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Westinghouse iGen2500 - Spec Breakdown

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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This product has a newer version, the iGen2500c, which has a CO sensor.
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  • $479.00 - May 5, 2022
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  • Lowest Price: $439.00 - April 8, 2022

Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse iGen2500 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • 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, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse iGen2500 in use

The Westinghouse iGen2500

The Westinghouse iGen2500 houses a 98 cc (3.4 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 2200W along with a peak wattage of 2500W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (Westinghouse WHPC Parallel Cord (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

At a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator is started via a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 1 gallon allows the iGen2500 to operate for up to 10 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the iGen2500 generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

Since the Westinghouse iGen2500 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L19.8 x W11.4 x H17.9 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

Labeled a lightweight portable generator, the iGen2500 weighs just 46.3 lbs. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. Further convenience is provided by its handle (molded in the case), as it allows you to carry it effortlessly.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen2500

The iGen2500's control panel

Monitoring of the iGen2500's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the remaining run time, voltage, power output and fuel level and is one of the features of its control panel.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and the oil level is too low.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Westinghouse iGen2500 also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, tool kit and oil. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Westinghouse iGen2500 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 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).

  • As for its weight, the Westinghouse iGen2500 weighs only 46.3 pounds, making it one of the lighter generators in the 1500-2500 rated wattage category. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of just 34.2 pounds.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
  • 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 WH2200iXLT, reaching up to 13 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. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is a rather fuel efficient one within its wattage category. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Energizer eZV2200P, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.08 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

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

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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%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
Warranty3 years
UPC855464003896

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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Satelite receiver250250
Total1750 W2450 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Blender400850
Game console150150
Total1740 W2330 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
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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