- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,700 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 52 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: 18 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 104.7 lbs
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The engine of the Westinghouse iGen4500cv is a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke that runs on gasoline and can put out 120V. It has a running power of 3,700W and a maximum power of 4,500W. Also, the device can work in parallel (but doesn’t come with a parallel cord), so it can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for more power. This inverter generator has a noise rating of 52 dBA, which is just a little bit louder than a quiet suburb. It starts up with a simple pull-start mechanism. The iGen4500cv can run for up to 18 hours on a full tank of fuel, which is 3.4 gallons (fuel consumption is approximately 0.19 GPH). The iGen4500cv makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of 3%, so it’s safe to plug sensitive electronics into an AC outlet (THD).
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets for: Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle.It also has 2 DC outlets: there are two 5V USB ports (USB-A) that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones and tablets.Because it has a TT-30R plug (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”), this Westinghouse generator is ready for an RV.
A digital data center on the iGen4500cv’s control panel shows the voltage, lifetime run hours, remaining run time, power output, and fuel level, which makes it possible to keep track of its status and activity.In addition to this information, there are several lights that tell you when the oil level is too low, when the generator is overloaded, and when it is ready to use.As far as safety goes, the device has an automatic shut-off for low oil and a circuit breaker for overheating, so you can use it without worrying.It also has a sensor for carbon monoxide.This sensor is meant to measure the amount of carbon monoxide in the air while the generator is running.If the generator isn’t set up right and carbon monoxide levels get too high, the generator will turn off by itself.It’s a nice extra safety measure, but don’t forget to take your generator outside at all times.The Westinghouse iGen4500cv comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual, which will help you get the device up and running quickly.It also comes with oil, a tool kit, and a funnel.You can also buy a separate cover for storing the chair.
Since the Westinghouse iGen4500cv is an inverter generator, its closed frame (L24.5 x W17.5 x H20 in) makes it look better than traditional devices with open frames.The generator has a modern look and is easy to use when generating power for fun.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that you can move it, but at 104.7 lbs., it may be hard to move it by hand.Still, once it’s on the ground, the device’s two wheels and telescoping handle make up for its lack of mobility and make it easy to move.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Westinghouse-iGen4500cv 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||0.107 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||224 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V|
|Running watts||3,700 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30.8 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.5 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||18 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|DC outlets||2x 5V USB port (USB-A)|
|Data center||Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, remaining run time and voltage|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||3.4 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||24.5 x 17.5 x 20 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||52 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, 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
The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was established in 1886, and its heritage business, Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment, is situated in the US.The Westinghouse name continues to be the brand name for many of its electrical solutions, which range throughout the scale from power plants to portable generators, despite the fact that the firm has been acquired and integrated into the American CBS.The primary product of Westinghouse’s Outdoor Power Equipment division, portable generators were previously produced by Westpro Power Systems, which Midwest Equipment acquired in 2016.Under the Westinghouse brand, lawn tools including trimmers and blowers are also offered for sale.Their entire line of items is American-designed.However, according to a number of sites, they are frequently made in China.
A warranty covers the Westinghouse iGen4500cv for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Check out Westinghouse’s warranty policies if you want to know more about the warranty on Westinghouse generators.You can also call their customer service line at 1-855-944-3571.