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Westinghouse WGen5300DFv (Discontinued)

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Description

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To sum up, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv is a compact portable generator tailored for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • 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 who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv in use

The Westinghouse WGen5300DFv

The dual-fuel technology of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv 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 6,500W. If propane-powered, it gives 4,800 rated watts and 5,800 starting watts.

Enjoying a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than background music), this generator gets running thanks to a manual recoil starter system.

In terms of running time, the WGen5300DFv, 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.

Considering its high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 23%, it is not recommended to rely on the WGen5300DFv for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) 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. In addition, the WGen5300DFv's twist-lock L14-30R receptacle makes it transfer switch ready, enabling hassle-free connection to your breaker box for powering your home during outages.

Portability

Measuring L23.2 x W20.1 x H19.1 in, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Despite its 134.5 lbs, the generator falls under the category of 'portable,' signifying its movability, although its weight may hinder easy portability. Despite the restricted maneuverability, its wheel kit and its folding handle provides a solution, allowing for convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv

The WGen5300DFv's control panel

To help you monitor the WGen5300DFv's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter, displaying voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours information.

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

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

In addition to the traditional documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to help you get started promptly, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv also includes several accessories: propane hose, oil, tool kit and funnel. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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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 dual fuel generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • At 134.5 lbs in dry weight, the Westinghouse WGen5300DFv fits well within the typical weight bracket for dual fuel generators producing 4500 to 5500 rated watts. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the WEN DF5600X is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 113 pounds.
  • With a lowest possible noise of 68 dBA, this generator places itself amongst the more quiet of the products delivering similar power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the DuroMax XP7000iH. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 62 dBA.
  • Among its dual fuel devices with similar power, the WGen5300DFv offers one of the higher run times, running for around 11 hours at 50% load. For those prioritizing autonomy, the WEN DF5600X could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 12.5 hours.
  • 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.43 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is among the more fuel-efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.35 GPH, the WEN DF5600X is a device you could look out for.
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The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Quiet for its power (68 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (134.5 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start

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

Let us know and write your own review.

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 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
UPC850011336496

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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 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
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
Drain cleaner250250
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
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.

Westinghouse WGen5300DFv
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  1. 5
    Price
    100
    Value
    100
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    100

    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.
    Helpful(3) Unhelpful(0)You have already voted this
  2. 2.25
    Price
    40
    Value
    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. 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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