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WGen5500 6,850/5,500-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator with Transfer Switch Outlet for Home Backup

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  • Transfer switch ready L14-30R and household GFCI 120V outlets
  • Ideal for emergency home backup or as a portable power source
  • 6850 peak watts, 5500 rated watts; up to 15 hour run time
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Product Overview

The Westinghouse WGen5500 is a dependable and convenient solution for providing a backup power supply to your home during a blackout or power outage. The WGen5500 produces 6,850 peak watts and 5,500 running watts with a powerful 420cc 4-Stroke OHV Westinghouse Engine constructed for durability. Running for up to 15 hours on a 6.6 gal. (15L) tank of gas, it's equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, automatic low oil shutdown, and GFCI household outlets. The L14-30R outlet is Transfer Switch Ready, connecting straight to your home for total household power and eliminating the hassle for annoying extension cords or power strips. The intuitive control panel includes the VFT Data Center to share real-time updates on maintenance information, making it easy to care for the WGen5500 and ensuring long life with lasting utility. The hardened-steel frame with added roll bars, foam grip handle, and never-flat wheels lets you easily transport this generator on the go while rubber outlet covers provide added protection from the environment. The WGen5500 Portable Generator is complete with a 3-Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support to ensure your confidence can be backed by our nationwide customer service and support network.
  • Perfect as a backup power source at home or a dependable source of portable power
  • 5,500 running watts, 6,850 peak watts with recoil start
  • Runs for up to 15 hours on a 6.6 gal. fuel tank with built-in fuel gauge
  • Powered by a high performance 420cc 4-Stroke OHV Westinghouse Engine constructed with a durable cast iron sleeve
  • Weighing 174 lb. with as low as 72 dBA operating volume
  • (2) GFCI 5-20R household duplex outlets and (1) Transfer Switch Ready L14-30R 120/240-Volt twist-lock receptacle with rubber outlet covers
  • VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Safe and convenient with automatic low oil shutdown, automatic voltage regulation, and overload protection
  • EPA and CARB compliant
  • All Westinghouse portable generators are functionally tested in the factory and may contain minimum residual oil and/or fuel odor



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Ratings
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Engine MakeOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded Engine
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage5300550053007500
FeaturesBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection,Twist-Lock PlugAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Muffler,Overload ProtectionAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,CO Shutoff,Electric Start,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Muffler,Overload Protection,Twist-Lock PlugElectric Start,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Short Circuit Protection
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage6600687566009500
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil Start,Remote
ApplicationHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationEmergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,RecreationHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationEmergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Voltage (volts)120/240 V120/240 V120/240 V120/240 V
IncludedEngine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Spark Plug WrenchEngine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels,Spark Plug WrenchEngine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels,Spark Plug WrenchBattery,Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels,Spark Plug Wrench,Wireless Remote
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
26 in
Product Length (in.)
27.2 in
Product Width (in.)
26.1 in

Details

Application
Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
CO Shutoff Capable
No
Color Family
Blue
Engine Displacement (cc)
420
Engine Make
OEM Branded Engine
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Muffler,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
6.6
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Half-Load Run Time
15
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels,Spark Plug Wrench
Number of Outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
72
Outlet Type
120V 20A,120V 30A
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
174 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
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  • 98% recommend this product
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Runs great
Nice generator runs great ran the hole house!!what else do I have to type?
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    So far so good!
    Packaging was in good shape...clear instructions, cranked right up. Just make sure to read all the instructions to ensure you don’t damage the motor when preparing to crank.
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      This was the best generator for the money in its...
      This was the best generator for the money in its class. I looked for a while too.
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      Great All Around Generator
      The physical size is perfect, which makes it easy to move around and store. The tank capacity let's us run the house through the night when there is an outage too. I've also used this off site for tool power and it has worked out great.
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        • Recommended
        Great Generator for the Price
        Bought as backup power source for home and runs everything we need in case there is a power outage
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          • Recommended
          Worked when needed
          Actually bought this a little over 3 years ago, and never even fired it up until a storm knocked out the power last week. Started right up and took care of everything I really needed. Only issue is with the relatively high THD and what it does to the various LED lights and electronics. Most things come on fine, but some bulbs will flicker and don't count on a desktop computer to run.
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            • Recommended
            Reliable Whole House Backup
            I purchased my Wgen5500 in November of 2017 since I needed to have a means of backup in the event of power outages. I was able to use it the first time for about 12 hours in Jan of 2018, Another 1 day outage in the Spring of 2018. When this unit really shined was when the tropical storm came up to CT in August of 2020. I live inland but was without power for over a week. This unit did not miss a beat and kept my entire house running including the well and AC. I changed the oil every 2 days and have only ever ran synthetic in this unit since new. I currently have just a hair over 200 hours on the unit and it never fails to start on the first pull and uses no oil. Also it is extremely fuel efficient for the wattage output. I get about 18 hours+ on a tank if not hitting it full load. I always store it with a full tank treated with startron and the unit run until the carb is out of fuel. I start it every 3-4 months and run it for about an hour just to exercise the genset.
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              • Recommended
              Nice generator with a nice price
              Reliable generator with easy assembly. Competitively priced. Simple to operate.
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                • Recommended
                Great features
                Great price lots of features! I would recommend it to friends! Nicely packaged
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                  • Recommended
                  Works great
                  I got this a month ago everything works better than expected
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