- Wattage (Gas): 6,600 W / 5,300 W
- THD: < 23%
- Noise Level: 68 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 11 h
- Weight: 136.6 lbs
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The Westinghouse WGen5300c has an OHV 4-stroke engine that is 274 cc. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 5,300W and a peak wattage of 6,600W. The generator has a noise level of 68 dBA, which is quieter than background music. It has both a simple pull-start mechanism and an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). The WGen5300c can also be started from a distance, which makes it even more convenient (key fob included). With 4.7 gallons of fuel, the WGen5300c can run for about 11 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.43 GPH). Since the WGen5300c has a THD of about 23%, it shouldn’t be used to power electronics that are sensitive to noise.
There are 4 AC outlets on the control panel: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) outlet.Because it has a TT-30R plug (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”), this Westinghouse generator is ready for an RV.The WGen5300c is also ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.If the power goes out, you can easily connect it to a breaker box and keep your home running.
The WGen5300c’s control panel has a digital data center that gives you information about the voltage, frequency, and lifetime run hours.This helps you keep track of its activity and status.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.For safety, the generator has an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, 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 WGen5300c 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 a tool kit, oil, a battery charger, a key fob, and a funnel.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Westinghouse WGen5300c is made with a typical open frame that measures L23.2 x W20.1 x H19.1 in, This frame gives it support and stability and lets it be raised above ground level.The design shown is great for the outdoors and other rough places.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that you can move it, but at 136.6 lbs., it may be hard to move it by hand.But its wheel kit and folding handle make it easy to move once it’s on the ground, which makes up for its lack of maneuverability.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Westinghouse-WGen5300c 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||0.364 gal/kWh|
|Engine||274 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||5,300 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||6,600 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||44.2/22.1 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||55/27.5 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||11 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Data center||Lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|Fuel tank||4.7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.2 x 20.1 x 19.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||68 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, battery, and wheel 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 WGen5300c 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.