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Westinghouse iGen4500c - 3700/4500W Inverter Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse iGen4500c is a quiet and compact inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,700 W and a starting wattage of 4,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $899.00 - March 31, 2024
  • $849.00 - December 10, 2023
  • $1,099.00 - May 26, 2023
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Since: May 26, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,099.00 - May 26, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $849.00 - December 10, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse iGen4500c is the newer version of the extremely popular iGen4500. It's a quiet and compact portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they 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 iGen4500c in use

The Westinghouse iGen4500c

Running on gasoline, the Westinghouse iGen4500c utilizes a 224 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine to deliver 120V, offering a running wattage of 3,700W and a starting wattage of 4,500W. Additionally, the parallel capability (parallel cord (opens in a new tab) not included) facilitates increasing of power output when linked to another similar or compatible unit, offering enhanced energy capacity and reliability for diverse requirements.

The inverter generator features a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism and also a straightforward and intuitive electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall). Additionally, the iGen4500c may be remotely started, enhancing user convenience (key fob included).

The iGen4500c boasts a fuel tank capable of holding 3.4 gallons, allowing it to run continuously for up to 18 hours (with fuel usage averaging around 0.19 gallons per hour).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the iGen4500c produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

Moreover, it comes equipped with 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) ensuring convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets, for connectivity on the go.

Equipped with a TT-30R receptacle (TT representing 'Travel Trailer'), this Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, ensuring compatibility with recreational vehicles.

Portability

As the Westinghouse iGen4500c is an inverter generator, its encased design (L24.5 x W17.5 x H20 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

With a weight of 105.8 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its telecospic handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen4500c

The iGen4500c's control panel

With a digital data center integrated into its control panel, the iGen4500c provides real-time insights into the lifetime run hours, power output, voltage, remaining run time and fuel level, enabling easy monitoring of its status and activity.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during 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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Westinghouse iGen4500c, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, funnel, battery charger, key fob and oil. An official running cover and a suitable storage cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Product Videos

The Westinghouse iGen4500c versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen4500c compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 105.8 lbs, the Westinghouse iGen4500c sits comfortably within the expected weight range for inverters generating 3500 to 4500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC, standing at just 58.4 lbs.
  • At just 52 dBA rated noise level, this inverter generator is positioned as one of the quietest choices among devices delivering similar type and power.
  • The iGen4500c, falls within the average autonomy range compared to inverter generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of up to 18 hours at a 25% load and a full tank. If run time is one of your main concerns, the Firman W03661OF could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting up to 25 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. The inverter generator utilizes approximately 0.19 GPH of gasoline at a 25% load, placing it within the typical range of fuel consumption seen in products of comparable wattage. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the Champion 200988, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.16 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W inverter generators, the Westinghouse iGen4500c 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
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (105.8 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:

The Westinghouse iGen4500c doesn't have any notably low specs.

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts3,700 W
Starting watts4,500 W
Running amps30.8 amps
Peak amps37.5 amps
Run time @50% load15 h
Run time @25% load18 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank3.4 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight105.8 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)24.5 x 17.5 x 20 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, key fob, battery charger, and battery
UPC850011336830

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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 iGen4500c 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
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Security system180180
Total2947 W3947 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Total2940 W3530 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total2910 W4010 W

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