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Westinghouse WGen7500 - 7500/9500W Portable Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen7500 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 7,500 W and a starting wattage of 9,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $599.00 - November 2, 2023
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  • Highest Price: $799.00 - July 12, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $599.00 - November 2, 2023

Description

Zoom on the Westinghouse WGen7500

In summary, the Westinghouse WGen7500 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen7500 in use

The Westinghouse WGen7500

Westinghouse WGen7500 is equipped with a 420 cc (13 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine, running on gasoline and providing 120/240V, boasting a running wattage of 7,500W alongside a starting wattage of 9,500W.

The generator, rated for a noise of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), provides flexibility in starting, offering both a conventional pull-start mechanism and a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the WGen7500 may be remotely started, enhancing user convenience (separate purchase).

With its 6.6 gallons fuel tank, the WGen7500 can operate for up to 16 hours when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.41 GPH).

Since the WGen7500 has a high THD (<23%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

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.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen7500 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 WGen7500 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 L27.2 x W26.1 x H26 in, the standard open frame design of the Westinghouse WGen7500 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Despite its 196 lbs, the generator falls under the category of 'portable,' signifying its movability, although its weight may hinder easy portability. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen7500

The WGen7500's control panel

To facilitate status and activity monitoring, a convenient meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours are embedded in the control panel of the WGen7500.

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

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.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Westinghouse WGen7500 also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, oil, battery charger and funnel. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Product Videos

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).

  • As its weight is 196 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen7500 falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 7000-8000 rated wattage category. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Sportsman GEN85KIDF is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 133 pounds.
  • With noise emissions reaching as low as 72 dBA, this generator has a noise level typical for devices of its power category. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Champion 201175, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 61 dBA.
  • At a 25% load, the WGen7500's up to 16 hours of runtime on a full tank fall within the average autonomy range for similarly powerful generators. If extended autonomy is what matters most to you, the DuroMax XP8500EH could be an excellent choice, offering one of the longest run times among units in its power category, reaching up to 25 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. The generator utilizes approximately 0.41 GPH of gasoline at a 25% load, placing it within the typical range of fuel consumption seen in products of comparable wattage. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.31 GPH, the Champion 201176 is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start capable
  • Smart Switch Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (196 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts7,500 W
Starting watts9,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Peak 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 outlets
  • 2x 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
Weight196 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 26.1 x 26 in
Noise (lower limit)72 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
UPC855464003988

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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 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 (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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Satelite receiver250250
Total5992 W7492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5995 W6585 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Bug zapper8080
Total4880 W9380 W

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