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Westinghouse iGen2500 - Spec Review

The Westinghouse iGen2500 is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 2200 W and a starting wattage of 2500 W.

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Description

The iGen2500 CAMO, with a camo skin, is an alternate version of this model.

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In summary, the Westinghouse iGen2500 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
  • Amateur DIY lovers

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse iGen2500 in use

The Westinghouse iGen2500

The Westinghouse iGen2500's design includes a gasoline-fueled 98 cc (3.4 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 2200W and also a peak wattage of 2500W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (Westinghouse WHPC Parallel Cord (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home).

With a full tank, the iGen2500 can operate for up to 10 hours (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 1 gallon.

As the iGen2500 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

It also sports 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L19.8 x W11.4 x H17.9 in), the Westinghouse iGen2500, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

With a weight of only 46.3 lbs, the iGen2500 may be viewed as a lightweight and portable generator. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. This convenience is further enhanced thanks to its handle (molded in the case) that allows you to carry it with ease.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen2500

The iGen2500's control panel

One of the many iGen2500's features is the data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the remaining run time, voltage, power output and fuel level and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is on overload, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready.

The fuel level of the inverter generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Westinghouse iGen2500, the following accessories are also included: oil, funnel and tool kit. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Westinghouse iGen2500 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

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The Westinghouse iGen2500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen2500 compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Westinghouse iGen2500 has only 46.3 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Champion 200949, with a dry weight of only 38.6 lbs.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 52 dBA, this inverter generator qualifies as one of the more quiet of the products of similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU2200i. With just 48 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • The iGen2500, offering a run time of up to 10 hours with a full tank at a 25% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Westinghouse WGen2000, reaching up to 26 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Predator 2000, with a fuel consumption of 0.08 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the Westinghouse iGen2500 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
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (46.3 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Westinghouse iGen2500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine98 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts2200 W
Starting watts2500 W
Running amps18.3 amps
Peak amps20.8 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% load10 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, remaining run time and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 1 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight46.3 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.8 x 11.4 x 17.9 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
Warranty3 years

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 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, several sources report that they are in many cases manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Westinghouse iGen2500 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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes iron12701270
Cell phone charger2020
Total1482 W2482 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Slow cooker270270
Total1750 W2170 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total1590 W1590 W

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Westinghouse iGen2500
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  1. 3.4
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    Sams.. Looked rough out of box.
    Packing materials not good.
    Not fully tested yet so can’t say much. Will up date after.

    + PROS:
    • After prelube started on 1st pull.
    • Ran 2 minutes and now changing the oil. How to pre lube fill with oil and turn upside down.
    - CONS:
    • Came out of box with scrape marks. Packing materials not good. Splash oil system must change often.
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  2. 5
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    Perfectly packaged. Shipped literally cross country,Washington state to south Fla. Did everything as stated in owners manual. Currently running two in parallel to operate motorhome. Both arrived in perfect condition. Heck of a deal at Sam’s club.

    + PROS:
    • Super quiet. Runs exactly as advertised.
    - CONS:
    • Non yet.
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