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Westinghouse WGen9500TFc - 9500/12500W Tri Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Westinghouse WGen9500TFc is a powerful open frame tri-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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  • $1,149.00 - December 9, 2023
  • $1,199.00 - November 20, 2023
  • $1,139.05 - November 17, 2023
  • $1,199.00 - November 17, 2023
  • $1,027.98 - November 15, 2023
  • $1,082.09 - November 14, 2023
  • $1,139.05 - November 14, 2023
  • $1,199.00 - November 13, 2023
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Since: September 13, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,199.00 - September 13, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $1,027.98 - November 2, 2023

Description

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In a nutshell, the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Prudent homeowners who want a backup power source in case of a power outage
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

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

The Westinghouse WGen9500TFc in use

The Westinghouse WGen9500TFc

The Westinghouse WGen9500TFc delivers 120/240V and benefits from a tri-fuel technology that allows it to run on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. When gasoline-powered, it enjoys a running wattage of 9,500W and a peak wattage of 12,500W. When propane-powered, it benefits from 8,500 rated watts and 11,200 peak watts. Its natural gas operation offers 7,500W of rated wattage and 9,500W of starting wattage.

The generator is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower). Its starting mechanisms include a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the WGen9500TFc can be remotely started (key fob included).

With a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the WGen9500TFc can operate for up to 12 hours using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.55 GPH), or for around 7 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.67 GPH) using propane.

The quite high THD (<23%) of the WGen9500TFc makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 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, since the WGen9500TFc 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 WGen9500TFc 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 WGen9500TFc 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

The design of the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L27.2 x W26.1 x H26.5 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 203.4 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by its wheel kit and its folding handle, with which you can conveniently shift it, once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc

The WGen9500TFc's control panel

The WGen9500TFc's control center features a convenient meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of 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).

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.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, propane hose, key fob, battery charger, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, funnel and oil. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Emissions

The Westinghouse WGen9500TFc 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, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

The Westinghouse WGen9500TFc versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc compare to multi-fuel generators of similar power (between 9000 and 10000 W).

  • As for its weight, the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc weighs only 203.4 pounds, making it one of the lighter multi-fuel generators in the 9000-10000 rated wattage category. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc with only 187.4 pounds.
  • The generator can be considered average in its noise for its type and power category, as it is rated at 74 dBA. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc with only 64 dBA.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 12 hours on a full tank at a 25% load, the WGen9500TFc is on the low end when compared to other multi-fuel generators of a similar power output. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the DuroMax XP11500EH, with up to 20 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This generator is somewhat less fuel efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.55 GPH at a 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.42 GPH, the DuroMax XP11500EH is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 9000-10000W multi-fuel generators, the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc 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
  • Tri-fuel
  • CO Sensor
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
  • Smart Switch Ready
  • Lightweight for its kind (203.4 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelTri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)
Engine457 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolineLPGNG
Running watts9,500 W8,500 W7,500 W
Starting watts12,500 W11,200 W9,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps70.8/35.4 amps62.5/31.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)104.2/52.1 amps93.3/46.7 amps79.2/39.6 amps
Run time @50% load8 h7 hN/A
Run time @25% load12 hUnknownN/A
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 tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight203.4 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, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originVietnam
UPC850032657150

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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 WGen9500TFc 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
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
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
Circular saw12003200
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total7590 W12090 W

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