Westinghouse Generators Review – In this article, we are going to take a look at and review the Various generators that Westinghouse sell. Though this brand has been around a long time and get great user feedback they aren’t as well known as competing brands such as Generac and Champion.
Let’s start off with a brief look at the history of the brand.
Who Makes Westinghouse Generators
For over a century, Westinghouse has been continually innovating and producing high-quality products. Not only do they have a range of respected generators they also offer other products including smart cooling and heating systems and high definition TVs.
Throughout their rich history, they have notably patented many great innovations, employed Nikola Tesla and launched their first range of portable generators in 2011.
You can read more about their History Here
But as interesting as their history is we want to place a critical eye on their generators.
It is worth noting that Westinghouse Generators comprise of two types which include;
- The iGen type: These are their inverter generators
- The WGen type: These are the regular gas [or dual fuel] generators
This review is aimed solely on the WGen product where we will be reviewing and summarizing them including things to consider before selecting and buying a generator.
Types Of WGen Generators
- The WGen2000
- The WGen 3600
- The WGen 3600(v) & dual fuel version
- The WGen 5500
- The WGen 7500 and its dual fuel 7500df model.
- The WGen 9500
- The WGen 12000
All models are backed with a 3-year warranty and there is a Nationwide customer support team in place if you run into any issues or need to chat to someone in the know.
Westinghouse 2000 Review
If you are looking for a small backup generator that can power up to a medium sized fridge, or have a workshop where you want to use a few hand power tools, are looking for a small generator for an RV or tailgating then this could be a good fit.
What can the Westinghouse Wgen2000 Do?
This is an impressive little gas generator
An example use case from a customer who provided feedback stated that he easily ran his 65- inch TV, a free-standing floor fan and a fridge-freezer with no issues.
Other users mentioned using it as a back up for their sump pumps and for running fridge-freezers during power outages in hurricane season.
Set up is minimal and everything is included to starting using it straight away, you will receive a detailed user manual, tools and oil, you just need to hook up the gas.
Has a run time of up to 26 hours [at 25% load] on a single 4-gallon tank
The control panel is easy to use and for the majority of users it started on the first pull
It Comes with two dual volt standard 120V outlets
It has a tough Steel-Framed Construction and rubber outlet protectors
Handy Automatic Low Oil Shutdown
This company have a great record of excellent customer service and are a phone call away if you have any questions or issues with your purchase.
Some users would like to have a wheel kit available for this model to make it easier to transport.
Has a pull start rather than key start like some of the larger models.
How Much Does the Westinghouse Wgen2000 Cost?
This model is competitively priced compared with other brands, to read more reviews and to find out the latest price at Amazon Click Here
Westinghouse WGen 3600 Range
The 3600 comes in three different types. a standard gas version, a wheeled model and a dual fuel option.
The WGen3600v is the standard model with a run time of up to 18 hours.
it makes use of a running watt of 3600 and a starting watt of 4650. Like the WGen 2000, it also has a 212cc, OHV engine with a cast iron sleeve.
It’s easy to set up and most users reported that it started first pull and ran smoothly. Those new to generators found the instruction manual and controls simple to understand.
What Can You Expect to Power?
If you like to go dry camping and need to power a travel trailer then this will easily do the job. If you need it for your RV again this should give you enough power. Most customers purchased it for back up for expected power outages, storms, and hurricanes. Using it for camping was a popular choice as well.
Some examples we found;
‘It was able to handle a fridge, a mini-fridge, lights, and fans’
Freezer, fridge, and fan tested.
Air Conditioner, refrigerator, and microwave
Can run Power Tool equipment such as drills and saws
During Hurricane Florence; it powered a refrigerator, freezer some lights, TV and a fan
There is little to fault about the 3600V excepts its lack of wheels, if you are going to be moving this generator around [it weighs 103lbs].
It doesn’t contain a separate wheel kit so you might want to look a the next model in the range which brings us nicely on to the
which comes with an integrated handle and never-flat tires to make it easily portable. Apart from this the added wheels, the generator is exactly the same.
Last [but certainly not least] in this range is the dual fuel portable 3600DF which give you the benefit of running it on propane or electric.
If you want all the extras the 3600DF is certainly the model to go for. You get the option of dual fuel and wheels as well. Not only that this model has an electric start, so just one push of a button and you are ready to go.
If you are still on the fence about upgrading to the dual fuel model then maybe a remote start key fob will do it for you, especially on those cold winter days!
Westinghouse WGen 5500 Review
While the 3600 models are adequate enough to power an RV or the household essentials you might want to take a step up and look at the 5500 to see what it can handle.
As usual, you get all the features that are included with the whole range of portable generators including the safety features and low oil shut off function. All you are going to need is the fuel.
You should get around 20 hours run time from a 6.6-gallon tank.
Here are some examples of what it can power;
‘Able to run a fridge and 4 to 5 other electric items with power left to spare.’
‘Furnace, lights, 2 fridges and 3 freezers without difficulty.’
‘Enough power for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home and a/c.’
Westinghouse WGen 7500 Review
We have researched a number of different brands but this is certainly one of the highest rated in its class.
You can choose between the standard 7500 or the 7500 dual fuel model. Both come with wheels, push-button start, and remote key fob start. It will run around 16 hours on a 6.6 gallon tank.
As usual, the easy setup and push-button start were thumbs up from users. Many had looked around at other generators but found they got the most bang for their buck with this one.
Remember this isn’t a stationery whole house generator [they come at a price] but it should provide you with all the essentials you need during a storm or power outage. Older folks were able to manage moving it around once it was set up with the wheels on.
This is a company that has stood the test of time, 130 years since they first began they are still producing quality products, providing top notch customer service and getting great feedback from their users. If you are looking for a generator for your home or other recreational or work uses then Westinghouse’s are well worth considering.
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