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Dewalt DXGNR6500 - 6500/8750W Portable Generator

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  • $749.99 - December 26, 2023
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Since: August 21, 2023
  • Highest Price: $749.99 - August 28, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $674.99 - August 21, 2023

Description

The 6500 Watt Portable Gas Generator is powered by a 389cc engine with low oil shut off which protects the engine from damage. CO-Protect Technology automatically shuts down the generator if carbon monoxide levels become unsafe or rapidly increase. This generator is equipped with covered outlets to help protect it from even the toughest jobsites and features heavy duty wheels for transportation and durability. The 7.5 Gal. steel fuel tank provides up to 10 hours of runtime at 50% load. The 1 ¼” steel tube frame helps protect it from jobsite conditions. (source: Dewalt (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Dewalt DXGNR6500

In short, the Dewalt DXGNR6500 is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • 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

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Dewalt DXGNR6500 in use

The Dewalt DXGNR6500

The Dewalt DXGNR6500 houses a 389 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 6,500W along with a peak wattage of 8,750W.

Its starting mechanism is based on a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism.

The DXGNR6500's fuel tank holds 7.5 gallons, ensuring uninterrupted operation for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption approximately 0.75 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 5 AC outlets:

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

Since it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DXGNR6500 is tailored to be transfer switch ready, making it easy to connect it to your breaker box for home power support during outages.

Portability

At L27.2 x W27.1 x H25.8 in, the Dewalt DXGNR6500 boasts a traditional open frame structure, ensuring stability and allowing for convenient maintenance access to components, promoting air circulation. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While weighing 165 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. However, the lack of maneuverability can be offset with its wheel kit and its folding handle, which allows for convenient shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Dewalt DXGNR6500

The DXGNR6500's control panel

The control panel of the DXGNR6500 includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during operation.

The DXGNR6500 also benefits from Dewalt’s CO Protect carbon monoxide shutdown. If CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase, the generator is automatically shut down.

In addition to the standard documentation and the user manual for prompt setup, Dewalt has also included accessory] in the packaging of the DXGNR6500.

The Dewalt DXGNR6500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGNR6500 compare to generators of similar power (between 6000 and 7000 W).

  • In terms of its weight, the Dewalt DXGNR6500 weighs merely 165 pounds, earning it a spot among the lighter generators within the 6000 to 7000 rated wattage category. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO, weighing just 118 pounds.
  • In terms of autonomy, the DXGNR6500 offers around 10 hours at a 50% load, placing it at the lower range within its power range. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Pulsar PG7500, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 13 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. Compared to similar devices, this generator is less fuel-efficient than most: it burns around 0.75 gallons of gasoline per hour at a 50% load. 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.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 6000-7000W generators, the Dewalt DXGNR6500 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
  • CO Protect technology
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Lightweight for its kind (165 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Dewalt DXGNR6500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6,500 W
Starting watts8,750 W
Running amps (@120/240V)54.2/27.1 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)72.9/36.5 amps
Run time @50% load10 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 tankSteel, 7.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight165 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 27.1 x 25.8 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
ComplianceCARB
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil and wheel kit
Other model numbersPMC166500
UPC696471074529

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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 DXGNR6500 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 homeDish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Blender400850
Radio100100
Total5192 W6692 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Blender400850
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5195 W5785 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total4210 W8710 W
What is the noise rating of the DXGNR6500?

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

How much oil does it take (Asked January 24, 2021)

Engine oil capacity is 1.06 qt.

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Dewalt DXGNR6500
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  1. 3.9
    Price
    50
    Value
    60
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    100

    I am one of the many who bought one of these during a power outage. (Buy your gens before power outages.) Although I’m not sure how well it will work in the long-run, I can tell you first impressions and what I’ve looked up since I’ve impulse-purchased it.

    First impressions: Comes with not enough oil to fill the crankcase. Seriously. You’ll need some more of whateveryouhave in your garage. It starts right up on first or second pull with the choke on. Run it with the idle control on and it will bog down on you while you try to warm it up, so I suggest starting with the idle control OFF to let it come up to temp. Otherwise, you plug something in and it works great! Nearly instantaneous throttle control and it doesn’t even flinch when you add extra loads to it. I only wanted it to run a few essentials at the house… maybe MAYBE a central AC unit but we’ll see what she can handle. Ran it for about a half hour before the power came back on. Go fig. Happy with what she was able to do, though.

    I do want to talk about the parts and pieces that make it up. This is essentially a GP6500 Generac, except a different faceplate, and somewhere or other they advertise their partnership with Generac to produce it. I hear Generac is a good brand and they pretty much dominate a large portion of the market, so that’s alright with me, except you’re paying Dewalt prices for a Generac. Just get a Generac. I think that model is electric start as well.

    It uses a Lifan 389cc engine which is sort of the Ford/Chevy/Chrysler of the small engine department. All the cheaper gens use Lifan, so it’s at least a fleet motor…works great and haven’t heard many problems, but it doesn’t sound as good in my head as Honda or Briggs. It also sucks down gas. Look up consumption on an inverter gen or literally any other gen, and then look at this one. It sucks down gas.

    Regrets? Would have loved to have gotten electric start, and there’s no easy aftermarket kit for this thing. This is my first generator, and damnit, you try telling your pregnant wife how to start one of these suckers up when you’re out of the house. Remember, you have to start it the first time, then, according to the manual, every time you refuel. If I had shopped around more, for the same price tag, Westinghouse seems to produce similarly-priced non-inverter models with features like dual fuel, or you can even get inverter models that are much quieter. It is LOUD.

    All that being said, I’m looking at it now and it feels like a solid part of the family. I’m sure if I keep running it every few months to run the hedge clippers it’ll keep working great and be ready for the next power outage.

    + PROS:
    • 8125 starting watts... most gens in this category don't do 1625 watts over the running watts so this overload ability is great.
    • Appears to have a great paint job
    • Strong build quality
    • Airless tires
    • Simple simple simple to operate
    • COSense. Save lives.
    - CONS:
    • No electric start. Buy electric start if you're married.
    • Idle control is basically useless. Turn that off
    • Value isn't good for a $900 price tag.
    • Lifan engine... was hoping for a Honda or Briggs engine.
    • Only comes with a quart of oil, which isn't enough.
    • Not a lot of support for this model for some reason. The 7000 watt model or the 8000 watt model are much more popular, and offer electric start.
    • HEAVY. HEAVY. HEAVY. Good luck getting it into your car from the store, and it's just barely mobile around an obstacle-ridden yard. You're gonna wanna leave it one one place for a while.
    • Loud, but aren't all of these gens?
    • Metal gas tank that is known for rusting. Why not plastic, DeWalt...why?
    • Not Dual or Tri Fuel.
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  2. 4
    Price
    50
    Value
    90
    Quality
    90
    Performance
    90

    This unit starts easily with a pull cord. With the choke properly set, it starts on the 1st pull most of the time. It is a heavy unit but is still portable thanks to a folding handle and large diameter rubber tires that do not require any air. Adding fuel is a little bit difficult as the fuel fill is near the center of the top of the unit. The fuel fill is large diameter and filling is easy if you use a large funnel. The tank holds about 7.5 gallons and there is a fuel level indicator, that lest you know what fuel is remaining. We have let it run up to about 9 hours without refueling. It would be great if you could add fuel without shutting the unit off, but the users manual strongly recommends that you turn the unit off and let it cool for a few minutes before refueling and restarting to prevent fires..
    The outlets are covered with soft rubber covers but are still readily accessible. There are two 110v duplex outlets with an overload breaker on each one, plus a 3 prong, 208v, twist lock outlet.
    The only negative I have found in the short time we have had this is the noise level is pretty high. If possible, I would like to add an optional muffler (if I can find one), and possibly build a sound deadening enclosure in the future.

    + PROS:
    • Plenty of power
    • Easy to start
    • Easy to move around
    • Plenty of outlets
    • Self regulating
    • Breakers on each outlet
    - CONS:
    • Heavy weight
    • High initial cost
    • High noise level
    • Fuel consumption is higher than expected
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