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Westinghouse WGen3600DFv - 3600/4650W Dual Fuel Generator

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFv 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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Description

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In short, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv is a compact portable generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFv in use

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFv

With its dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv delivers 120V, and offers power and flexibility. Running on gasoline, it boasts a running wattage of 3,600W and a peak wattage of 4,650W. When powered by propane, it delivers 3,240 running watts and 4,180 peak watts.

The generator is rated for a noise of 68 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation). Its starting mechanism is based on a manual recoil starter system.

In terms of run time, the WGen3600DFv, boasting a 4 gallons fuel tank, can run for up to 14 hours on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.29 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides up to 16.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.28 GPH) of operation with propane.

Considering its high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 23%, it is not recommended to rely on the WGen3600DFv 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

This Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, as it features a TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').

Portability

With a size of L23.3 x W17.5 x H18.7 in, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv features an open frame design, providing stability and simplified maintenance access to components, enhancing air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Since the generator weighs 104 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). For improved mobility, the official wheel kit (opens in a new tab) purchase can be beneficial.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv

The WGen3600DFv's control panel

The WGen3600DFv's control center features a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv ships with supplementary accessories: oil, propane hose, tool kit and funnel. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Product Video

The Westinghouse WGen3600DFv versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 104 lbs, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv sits comfortably within the expected weight range for dual fuel devices generating 3500 to 4500 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the WEN DF402iX, with a dry weight of just 66.1 pounds.
  • In comparison to generators with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest emitted noise of 68 dBA can be considered noisy. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Westinghouse iGen4500DF. With just 52 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As for its runtime, the WGen3600DFv runs for up to 14 hours at a 25% load, placing it towards the low end among comparable dual fuel products. If runtime is a priority for you, the Firman WH03662OF stands out as one of the generators with the longest run time in its power range, providing up to 25 hours of continuous use.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. Compared to its peers, this generator is not exactly fuel-efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.29 GPH at a 25% load. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the Champion 200988, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.16 gallons per hour.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen3600DFv 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
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (104 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 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.3 x 17.5 x 18.7 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, and propane hose
UPC850011336557

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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 WGen3600DFv 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
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

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