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Westinghouse WGen11500TFc - 11500/14500W Tri Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen11500TFc is a powerful open frame tri-fuel generator with a rated wattage of 11,500 W and a starting wattage of 14,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $1,439.00 - May 18, 2024
  • $1,357.00 - May 4, 2024
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  • Lowest Price: $1,357.00 - May 4, 2024

Description

The Westinghouse WGen11500TFc Tri-Fuel Portable Generator with CO Sensor produces up to 14,500 peak watts and 11,500 running watts, the WGen11500TFc is a tri fuel generator that operates on gasoline, propane (LPG), or natural gas. (source: Westinghouse (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc is a powerful portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

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 WGen11500TFc in use

The Westinghouse WGen11500TFc

The Westinghouse WGen11500TFc delivers 120/240V and is equipped with a tri-fuel technology, enabling it to operate on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. When powered by gasoline, it achieves a running wattage of 11,500W and a peak wattage of 14,500W. Switching to propane provides 10,500 rated watts and 13,500 peak watts, while natural gas operation delivers 9,500W of rated wattage and 12,000W of starting wattage.

At a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator provides the choice between a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism or a user-friendly and efficient electric starter (battery included) for starting. Moreover, to offer you even more convenience, the WGen11500TFc can also be remotely started (key fob included).

In terms of running time, the WGen11500TFc, equipped with a 9.5 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for around 9.5 hours at 50% load on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 1 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides around 7 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.67 GPH) of operation.

The WGen11500TFc generates a clean sine wave: providing <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features 6 AC outlets as follows:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Since it boasts a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WGen11500TFc is engineered to be transfer switch ready, ensuring easy integration with your breaker box to provide backup power to your home during outages.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen11500TFc is what Westinghouse calls Smart Switch Ready. This means that it features a special outlet that allows for an automatic transfer of power in case of a power outage.

To benefit from this feature, you'll need the Westinghouse ST Switch (opens in a new tab), which is not included with the generator.

Simply put, the ST Switch is a cost-effective and versatile portable automatic transfer switch, which can be installed quickly and easily, without an electrician.

Plug the ST Switch into one of your household 120V outlets, plug your appliances to the ST Switch, and connect the WGen11500TFc to the ST Switch via the special outlet and a 120V cord. The generator will automatically turn on when the power goes out, and automatically turn off when the power returns.

Portability

With its L27.2 x W26.1 x H26.5 in dimensions, the open frame structure of the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc guarantees stability, simplified maintenance access to components, and better air cooling than enclosed units. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Despite its weight of 230 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. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc

The WGen11500TFc's control panel

The WGen11500TFc's control center features a convenient meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

Featuring a built-in fuel gauge, the generator offers quick, convenient, and easy gas level checks at a glance.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

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 WGen11500TFc also comes with several accessories, including: key fob, funnel, tool kit, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, oil, propane hose and battery charger.

The Westinghouse WGen11500TFc versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc compare to multi-fuel generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • Concerning weight, the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc weighs only just 230 pounds, distinguishing itself as one of the lighter multi-fuel generators amidst the 10000 to 14000 rated wattage range. Weight-conscious users may find the Predator 13000 appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 226 pounds.
  • With a noise rating as low as 74 dBA, this generator is among the quieter options available in its type and power range. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the DuroMax XP16000iH. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 67 dBA.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the WGen11500TFc, reaching around 9.5 hours at a 50% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other inverters of a roughly equal output. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Predator 13000, which is able to run for around 12.1 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. At an estimated fuel consumption of 1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is a rather fuel-efficient one within its wattage category. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the Predator 13000, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.88 GPH.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W multi-fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Tri-fuel
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Clean sine wave
  • Smart Switch Ready
  • Lightweight for its kind (230 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (74 dBA)
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the Westinghouse WGen11500TFc and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelTri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)
Engine550 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolineLPGNG
Running watts11,500 W10,500 W9,500 W
Starting watts14,500 W13,500 W12,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)95.8/47.9 amps87.5/43.8 amps79.2/39.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)120.8/60.4 amps112.5/56.3 amps100/50 amps
Run time @50% load9.5 h7 hN/A
Run time @25% load19 hUnknownN/A
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank9.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight230 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 26.1 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 5%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC850032657457

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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 WGen11500TFc 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Laptop150150
Total9192 W10692 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Radiant heater13001300
Satelite receiver250250
Total9190 W9780 W
For workElectric welder90009000
Bug zapper8080
Total9080 W9080 W

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