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Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv - 3600/4650W Dual Fuel Generator

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 3,600 W and a starting wattage of 4,650 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $399.00 - December 10, 2023
  • $449.00 - November 30, 2023
  • $349.00 - September 13, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $449.00 - November 30, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $349.00 - September 13, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv is the newer version of the WGen3600DFv. It's a compact portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

The subsequent sections will explore in detail its power characteristics, the diverse outlets it provides, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it offers.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv in use

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv 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.

Rated for 68 dBA (less noisy than background music), the generator's starting mechanism relies on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The WGen3600DFcv, with a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, reaches a run time of up to 14 hours utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.29 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of up to 16.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.28 GPH) with propane.

The WGen3600DFcv is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its high THD (<23%).

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 4 AC outlets:

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

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT meaning 'Travel Trailer'), this Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, ready to power your recreational vehicle with ease.

Portability

Measuring L23.5 x W18.5 x H18.9 in, the classic open frame build of the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv delivers stability and easy maintenance access to components, facilitating air circulation. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 104.7 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Considering the purchase of the official wheel kit (opens in a new tab) can significantly improve the generator's mobility.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv

The WGen3600DFcv's control panel

The control panel of the WGen3600DFcv is equipped with a convenient meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data, aiding in monitoring its status and activity.

Benefiting from its built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows for easy and immediate gas level inspections.

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, providing 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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv, the following accessories are also included: propane hose, tool kit, funnel and oil. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • At a weight of 104.7 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv places in the expected weight range of the dual fuel generators in the 3500-4500 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN DF402iX with only 66.1 pounds.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 68 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 52 dBA.
  • In terms of its autonomy, the WGen3600DFcv can operate for up to 14 hours at a 25% load, placing it within the lower bracket among generators of similar type and power range. If runtime is a priority for you, the DuroMax XP4400EH stands out as one of the generators with the longest run time in its power range, providing up to 25 hours of continuous use.
  • 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. In fact, this generator is not one of the most fuel-efficient options in the aforementioned wattage range: its estimated gasoline consumption at 25% load is around 0.29 GPH. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Champion 200988 is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.16 gallons per hour.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv vs Westinghouse WGen3600DFc.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFcv 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
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (104.7 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine212 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
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 centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight104.7 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.5 x 18.5 x 18.9 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and propane hose
UPC850011336779

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.

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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 WGen3600DFcv 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
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Radio100100
Total2867 W3867 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Total2840 W3430 W
For workTable saw18004500
Bug zapper8080
Total1880 W4580 W

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