- Wattage (Gas): 6,600 W / 5,300 W
- THD: < 23%
- Noise Level: 68 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: 14.5 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 11 h
- Weight: 133.6 lbs
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The Westinghouse WGen5300cv 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 is meant to make 68 dBA of noise (a little lower than background music). It has a pull-start mechanism, which is a common way to start a motor. With a full tank, the WGen5300cv can run for up to 14.5 hours (using about 0.32 GPH of fuel). This is because it can hold 4.7 gallons of fuel. Because the WGen5300cv has a THD of about 23%, it’s not a good idea to use it to power sensitive electronics.
The control panel has 4 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, and a 120V/240V 30A (L14-30R) outlet.This Westinghouse generator is RV ready because it has a TT-30R plug.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.The WGen5300cv is also ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can connect it to a breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The status and activity of the WGen5300cv can be easily checked on the control panel, which has a meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to find out how much gas is in it.When it comes to safety, this product has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without any worries.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 WGen5300cv comes with oil, a tool kit, and a funnel, as well as the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual to get you up and running right away.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Westinghouse WGen5300cv is 23.2 inches long, 20.1 inches wide, and 19.1 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.The generator weighs 133.6 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically considered “portable” (movable).Once it is on the ground, it can still be moved easily with the help of its wheels and folding handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Westinghouse-WGen5300cv 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||0.239 gal/kWh|
|Engine||274 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|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||14.5 h||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)|
|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, 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 WGen5300cv 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.