Gas + Remote start
Gas + Remote start + CO sensor
Gas + Manual start + CO sensor
Dual fuel + Remote start
Dual fuel + Remote start + CO sensor
Dual fuel + Manual start + CO sensor
Zoom on the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc
The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc is the newer version of the extremely popular iGen4500DF. It's a quiet and compact portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:
- RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
- People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
- Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
- Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
Power & Run Time
With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Westinghouse iGen4500DFc provides an output of 120V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 3,700W along with a peak wattage of 4,500W. While propane-powered, it provides 3,330 rated watts and 4,050 starting watts. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (parallel cord (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.
The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a quiet suburb). To add further convenience, the iGen4500DFc can be remotely started (key fob included).
The iGen4500DFc, with a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons, reaches a run time of up to 18 hours utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.19 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of up to 22 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.21 GPH) with propane.
As the iGen4500DFc produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), sensitive electronics may be plugged in the AC outlets safely.
The control panel provides the upcoming 3 AC outlets:
Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which you may charge electronics, for example mobile phones or tablets, conveniently.
This Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').
Since the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc is an inverter generator, its closed design (L24.5 x W17.5 x H20 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.
Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 105.8 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Still, once it is on the ground, its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its telecospic handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.
To help you monitor the iGen4500DFc's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the fuel level, remaining run time, lifetime run hours, voltage and power output.
In addition to this info, some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and the oil level is too low.
As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you 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 iGen4500DFc also comes with several accessories, including: battery charger, key fob, oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose. An official running cover and a suitable storage cover are also available, as separate purchases.
The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc 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, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.
The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).
- With a dry weight of 105.8 pounds, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 3500 and 4500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC, with a dry weight of just 58.4 pounds.
- At a lowest noise rating of 52 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the most quiet devices of similar type and power.
- Given that the iGen4500DFc reaches an autonomy of up to 18 hours with a full tank and at 25% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Firman W03661OF, with up to 25 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 has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.19 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Champion 200988, with a fuel consumption of 0.16 GPH could be in your good books.
Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:
As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc 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
- In the expected price range
- Dual Fuel
- CO Sensor
- Several accessories included
- RV Ready
- Remote start
- Parallel capable
- Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
- Decent weight (105.8 lbs)
- Decent run time
- Decent fuel efficiency
The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc doesn't have any notably low specs.
Features and Specifications
|Yes, cable not included
|Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
|224 cc OHV 4-stroke
|Recoil, Electric, Remote
|AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulation
|2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
|Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time and voltage
|Low oil, overload and output ready
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)
|24.5 x 17.5 x 20 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
|Oil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, and battery
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.
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.
The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc 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?
|Refrigerator (energy star)
|Set of 5 LED light bulbs
|RV AC (11,000 BTU)
|Set of 5 LED light bulbs
|Electric fence (25 miles)
Is this WESTINGHOUSE IGEN4500DFC dual fuel (propane/gasoline) able to run NPG by just using an NPG hose or additional modifications are required? Could you be specific in the modifications if required please? (Asked January 17, 2022)
We unfortunately do not know what NPG is. If you meant LPG, the unit will run on LPG out of the box. The unit was not designed to run on NG (natural gas). Any modification to the fuel system would void your warranty and could put you in violation of local emission laws.
Does this have GFCI outlets? (Asked August 03, 2022)
iGen4500DFc does not feature GFCI outlets.
Does this have pull start capability if the battery is dead? (Asked August 26, 2022)
The battery is not required for pull start. Note that, without the battery, you may need to set the choke by hand, and that the choke is located behind the engine service cover.
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