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Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv - 5300/6500W Dual Fuel Generator

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 5,300 W and a starting wattage of 6,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $521.00 - June 20, 2024
  • $713.90 - June 20, 2024
  • $521.00 - April 16, 2024
  • $449.95 - January 13, 2024
  • $584.00 - January 12, 2024
  • $449.95 - August 29, 2023
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Since: August 29, 2023
  • Highest Price: $713.90 - June 20, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $449.95 - August 29, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv is the newer version of the WGen5300DFv. It's a compact portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout

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 WGen5300DFcv in use

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv

Delivering 120/240V, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv is enhanced by dual-fuel technology, providing power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it boasts a running wattage of 5,300W and a starting wattage of 6,500W. Alternatively, when propane-powered, it delivers 4,800 running watts and 5,800 starting watts.

At a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than background music), the generator is started via a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism.

As for its running time, the WGen5300DFcv, along with its 4.7 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 11 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.43 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 9 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.52 GPH).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the WGen5300DFcv is not recommended 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 (TT-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Equipped with a TT-30R receptacle (TT representing 'Travel Trailer'), this Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, ensuring compatibility with recreational vehicles. In addition, because the WGen5300DFcv 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.

Portability

With dimensions of L23.1 x W20.1 x H19.1 in, the standard open frame design of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv provides stability and easy maintenance access to components, as well as good air circulation. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

As the generator's weight is 135.6 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv

The WGen5300DFcv's control panel

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

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.

Apart from the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to facilitate setup, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv features extra accessories: funnel, tool kit, oil and propane hose. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • As its weight is 135.6 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv falls in the expected weight range of the dual fuel devices in the 4500-5500 rated wattage category. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN DF5600X, weighing just 113 pounds.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 68 dBA, this generator qualifies as one of the more quiet of the products of similar type and power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the DuroMax XP7000iH with only 62 dBA.
  • In terms of run time, the WGen5300DFcv surpasses similarly powerful dual fuel devices, boasting one of the higher run times at around 11 hours. If runtime is a priority for you, the WEN DF5600X stands out as one of the generators with the longest run time in its power range, providing around 12.5 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. This generator provides better fuel efficiency than most others in its wattage range, consuming approximately 0.43 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the WEN DF5600X, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.35 gallons per hour.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 4500-5500W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFcv 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
  • Quiet for its power (68 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (135.6 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine274 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts5,300 W4,800 W
Starting watts6,500 W5,800 W
Running amps (@120/240V)44.2/22.1 amps40/20 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)54.2/27.1 amps48.3/24.2 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 120V 30A (TT-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight135.6 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.1 x 20.1 x 19.1 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, propane hose, and wheel kit

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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 WGen5300DFcv 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Security system180180
Total4230 W5330 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
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total3780 W6480 W

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