- Wattage (Gas): 7,500 W / 6,000 W
- THD: < 23%
- Noise Level: 72 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 18 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 13 h
- Weight: 174 lbs
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The Westinghouse WGen6000 is made with a Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine that is 420 cc (13 hp) and runs on gasoline. It has an output voltage of 120/240V and a running wattage of 6,000W and a peak wattage of 7,500W. This generator has a noise level of 72 dBA, which is just a little louder than a dishwasher. It can be started with a simple pull-start mechanism, but it also has an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). Due to its 6.6-gallon fuel tank, the WGen6000 can run for up to 18 hours on a full tank (it uses about 0.51 GPH of fuel per hour). Since the WGen6000 has a THD of about 23%, it is best not to use it to power electronics that are sensitive to noise.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplex outlets and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are on the control panel.The WGen6000 is 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 WGen6000’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.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to find out how much gas is in it.For safety, the generator has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.The Westinghouse WGen6000 comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with oil, a tool kit, and a funnel.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Westinghouse WGen6000 is 27.2 inches long, 26.5 inches wide, and 26 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be raised above ground level.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.The generator weighs 174 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically considered “portable” (movable).Still, its wheel kit (dia:10 “) and its handle that folds up, once it’s on the ground.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Westinghouse-WGen6000 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||0.196 gal/kWh|
|Engine||420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||6,000 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||7,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||50/25 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||62.5/31.3 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||13 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||18 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 6.6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.2 x 26.5 x 26 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||72 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 WGen6000 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.