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Westinghouse WH7500e Review

Westinghouse 7500 watt portable generator

The Westinghouse WH7500E includes the Westinghouse 420 cc OHV engine with electric start that has been designed for power, durability and quiet operation. It requires 7,500 running watts and 9,000 starting watts. Recommended fuel is unleaded gasoline with a minimum 87 octane and maximum 10% ethanol content, Westinghouse recommends 10W-30 for this portable gas generator.

High Performance Engine

The Westinghouse 7500 watt portable generator reviewed here, is powered by a high output and durable 420cc Westinghouse XP Series engine. The 4-cycle, overhead valve design provides for excellent performance, and has cast iron cylinder sleeves for low oil consumption, long life and durability. The pistons and connecting rods are forged for proven strength. The 420cc engine is said to generate 16 HP.

Accessible

The power panel is nicely laid out with color coding making the use intuitive. It features two 120 volt push-button circuit breakers for over current protection. Each circuit breaker is coded for the two outlets that it serves. There is a toggled mainline 240 volt circuit breaker for safe operation for both running the unit on its own and for when hooked up to your home’s power supply panel.

Convenient

There are four (4) 5-20R 120V outlets and one (1) L14-30R 120/240V Twist-lock outlet for bigger jobs or running a few devices with a multi-outlet extension cord. The multi-function LCD meter tells you run time hours. The low oil alert is presumably indicated on this meter, but is not confirmed.

Robustly Built

The combination of ergonomically designed dual folding handles and robust never-flat tires provide easy transportation to and from job sites or moving it from storage to where you want to set it up outside your home. Featuring an all-steel construction and fully enclosed electrical connections, the Westinghouse WH7500E can withstand the harshest environments and weather.

Pros:

  • Electric Start
  • LCD hour run time meter
  • Automatic Voltage Regulator
  • Low Oil Shutoff
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeves and fan guard
  • Low Noise
  • Oil and funnel include
  • 120V/240V output

Cons:

  • No DC charging
  • No gasoline drain
  • No voltage meter

Conclusion

Powered by a high output, durable 420cc engine, this Westinghouse 7500 watt portable generator features an overhead valve design for excellent performance. Westinghouse WH7500E is quieter than the other generator in its class. The efficient engine gives you up to 13 hours of run time at 50 percent load with its 6.6-gallon tank. Automatic voltage regulation provides reliable and precise voltage control for demanding applications. Its cast iron fan guard ensures safe operation, while the Maintenance free brush excitation ensures zero down time operation.

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