- 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: 131.4 lbs
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The Westinghouse WGen5300s has a 274 cc OHV 4-stroke engine that puts out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and puts out 5,300W while running and 6,600W at its peak. The generator is meant to make 68 dBA of noise (quieter than a regular conversation). It has both a traditional pull-start mechanism and a simple but elegant electric starter (battery included). The WGen5300s can run for up to 14.5 hours on a full tank of fuel, which is 4.7 gallons (fuel consumption is approximately 0.32 GPH). Due to its relatively high THD (23%), the WGen5300s can’t be used to power sensitive electronic devices.
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.This Westinghouse generator is RV ready because it has a TT-30R plug.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.The WGen5300s is also transfer switch ready because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can easily connect it to your breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The WGen5300s’s control panel has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours so you can keep an eye on its status and activity.A built-in fuel gauge makes it easy and quick to check how much gas is in the generator.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off when the oil level gets too low.The Westinghouse WGen5300s comes with a tool kit, funnel, and oil, as well as the usual documentation and an owner’s manual to get you up and running quickly.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The standard open frame design of the Westinghouse WGen5300s, which has dimensions of L23.1 x W20.1 x H19.1 in, gives the generator stability and lets it be raised above ground level.The generator is built to work well outside and in rough places.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it can be hard to move and use without special tools because it weighs 131.4 pounds.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-WGen5300s 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||0.181 gal/kWh|
|Engine||274 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|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)||23.1 x 20.1 x 19.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||68 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, 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.
There is a warranty on the Westinghouse WGen5300s 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.