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Westinghouse iGen4500cv - 3700/4500W Inverter Generator

The Westinghouse iGen4500cv 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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  • $927.16 - May 19, 2024
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Since: February 25, 2024
  • Highest Price: $927.16 - May 19, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $824.20 - February 25, 2024

Description

The Westinghouse iGen4500cv Inverter Generator is a premium power solution to meet your portable power needs whether you're camping or on the go. (source: Westinghouse (opens in a new tab))

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To sum up, the Westinghouse iGen4500cv is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator tailored for:

  • 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 able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

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 iGen4500cv in use

The Westinghouse iGen4500cv

With a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, the Westinghouse iGen4500cv operates on gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 3,700W and a starting wattage of 4,500W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel cord (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

At a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator is started via a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism.

The iGen4500cv's fuel tank, boasting 3.4 gallons, allows it to operate for up to 18 hours with a full tank (with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.19 GPH).

With a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the iGen4500cv delivers a clean sine wave—essential for safeguarding your delicate electronics when plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

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

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

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'), this Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, making it ideal for powering recreational vehicles.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L24.5 x W17.5 x H20 in), the Westinghouse iGen4500cv not only offers superior aesthetics but also operates with reduced noise levels compared to a typical, open frame generator. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Despite its weight of 104.7 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its set of 2 wheels and its telecospic handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen4500cv

The iGen4500cv's control panel

To help you monitor the iGen4500cv's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time, voltage and power output.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

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.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Westinghouse iGen4500cv also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, funnel and oil. An official running cover and a suitable storage cover are also available, as separate purchases.

The Westinghouse iGen4500cv versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen4500cv compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 104.7 lbs, the Westinghouse iGen4500cv falls within the expected weight range for inverter generators in the 3500 to 4500 rated wattage. Weight-conscious users may find the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 58.4 pounds.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 52 dBA, this inverter generator places itself amongst the most quiet of the products delivering similar power.
  • At a 25% load, the iGen4500cv's up to 18 hours of runtime on a full tank fall within the average autonomy range for similarly powerful inverter generators. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Firman W03661OF, reaching up to 25 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. When operating at 25% load, the inverter generator's fuel consumption is estimated at 0.19 GPH, placing it within the average range of gasoline usage among similarly powerful devices. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Champion 200988, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.16 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W inverter generators, the Westinghouse iGen4500cv 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (104.7 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:

The Westinghouse iGen4500cv 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 OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
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% loadUnknown
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
Weight104.7 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
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and tool kit
UPC850011336885

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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 iGen4500cv 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
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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