Powerful, efficient, and reliable, the Westinghouse WH7000EC portable gas-powered generator keeps the electricity flowing regardless of the circumstance. House remodel requires the power to be shut off? Your refrigerator and freezer will keep foods cold. Downed power lines from a snowstorm? Your lights will stay on and your house warm. Even remote projects are possible with the WH7000EC, which includes a handy one-touch electric start.
The WH7000EC generator is compact enough to bring to the jobsite or other remote locations. (View larger
Keep Your Motor Running
EPA and CARB emissions certified, the WH7000EC delivers 7,000 running watts of power and a maximum starting output of 8,500 watts, making it ideal for items with higher power needs. Powered by a 420cc Westinghouse XP Series engine, the WH7000EC includes such features as an easy-access air filter element that allows for quick servicing, a comfort-grip recoil handle and compression release for easy starting, and an overhead valve design to ensure performance and durability. The contractor-proven engine is also built to last, with cast-iron cylinder sleeves, forged pistons and connecting rods, and a transistorized ignition. (Westinghouse also sells a model that's EPA compliant only, the WH7000E).
The all-steel control panel holds up against debris and nasty weather. (View larger
The WH7000EC's alternator is extremely efficient, with low-loss, high-efficiency laminations that increase electrical output and decrease fuel consumption. Westinghouse also added high-performance alternator varnish to guarantee superior heat-resistance, along with cast-iron fan guards to ensure safe operation. Best of all, the generator handles the toughest tasks without pause. The generator's maintenance-free brush excitation eliminates down time, while the automatic voltage regulation helps the generator accommodate more demanding applications.
Tough Control Panel
Portable generators need to handle tough conditions, which is why Westinghouse equipped the WH7000EC with an all-steel control panel with a full enclosure to protect it from debris and nasty weather. The panel enjoys additional corrosion-resistance thanks to the two-part primer and powder coat finish. Other features include a 1/4-turn Nema twist lock connector, a toggle mainline 240-volt circuit breaker for safety, two 120-volt pushbutton circuit breakers for overcurrent protection, and a three-position electric start.
Easy Operator Features
The WH7000EC is easy to use and transport. The generator includes an intuitive interface with color-coded touch points, along with ergonomically designed dual folding handles and never-flat tires. Whether the terrain is flat or wildly uneven, the WH7000EC rolls easily to the job site. Users will also appreciate the maintenance-free, sealed 12 Ahr battery, which delivers reliable electric starting.
What's in the Box
WH7000EC gas-powered generator, wheel and handle kit, tool kit, oil, funnel, and owner's manual
Selecting the Right Generator
Portable generators can handle all sorts of tasks--from managing power outages to powering home appliances, power tools, electronics, and more. However, it's important to select the right generator for your needs. Start by determining the starting watts for the item you want to start. Why? Some devices draw additional power when starting, which you need to add to the power needs of the other items running at the same time.
Westinghouse Generator Comparison
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|Rated watts ||4,500 ||6,000 ||7,000 ||7,000|
|Starting watts ||5,600 ||7,500 ||8,500 ||8,500 |
|Engine displacement ||292cc ||357cc ||420cc ||420cc |
|Engine type ||OHV, 4-stroke ||OHV, 4-stroke ||OHV, 4-stroke ||OHV, 4-stroke |
|Engine rpm ||3,600 ||3,600 ||3,600 ||3,600 |
|Engine lubrication ||Oil splash ||Oil splash ||Oil splash ||Oil splash |
|Fuel shutoff ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
|Choke ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
|Starting ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
|Engine protection ||Low oil shutdown ||Low oil shutdown ||Low oil shutdown ||Low oil shutdown |
|Emissions ||EPA (default); CARB (C model) ||EPA (default); CARB (C model) ||EPA (default); CARB (C model) ||EPA (default); CARB (C model) |
|Outlets (4) ||5-20R, 120V ||5-20R, 120V ||5-20R, 120V ||5-20R, 120V |
|Outlets (1) ||L14-30R, 120/240 twist ||L14-30R, 120/240 twist ||L14-30R, 120/240 twist ||L14-30R, 120/240 twist |
|Fuel capacity ||6.6 gallons ||6.6 gallons ||6.6 gallons ||6.6 gallons |
|Fuel type ||Regular unleaded ||Regular unleaded ||Regular unleaded ||Regular unleaded |
|Run time (50% load) ||16 hours ||12 hours ||11 hours ||11 hours |
|Oil capacity ||1.05 quarts ||1.05 quarts ||1.05 quarts ||1.05 quarts |
|Frame thickness ||32mm ||32mm ||32mm ||32mm |
|Ground ||Bonded neutral ||Bonded neutral ||Bonded neutral ||Bonded neutral |
|Outlet protection ||Circuit breaker ||Circuit breaker ||Circuit breaker ||Circuit breaker |
|Wheel type ||Solid ||Solid ||Solid ||Solid |
|Dimensions ||20.5 x 22 x 27.2 inches (W x H x D) ||20.5 x 22 x 27.2 inches ||20.5 x 22 x 27.2 inches ||20.5 x 22 x 27.2 inches |
|Weight ||152 pounds ||174 pounds ||178 pounds ||194 pounds |
|Warranty ||3 year limited ||3 year limited ||3 year limited ||3 year limited |