WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY AMAZON OR EBAY ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

Westinghouse WGen3600DF - 3600/4650W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

CompareShortlistShortlistedRemoved from shortlist 48

Westinghouse WGen3600DFWestinghouse WGen3600DFWestinghouse WGen3600DFWestinghouse WGen3600DF
Set Price Alert
×
Notify me when the price drops
Set an alert for the Westinghouse WGen3600DF - Current lowest price: $462.40
Price History
×
Price history for the Westinghouse WGen3600DF
Latest updates:
  • $462.40 - April 19, 2024
  • $544.00 - February 16, 2024
Data source: ebay.com
Since: February 16, 2024
  • Highest Price: $544.00 - February 16, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $462.40 - April 19, 2024

Description

Zoom on the Westinghouse WGen3600DF

In a few words, the Westinghouse WGen3600DF is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen3600DF in use

The Westinghouse WGen3600DF

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen3600DF provides a 120V output and offers both versatility and power. When utilizing gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 3,600W and a starting wattage of 4,650W. Alternatively, when operating on propane, it provides 3,240 running watts and 4,180 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation), the generator features a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism, but also a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included). Furthermore, the WGen3600DF can be remotely started, providing users with added ease of use (key fob included).

With a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the WGen3600DF can operate for up to 14 hours using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.29 GPH), or for up to 16.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.28 GPH) using propane.

Considering its high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 23%, it is not recommended to rely on the WGen3600DF for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT standing for 'Travel Trailer'), this Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, perfectly suited for powering recreational vehicles.

Portability

Measuring L23.3 x W22.8 x H21.3 in, the classic open frame build of the Westinghouse WGen3600DF delivers stability and easy maintenance access to components, facilitating air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

With a weight of 120 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. However, the limited maneuverability is remedied with its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, facilitating convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen3600DF

The WGen3600DF's control panel

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

Regarding security, the generator comes with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, providing peace of mind during operation.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Westinghouse WGen3600DF is bundled with additional accessories: battery charger, propane hose, tool kit, funnel, oil and key fob. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Product Videos

The Westinghouse WGen3600DF versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen3600DF compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 120 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen3600DF is one of the heavier dual fuel generators producing between 3500 and 4500 running watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN DF402iX with only 66.1 pounds.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 68 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 52 dBA.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 14 hours on a full tank at a 25% load, the WGen3600DF is on the low end when compared to other dual fuel generators of a similar power output. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the DuroMax XP4400EH, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting 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 generator is somewhat less fuel-efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.29 GPH at a 25% load. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the Champion 200988, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.16 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen3600DF 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • On the heavy side (120 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Westinghouse WGen3600DF and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine212 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,600 W3,240 W
Starting watts4,650 W4,180 W
Running amps30 amps27 amps
Peak amps38.8 amps34.8 amps
Run time @50% load10.5 h14 h
Run time @25% load14 h16.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight120 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.3 x 22.8 x 21.3 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC855464003254

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.

Spec Improvement×

This form does not send us any personal data (not even your IP address)

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 WGen3600DF 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Radio100100
Total2867 W4367 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Total2840 W3430 W
For workTable saw18004500
Bug zapper8080
Total1880 W4580 W

Couldn't find the right answer for you? Ask your own question.

Ask a question

Your name and email address will not be publicly published. We only need them to be able to answer you directly

Westinghouse WGen3600DF
9 Total Score
1 review
Add your review
Price
10
Value
10
Quality
8
Performance
8

User Reviews

  1. Avatar
    Tony Okrongly June 15, 2023 at 1:35 pm
    4.5
    Price
    100
    Value
    100
    Quality
    80
    Performance
    80

    I use 20 lb propane tanks and get 16 hours per tank when I’m using it to run my entire cabin (including inverter style window AC unit, but not the hot water heater). When I’m using it as a backup generator to run my cabin I’m running TWO inverter style (midea U shaped) window AC units, one full size refrigerator, one medium size chest freezer, lights, 2 ceiling fans, 800 watt microwave, stove vent and electronics. If I want it to run my 120 volt water heater for a shower and/or washing machine (which I run on cold water) then I turn off my AC’s. *** NOTE for electronics below.

    *** electronics *** I bought an “Line conditioning” battery backup to run my electronics like router and television, because the power of of this inverter is dirty and for my installation there are sometimes surges when a big appliance comes on where the lights dim for a second.

    I have it installed outside in an enclosure I built and wired into my breaker box (it runs half because it’s 120 volt). I control what it runs by turning breakers on or off. I bought mine for $449 with the wheel kit (dual fuel) when it was on a discount on Amazon in May of 2023.

    I have done a full test that lasted 26 hours of continuous running and I have used it for some odd jobs, but I don’t use it every day like a construction contractor might.

    + PROS:
    • Cheap for what you get while still having quality. Dual fuel means I'll never gum up the carbs, since I use propane.
    - CONS:
    • Uses 60% more fuel than the most fuel efficient offering of this type.
    • "Dirty" power that I would not trust to run sensitive electronic. Can be slow to pick up new loads causing some flickering of lights.
    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this

Leave a review

Your total score

Generator Bible
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many generators as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 generators at a time.

0