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Westinghouse WGen7500DFc - 7500/9500W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen7500DFc is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 7,500 W and a starting wattage of 9,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $949.00 - February 17, 2024
  • $1,149.00 - September 15, 2023
  • $799.00 - September 13, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,149.00 - September 15, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $799.00 - September 13, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse WGen7500DFc is the newer version of the popular WGen7500DF. It's 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 able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WGen7500DFc in use

The Westinghouse WGen7500DFc

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen7500DFc delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 7,500W and a peak wattage of 9,500W. When propane-powered, it has 6,750 rated watts and 8,550 peak watts.

Operating with a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator offers two starting options: a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism and a practical and straightforward electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the WGen7500DFc can be remotely started (key fob included).

As for its running time, the WGen7500DFc, along with its 6.6 gallons fuel capacity, can run for up to 16 hours with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.41 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for up to 11 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.43 GPH).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the WGen7500DFc is not recommended due to its high THD (<23%).

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 (USB-A) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Since the WGen7500DFc bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.

Westinghouse's ST Switch Outlet

Picture of the ST Switch outlet

The ST Switch outlet

The WGen7500DFc 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 WGen7500DFc 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 WGen7500DFc ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

With a weight of 202.1 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. 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 WGen7500DFc

The WGen7500DFc's control panel

Integrated into the control center of the WGen7500DFc are a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics, facilitating the monitoring of its status and activity.

With its built-in fuel gauge, the generator provides quick and convenient gas level checks.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

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.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Westinghouse WGen7500DFc also comes with some accessories: key fob, propane hose, battery charger, oil, funnel and tool kit are included. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Westinghouse WGen7500DFc versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen7500DFc compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 202.1 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen7500DFc finds itself in the expected weight range for dual fuel generators able to produce between 7000 and 8000 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, standing at just 133 lbs.
  • Because this generator emits noise as low as 72 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. If you value reduced noise levels, the Champion 201175 could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 61 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the WGen7500DFc, with an autonomy of up to 16 hours at a 25% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. For those prioritizing autonomy, the DuroMax XP8500EH could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching up to 25 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. In terms of fuel efficiency within its wattage range, this generator falls short: it consumes approximately 0.41 GPH at a 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the DuroMax XP8500EH. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.32 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7000-8000W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen7500DFc 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Smart Switch Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (202.1 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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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 (USB-A)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight202.1 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, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC850011336694

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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 WGen7500DFc 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
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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