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Westinghouse iGen4500DFc - 3700/4500W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator With Remote Start

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Description

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The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc is the newer version of the extremely popular iGen4500DF. It's a quiet and compact portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source

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 iGen4500DFc in use

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc provides 120V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 3,700W and a starting wattage of 4,500W. When propane-powered, it offers 3,330 running watts and 4,050 starting watts. 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.

The inverter generator, rated for a noise of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a refrigerator), provides flexibility in starting, offering both a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism and a hassle-free and practical electric starter (battery included). Furthermore, the iGen4500DFc can be remotely started, providing users with added ease of use (key fob included).

As for its running time, the iGen4500DFc, along with its 3.4 gallons fuel capacity, can run for up to 18 hours with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.19 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for up to 22 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.21 GPH).

The iGen4500DFc ensures a clean sine wave output, boasting <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) to protect your sensitive electronics when connected to its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 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) perfect for conveniently charging mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

The inclusion of a TT-30R receptacle (TT for 'Travel Trailer') makes this Westinghouse generator RV Ready, ideal for providing power to recreational vehicles.

Portability

As the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc is an inverter generator, its encased design (L24.5 x W17.5 x H20 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

Despite its weight of 105.8 lbs, the generator is still considered 'portable,' meaning it is movable, although its heftiness may restrict portability in certain environments or require additional considerations for transportation and setup. However, the constrained maneuverability is addressed with the assistance of its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its telecospic handle, allowing for easy shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc

The iGen4500DFc's control panel

One of the many iGen4500DFc's features is the digital data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the fuel level, voltage, lifetime run hours, power output and remaining run time and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is overloaded, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is ready.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

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 iGen4500DFc, the following accessories are also included: propane hose, battery charger, tool kit, oil, key fob and funnel. An official running cover and a suitable storage cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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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).

  • Having a dry weight of 105.8 lbs, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 3500 to 4500 rated watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC with only 58.4 pounds.
  • Delivering a rated noise output as low as 52 dBA, this inverter generator places itself as one of the most quiet among the units of similar type and power.
  • Offering up to 18 hours of running time on a full tank at 25% load, the iGen4500DFc is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. If extended autonomy is what matters most to you, the Firman W03661OF could be an excellent choice, offering one of the longest run times among units in its power category, reaching up to 25 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. With a fuel usage of about 0.19 GPH at a 25% load, this inverter generator falls within the typical gasoline consumption range observed in comparably powerful products. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the Champion 200988, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.16 GPH.

Price comparison

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

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Dual Fuel
  • 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 iGen4500DFc doesn't have any notably low specs.

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,700 W3,330 W
Starting watts4,500 W4,050 W
Running amps30.8 amps27.8 amps
Peak amps37.5 amps33.8 amps
Run time @50% load15 hUnknown
Run time @25% load18 h22 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, propane hose, and battery
UPC850011336854

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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 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?
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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
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
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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    vance alan hays March 17, 2024 at 1:15 pm
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    I purchased this Westinghouse generator on Amazon a year ago.

    My main goal was to have a small generator on my place to run two lights, a 5000 btu AC, and two little fans when the power goes off.

    This was all I needed to get from the dead of the night to morning, when and if power went off.

    That way, in the morning, if power were to be out for a long time, I could then switch over to my 20k whole house generator and move on.

    And that’s exactly what happened. Power went out due to a popped transformer on our line. Energy company sent a text they expected power out for 20 hours. This was 2 am in the morning.

    I got up, set up this little generator in the carport, ran an extension cord from it to our home and we slept comfortably through the night (it was summer in Louisiana, about 98 degrees) for about 7 hours.

    The next day, I turned it off and set up my whole house gen and we turned off the little Westinghouse and put it away.

    All’s good so far.

    However, the WESTINGHOUSE GENERATOR NEVER SUCCESSFULLY CRANKED AGAIN.

    I took it to a Certified dealer, who tested it and declared the “computer” to be “shot”, and it wasn’t worth fixing.

    $1000 down the drain. One use. Never, EVER, buy one of these turds.

    + PROS:
    • Worked once
    - CONS:
    • NEVER worked again.
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