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Westinghouse ecoGen10000 - 7600/10000W Open Frame Inverter Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse ecoGen10000 is a powerful open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 7,600 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In short, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 is a powerful portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse ecoGen10000 in use

The Westinghouse ecoGen10000

Running on gasoline, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 operates with a 420 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120/240V, with a running wattage of 7,600W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. Additionally, the parallel capability (parallel kit not included) facilitates increasing of power output when linked to another similar or compatible unit, offering enhanced energy capacity and reliability for diverse requirements.

At a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), this inverter generator provides the choice between a conventional pull-start mechanism or a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included) for starting. Moreover, the ecoGen10000 boasts remote starting functionality, adding another layer of convenience (key fob included).

The ecoGen10000's fuel tank, with a capacity of 5.3 gallons, supports uninterrupted operation for up to 12 hours when fully fueled (fuel consumption at an estimated 0.44 gallons per hour).

The ecoGen10000 generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

With its 14-50R outlet, this Westinghouse unit is RV-ready for owners with a 50-amp service in their RVs. In addition, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the ecoGen10000 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.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The ecoGen10000 is what Westinghouse calls Smart Switch Ready. This means that it features a special outlet that allows for an automatic transfer of power in case of a power outage.

To benefit from this feature, you'll need the Westinghouse ST Switch (opens in a new tab), which is not included with the generator.

Simply put, the ST Switch is a cost-effective and versatile portable automatic transfer switch, which can be installed quickly and easily, without an electrician.

Plug the ST Switch into one of your household 120V outlets, plug your appliances to the ST Switch, and connect the ecoGen10000 to the ST Switch via the special outlet and a 120V cord. The generator will automatically turn on when the power goes out, and automatically turn off when the power returns.

Portability

Measuring L24 x W26.7 x H25.1 in, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 147.7 pounds. Still, once it is on the ground, its set of wheels and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse ecoGen10000

The ecoGen10000's control panel

To help you monitor the ecoGen10000's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is overloaded.

Thanks to its built-in fuel gauge, the inverter generator allows you to quickly, conveniently, and easily check the gas level at a glance.

In terms of security, the generator features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during its use.

It also includes a carbon monoxide sensor. This sensor is designed to monitor the level of carbon monoxide present during the generator's operation. If the generator is positioned incorrectly and carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level, the generator will automatically shut down.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, key fob, oil, battery charger and funnel.

The Westinghouse ecoGen10000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weight, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 stands at only 147.7 lbs, meaning that is one of the lightest devices of the 7500-8500 rated wattage category
  • The inverter generator's noise output, rated at 72 dBA, falls within the average range expected for devices in its power range. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the DuroMax XP9500iH. With just 61 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As for its runtime, the ecoGen10000 runs for up to 12 hours at a 25% load, placing it towards the low end among comparable products. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the DuroMax XP10000DX, which is able to run for up to 22 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. With a fuel usage of about 0.44 GPH at a 25% load, this inverter generator falls within the typical gasoline consumption range observed in comparably powerful products. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the DuroMax XP9500iH, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.34 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the Westinghouse ecoGen10000 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 Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Smart Switch Ready
  • Lightweight for its kind (147.7 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts7,600 W
Starting watts10,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)63.3/31.7 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load12 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank5.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight147.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)24 x 26.7 x 25.1 in
Noise (lower limit)72 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC855464003247

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About Westinghouse

The US based Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment is a legacy subsidiary of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, founded in 1886. While the company has been acquired and merged into the American CBS, the Westinghouse name remains as the brand name for many of their electrical solutions, which stretch across the scale from power plants to portable generators. Portable generators – the main product of the Outdoor Power Equipment branch of Westinghouse – used to be manufactured by Westpro Power Systems, which was bought in 2016 by Midwest Equipment. Lawn equipment, such as trimmers and blowers, is also sold under the Westinghouse brand name. All of their products are designed in the US. However, they are in many cases manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Westinghouse ecoGen10000 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 Westinghouse generators, please consult Westinghouse's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-855-944-3571.

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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Cell phone charger2020
Total6075 W7575 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total6060 W6650 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
Most parallel-capable generators have two parallel connections and output 120V at double the wattage. But this generator has three connections (red, white and black). Which parallel kit is compatible, and would the parallel kit output 240V at 15kW? (Asked October 01, 2023)

The third parallel connection is to carry 240V. Westinghouse has yet to release any information in regards to the parallel kit part number. We'll update this page as soon as we know it.

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