXGNR5700 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

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Lightweight for its kind (172 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Dewalt DXGNR5700 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts5700 W
Starting watts7125 W
Running amps (@120/240V)47.5/23.8 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)59.4/29.7 amps
Run time @50% load10.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank6.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight172 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 27 x 25.7 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedWheel kit
Warranty3 years

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 DXGNR5700 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4555 W6055 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4545 W5135 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Circular saw12003200
Total4400 W7100 W
What is the noise rating of the DXGNR5700?

Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Dewalt does not provide their units' noise levels.

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