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Westinghouse WGen5300DFc - 5300/6600W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFc is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 5,300 W and a starting wattage of 6,600 W. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $649.00 - March 7, 2024
  • $599.00 - January 31, 2024
  • $904.07 - January 30, 2024
  • $599.00 - December 22, 2023
  • $579.00 - December 14, 2023
  • $599.00 - October 21, 2023
  • $540.59 - October 20, 2023
  • $569.05 - October 18, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $904.07 - January 30, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $540.59 - September 18, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse WGen5300DFc is the newer version of the WGen5300DF. It's a compact portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

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 dual-fuel technology of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFc allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 5,300W and a starting wattage of 6,600W. If propane-powered, it gives 4,800 rated watts and 5,900 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and efficient electric starter (battery included). Furthermore, the WGen5300DFc can be remotely started, providing users with added ease of use (key fob included).

In terms of running time, the WGen5300DFc, equipped with a 4.7 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for around 11 hours at 50% load on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.43 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides around 9 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.52 GPH) of operation.

The WGen5300DFc is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its high THD (<23%).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

This Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, as it features a TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'). In addition, because the WGen5300DFc is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen5300DFc 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 WGen5300DFc 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 L23.4 x W20.6 x H19.5 in, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFc boasts a traditional open frame structure, ensuring stability and allowing for convenient maintenance access to components, promoting air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Since the generator weighs 135.6 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). To improve the generator's mobility, you may want to consider acquiring the official wheel kit (opens in a new tab).

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFc

The WGen5300DFc's control panel

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

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 WGen5300DFc, the following accessories are also included: key fob, funnel, tool kit, battery charger, oil and propane hose. An official running cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

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The Westinghouse WGen5300DFc versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFc compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • As its weight is 135.6 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFc falls in the expected weight range of the dual fuel devices in the 4500-5500 rated wattage category. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN DF5600X with only 113 pounds.
  • With a noise rating as low as 68 dBA, this generator is among the quieter options available in its type and power range. If noise is a concern for you, you could consider the DuroMax XP7000iH, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, rated at 62 dBA.
  • Compared to dual fuel devices of similar power, the WGen5300DFc stands out with one of the higher run times, lasting around 11 hours at 50% load. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the WEN DF5600X, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 12.5 hours.
  • 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. This generator has a better fuel efficiency than other units in the aforementioned output range, consuming approximately 0.43 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the WEN DF5600X, with a fuel consumption of 0.35 GPH could be in your good books.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Westinghouse WGen5300DFc vs Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 4500-5500W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFc 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
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Smart Switch Ready
  • Quiet for its power (68 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (135.6 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine274 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts5,300 W4,800 W
Starting watts6,600 W5,900 W
Running amps (@120/240V)44.2/22.1 amps40/20 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)55/27.5 amps49.2/24.6 amps
Run time @50% load11 h9 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight135.6 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.4 x 20.6 x 19.5 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, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, and battery
UPC850011336717

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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 WGen5300DFc 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Security system180180
Total4230 W5730 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Pair of small speakers4545
Total4235 W4825 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total3880 W6580 W

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