Westinghouse WH2200iXLT Portable Generator Review

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT is a multi-purpose portable inverter generator. It is an inexpensive unit that makes it an ideal choice for low-budget buyers. It is light in weight, produces clean electricity, and starts without any effort. Also, WH2200iXLT is quiet and comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT portable power station


Inverter Technology: Westinghouse WH2200iXLT is a reliable, gasoline-powered inverter generator. It is an ideal backup power option for your home. It can power many small to large home appliances. Also, it is great for camping, tailgating, and RV needs.

Weight and Size: It is a compact and lightweight generator weighing only 43 pounds. It is 20 inches in length, 12.5 inches wide, and 17.5 inches in height.

You can easily carry it around campsites and tailgate parties. Also, its built-in handle provides further convenience.

Emissions: This generator from Westinghouse is environmentally friendly. It is EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and USFS (United States Forest Service) certified.

EPA certification allows it to use in 49 states of the US, whereas USFS certification will enable users to use this inverter in grasslands and forests.

Engine and Power Output: It is equipped with a 79cc, 3HP Westinghouse 4-stroke OHV engine. It can produce 2200 watts of peak power and 1800 watts of rated power.

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT produces clean and stable power. You can run your delicate electronics such as mobile devices, laptops, TV, and more without any worries. It has a THD rating of less than 3%, which is ideal for powering sensitive electronics.

The lower the THD rating, the lower will be the distortion in the electrical signal. Sensitive electronics always need power with a minimal level of distortion.

Parallel Capability: If you need more power, make use of its parallel capability feature. But, you have to buy a Westinghouse parallel cord separately to connect another WH2200iXLT to increase both wattage and amperage. Also, you can link Westinghouse iGen2500, iGen2200, and iGen1200 with this generator.

Tank Size and Runtime: It has a 1.3-gallon plastic fuel tank that offers up to 13 hours of runtime at a 25% load. Its fuel consumption is around 0.1 gallons per hour.

Efficiency Mode: Westinghouse WH2200iXLT also features an efficiency mode. It helps the engine to change its running speed to match the requirement of the load. This helps the engine to achieve 30% to 50% higher fuel efficiency as compared to traditional generators.

Starting Mechanism: It only has a recoil start system, but the generator usually starts in the first attempt.

Noise Level: Low-tone mufflers and closed frame keep this generator quiet during operation. It produces only 52 dBA of noise.

Power Outlets: Westinghouse WH2200iXLT only has three power outlets. Two are the 120 Volt 20 Ampere AC outlets, and one is the 12V 8A DC outlet.

Indicator Lights: Output ready, overload, and low-oil indicator lights tell you the status of your generator.

The output ready indicator tells the unit is ready to operate. The overload indicator light illuminates when the generator starts taking the additional load. And the low-oil indicator indicates that there is not enough oil remaining to run the engine.

Safety Features: Its safety features include automatic low-oil shutdown and overload protection (circuit breaker).

Warranty: Westinghouse WH2200iXLT comes with a 3-year limited (residential) warranty and 1-year limited (commercial) warranty. Its warranty doesn’t cover all the parts of the generator. 

Westinghouse WH2200iXLT vs. Honda EU2200i Companion vs. Yamaha EF2200iS vs. Generac GP2200i



  Westinghouse WH2200iXLT Honda EU2200i Companion Yamaha EF2200iS Generac GP2200i
Peak/Rated Watts 2200W/1800W 2200W/1800W 2200W/1800W 2200W/1700W
Tank Size 1.3 gal. 0.95 gal. 1.24 gal. 1.2 gal.
Runtime 13 hrs (1/4 load) 8.4 hrs (1/4 load) 10.5 hrs (1/4 load) 10.75 hrs (1/4 load)
Noise 52 dBA 48 dBA 57 dBA Not Mentioned
Starting Mechanism Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil
Weight 43 lbs. 46.5 lbs. 55.2 lbs. 46.6 lbs.

 My Opinion:

Pros: Westinghouse WH2200iXLT is a dependable inverter generator having a THD rating of less than 3%. It is fuel-efficient, light in weight, and allows users to connect different compatible generators to increase the output power. Also, it is quite affordable and operates quietly.

Cons: It doesn’t have any USB port. Also, its low oil sensor becomes faulty over time.


How often should I change the oil of Westinghouse WH2200iXLT?

It is recommended to change its oil after the first 20 hours of use. Then, change it every 50 hours.

What is the purpose of the choke in Westinghouse WH2200iXLT?

Choke helps restrict the incoming airflow and allows the carburetor to extract more fuel. So, a rich fuel mixture having less air and more fuel helps the engine to start easily. Once the engine starts and warms up, turn off the choke.

Does this generator perform well at higher elevations?

The performance of the generator surely affects at higher elevations. If you want to go camping in the mountains, get a high altitude kit to use this generator without sacrificing performance.

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