- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,700 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 52 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 18 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 15 h
- Weight: 105.8 lbs
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The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc’s dual-fuel technology lets it put out 120V and gives it a lot of power and flexibility. If it is powered by gasoline, the device has a running power of 3,700W and a starting power of 4,500W. If it runs on propane, it has a rated power of 3330 watts and a starting power of 4050 watts. Also, since it can work in parallel (but doesn’t come with a parallel cord), its power can be increased by connecting it to a second unit that works with it. The noise level of this inverter generator is 52 dBA, which is just a little louder than a quiet suburb. It can be started with a pull-start or an electric starter that is easy to use (battery included). To make things even easier, the iGen4500DFc can be turned on from a distance (key fob included). With a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons, the iGen4500DFc can run on gasoline for up to 18 hours (using about 0.19 GPH) or on propane for up to 22 hours (using about 0.21 GPH) on a 20-lb tank. The iGen4500DFc makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of less than 3%, so it’s safe to plug sensitive electronics into AC outlets (THD).
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet and a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet.It also has 2 DC outlets: there are two 5V USB ports (USB-A) that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones or tablets.Because it has a TT-30R plug (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”), this Westinghouse generator is ready for an RV.
The iGen4500DFc’s control panel has a digital data center that shows the lifetime run hours, power output, remaining run time, voltage, and fuel level.This lets you keep track of its status and activity.In addition to this information, the lights show you if the oil level is too low, if the generator is ready, and if it is too full.As for safety features, the device has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without worry.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 iGen4500DFc comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a funnel, oil, a tool kit, a battery charger, a key fob, and a propane hose.You can also buy a separate cover for storing the chair.
The Westinghouse iGen4500DFc is an inverter generator that is 24.5 inches long, 17.5 inches wide, and 20 inches high.So, it looks better than most other products with open frames.The generator has a modern look and is easy to use when generating power for fun.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it is very hard to move by hand because it weighs 105.8 pounds.Once it’s on the ground, though, it can still be moved easily with the help of its two wheels (diameter: 5.5″) and telescoping handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Westinghouse-iGen4500DFc 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||0.197 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||224 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V|
|Running watts||3,700 W||3,330 W|
|Starting watts||4,500 W||4,050 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30.8 amps||27.8 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.5 amps||33.8 amps|
|Run time @50% load||15 h||Unspecified|
|Run time @25% load||18 h||22 h|
|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, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, and battery|
- 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.
There is a warranty on the Westinghouse iGen4500DFc 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.