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Westinghouse WGEN9500DF vs Duromax XP12000EH – FAQS…

    Westinghouse WGEN9500DF






    DuroMax XP12000EH

    Westinghouse WGEN9500DF vs Duromax XP12000EH

    Westinghouse WGEN9500DF vs Duromax XP12000EH: Which is better? Both of these generators include a variety of features, but which one is the best? In this comparison, we look at the Westinghouse WGEN9500DF and the Duromax XP12000EH.

    Westinghouse WGEN9500DF vs Duromax XP12000EH – Quick Comparison Summary

    • The Westinghouse WGen9500DF is a well-liked product on Amazon.

    • The Westinghouse WGen9500DF is less expensive.

    • Both the Westinghouse WGen9500DF and the DuroMax XP12000EH are dual-fuel generators that can run on both gas and propane.

    • The Duromax has an 8-hour runtime, whereas the Westinghouse has a 12-hour runtime.

    • The Duromax XP12000EH weighs 224 pounds, compared to 211 pounds for the Westinghuse WGEN9500DF.

    • The Duromax XP12000EH uses 12000 watts, but the Westinghouse WGEN9500DF uses 9500 watts.

    • The fuel tank capacity of the Westinghouse WGEN9500DF is 6.6 gallons, whereas the Duromax tank capacity is 8 gallons.

    Westinghouse WGEN9500DF

    Duromax XP12000EH

    Westinghouse WGEN9500DF

    Duromax XP12000EH




    Wattage Running Time

    9500 watts


    Item Dimensions LxWxH

    27.2 x 26.1 x 26.5 inches

    30 x 29 x 26 inches

    Item Weight

    211 Pounds

    224 Pounds

    Dual Fuel Generator




    Up To 12 Hours

    8 hours

    Low Oil Sensor




    3 Years

    3 Years Description:

    About this item – Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment WGen9500DF Dual Fuel Portable Generator-9500 Rated 12500 Peak Watts Gas or Propane Powered-Electric Start-Transfer Switch & RV Ready, CARB Compliant, Blue

    • 9500 Running Watts and 12500 Peak Watts (Gasoline); 8500 Running Watts, 11200 Peak Watts (Propane); Remote Start With Included Key Fob, Electric and Recoil Start; Up to 12 Hours of Run Time on a 6. 6 Gallon Fuel Tank With Fuel Gauge
    • Features Two GFCI 120V 5–20R Standard Household Receptacle, One Transfer Switch Ready 120V L14-30R, and One RV Ready 120/240V 14–50R; All Outlets Have Rubber Covers for Added Safety
    • Powered by a Heavy Duty 457cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Engine Featuring a Long-Lasting Cast Iron Sleeve With Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and Digital Hour Meter. VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
    • Plug-and-Play: Comes With a Propane Regulator, Remote Start Key Fob, 12V Battery Charger, Oil, an Oil Funnel, a Tool Kit, Heat Resistant Plastic Wheels with Never-Flat Polyurethane Tires, and a User’s Manual to Get You Started Right Out of the Box (Minimal Assembly Required)

    About this item – DuroMax XP12000EH Generator-12000 Watt Gas or Propane Powered Home Back Up & RV Ready, 50 State Approved Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator, Black and Blue

    • Powerful DuroMax Engine: the XP12000EH is powered by a DuroMax, 457cc OHV engine.
    • Dual fuel technology: the ability to run on propane or gasoline allows the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice. Protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low
    • Plenty of power: with 12,000 starting watts and 9, 500 running watts, This unit can handle heavy loads from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools.
    • Maximum power: with DuroMax MX2 technology, get the maximum power from each of the 120 volt receptacle. Choose between operating the generator at both 120 V and 240 V Simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power.
    • Powering everyone anywhere: like all DuroMax generators, the XP12000EH is EPA and CARB approved For use in all 50 States.
    • Engine Type: 4-Stroke


    FAQS :

    Is the 50 amp 120/240V 14–50r transfer switch possible, or do you have to stick with the 30r? On the brochure, it claims "50 amp transfer switch ready."

    The answer is: To everyone who thinks Toddd made the incorrect decision by employing a certified electrician, I'm confident you're mistaken. What exactly is a "manual transfer switch," according to you? It's merely a breaker or switch that has to be turned on manually. It's not a problem as long as the electrician built it according to code. In response to your query, I think the description states that the outlet is a 50A RV outlet. This is the outlet adjacent to the transfer switch. The transfer switch is a twist lock, but the RV outlet isn't, but it's the one with four holes if you look at the photo. It's also 120/240 volts.

    What happens if I connect a wire from a st switch to a gcfi outlet to backfeed the entire house?

    Answer: You'll probably destroy your GFCI to begin with, and if your main breaker isn't turned off, you may electrocute a lineman working down the street. Back feeding through the dryer plug has been reported, however this is NOT the right technique to connect a generator to your home and is extremely dangerous, so DON'T DO IT! I stall a transfer switch with extension wires or hire an electrician.

    Is the wgen12000df equipped with an auto idle feature?

    The WGEN9500DF is what I have. It has an idle control system, as well as an automated choke and a remote on/off switch. I believe the WGEN12000DF has all of these and more.

    Is the propane or gas being measured by the fuel gauge?

    Answer: Only gas; a separate gauge for the propane tank is required. However, I would not suggest this machine since it does not start in the cold - it is a piece of trash in the cold, and the service and support are non-existent - avoid!

    What can i do to stop my propane tank from freezing in at night in the florida summer? this is connected to this generator. help!

    Having used quite a few propane heaters,generators,and torches(large ones) I can safely say the best way to stop the frost is to reduce the pressure on the tank. The easiest, simplest safest way to do that is to get a higher volume tank. If a 20lb tank is frosting badly you are drawing it to quickly,try a 40lb or better even a 100lb tank. Your frosting problem will go away.

    Has anyone gotten a good propane consumption rate yet? The description seems too good to be true....20 hours on a bbq tank.

    It’s jist not possible to get twice as much energy from a BBQ tank of propane as you get from 8 gallons of gasoline. 8 gallons of gasoline has about 920,000 BTUs. A 20 lb bottle - if it really has 20 lb in it - has 430,960 BTUs. And in the USA federal law prohibits filling over 80%. So there is no way to get twice as long on a BBQ tank as the gasoline tank.

    Is the propane hose included?

    Just fyi.. IF you are wanting to do something to the unit that doesn't state explicitly in the manual.. i.e. "converted to run from LP Gas to Natural Gas" you will want to contact the manufacture directly with that question.. Asking the general public is not a safe way to get your answers on something that is ONLY designed and indicated to work with Gasoline/Propane only. Not trying to be rude but that is a REALLY good way to get hurt or ruin the unit, so I would suggest getting your information directly from the manufacture if it involves trying to alter the way the unit is designed to work.

    What are the physical dimensions of this generator. Description says 28x30x40, thats huge. Is that right? Is that length width and height? 40" tall?

    I just went out and measured mine: 26" tall x 30" wide x 22" deep. I suspect the dimensions given are the packaged dimensions.