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Westinghouse WPro8500 Spec Review

The Westinghouse WPro8500 is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 8500 W and a starting wattage of 11500 W.

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  • $1,108.11 - May 20, 2021
  • $1,138.36 - May 19, 2021
  • $1,108.11 - April 21, 2021
  • $1,130.27 - April 8, 2021
  • $1,108.11 - March 31, 2021
  • $1,099.00 - February 27, 2021
  • $1,138.36 - February 25, 2021
  • $1,120.88 - January 23, 2021
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Since: January 23, 2021
  • Highest Price: $1,138.36 - February 25, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $1,099.00 - February 27, 2021

Description

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In summary, the Westinghouse WPro8500 is a powerful portable generator especially useful for professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working.

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Westinghouse WPro8500 in use

The Westinghouse WPro8500

The Westinghouse WPro8500's design includes a gasoline-fueled 457 cc (13.5 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 8500W and also a peak wattage of 11500W.

The generator is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher). Its starting mechanisms include a conventional pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). To add further convenience, the WPro8500 can be remotely started (key fob included).

With a fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons, the WPro8500 may run for up to 17.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.38 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the WPro8500 generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The full GFCI control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

It also sports 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

This Westinghouse generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the WPro8500 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The design of the Westinghouse WPro8500 is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L27.5 x W27.5 x H25.5 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 216 lbs. 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.

Further safety during transport, loading and unloading of the device is provided by a lift hook, which is placed on the top of the generator's frame.

Features

Panel of the Westinghouse WPro8500

The WPro8500's control panel

The WPro8500's control center features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Westinghouse WPro8500 also is packed along with the following accessories: battery charger, oil, key fob, tool kit and funnel.

Emissions

The Westinghouse WPro8500 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.

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The Westinghouse WPro8500 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Westinghouse WPro8500 compare to generators of similar power (between 8000 and 9000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 216 pounds, the Westinghouse WPro8500 finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 8000 and 9000 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Dewalt DXGNR8000, with a dry weight of only 183 lbs.
  • Since the generator's noise is rated at 74 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. If you are concerned with noise, check out the A-iPower SUA12000ED, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 69 dBA.
  • As the WPro8500 features an autonomy of up to 17.5 hours at 25% load, it has one of the highest run times in comparison to the other generators of its power range.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.38 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the most fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Westinghouse WPro8500 vs Westinghouse WGen9500.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 8000-9000W generators, the Westinghouse WPro8500 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
  • Full GFCI panel
  • Remote start
  • Clean sine wave
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (216 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:

The Westinghouse WPro8500 doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the Westinghouse WPro8500 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine457 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts8500 W
Starting watts11500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)70.8/35.4 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)95.8/47.9 amps
Run time @50% load12 h
Run time @25% load17.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsFull panel
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight216 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.5 x 27.5 x 25.5 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 5%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
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.

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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, several sources report that they are in many cases manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Westinghouse WPro8500 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Coffee maker600600
Total6792 W8292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Rice cooker650650
Total6790 W7380 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Reciprocating saw730960
Total6790 W11290 W

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    I use the WPro8500 to power a 10 circuit manual transfer switch for key circuits in our home. Had an issue with the carburetor / solenoid switch after the initial use. Westinghouse sent a replacement carburetor kit that was easy to switch out. I’ve owned two other well known brands and I’m very pleased with this generator.

    + PROS:
    • THD < 5%.
    • A 30 and 50 amp receptacle.
    • Manual, electric and remote start.
    • Output readings.
    • 3 year warranty.
    - CONS:
    • None so far.
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