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Westinghouse WGen12000DFc - 12000/15000W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen12000DFc is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 12,000 W and a starting wattage of 15,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $2,599.00 - May 14, 2024
  • $2,399.00 - December 9, 2023
  • $3,092.80 - December 9, 2023
  • $3,099.00 - November 16, 2023
  • $2,949.00 - November 15, 2023
  • $2,999.00 - November 10, 2023
  • $3,099.00 - October 19, 2023
  • $2,949.00 - October 16, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $3,099.00 - September 13, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $2,399.00 - December 9, 2023

Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc is a powerful portable generator especially useful for:

  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

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

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc provides 120/240V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 12,000W and a starting wattage of 15,000W. When propane-powered, it offers 10,800 running watts and 13,500 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), the generator's ignition is facilitated by a user-friendly and hassle-free electric starter (battery included). Moreover, the WGen12000DFc boasts remote starting functionality, adding another layer of convenience (key fob included).

As for its running time, the WGen12000DFc, along with its 10.5 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.95 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 7 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.67 GPH).

The WGen12000DFc produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Moreover, it boasts 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (USB-A) perfect for conveniently charging mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

While this Westinghouse generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WGen12000DFc is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen12000DFc 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 WGen12000DFc 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

At L34 x W31 x H35 in, the standard open frame design of the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Despite its 352 lbs, the generator falls under the category of 'portable,' signifying its movability, although its weight may hinder easy portability. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

In addition, the device is equipped with a lift hook on the top of its frame, which provides extra safety during the loading, unloading and transport of the generator.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc

The WGen12000DFc's control panel

Included in the control panel of the WGen12000DFc are a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics, essential for monitoring its status and activity.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during operation.

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 WGen12000DFc, the following accessories are also included: key fob, propane hose, tool kit, battery charger, funnel and oil.

The Westinghouse WGen12000DFc versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 352 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc is one of the heavier dual fuel generators producing between 10000 and 14000 running watts. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 231 pounds.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 74 dBA, this generator places itself amongst the more quiet of the products delivering similar power. If you are concerned with noise, check out the DuroMax XP16000iH, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 67 dBA.
  • With around 11 hours of runtime at 50% load, the WGen12000DFc provides a higher run time when compared to similarly powerful dual fuel products. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP15000HX, boasting with around 12 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This generator can be considered as one of the most fuel-efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.95 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen12000DFc 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Remote start
  • Clean sine wave
  • Smart Switch Ready
  • Quiet for its power (74 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No recoil back-up
  • On the heavy side (352 lbs)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine713 cc Westinghouse V-Twin
Starting systemElectric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts12,000 W10,800 W
Starting watts15,000 W13,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps90/45 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)125/62.5 amps112.5/56.3 amps
Run time @50% load11 h7 h
Run time @25% load16 h10 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 10.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight352 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)34 x 31 x 35 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, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC850011336922

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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 WGen12000DFc 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
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Satelite receiver250250
Total9592 W11092 W
For workElectric welder90009000
Drain cleaner250250
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total9580 W9580 W

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