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Westinghouse iGen1500c - 1000/1500W Inverter Generator

The Westinghouse iGen1500c is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,000 W and a starting wattage of 1,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $349.00 - March 21, 2024
  • $379.00 - October 27, 2023
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Since: October 27, 2023
  • Highest Price: $379.00 - October 27, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $349.00 - March 21, 2024

Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse iGen1500c is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

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

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse iGen1500c in use

The Westinghouse iGen1500c

Running on gasoline, the Westinghouse iGen1500c operates with a 56 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120V, with a running wattage of 1,000W and a peak wattage of 1,500W. Moreover, the parallel capability (parallel kit included) enables power output to double when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and versatility for a wide range of needs.

With a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator's ignition is facilitated by a manual recoil starter system.

The iGen1500c can operate for up to 12 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.07 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 0.79 gallon.

The <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the iGen1500c ensures a clean sine wave output, providing a secure power source for your sensitive electronics through its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Furthermore, it showcases 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Portability

Since the Westinghouse iGen1500c is an inverter generator, its closed design (L17 x W10.5 x H16 in) not only provides an aesthetic advantage but also contributes to reduced noise levels compared to conventional, open frame devices. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

The iGen1500c's weight, at just 33 lbs, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a lightweight and portable generator. It's easy for one person to move around, ensuring power availability on the move. Its handle (molded in the case) adds to the convenience, making it easy to carry.

Good to know: This unit ranks 10th in our list of the 10 smallest portable generators.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen1500c

The iGen1500c's control panel

Some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the generator is overloaded, the generator is ready and its oil levels are insufficient. To offer greater control and easy operation during nighttime, the panel is LED-lit.

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

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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Westinghouse iGen1500c, the following accessories are also included: oil, tool kit and funnel.

The Westinghouse iGen1500c versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen1500c compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1000 and 2000 W).

  • Regarding weight, the Westinghouse iGen1500c comes in at only 33 pounds, positioning itself as one of the lighter options among inverter generators spanning from 1000 to 2000 in rated wattage. Weight-conscious users may find the Pulsar PGD16iSCO appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 24 pounds.
  • This inverter generator offers a rated noise level of 52 dBA, placing it among the quieter alternatives in its type and power category. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • At 25% load, the iGen1500c achieves one of the longer run times compared to inverters of similar power, sustaining operations for up to 12 hours. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the DuroMax XP2300iH shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling up to 13 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. This inverter generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.07 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the most fuel-efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1000-2000W inverter generators, the Westinghouse iGen1500c is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Illuminated control panel
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel kit included
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (33 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine56 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts1,000 W
Starting watts1,500 W
Running amps8.3 amps
Peak amps12.5 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load12 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank0.79 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight33 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)17 x 10.5 x 16 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and parallel cables
Country of originVietnam
UPC850032657419

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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 iGen1500c 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Slow cooker270270
Cell phone charger2020
Total482 W1482 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
Coffee maker600600
Total780 W1200 W
For workReciprocating saw730960
Total730 W960 W

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