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Westinghouse WGen7500 Spec Review

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The Westinghouse WGen7500 is an open frame portable generator with a rated wattage of 7500 W and a starting wattage of 9500 W.

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Westinghouse WGen7500 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food truck owners and people participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen7500 in use

The Westinghouse WGen7500

The Westinghouse WGen7500 is powered by a 420 cc (13 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120/240V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 7500W as well as a peak wattage of 9500W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 73 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), this generator can be started thanks to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included), but also to a conventional pull-start mechanism. The WGen7500 can also be remotely started, offering further convenience. (separate purchase).

The WGen7500 can operate for up to 16 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.41 GPH), due to its fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons.

The quite high THD (<23%) of the WGen7500 makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive of electronic devices.

Several examples of what the generator may allow you to power simultaneously are:Note: All of these devices might not start simultaneously. Provided examples are based on a maximum load of 75 % and estimated wattages. With the help of our wattage calculator you can find out if this product suits your requirements.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 5 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WGen7500 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The Westinghouse WGen7500 has the following dimensions: L27.2 x W26.5 x H26 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 192 lbs. Still, once it is on the ground, a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

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The WGen7500's control panel

The WGen7500 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.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

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.

Apart from the typical documentation and a user manual, which lets you start it right away, the Westinghouse WGen7500 also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, oil, tool kit and battery charger.

Emissions

The Westinghouse WGen7500 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.

Product Videos

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The Westinghouse WGen7500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen7500 compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Westinghouse WGen7500 has only 192 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 7000 to 8000 rated watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Lifan LF8750iEPL with only 185 pounds.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 73 dBA, this generator is one of the quieter devices of similar power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Powermate DF7500E, whose lowest noise levels reach just 68 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of 16 hours at 25% load, the WGen7500 benefits from one of the highest run time of generators of a similar output.
  • 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 At an estimated fuel consumption 0.41 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this generator is a rather fuel efficient one within its wattage category.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the Westinghouse WGen7500 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
  • Remote start capable
  • Lightweight for its kind (192 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (73 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Westinghouse WGen7500 doesn't have any notably low specs.
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    Where to buy the Westinghouse WGen7500?

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    Features and Specifications

    General

    InverterNo
    PortableYes
    Parallel capableNo
    RV readyNo
    FuelGasoline
    Engine420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
    Starting systemElectric, Recoil, Remote

    Power

    VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
    Running watts7500 W
    Starting watts9500 W
    Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
    Peaks amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps
    Run time @50% load11 h
    Run time @25% load16 h

    Features

    GFCI outletsYes
    Covered outletsYes
    Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
    AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
    1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
    DC outletsNo
    Data centerVFT
    IndicatorsNo
    Fuel tankSteel, 6.6 gal
    Fuel gaugeYes

    Misc

    Weight192 lbs
    Dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 26.5 x 26 in
    Noise (lower limit)73 dBA
    THD< 23%
    EmissionsCARB, EPA
    SecurityLow oil and overload protection
    Spark arrestorYes
    NeutralBonded to frame
    Accessories includedBattery charger, oil, funnel and tool kit
    Warranty3 years

    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.

    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 – which are the main product of the Outdoor Power Equipment branch of Westinghouse. 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 WGen7500 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-855-944-3571.

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