Zoom on the Dewalt DXGNR7000
In a nutshell, the Dewalt DXGNR7000 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:
- 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 ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
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 DXGNR7000's design includes a gasoline-fueled 420 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 7,000W and also a peak wattage of 8,750W.
This generator can be started via a conventional pull-start mechanism, or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).
The fuel capacity of 7.5 gallons allows the DXGNR7000 to operate for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.68 GPH).
The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:
As the DXGNR7000 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.
The design of the Dewalt DXGNR7000 is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L27.2 x W27.4 x H28.5 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it 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 192 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.
Monitoring of the DXGNR7000's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the lifetime run hours and power output and is one of the features of its control panel.
Thanks to a built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows you to quickly, conveniently and easily check the gas level at a glance.
From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.
Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Dewalt DXGNR7000 also is packed along with the following accessories: battery charger, tool kit and oil.
The Dewalt DXGNR7000 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.
Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.
The Dewalt DXGNR7000 versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGNR7000 compare to generators of similar power (between 6500 and 7500 W).
- Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 192 lbs, the Dewalt DXGNR7000 belongs in the expected weight range for devices which can produce between 6500 and 7500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, standing at just 133 lbs.
- The DXGNR7000 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 11 hours at 50% load. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Predator 9000, as it provides around 13 hours.
- Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.68 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Energizer eZV7500. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.45 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 6500-7500W generators, the Dewalt DXGNR7000 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
- Several accessories included
- GFCI Outlets
- Electric start
- High run time
- Decent weight (192 lbs)
- Decent fuel efficiency
- No 50-amp output
- No remote start
Features and Specifications
|420 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulation
|Power output and lifetime run hours
|Steel, 7.5 gal
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)
|27.2 x 27.4 x 28.5 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Bonded to frame
|Oil, tool kit, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
|Other model numbers
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 DXGNR7000 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?
|Sump pump (1/2 hp)
|Furnace fan (1/2 hp)
|Refrigerator (energy star)
|Air compressor (1 hp)
What is the noise rating of the DXGNR7000?
Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Dewalt does not provide their units' noise levels.
what are the engine oil requirements? (Asked September 06, 2020)
Engine oil capacity is 1.06qt. DeWALT recommends the following: SAE 30 above 40°F, 10W-30 between -10 and 40°F, and synthetic 5W-30 for all temperatures. Synthetic oil should not be used for engine break in.
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