- Wattage (Gas): 12,500 W / 9,500 W
- THD: < 23%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 17.5 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 12 h
- Weight: 208 lbs
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The engine of the Westinghouse WGen9500 is a 457 cc (13.5 hp) Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke that runs on gasoline and can put out 120/240V. It has a running power of 9,500W and a maximum power of 12,500W. The generator has a noise level of 74 dBA, which is just a little louder than a vacuum cleaner. It has a simple pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). For even more convenience, you can also start the WGen9500 from a distance (key fob included). The WGen9500 can run for up to 17.5 hours on a full tank of 6.6 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.55 GPH). Due to its high THD (23%), the WGen9500 is not a good choice for powering sensitive electronic devices.
There are 6 AC outlets on the control panel: two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle.It also has 2 DC outlets and two 5V USB ports, which make it easy to charge devices like cell phones and tablets.If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this Westinghouse unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet.In addition, since the WGen9500 bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.
The WGen9500’s control panel 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 easy to see at a glance how much gas is in the tank.When it comes to safety, this product has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worry.The Westinghouse WGen9500 comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a key fob, oil, a battery charger, a funnel, and a tool kit.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Westinghouse WGen9500 has a standard, open frame design with dimensions of L27.2 x W26.5 x H26.5 in, This gives the generator stability and lets it be raised above ground level.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, its weight of 208 pounds makes it very hard to move by hand.Once it’s on the ground, though, its wheel kit (dia:10 “), and its folding handle can easily fix the problem of limited mobility and make the device easy to move.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Westinghouse-WGen9500 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||0.084 gal/kWh|
|Engine||457 cc Westinghouse OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V|
|Running watts||9,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||12,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||79.2/39.6 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||104.2/52.1 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||12 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||17.5 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)|
|DC outlets||2x 5V USB port|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 6.6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.2 x 26.5 x 26.5 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|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
Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment is a part of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, which was founded in 1886 and is based in the US.Even though the company was bought by American CBS and merged with it, the Westinghouse name is still used for many of their electrical products, from power plants to portable generators.Portable generators are the main product of Westinghouse’s Outdoor Power Equipment branch.These generators used to be made by Westpro Power Systems, but Midwest Equipment bought it in 2016.Under the Westinghouse brand name, you can also buy lawn tools like trimmers and blowers.Every one of their products is made in the US.Several sources, though, say that most of the time they are made in China.
A warranty covers the Westinghouse WGen9500 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.