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Westinghouse WGen7500DF - 7500/9500W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

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Description

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In short, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen7500DF in use

The Westinghouse WGen7500DF

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF provides 120/240V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 7,500W and a starting wattage of 9,500W. When propane-powered, it offers 6,750 running watts and 8,550 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator features a manual recoil starter system, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the WGen7500DF can be remotely started (key fob included).

In terms of running time, the WGen7500DF, equipped with a 6.6 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for up to 16 hours on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.41 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides up to 11 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.43 GPH) of operation.

The WGen7500DF is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its high THD (<23%).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 5 AC outlets:

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

Moreover, it boasts 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports ensuring convenient charging of devices like mobile phones and tablets, for connectivity on the go.

Equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WGen7500DF is engineered to be transfer switch ready, enabling simple hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen7500DF 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 WGen7500DF 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

Measuring L27.2 x W26.1 x H26 in, the classic open frame build of the Westinghouse WGen7500DF delivers stability and easy maintenance access to components, facilitating air circulation. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

As the generator's weight is 201 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). 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 WGen7500DF

The WGen7500DF's control panel

The WGen7500DF 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.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Westinghouse WGen7500DF, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, funnel, propane hose, battery charger, key fob and oil. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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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 dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 201 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF finds itself in the expected weight range for dual fuel generators able to produce between 7000 and 8000 rated watts. If you are mindful of weight, the Sportsman GEN85KIDF is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 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 is a concern for you, you could consider the Champion 201175, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, rated at 61 dBA.
  • In terms of autonomy, the WGen7500DF offers up to 16 hours at a 25% load, placing it at the lower range within its type and power range. 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.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. This generator is somewhat less fuel-efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.41 GPH at a 25% load. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the DuroMax XP8500EH, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.32 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7000-8000W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen7500DF 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Smart Switch Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (201 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Westinghouse WGen7500DF 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 readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts7,500 W6,750 W
Starting watts9,500 W8,550 W
Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps56.3/28.1 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps71.3/35.6 amps
Run time @50% load11 h8 h
Run time @25% load16 h11 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 outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight201 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, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC855464003636

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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 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 (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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
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
What happens if connected to my house, the house pulls 45 to 50 amps. (Asked July 09, 2019)

The 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.

How and when do I use the battery charger (Asked October 06, 2020)

Battery service is detailed page 29 of the owner's manual (opens in a new tab).

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  1. 5
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    I purchased this generator about 9 weeks ago. It runs great, easy to start and easy to move. It runs smooth with gas or propane. I have had three other generators of other brands. I give a 5 star across the board. I really like it and trust it will handle the load when needed. I tested it out several times with a load and runs perfect. You cant go wrong with this generator. This unit is not heavy, it is normal weight for a strong powered generator and moves easy.

    + PROS:
    • Runs great and easy to starts. Very nice quality I trust this brand and the reviews have been strong.. Very quiet for a generator.
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  2. 4.15
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    Other than the noise it is a good product and reliable. I will say that it quite heavy so caution is needed when moving it over any rough surface.

    + PROS:
    • Electric start is welcome addition
    - CONS:
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