- Wattage (Gas): 9,500 W / 7,500 W
- THD: < 23%
- Noise Level: 72 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 16 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: 11 h
- Weight: 196 lbs
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The Westinghouse WGen7500 has a Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke engine with 420 cc and 13 hp. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 7,500W and a peak wattage of 9,500W. The generator can make up to 72 dBA of noise (slightly noisier than running a dishwasher It has both a simple pull-start mechanism and an electric starter that is easy to use and convenient (battery included). The WGen7500 can also be started from a distance, which makes it even more convenient (separate purchase). With a full tank, the WGen7500 can run for up to 16 hours on its 6.6-gallon fuel tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.41 GPH). Since the WGen7500 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 duplexes and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.The WGen7500 is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.It can be easily connected to a breaker box and can power your home if the power goes out.
The WGen7500’s control center has a handy meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This helps you keep track of 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.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.The Westinghouse WGen7500 comes with some accessories like a battery charger, a tool kit, a funnel, and oil.It also comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual to get you started right away.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Westinghouse WGen7500 has a standard, open frame that measures L27.2 x W26.1 x H26 in, This frame gives it support and lets it be lifted off the ground.The device was made to work well in harsh conditions and in the great outdoors.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, but at 196 pounds, it may be hard to move it by hand.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-WGen7500 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||0.2 gal/kWh|
|Engine||420 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||7,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||9,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||62.5/31.3 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||79.2/39.6 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||11 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||16 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 26.1 x 26 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||72 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, 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.
The warranty for the Westinghouse WGen7500 lasts 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.