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Westinghouse WGen9500DF Spec Review

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The Westinghouse WGen9500DF is a powerful open frame dual fuel portable generator with a rated wattage of 9500 W and a starting wattage of 12500 W.

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Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF is a powerful portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners and participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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

Power & Run Time

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The Westinghouse WGen9500DF

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Westinghouse WGen9500DF provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 9500W along with a peak wattage of 12500W. While propane-powered, it provides 8500 rated watts and 11200 starting watts.

The generator is rated for a noise of 73 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher). Its starting mechanisms include a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the WGen9500DF can be remotely started (key fob included).

Regarding its running time, the WGen9500DF, with a 6.6 gallons fuel capacity can operate for up to 17.5 hours with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.38 GPH). When using propane, it can run for up to 11 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.43 GPH).

The quite high THD (<23%) of the WGen9500DF makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

It also sports 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Because the WGen9500DF 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 WGen9500DF has a conventional, open frame design, of the following dimensions: L27.2 x W26.5 x H26 in, which offers support and allows it to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

As the generator's weight is 220 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, a wheel kit (⌀10") and a folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

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The WGen9500DF's control panel

To help you monitor the WGen9500DF's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use.

Apart from the typical documentation and a user manual, which lets you start it right away, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF also is packed along with the following accessories: key fob, propane hose, battery charger, tool kit, oil and funnel.

Emissions

The Westinghouse WGen9500DF is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

The Westinghouse WGen9500DF versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen9500DF compare to generators of similar power (between 9000 and 10000 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF weighs just 220 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 9000 to 10000 rated wattage generators. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Rainier R12000DF with only 196 pounds.
  • The generator can be considered average in its noise for its power category, as it is rated at 73 dBA. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the A-iPower SUA12000ED. With just 69 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As the WGen9500DF features an autonomy of up to 17.5 hours at 25% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its power range.
  • 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.38 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 9000-10000W generators, the Westinghouse WGen9500DF 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 (220 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (73 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Westinghouse WGen9500DF doesn't have any notably low specs.
  • Do you own the Westinghouse WGen9500DF and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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    Features and Specifications

    General

    InverterNo
    PortableYes
    Parallel capableNo
    RV readyNo
    FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
    Engine457 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
    Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote

    Power

    VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
    GasolinePropane
    Running watts9500 W8500 W
    Starting watts12500 W11200 W
    Running amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps70.8/35.4 amps
    Peaks amps (@120/240V)104.2/52.1 amps93.3/46.7 amps
    Run time @50% load12 hN/A
    Run time @25% load17.5 h11 h

    Features

    GFCI outletsYes
    Covered outletsYes
    Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
    AC outlets2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
    1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
    1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
    DC outlets2x 5V USB port
    Data centerVFT
    IndicatorsNo
    Fuel tankSteel, 6.6 gal
    Fuel gaugeYes

    Misc

    Weight220 lbs
    Dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 26.5 x 26 in
    Noise (lower limit)73 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 WGen9500DF 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.

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