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Westinghouse WGen7500DF Spec Review

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The Westinghouse WGen7500DF is an open frame dual fuel 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 WGen7500DF is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food van owners and people participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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 WGen7500DF in use

The Westinghouse WGen7500DF

The dual-fuel technology of the Westinghouse WGen7500DF allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 7500W and a starting wattage of 9500W. If propane-powered, it gives 6750 rated watts and 8550 starting watts.

Enjoying a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator can be started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also to a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). For additional convenience, the WGen7500DF may also be remotely started (key fob included).

The WGen7500DF, with a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, reaches a run time of up to 16 hours utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.41 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of up to 11 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.43 GPH) with propane.

The quite high THD (<23%) of the WGen7500DF makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive of electronic devices.

The generator will allow you to simultaneously power various devices, for example:Note: Not all of these items may be able to start at the same time. These examples are based on a maximum load of 75 % and on wattage estimates. Use our wattage calculator to find out if this product will be suitable for your needs.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

In addition, it provides 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Because the WGen7500DF is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.

Portability

The Westinghouse WGen7500DF 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. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

As the generator's weight is 194 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Never less, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen7500DF

The WGen7500DF's control panel

The control panel of the WGen7500DF includes a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours, helpful for the monitoring of 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.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

With the basic documentation and a user manual, letting you start the generator quickly, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, propane hose, battery charger, funnel, oil and key fob.

Emissions

The Westinghouse WGen7500DF is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 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 WGen7500DF versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen7500DF compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • Weight-wise, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF has only 194 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.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 74 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Powermate DF7500E. With just 68 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • The WGen7500DF provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching 16 hours at 25% load.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.41 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Several accessories included
  • Remote start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Lightweight for its kind (194 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Westinghouse WGen7500DF doesn't have any notably low specs.
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    Price history for the Westinghouse WGen7500DF
    Latest updates:
    • $830.40 - September 14, 2019
    • $949.00 - September 10, 2019
    • $768.18 - August 11, 2019
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    • $768.18 - June 25, 2019
    • $731.60 - June 24, 2019
    • $949.00 - June 23, 2019
    • $731.60 - June 18, 2019
    Since: April 27, 2019
    • Highest Price: $949.00 - April 27, 2019
    • Lowest Price: $731.60 - June 18, 2019

    Features and Specifications

    General

    InverterNo
    PortableYes
    Parallel capableNo
    RV readyNo
    FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
    Engine420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
    Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote

    Power

    VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
    GasolinePropane
    Running watts7500 W6750 W
    Starting watts9500 W8550 W
    Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps56.3/28.1 amps
    Peaks amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps71.3/35.6 amps
    Run time @50% load11 hN/A
    Run time @25% load16 h11 h

    Features

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

    Misc

    Weight194 lbs
    Dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 26.5 x 26 in
    Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
    THD< 23%
    EmissionsCARB, EPA
    SecurityLow oil and overload protection
    Spark arrestorYes
    NeutralBonded to frame
    Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger and propane hose
    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 WGen7500DF 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.

    Questions & Answers

    QWhat happens if connected to my house, the house pulls 45 to 50 amps. (Asked July 09, 2019)

    AThe WGen7500DF can produce a total of 62.5 running amps. However, it has no 50 A outlet. The maximum you'll get out of a single outlet is 30 A through the L14-30R.

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