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Westinghouse iGen2800c - 2200/2800W Inverter Generator

The Westinghouse iGen2800c is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 2,200 W and a starting wattage of 2,800 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $499.00 - April 20, 2024
  • $639.00 - November 10, 2023
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Since: November 10, 2023
  • Highest Price: $639.00 - November 10, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $499.00 - April 20, 2024

Description

The Westinghouse iGen2800c Portable Inverter Generator produces up to 2,800 peak watts and 2,200 running watts, making it perfect for emergency home backup during a power outage or for recreational uses such as camping and tailgating. (source: Westinghouse (opens in a new tab))

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To sum up, the Westinghouse iGen2800c is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator tailored for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • 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.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse iGen2800c in use

The Westinghouse iGen2800c

Featuring a 98 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine, the Westinghouse iGen2800c operates using gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 2,200W and a starting wattage of 2,800W. 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.

With a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator), the inverter generator features a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism.

The iGen2800c can operate for up to 12 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.08 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 1 gallon.

With a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the iGen2800c delivers a clean sine wave—essential for safeguarding your delicate electronics when plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it offers 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.

Portability

The Westinghouse iGen2800c is distinguished by its enclosed inverter generator design (L19.8 x W11.7 x H17.9 in), providing improved aesthetics and quieter performance compared to traditional, open frame units. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

At just 47.4 lbs, the iGen2800c is notably lightweight, making it an excellent choice for portable power. With its manageable weight, one person can easily move it around, ensuring power wherever needed. With its handle (molded in the case), carrying it becomes a breeze, adding to its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen2800c

The iGen2800c's control panel

The control panel of the iGen2800c includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours, power output, remaining run time, fuel level, voltage and frequency.

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

In terms of security, the generator features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), 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.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Westinghouse iGen2800c ships with supplementary accessories: tool kit, funnel and oil.

The Westinghouse iGen2800c versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen2800c compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 47.4 lbs, the Westinghouse iGen2800c falls within the expected weight range for inverter generators in the 1500 to 2500 rated wattage. Weight-conscious users may find the Genmax GM2000i appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 34.2 pounds.
  • With a noise rating as low as 52 dBA, this inverter generator is among the quieter options available in its type and power range. 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 iGen2800c provides a higher run time when compared to similarly powerful inverters. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, as it provides up to 13 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator provides one of the best fuel efficiency among its peers of comparable power output, 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 iGen2800c 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (47.4 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:

The Westinghouse iGen2800c doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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 tank1 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight47.4 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.8 x 11.7 x 17.9 in
Noise (lower limit)52 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
UPC850011336878

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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 iGen2800c 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total1747 W2747 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Blender400850
LED TV150150
Total1740 W2330 W
For workGrinder14002500
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total1650 W2750 W

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