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Dewalt DXGNR8000 - Spec Review

The Dewalt DXGNR8000 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 8000 W and a starting wattage of 10000 W.

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Description

The 8000 Watt Portable Gas Generator is powered by a 420cc 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. (source: Dewalt (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Dewalt DXGNR8000

In a nutshell, the Dewalt DXGNR8000 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Dewalt DXGNR8000 in use

The Dewalt DXGNR8000

The Dewalt DXGNR8000 houses a 420 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 8000W along with a peak wattage of 10000W.

This generator can be started thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also to a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 7.5 gallons, the DXGNR8000 may run for around 9 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.83 GPH).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 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 DXGNR8000 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

The dimensions of the Dewalt DXGNR8000, which are L27.3 x W27.4 x H28.5 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 183 lbs. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Dewalt DXGNR8000

The DXGNR8000's control panel

To help you monitor the DXGNR8000's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the power output and 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 for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

The DXGNR8000 also benefits from Dewalt’s CO Protect carbon monoxide shutdown. If CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase, the generator is automatically shut down. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Dewalt DXGNR8000 also is packed along with the following accessories: oil and battery charger.

Emissions

The Dewalt DXGNR8000 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.

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The Dewalt DXGNR8000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Dewalt DXGNR8000 compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • As for its weight, the Dewalt DXGNR8000 weighs only 183 pounds, making it one of the lightest generators in the 7500-8500 rated wattage category.
  • As for its autonomy, the DXGNR8000, with an autonomy of around 9 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. 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 Champion 100416, with around 12.5 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 its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.83 GPH at a 50% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.55 GPH, the Pulsar PG10000B16 is a device you could look out for.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Dewalt DXGNR8000 vs Dewalt DXGNR7000.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the Dewalt DXGNR8000 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
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (183 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Dewalt DXGNR8000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Dewalt OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts8000 W
Starting watts10000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load9 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 centerPower output and lifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight183 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.3 x 27.4 x 28.5 in
Noise (lower limit)Unknown
THDUnknown
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty3 years
Other model numbersPMC168000, DXGNR8000E

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 DXGNR8000 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Hair dryer18001900
Slow cooker270270
Radio100100
Total6387 W7862 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total6395 W6985 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
What is the noise rating of the DXGNR8000?

Due to the lack of standardization in noise emission measurement, Dewalt does not provide their units' noise levels. That said, some users measured 80 dBA at 10 feet.

how do you charge the battery? (Asked January 15, 2022)

A battery charger is included with the unit. The battery charger input jack is located on the control panel.

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Dewalt DXGNR8000
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  1. 1.65
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    Quality
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    Performance
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    Don’t like the fact that the generator demagnetizes after sitting over the winter. Mine is less than a year old and it demagnetized after sitting . Where is ii when I needed it most…. that really sucks.

    + PROS:
    • Runs
    - CONS:
    • Demagnetized
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  2. 4.5
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    All generators demagnetize after sitting unused for a while, regardless of the brand. It’s a very common problem. Go to YouTube and look up “Generator flash” and your problem will be solved. The way to prevent this is to run it more often.

    I bought this model because it’s the best HD currently had in stock and i needed it now. I had to have decent wattage output and electric start. On the one 30-amp plug It reasonably runs my entire 1500 sq ft house; furnace, microwave, various lights and electronics and the meter shows it at 50% load capacity or less. i haven’t tried any of the actual 220v appliances yet; A/C, oven or dryer. I bought a heavy duty 4-prong 10/4 cord and wired the Reliance inlet box to the house outside near my breaker panel, then got a 30-amp 220v breaker and some 10/4 interior house wiring. Just make sure to have the Main breaker off before the generator breaker is turned on. Make sure the generator breaker is off before the Main breaker is turned on.

    It starts easily; turn on the fuel, turn on choke, press start, slowly turn off choke. Comes with battery, charger, oil, wheel/handle kit, funnel & paperwork. You will need to supply fresh gasoline. Has fuel filter. No fuel gauge. Has a runtime meter that gives approx. runtime remaining with the current load vs. fuel level. But when your fuel gets around 1-gallon or so left the runtime meter just says “Lo”. So, I wish it had an actual fuel gage also.

    Its heavy; requires 2 adults to lift it in/out of a truck. Its loud like a lawnmower so keep it outdoors far away from the house and point the exhaust outlet away from home/people.

    A couple forums and websites state this is actually made with Generac parts. I can’t confirm or deny any of this.

    I am pleased with my purchase.
    I would recommend it to others.

    + PROS:
    • Reliable & easy start
    - CONS:
    • Heavy & Loud
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