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Westinghouse WGen7500c - 7500/9500W Portable Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen7500c 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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  • $849.00 - December 9, 2023
  • $1,049.00 - December 5, 2023
  • $986.64 - December 4, 2023
  • $1,049.00 - December 2, 2023
  • $916.53 - November 30, 2023
  • $996.55 - November 25, 2023
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  • $749.00 - November 5, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,049.00 - November 22, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $690.98 - November 3, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse WGen7500c is the newer version of the reliable WGen7500. It's a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • 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
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen7500c in use

The Westinghouse WGen7500c

The Westinghouse WGen7500c's design includes a gasoline-fueled 420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 7,500W and also a peak wattage of 9,500W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), this generator can be started thanks to a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism, but also to a convenient and efficient electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the WGen7500c may be remotely started, enhancing user convenience (key fob included).

Featuring a 6.6 gallons fuel tank, the WGen7500c can provide power for up to 16 hours on a full tank (with fuel consumption averaging 0.41 gallons per hour).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the WGen7500c is not recommended due to its high THD (<23%).

Outlets

The control panel features 5 AC outlets as follows:

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

Since it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WGen7500c is tailored to be transfer switch ready, making it easy to connect it to your breaker box for home power support during outages.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen7500c 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 WGen7500c 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

With dimensions of L27.2 x W26.1 x H26 in, the traditional open frame design of the Westinghouse WGen7500c ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

While weighing 197.1 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀10") 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 WGen7500c

The WGen7500c's control panel

Included in the control panel of the WGen7500c are a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics, essential for monitoring its status and activity.

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

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.

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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Westinghouse WGen7500c, the following accessories are also included: funnel, battery charger, oil, tool kit and key fob. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Product Video

The Westinghouse WGen7500c versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen7500c compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • At a weight of 197.1 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen7500c places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 7000-8000 rated wattage range. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, weighing just 133 pounds.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 72 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. 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 WGen7500c's up to 16 hours of runtime on a full tank fall within the average autonomy range for similarly powerful generators. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the DuroMax XP8500EH shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling up to 25 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. 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 wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Champion 201176, with a fuel consumption of 0.31 GPH could be in your good books.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Westinghouse WGen7500c vs Westinghouse WGen7500.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the Westinghouse WGen7500c 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
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Smart Switch Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (197.1 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
Weight197.1 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, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
UPC850011336687

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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 WGen7500c 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Satelite receiver250250
Total5992 W7092 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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