- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 4,200 W
- THD: < 6%
- Noise Level: 76 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 15 h
- Weight: 160 lbs
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The Dewalt DXGN4500 is made with a gasoline-powered Honda GX270 OHV 4-stroke engine with 270 cc and 8.5 hp. It has an output voltage of 120/240V and a running wattage of 4,200W and a peak wattage of 4,500W. The generator has a simple pull-start mechanism that has been used for a long time. It has a noise level of 76 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner). Due to its 7-gallon fuel tank, the DXGN4500 can run for about 15 hours at 0.5 load (using about 0.47 GPH of fuel per hour) on a full tank. Since the DXGN4500 has a THD of about 6%, it is best not to use it to power electronics that are sensitive to noise.
There are 6 AC outlets on the control panel: two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 20A (L14-20R) receptacle.Although this Dewalt generator isn’t RV ready, its L5-30R receptacle enables for a simple RV connection using an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor.
The DXGN4500’s control panel has a digital data center that helps you keep track of its status and activity by giving you information about how long it has been running.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in it.For safety, the generator has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.The Dewalt DXGN4500 comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual so you can start using it right away.It also comes with oil and a tool kit.
The standard, open frame design of the Dewalt DXGN4500, which is L28.2 in x W21.3 in x H24.1 in, gives the generator stability and lets it be raised above ground level.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, but at 160 pounds, it may be hard to move it by hand.The device also has a lift hook on the top of its frame, which makes loading, unloading, and moving the generator safer.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Dewalt-DXGN4500 compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|Fuel efficiency||0.077 gal/kWh|
|Engine||270 cc Honda GX270 OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||4,200 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||35/17.5 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.5/18.8 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||15 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120/240V 20A (L14-20R)|
|Data center||Lifetime run hours|
|Fuel tank||Metal, 7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||28.2 x 21.3 x 24.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||76 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil and tool kit|
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
DeWalt is a well-known US-based manufacturer of power tools that was established in 1922 by Raymon DeWalt.DeWalt, a current subsidiary of the Stanley Black & Decker company, has 7 manufacturing locations in the US and a wide range of items to choose from, including everything from screwdrivers to portable generators.The portable generator series from DeWalt features open, traditional designs with a range of outputs, some of which are propelled by Honda engines.They are reportedly not all built in the US, unlike many of their tools, and are instead _manufactured under license by Generac_.
The warranty for the Dewalt DXGN4500 lasts for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Check out Dewalt’s warranty policies to learn more about the warranty on Dewalt generators.You can also call their customer service line at 1-800-4-DEWALT (800-433-9258).