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Westinghouse WGen9500DFc - 9500/12500W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen9500DFc is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 9,500 W and a starting wattage of 12,500 W. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $1,049.00 - December 9, 2023
  • $1,249.00 - December 2, 2023
  • $1,127.22 - December 1, 2023
  • $1,186.55 - November 30, 2023
  • $1,249.00 - November 29, 2023
  • $1,070.85 - November 27, 2023
  • $1,127.22 - November 26, 2023
  • $1,186.55 - November 25, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,249.00 - September 13, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $1,049.00 - December 9, 2023

Description

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The Westinghouse WGen9500DFc is the newer version of the extremely popular WGen9500DF. It's a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Homeowners who wish to power almost all appliances in their house under any circumstances
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 WGen9500DFc in use

The Westinghouse WGen9500DFc

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Westinghouse WGen9500DFc delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 9,500W and a peak wattage of 12,500W. When propane-powered, it has 8,500 rated watts and 11,200 peak watts.

At a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), this generator provides the choice between a conventional pull-start mechanism or a user-friendly and hassle-free electric starter (battery included) for starting. Furthermore, the WGen9500DFc can be remotely started, providing users with added ease of use (key fob included).

The running time of the WGen9500DFc, with its 6.6 gallons fuel capacity, can reach up to 12 hours on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.55 GPH). With propane, it can reach around 7 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.67 GPH).

Given the WGen9500DFc's high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 23%, it is advisable to avoid using it to power sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:

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

If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this Westinghouse unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet. In addition, equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WGen9500DFc 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 WGen9500DFc 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 WGen9500DFc 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 its L27.2 x W26.1 x H26.5 in dimensions, the open frame structure of the Westinghouse WGen9500DFc guarantees stability, simplified maintenance access to components, and better air cooling than enclosed units. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Despite its weight of 212 lbs, the generator is still considered 'portable,' meaning it is movable, although its heftiness may restrict portability in certain environments or require additional considerations for transportation and setup. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen9500DFc

The WGen9500DFc's control panel

To help you monitor the WGen9500DFc's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter, displaying voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours information.

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

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

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 WGen9500DFc, the following accessories are also included: oil, funnel, key fob, battery charger, tool kit and propane hose. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Westinghouse WGen9500DFc versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen9500DFc compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 9000 and 10000 W).

  • As its weight is 212 pounds, the Westinghouse WGen9500DFc falls in the expected weight range of the dual fuel devices in the 9000-10000 rated wattage category. Weight-conscious users may find the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 187.4 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 74 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If you value reduced noise levels, the DuroMax XP11000iH could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 61 dBA.
  • Concerning its runtime, the WGen9500DFc provides around 8 hours at a 50% load, indicating that it falls on the lower side compared to other generators of its type and power range. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, reaching around 12 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. As this generator uses an estimated 0.83 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.66 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 9000-10000W dual fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen9500DFc 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
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Smart Switch Ready
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (212 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the noisy side (74 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine457 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts9,500 W8,500 W
Starting watts12,500 W11,200 W
Running amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps70.8/35.4 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)104.2/52.1 amps93.3/46.7 amps
Run time @50% load8 h7 h
Run time @25% load12 hUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight212 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.2 x 26.1 x 26.5 in
Noise (lower limit)74 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
UPC850011336663

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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 WGen9500DFc 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Slow cooker270270
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7567 W9067 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7595 W8185 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total7590 W12090 W

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