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5 Best Westinghouse generator Reviews 

 October 25, 2020

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1. Westinghouse WGen3600 Review

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Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment WGen3600 Portable Generator 3600 Rated 4650 Peak Watts, RV...
  • 3600 Running Watts and 4650 Peak Watts; Recoil Start; 4 Gallon Fuel Tank with Fuel Gauge; Up to 13....
  • Features One 5-20R 120V Household Duplex Receptacle, One RV-Ready TT-30R 30 Amp Receptacle, and One...
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes with Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User's Manual to Get You Started...
  • Powered by a 212cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve with...

The Westinghouse WGen3600 is available in two versions. The Westinghouse WGen3600 comes with a caster kit with 8-inch durable casters and a drag handle. The Westinghouse WGen3600v is a bit cheaper and lacks those two handy accessories that help a lot with mobility. That’s all the distinction between them.

Providing 3600 running watts, the Westinghouse WGen3600 is a great choice for home backup in case of emergency, or for taking profit of your RV’s equipment. It also has capacity for 4650 starting watts which is great for a capacitor starting and a ballast starting at the same time. But remember that if you run a fridge and an AC at the same time, it could happen that the circuit breaker activates.

It is quite similar to all the other WGen models. It is protected by a solid steel frame, which in this case is 1” thick. The Westinghouse WGen3600 also comes with solid rubber feet in front of the casters for the unit to stand upon, and the vibration is a bit minor than the WGen3600v.

As you could imagine, the WGen3600 is heavier than the WGen2000. I don’t really know if the official weight includes the caster kit and handle or not, cause the specifications on the brand’s site give 112 pounds for both versions. The addition or lack of caster kit and handle can’t change the weight in a noticeable way. Only three pounds at most. This won’t make it easier or harder to transport either.

The control panel on the WGen3600 has also some changes in comparison with the WGen2000. The former has just one duplex 5-20R 120-volt socket, that’s to say two conventional home 120-volt plugs. But it has two extra outputs since at 3,600 watts it puts out precisely 30 amperes at 120 volts. That means a L5-30R plug and a TT-30R plug for your RV. The outputs are protected by circuit breakers. Like the WGen2000, the WGen3600 has no gauges, time indicator or voltmeter. It comes with a motor switch to turn the circuits on and off. Also includes a low-oil shut-down system.

2. Westinghouse WGen5500 Review

Westinghouse WGen5500 Portable Generator - 5500 Rated Watts & 6850 Peak Watts - Gas Powered - CARB...
  • 5500 Running Watts and 6850 Peak Watts; Recoil Start; Up to 15 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon...
  • Features Two GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) 5–20R 120V Household Duplex Receptacle and...
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started...
  • Powered by a 420cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With...

Delivering 5500 running watts and a max capacity of 6850 watts, we’re getting into the major leagues now. This is by far a better and more reliable choice for home backup, but it still has some power limitations and you will have to choose which home devices are your priority and leave aside some others. With such a power leap, the cost also takes a step beyond compared with the previous generators.

Logically, the gas consumption will also go up a bit. So, it will make you spend more on fuel, but that’s nothing you didn’t know and the unit also comes at a proportional price to the power it provides. If you want to take profit of your RV equipment without affecting the performance of your fridge and your lifestyle, the Westinghouse WGen5500 is highly recommended for you.

A major power output takes a bigger engine. The engine on the Westinghouse WGen5500 is a 420cc 4-stroke OHV engine. Nearly twice the capacity of the engine in the WGen2000 and WGen3600. It is also protected by a cast iron sleeve. It refrains its gas emission to a level that meets the same criteria as the previous generators, and then, it can be used in all 50 states. Fuel efficiency is present in this large machine and the consumption ratio is almost the same as the smaller versions. The gas tank is also larger with 6,6-gallon capacity that will provide around 13-hour runtime at half load.

3. Westinghouse WGen7500 Review

Westinghouse WGen7500 Portable Generator with Remote Electric Start - 7500 Rated Watts & 9500 Peak...
  • Product 1: Features Two GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) 5-20R 120V Household Duplex...
  • Product 1: Plug-and-Play: Comes with a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil...
  • Product 1: Powered by a 420cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron...
  • Product 1: All Westinghouse Portable Generators are Functionally Tested in the Factory and May...
  • Product 2: Heavy-duty, 20-foot product

While the Westinghouse WGen7500 has the same strong 420cc motor as the WGen5500, this generator delivers 7,500 running watts and 9,500 surge watts for starting. Such power is enough to light your entire home and power all of your appliances. If you purchase a Westinghouse WGen7500, you will also enjoy some extra features.

At last, we find an electric start. Consider that the starter system, battery, and bigger alternator increase the weight to 207 pounds. It comes with a drag handle and strong 10-inch casters like the WGen5500. The fuel tank as well has 6,6-gallon capacity. But the impressive power that this unit delivers shortens the runtime on a full tank to roughly 10 hours at half load.

Keep in mind that both WGen5500 and WGen7500 have the same engine. That means that running the same load on any of the two would consume more or less the same amount of gasoline. The difference is that half load of 7500 is more than half load of 5500. A bigger alternator also consume a bit more, but you won’t even notice that.

4. Westinghouse WPro8500 Review

Westinghouse WPro8500 Super Duty Industrial Portable Generator, 8500 Rated Watts and 11500 Peak...
  • 8500 Running Watts and 11500 Peak Watts; Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil...
  • Features Full Panel GFCI With (4) 120V 20A 5–20R Standard Household Outlets, (1) 120V 30A L5-30R,...
  • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool...
  • Super Duty 457cc OHV 4-Stroke Westinghouse Engine With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown, Automatic Idle...

Ladies and gentlemen, may I have the honor to introduce to you the star of the night: The unparalleled Westinghouse WPro8500! Well, maybe I’m overacting but I needed to describe my awe and fascination for this heavy-duty generator. Now, we better get to the point and you will later decide if you really need such a big machine. Besides being capable of running a compressor, heavy-duty machinery and so on, what do we really need a jobsite generator to be? Wildly durable should be the first answer.

You have to be a macho to be at a jobsite, and that goes for your generator too. That’s why the frames and mounts must be hard. The machine will be probably taken on and off of a truck frequently. You occasionally get hit at a jobsite, and so will your generator. This is also a dirty and dusty place where any machine can get damaged without that we can even notice. So, what I need a jobsite generator to be, is being able to endure all this. I dare say, and I bet my life, that the Westinghouse WPro8500 has all what it takes to be a reliable jobsite generator that will make you proud.

First of all, the engine. This is fundamental for the performance of the unit and you need a qualified engine. The Westinghouse 457cc OHV 4-stroke engine is a magnificent beast. 13,5HP and cast-iron sleeve, this motor won’t just give you the power you always wanted, but it will do it for decades with scarce maintenance required. It meets EPA/CARB standards, so you can use it across the nation without breaking any law. Unluckily, Canada emission regulations don’t recognize it. It’s more likely a matter of bureaucracy. I suppose that it is a matter of time that you can use it in Canada.

5. Westinghouse iGen4500 Review

Westinghouse iGen4500 Super Quiet Portable Inverter Generator 3700 Rated & 4500 Peak Watts, Gas...
  • 3700 Rated Watts and 4500 Peak Watts at Less Than 3% THD – Telescoping Handle – Gas Powered –...
  • Features a 5–20R 120V Duplex Household Outlet, an RV-Ready Tt-30R 30 Amp Outlet and Two USB...
  • Led Data Center: Rotating Digital Display Shows Fuel Level, Power Output, Remaining Run Time,...
  • Extremely Quiet, Extremely Fuel Efficient: as Low as 52 dBA Noise Output and Up to 18 Hour Run Time...
  • Small yet Powerful, the Westinghouse iGen4500 is more lightweight than similar conventional generators and comes with casters for more portability.
  • Secure for charging delicate electronics like computers, phones, TVs, and so on.
  • 3800W running power and 4500W surge power at 3% Total Harmonic Distortion
  • Has two USB ports (5-volt DC), one 120-volt AC 20-ampere home duplex output, and one 120-volt 30-ampere TT-30R RV socket.
  • Improved Consumption Efficiency. 30 to 50% higher burning efficiency than similar conventional generators.
  • Quiet. The Westinghouse iGen4500 uses a dual-insolation acoustic enclosure, asymmetric cooling fans, and noise mufflers to minimize running noise.

Emil Schoene


Born and raised in Austin, TX I come from a background of home renovation. By helping my family in my younger years with their construction business, I learned the ropes quickly and as I grew it became my passion that I still do today. Looking to share my knowledge with others. I invite you to leave comments on any post as I know you will have questions that you are not finding anywhere else.

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