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Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv - 3700/4500W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv is a quiet and compact dual fuel 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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  • $849.00 - April 20, 2024
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  • Lowest Price: $849.00 - April 20, 2024

Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv is 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 in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv in use

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv 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.

At a noise rating of 52 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall), the inverter generator is started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons, the iGen4500DFcv can operate for up to 18 hours using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.19 GPH), or for up to 22 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.21 GPH) using propane.

The iGen4500DFcv produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 3 AC outlets:

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

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

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT as in 'Travel Trailer'), this Westinghouse generator is RV Ready.

Portability

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv is an inverter generator and has an encased design of the following dimensions: L24.5 x W17.5 x H20 in. Thus, it is more aesthetical than conventional, open frame products. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

As the generator's weight is 100.3 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Nevertheless, thanks to its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its telecospic handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv

The iGen4500DFcv's control panel

One of the many iGen4500DFcv's features is the data center, included in its control panel, which conveniently provides information on the remaining run time, lifetime run hours, voltage, power output and fuel level and thus, helps you monitor its activity and status.

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

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.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv also comes with some accessories: propane hose, funnel, oil and tool kit are included. An official running cover and a suitable storage cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Emissions

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 100.3 lbs, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 3500 to 4500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC, with a dry weight of only 58.4 lbs.
  • Since this inverter generator is rated for a lowest possible noise of 52 dBA, it can be considered as one of the most quiet of the products generating similar power.
  • Offering up to 18 hours of running time on a full tank at 25% load, the iGen4500DFcv is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Firman W03661OF, as it provides up to 25 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. Standing at an estimated 0.19 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, this inverter generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Champion 200988, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.16 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (52 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (100.3 lbs)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:

The Westinghouse iGen4500DFcv 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
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% loadUnknownUnknown
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
Weight100.3 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, and propane hose
Country of originVietnam
UPC850032657266

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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 iGen4500DFcv 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Security system180180
Total2947 W4447 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Total2940 W3530 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Total2910 W4010 W

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