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Westinghouse WGen5300DFv - Spec Breakdown

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 5300 W and a starting wattage of 6500 W.

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This product has a newer version, the WGen5300DFcv, which has a CO sensor.
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Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv is a compact portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv in use

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 5300W and a peak wattage of 6500W. When propane-powered, it has 4800 rated watts and 5800 peak watts.

Enjoying a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than background music), this generator gets running thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The running time of the WGen5300DFv, with its 4.7 gallons fuel capacity, can reach around 11 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.43 GPH). With propane, it can reach around 9 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.52 GPH).

The WGen5300DFv is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<23%).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 4 AC outlets:

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

This Westinghouse generator is RV Ready, as it features a TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'). In addition, as the WGen5300DFv holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv has the following dimensions: L23.2 x W20.1 x H19.1 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 134.5 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv

The WGen5300DFv's control panel

The WGen5300DFv and its control panel include a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv also comes with several accessories, including: funnel, tool kit, propane hose and oil. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv compare to generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weight, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv stands at only 134.5 lbs, meaning that is one of the lighter devices of the 4500-5500 rated wattage category Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM6000XiE, with a dry weight of only 106.9 lbs.
  • The generator can be considered average in its noise for its power category, as it is rated at 68 dBA. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU7000iS, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 52 dBA.
  • The WGen5300DFv, offering a run time of around 11 hours with a full tank at a 50% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Westinghouse WGen5500, boasting with around 15 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 can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.43 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Genmax GM5500i. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.41 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Westinghouse WGen5300DFv vs Westinghouse WGen5300DF.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 4500-5500W generators, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv 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
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Dual Fuel
  • Lightweight for its kind (134.5 lbs)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (68 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

Do you own the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine274 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts5300 W4800 W
Starting watts6500 W5800 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 centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight134.5 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.2 x 20.1 x 19.1 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, and wheel kit
Warranty3 years
UPC853544008953

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, several sources report that they are in many cases manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv 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
Do you need to get a propane regulator or is it built in. (Asked August 11, 2020)

The regulator is included.

when will this model with electric starter become available. (Asked August 11, 2020)

You may look at the WGen5300DF, which has an electric starter, but is not just an alternate version of this unit. It lacks a data center, but has slightly higher starting watts, and an ST Switch outlet.

Is there a natural gas conversion kit available for this model? (Asked August 28, 2020)

There is no official conversion kit.

How are the circuit breakers reset on the WGen5300DFv (Asked August 29, 2021)

The unit is fitted with push-type circuit breakers. To reset them, simply push them in.

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Westinghouse WGen5300DFv
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  1. 4.15
    Price
    100
    Value
    100
    Quality
    70
    Performance
    60

    There would be no cons except it runs rough on gas unless you cut back on the choke. Propane running has no problem. If I can find a carb adjustment this work out great.

    + PROS:
    • 5000 + wattage
    - CONS:
    • rough running on gas only.
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  2. 2.25
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    40
    Quality
    90
    Performance
    10

    Im getting kickback when I haven’t had the generator more than 4 months.

    + PROS:
    • Ummmm I'm thinking...
    - CONS:
    • Ive never been great with numbers but from what ive gathered as far as what it should do vs what it really does is quite different. I get 2 hours per gallon on 50 percent load. I haven't had the generator for 3 months and I'm getting kickback. Ive been very good about oil changes, etc...from the start (I had a feeling buying this westinghouse generator was a mistake) it sounded like it ran rough...used too much gas...i guess i should have gone with my gut feeling. Anyway, there ya have it. My very own first review...i recently sent in a request for help. Lets see how they do as far as customer service.
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  3. 5
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    Value
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    Quality
    100
    Performance
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    Bought this for our Adventures with our little 20′ R-Pod Camper trailer, 3 trips with it so far, relaxing on property we have off the Grid, Great not getting bothered with stupid Cell calls. We can peacefully plan and work on building the cabin now, away from all the Bullshit, Just the wife and I. No Issues at all, Have ran it on both Gas and Propane.

    + PROS:
    • easy pull start, 30A RV Ready for our Travel Trailer. able to provide power for heated drinking water hose, and power tools, use gasoline or propane, Transfer Switch ready.
    - CONS:
    • None I can think of already does what I needed it for and exceeded my expectation by being Transfer Switch ready.
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