Westinghouse WGen7500 Portable Generator Review

Westinghouse WGen7500 is a sturdy and reliable generator. Its powerful engine gives an impressive surge and continuous power. It is a smart switch ready unit that gives you uninterrupted power. It is easy to move and starts effortlessly. Also, WGen7500 is featured with GFCI receptacles and a VFT data center.

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Features:

Generator Type: Westinghouse WGen7500 is a powerful conventional generator. It operates on gasoline and features an open frame design. This transfer switch ready unit is not only a dependable power source for homes, but also food truck owners and professionals can buy this generator to do their required tasks.

Emissions: You can ship this generator to all 50 American states. It is certified by both CARB (California Air Resources Board) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as an environmentally friendly generator.

Mobility: It is a mobile unit, so users can easily move it to different locations if it is on the ground. It comes with everlasting 10” wheels and a foam gripped fold-down handle for easy mobility. To lift and move the generator manually, you need to take the help of at least two more people because it is neither light in weight nor compact. Its weight is around 192 pounds, and it is 27.2” in length, 26.1” wide, and 26” in height.

Start System: Westinghouse WGen7500 starts without any efforts, thanks to its electric and remote start options. Also, the recoil option is available as an emergency backup.

Engine and Output Power: Featuring a cast-iron sleeve, the durable 420cc, 13 HP, 4-stroke Westinghouse OHV engine gives higher power output. It can deliver 120/240 Volt output and provide 9500 watts of peak power and 7500 watts of rated power.

THD Rating: Its higher THD (<23%) doesn’t make it suitable for powering sensitive electronics such as laptops, computers, mobile phones, etc.

Decibel Rating: Its operating volume is 72 dBA that makes it a little noisier than a shower.

Fuel Tank Size and Runtime: Westinghouse WGen7500 runs for up to 11 hours at half load on a 6.6-gallon steel tank featuring a fuel gauge. But at a 25% load, its runtime will go up to 16 hours.

It uses around 0.41 gallons of gasoline in an hour.

Power Receptacles: Its power panel has 5 AC outlets but no DC outlet.

There is four GFCI 120 Volt 20 Ampere (5-20R) receptacles and one transfer switch ready 120/240 Volt 30 Ampere (L14-30R) receptacle. All the receptacles are rubber covered for protection against the environment.

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) breaks down the circuit when detecting any imbalance between the leaving and returning currents. These outlets protect users from electric shock hazards.

Users can power their household appliances, RV appliances, or 20 Ampere power tools via 5-20R receptacles. And, you can connect the generator to your home’s manual transfer switch via the L14-30R receptacle.

Also, WGen7500 is a smart switch ready generator. It features an ST Switch outlet that helps you to get automatic power from the generator. But to get this uninterrupted power, you will need to purchase the Westinghouse ST Switch separately.

VFT Meter: This LED display shows the frequency (Hertz), voltage (Volts), and total runtime (Hours) of the unit. It helps users monitor the generator’s activity and track maintenance intervals.

Safety Features: Overload protection, automatic low oil shutoff, GFCI outlets, and automatic voltage regulation are the four safety features of this generator.

You will get a stable voltage output with automatic voltage regulation. Overload protection shuts down the engine because of extra load. And low oil shutoff also turns off the engine because of low oil level.

Included Accessories: Accessories that come along with a generator include a battery charger, a spark plug wrench, a remote, an oil bottle, and an oil funnel.

Warranty: Westinghouse WGen7500 is supported by a 3-year limited (residential warranty) and a 1-year limited (commercial warranty).

Westinghouse WGen7500 vs. Champion 100538 vs. WEN 56877 vs. CAT RP7500E

Features

Models

  Westinghouse WGen7500 Champion 100538 WEN 56877 CAT RP7500E
Peak / Rated Watts 9500W / 7500W 9375W / 7500W 9000W / 7000W 9375W / 7500W
Tank Size 6.6 gal. 5.7 gal. 6.5 gal. 7.9 gal.
Runtime 11 hrs (1/2 load) 8 hrs (1/2 load) 9 hrs (1/2 load) 11 hrs (1/2 load)
Noise 72 dBA  74 dBA 82 dBA 85 dBA
Starting Mechanism Recoil, Electric, Remote Recoil, Electric Recoil, Electric Recoil, Electric
AC Outlets 4x 120V 20A (5-20R)

1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)

4x 120V 20A (5-20R)

1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)

1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)

4x 120V 20A (5-20R)

1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)

1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)

 

4x 120V 20A (5-20R)

1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)

1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)

DC Outlets None None 1x 12V 8A None
Weight 192 lbs. 199.1 lbs. 210 lbs. 192 lbs.

My Opinion:

Pros: Westinghouse WGen7500 is a solid generator that can run your whole house. It is both the smart switch and transfer switch ready. It is inexpensive, lightweight for its kind, and gives high runtime. Also, WGen7500 features both electric and remote start options and has GFCI outlets.

Cons: It has no 12 Volt DC outlet to charge batteries. Also, its commercial warranty is only for a year.

FAQs

Can you operate this generator at both 120 volts and 240 volts at the same time?

No, the L14-30R receptacle can either supply 120 volts or 240 volts. You can’t operate WGen7500 at both 120 volts and 240 volts together.

What is its oil capacity?

Westinghouse WGen7500 comes with an oil capacity of 1.1 quarts. It is equal to 37.2 fluid ounces.

What is the maximum remote start distance?

You can easily start WGen7500 via remote from a distance up to 109 yards.

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