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Westinghouse iGen2800 - 2200/2800W Inverter Generator

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  • $479.00 - March 15, 2024
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Since: November 28, 2023
  • Highest Price: $599.00 - March 15, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $479.00 - December 10, 2023

Description

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In short, the Westinghouse iGen2800 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse iGen2800 in use

The Westinghouse iGen2800

The Westinghouse iGen2800 houses a 98 cc (3.4 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 2,200W along with a peak wattage of 2,800W. In addition, as it is parallel capable (Westinghouse WHPC Parallel Cord (opens in a new tab) not included), this power can be doubled when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

Operating at a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a quiet suburb), this inverter generator starts up with a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism.

The iGen2800 boasts a fuel tank capable of holding 1 gallon, allowing it to run continuously for up to 12 hours (with fuel usage averaging around 0.08 gallons per hour).

Featuring a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the iGen2800 delivers a clean sine wave, guaranteeing the safety of your sensitive electronics plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 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 iGen2800 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L19.8 x W11.4 x H17.9 in) not only provides an aesthetic advantage but also contributes to reduced noise levels compared to conventional, open frame devices. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

The iGen2800's weight, at just 46.3 lbs, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a lightweight and portable generator. The device can be easily moved by just one person and thus, its power may be enjoyed on-the-go. The inclusion of a handle (molded in the case) makes carrying it a breeze, adding to its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen2800

The iGen2800's control panel

For easy status and activity monitoring of the iGen2800, its control panel integrates a digital data center, offering insights into the lifetime run hours, voltage, remaining run time, frequency, power output and fuel level.

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

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 iGen2800 also is packed along with the following accessories: tool kit, funnel and oil.

The Westinghouse iGen2800 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen2800 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 46.3 pounds, the Westinghouse iGen2800 finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 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 type and power. If you value reduced noise levels, the Honda EU2200i could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 48 dBA.
  • With up to 12 hours of runtime at 25% load, the iGen2800 provides a higher run time when compared to similarly powerful inverters. If run time is one of your main concerns, the DuroMax XP2300iH could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting up to 13 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. This inverter generator has one of the best fuel efficiency when compared to other units in the aforementioned output range, consuming approximately 0.08 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Westinghouse iGen2800 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
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (46.3 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:

The Westinghouse iGen2800 doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the Westinghouse iGen2800 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine98 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts2,200 W
Starting watts2,800 W
Running amps18.3 amps
Peak amps23.3 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 centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 1 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
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
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, they are in many cases manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Westinghouse iGen2800 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total1747 W2747 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Blender400850
Game console150150
Total1740 W2330 W
For workGrinder14002500
Drain cleaner250250
Total1650 W2750 W

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Westinghouse iGen2800
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  1. 4.65
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    The only difference i see is that i get 59.1 db at 50 feet. Also, it cuts off by itself after running awile. I suspect that it ijust is a linkage adjustment.

    + PROS:
    • Potable, fuel efficiant, plenty of power.
    - CONS:
    • A bit noisy.
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  2. 4
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    I have three of these. They seem to all run exactly the same rpm. I have found all three of them difficult to start when sitting more than a few days. Takes sometimes 50 pulls. Possibly pulling the gas cap for a few minutes before starting helps allow fuel to flow to the carburetor. Also they must be started switched out of Eco mode. This generator will run a RV microwave and air conditoner fitted with a easy start kit. The fuel consumption is great and when paralled with a seond unit works well to power a small to medium home with FAU, and two refrigerators.

    + PROS:
    • light and portable, very easy on fuel, fairly quiet
    - CONS:
    • can be very hard to start after sitting long periods
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  3. 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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  4. 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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