CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Westinghouse WGen2000

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Generac GP17500E

Reasons to buy Generac GP17500E:

  • button icon Inbuilt with an automatic idle control system
  • button icon Uses a powerful Generac's OHVI engine
  • button icon Starts 26250 watts at and runs at 17500 watts
  • button icon Very large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity
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Westinghouse WGen2000

Reasons to buy Westinghouse WGen2000 :

  • button icon  Has easily identifiable yellow touch points on important features
  • button icon  Has life time support with a 3 year limited warranty.
  • button icon  Has a long running time.
  • button icon  It is easy to maintain since it can shut off automatically when oil is low to prevent engine damage.
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PERFORMANCE:
DRAW :
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Low Oil Indicator
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Generac GP17500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Electric Start
  • Wheel type
  • Low Oil Indicator
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Westinghouse WGen2000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Yes, effortless to move from one place to another for emergency power supply

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

2500 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

2000 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

No

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Takes up to 10 hours after a 1/2 fuel load

Yes

26 hours

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

Yes

It is recoil started

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

No

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

20 Amps

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

N/A

Yes

2.6 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

OHV 4 Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

Yes

Uses cold start technology for quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Hassle free starting method – electric start using the on/off switch that is placed on the engine without any complicated steps

Yes

It is easy to start since it is designed with a simple traditional pull-start mechanism

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

A large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity – delivers fuel for extended running

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

20 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

Available

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

212cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

N/A

Yes

68 DBA

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Multi-purpose generator that can be used both indoors and outdoors to deliver emergency power.

Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can power up several tools at once

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Heavy duty - delivers enough energy to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances

Yes

It is heavy duty since it can run high voltage tools when you need them

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Framed for durability – features a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle that provides strength and is long lasting

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Recoil method

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Available

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Outlets include - 120/240V 30-Amp (L14-30R) and 50-Amp (14-50R) plus receptacles

Yes

(two)- Duplex 120V (5-20R)

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

It is portable since it has handles which enable you to carry it to any place you want it

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

97 lb

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Moves using a 12 inch pneumatic wheel type. Can climb raised surfaces

No

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

An integrated lifting eye handle – attached to the frame for easy lifting and movement

Yes

It has an open frame which enables you to move it to anywhere you want

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

1 year warranty for commercial engine and 2 years for consumer engine

Yes

3 years limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

L23.5 x W17.5 x H18.7 inch

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Power cords, cold weather kits, covers and amp tents, inlet boxes and wheel kits

Yes

Oil bottle, oil funnel and a spark plug wrench

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Built with a low oil alert system. Alerts you when oil is reaching minimum in the 16 gallon fuel tank capacity

No

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Shuts down on its own to prevent engine damage on low oil

Yes

It shuts down when the level of oil is low

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

68 DBA

Generac GP17500E

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

- Has a powerful engine speed of 3600 RPM - Features a panel mounted hour meter that makes it simple to keep tract of run time and maintenance intervals - Multipurpose generator that is built for job sites, camps among others and home backup power supply - Uses a large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt fuel gauge - Electric starting method with a simple button push and 12 VDC 36665-CCA battery included - It is a portable generator with a 12 inch pneumatic wheels and integrated lifting eye handle for transportation - Has a full pressure lubrication ability with an automatic low oil shutdown to prevent engine damage - It is RV ready through multiple outlets and automatic idle control system - Heavy duty enough to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances - Framed for durability using a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle

Yes

• Has an in built fuel gauge which allows a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator. • It is safe and convenient to use since it is designed with an automatic low oil shutdown which protects the engine from damage.

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Westinghouse WGen2000
Yes

- Not built with a voltmeter - It is Non CARB complaint - This engine doesn’t have dual fuel ability - Cannot be solar charged - Uses only one type of fuel source which is gasoline - Cold start technology is not included - Very heavy to lift in areas where wheels cannot maneuver on like stairs

Yes

• It is not good for powering sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<23%). • Has a weight of 91 lbs. making it heavy for transportation. • Has a low fuel efficiency. • It is noisy (68 DBA). • Certain components in this product and its related accessories contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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