Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generator 3700 Rated & 4500 Peak Watts, Gas & Propane Powered, Electric Start, RV Ready, CARB Compliant
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- 3700 Rated Watts and 4500 Peak Watts at Less Than 3% THD – Telescoping Handle – Gas or Propane Powered – Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start
- Features a 5–20R 120V Duplex Household Outlet, an RV-Ready Tt-30R 30 Amp Outlet and Two USB Outlets – Great Choice for Travel Trailers or Home Use – Strong Enough to Run All Your Essentials
- Led Data Center: Rotating Digital Display Shows Fuel Level, Power Output, Remaining Run Time, Voltage Output, and Lifetime Hours
- Extremely Quiet, Extremely Fuel Efficient: as Low as 52 dBA Noise Output and Up to 18 Hour Run Time on a 3. 4 Gallon Gas Tank – Features “Economy Mode” for Maximum Fuel Efficiency
- EPA, USFS, and CARB Compliant; Backed by 3-Year Limited Service, Labor, and Parts Coverage with Nationwide Customer Service and Support Network at 1-855-944-3571 or service@wpowereq
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With the legacy of the Westinghouse brand, our series of high quality portable generators have been trusted to be the source of reliable power time and time again. For over 130 years, we have harnessed ground-breaking technology and human-focused design to engineer products that have delivered innovation to the world. Our W is more than a namesake, it’s a symbol of the Westinghouse dedication to making your life easier. Wherever. Whenever.
Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Digital Inverter Generator with Remote Electric Start
3700 Rated Watts & 4500 Peak Watts
The Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator is a powerful, fuel efficient, and convenient solution to your portable power needs. With dual fuel ability, it can operate on your most preferred method of fuel, either gasoline or propane. It has remote start, push-button start, and an LED display. The iGen4500DF features a compact design and a convenient telescoping handle. The premium iGen4500DF is a dependable feature-packed solution to ensure your life stays up and running.
'On the Fly!' Fuel Change
Need to switch from gas to propane? With the iGen4500DF, you can do it on the fly! Easily switch fuel sources from gasoline to propane while your unit is operating.
Remote Electric Start
Starting the iGen4500DF is as simple as the push of a single button. Use the its remote start key fob to start your generator conveniently from anywhere from up to 109 yards away.
An easily accessible TT-30R RV outlet makes the iGen4500DF perfect for travel trailers. The iGen4500DF is strong enough to power everything in most RVs.
The iGen4500DF operates at a quieter volume as low as 52 dBA, making it ideal for recreational activities and neighborhoods alike.
|Fuel Tank||1.0 Gallons||1.0 Gallons||3.4 Gallons||3.4 Gallons||4.7 Gallons||6.6 Gallons|
|Weight||48 Lbs.||48 Lbs.||98 Lbs.||98 Lbs.||142 Lbs.||174 Pounds|
|Outlets||(2) 120V GFCI Outlets; (2) USB Ports||(2) 120V Outlets; (2) USB Ports; (1) 12V DC Outlet||(2) 120V Outlets; (1) TT-30R RV Outlet; (2) USB Ports||(2) 120V Outlets; (1) TT-30R RV Outlet; (2) USB Ports||(2) 5-20R 20A 120V Outlets; (1) TT-30 30A 120V RV Outlet; (1) L14-30R 120/240V Transfer Switch Outlet||(4) GFCI 5-20R 20A 120V Outlets; (1) L14-30 30A 120/240V Transfer Switch Outlet|
|LED Data Center||-||✓||✓||✓||-||-|
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|Item Dimensions||24.50 x 17.50 x 20.00 inches||23.30 x 15.50 x 21.30 inches||25.10 x 17.30 x 18.30 inches||22.00 x 25.00 x 22.00 inches||26.30 x 24.80 x 22.90 inches|
|Power Source||Dual Fuel||Gas Powered||Gas, Propane||Dual Fuel||Gas, Propane|
|Wattage||4500 watts||—||3.00||—||3800 watts|
The Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator is a premium power solution to meet your portable power needs whether you're camping or on the go. With a TT-30R RV Ready Outlet, two 20A household outlets, and built-in USB ports, this generator is ideal for recreational activities or as an emergency backup source. It's engineered for maximum fuel efficiency with a variable engine speed to produce only the power you need at any given time, running up to 18 hours on a 3. 4 gallon gas tank. As a dual fuel generator, the iGen4500DF operates on gasoline or propane for versatility wherever you are. Conveniently built with Push-Button Electric Start and wireless remote start for easy ignition and has an LED Data Center with an automatic rotating digital display to keep you up to date with real-time information. At less than 3% THD, the iGen4500DF is perfect for running sensitive electronics like LCD/plasma televisions, laptops, tablets, or mobile devices that require clean, stable power. It features a lightweight, compact design with wheels and an extendable suitcase-style handle, making this model effortlessly more portable than traditional generators. The iGen4500DF is ensured by 3-year service, labor, and parts coverage with lifetime technical support.
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The three year warranty is comforting, and the manufacturer's web site is FULL of info and details about it.
I specifically wanted to be able to run the generator on propane because propane is a clean fuel and can be stored for years without worrying that it might go stale. A generator running on propane has no risk of gumming up the carburetor with left over gasoline once it's put away in storage. The downside of using propane is that it's got about 10% fewer BTU's per gallon than gasoline. On propane the peak running watts drop from around 3700 to around 3300.
During the recent blackout that lasted five days, the iGen4500DF was able to provide all the electricity we needed to keep our refrigerator and freezer going for a few hours a day, as needed. Along with a variety of low wattage LED lights as well as my PC/Modem/Router/Monitor and a number of small appliances. At its most efficient, the generator gave us an amazing 23 hours of power on one five gallon (20 lb) tank of propane. Mind you, we have converted our home to run on low wattage LED lights and both fridge and freezer are relatively new and able to operate on less power than older models.
I wanted to be able to connect the generator to a 100 lb, higher volume propane tank. So that we could rely on a continuous supply five times greater than provided by the traditional, barbecue style, five gallon tanks (that actually contain around 4.7 gallons of propane). In line with that intention and after carefully reading the manual, I was able to successfully elevate the iGen4500DF and connect its existing hose and regulator to a 100 lb (23.6 gallon) tank.
In order to make this work, the generator must use the connecting hose/regulator that comes with it and it must be elevated because, otherwise, the existing propane hose/regulator connection is too short to reach the top of the taller tank. In the picture provided, I have the generator sitting on my work bench. But have since moved it further away from the house to another elevated position for safety reasons.
We have also taken the extra step of connecting the generator to our household electrical panel. A surprisingly easy and relatively inexpensive thing to do. Next blackout that comes we will be able to use household electric breakers to distribute the power to the parts of our home that need it without having to rely on extension cords.
THE BAD (which is why I subtracted the one star):
It's not really a 'terrible bad'. Mostly it's an ergonomic design flaw of this model generator. For whatever ridiculous reason, the oil drain plug that must be removed in order to change the oil and must be replaced in order to refill the oil reservoir is nearly impossible to reach. The bolt is inside a tiny access window and to the left about six inches. The small window cut into the outer plastic molding that surrounds the generator is simply not large enough to allow both a large male hand and a 10mm wrench inside far enough to reach over to the left, grab the bolt head and turn it. In fact, I found it impossible to do so. Which created a very stressful situation here as the first recommended oil change must occur within the first few hours of the generator's operation.
If you are lucky enough and double jointed enough and small handed enough? You can eventually get the damned drain plug bolt loose enough to come out. Fortunately for me, my petite wife was able to manipulate the wrench into place and get it removed. But then, we were faced with the absurd task of trying to balance the oil covered drain plug bolt from the same awkward angle - put it back into the hole from whence it came AND get it restarted on its journey back to being fully tightened. She must have dropped that oil drain bolt a dozen times while trying to work it into place. When I told her that due to her small hands she might be in charge of changing the oil from then on? She wasn't at all pleased. Nope not one little bit.
I cannot overstate just how frustrating, stressful and daunting this, should have been simple but wasn't, task actually was. It was such a PITA that we were all dreading having to ever change the damned oil again - which of course wasn't realistic as the oil must be changed fairly regularly.
Enter Amazon and the wonderful world of specialty tools. After scouring Amazon for a 10mm wrench that could also act as a socket wrench might, I stumbled upon this: "TEKTON WRN57110 Flex-Head Ratcheting Combination Wrench, 10 mm" and sent off for it immediately. The wrench, although not cheap (seventeen bucks and change) solved the problem! With it we were able to reach into the tiny access window and around the corners that obstruct access to the oil drain bolt and both loosen it to the point of extraction but also restart it again and tighten it down. Can't recommend this wrench highly enough. It's turned the nightmare of changing the oil on the iGen4500DF into a straight forward task.
One more thing about the oil change. The manual states that the generator comes without oil and a .6 quart of 10W 30 oil is supplied in order to fill the generator. Along with the oil comes a warning NOT to overfill the oil reservoir! What they don't tell you is that all of these generators are tested at the factory before they are shipped. This means that they are FILLED WITH OIL at the factory - then DRAINED - then SHIPPED. But, apparently, not entirely drained.
What arrived at our house was a generator that still had a few ounces of oil left inside from the factory test. What that meant was that the .6 quart of oil supplied to us OVERFILLED the oil reservoir. Spilling out all over the damned place and making a huge mess.
So... when you get your new generator with the .6 quart of oil to fill it? Go really, really slow and STOP as soon as you see the cone of the small funnel they supply filling up with excess oil. Also, just as a Pro-tip? Hang onto that original .6 quart bottle and use it as a measuring cup for future oil changes. With it you won't have to guess what .6 of a quart of oil is - because you'll know.
Other than the now minor grievance with the difficulty of changing the oil? I think this is an excellent generator thus far and hope to be using it for years to come.
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Set-up was very simple...
1. Add oil. Everything you need is included (oil, funnel).
2. Plug in the battery. Just open the battery compartment cover, reach in and plug the wire (no need to attach/detach or insert battery, etc...).
3. Add fuel. Propane hook-up was quick as everything you need is included (wrench, hose, regulator).
4. Start it up!
5. Plug in your electric stuff
Set-up honestly took less than 10 minutes.
Having been camping for many years, I’ve heard a lot of generators around the campgrounds and I have to say I don’t expect any (or very few, because people are unpredictable) complaints about the noise level coming from this generator. Very quiet!
Powers everything I need on our trailer and can’t figure out why I waited so long to get it!
The only negative (if you can consider this negative) comment is that I wish the propane came with a quick-connect. No worries because my next Amazon purchase will be a quick-connect kit (hose and connectors).
Very impressed so far and I’m looking forward to many years to use out of it!
Definitely would recommend it if you’re looking for a powerful, quiet, dual-fuel inverter generator.
This generator is a piece of garbage, i have used it a handful of times and then it quit on me one day, I could not get it started, i checked the spark plug and it was completely fouled after a small amount of use. I chalked it up to maybe some bad gas, i changed the gas, changed the spark plug and SAME THING after running for an hour or so. It is obviously running too rich but I dont know who to adjust the air to fuel ratio and dont want to muck around and potentially void the warranty. I have reached out to Westinghouse for support and being in Canada, they have told me I have to talk to a company called Mecanair, I have reached out to Mecanair and have gotten NO RESPONSE, called several times and waited on hold for 30-45 minutes until being automatically disconnected. Dont waste your money on a cheap lousy piece of junk like this with a company who does not stand behind their product, just spend the money on a Honda or a Yamaha, as soon as I can get this issue resolved I plan to sell it and get a good generator. Also, the remote start is useless, you have to leave the power switch on which will kill the starter battery overnight, so if your plan was to be able to start your generator late at night from inside your trailer, forget about that.
Not really something easly to pick up and toss inside camper or RV for holiday's.
Purchase to shipping-& delivery time was terrible. Over 2 months. Previous items are like 2 weeks.