While over the years, the license to make power generation equipment has changed corporate hands and the name has been applied to many, including the no longer original Westinghouse, the legacy of the power generation by George Westinghouse lives on in the modern generators used for backup or standby power.
Besides longevity of brand, one of the reasons why Westinghouse is a recognizable brand is the quality and reliability that the generators exhibit. These generators are designed to be workhouses at home and at the job site. Delivering power, wherever it is needed when it is needed.
Generators come in two modes of operation, standard and inverted. The main difference between the two is that inverter generators produce a clean, sine wave of 60 Hertz power at the outlet.
Standard generators can do the same but use a different method to achieve clean power. Also, generators come in two types, portable and standby. Portable power is versatile and can be moved from place to place. Standby power is connected to the home and supplies power in case of an outage automatically.
Safety Is A Priority
As with any power equipment safety is a prime concern. Never operate a generator with flammable material within 5 feet of the unit and allow the unit to cool down before refueling. In addition, be sure to read and follow the operator’s manual for proper, safe and reliable operation.
When storing a portable generator, always drain any remaining fuel and make sure the oil levels are correct. Proper storage will make sure the unit is ready and able when needed.
Best Westinghouse Digital Inverter Generator
Compact, portable and super quiet, this inverter generator has 2200 Watts surge capacity and 1800 Watts continuous power generation. The Westinghouse Model #WH2000iXLT Inverter Generator can be linked in parallel to other inverter generators to increase the running capacity of the power output. It weighs only 43 pounds and 2 120 Volt outlets and 1 12Volt DC charging outlet.
It has a low oil shutdown and produces reliable and clean power. It uses gasoline as an energy source and has a run time of 13 hours at half load. This generator is great for camping or anywhere power is needed.
Top Portable Gas-Powered Generator
Producing 3700 Watts surge capacity and 3250 Watts of continuous power, the Westinghouse Model #WH3250 Generator is a great portable generator for backup or job site work. It has 4 120 Volt outlets and 1 120/240 Volt twist lock and each are circuit breaker protected. It is recoil start and and can run for 10 hours at half load.
It has automatic voltage regulation to deliver clean and reliable current to any appliance, tool or device. This unit is a basic portable generator that delivers great power.
Best Quiet Portable Home Generator
Another great generator the Westinghouse Model #WH5500 is essentially a higher producing generator than the 3250. It pumps out 6750 Watts of surge capacity and 5500 Watts continuous power. Enough to power many home appliances such as refrigerators and sump pumps.
It has 4 standard outlets and 1 120/240 twist lock connection. The unit is protected by a circuit breaker and offers overcharge protection.
It utilizes automatic voltage regulation to deliver clean and consistent power time after time. Powered by gasoline, this unit has a 14 hour run time at half load. This is an excellent, all around use, portable generator. Perfect for back up power or for delivering heavy duty power on the job site.
Best Portable Generator under $1000
As with the 3250, and the 5500, the Westinghouse Model #WH7500E is the next up in this great series from Westinghouse. The 7500 produces 9750 Watts of surge capacity and 7500 Watts of continuous power. This is more than enough to handle a medium home. Like the others in the series, it has 4 120 Volt standard outlets and 1 120/240 Volt twist lock.
It is powered by gasoline and has a run time of 15 hours at half load. It has the same type of automatic voltage regulation as the others, to deliver clean reliable power. Like the others, it also has a specialized muffler to help reduce noise. This generator is perfect for back up power in case of an extended outage and for heavy duty work at a job site.
Best Fully Loaded Portable Power Generator
This generator is a beast. The Westinghouse Model #10001 Pro Series produces 12,000 Watts of surge capacity and 10,000 Watts of continuous, clean power.
This electric start generator has 8 total outlets, with 4 20 amp standard outlets, 1 30 amp 120 Volt outlet, 1 30 Amp 240 outlet and 1 120/240 Volt, 50 Amp twist lock outlet. The entire panel is GFCI protected and each set of outlets are protected by circuit breakers.
In addition, this unit has a remote start and a data meter for the status of the unit. It has a low oil sensor and has automatic voltage regulation. It is powered by gasoline and runs for 15 hours at half load.
This generator produces enough power to handle any size of home up to large. It can even handle a central heating and air unit. Each of the outlets are protected from the elements and with the remote can be operated with out having to exit the home. This unit is perfect for those homes that want clean, reliable, backup power for an extended outage.
Westinghouse produces quality, reliable, power generators that are capable of handling power demands year after year. At home, as a back up power source or for every day use for power hungry devices like pressure washers, these generators can get the job done easily and quickly.