CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Westinghouse WGen2000 VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

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Winner:

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton PRO5000:

  • button icon Up to 13 hours of run time on ½ load
  • button icon Engine can produce 10 foot pounds of torque
  • button icon Uses an hour meter to monitor gas levels
  • button icon Has a 25% more power surge alternator
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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:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • RV Ready
  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • Low Oil Indicator
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
  • Wheel type
  • Low Oil Indicator
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COMPARISON – Westinghouse WGen2000 VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is a portable generator

Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Starting Watts

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

2500 watts

Yes

6250 of starting watts

Running Stats

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

2000 watts

Yes

5000 running watts

RV Ready

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Built with 4 wheels and multiple outlets – this generator is RV ready

Gas Powered

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

26 hours

Yes

Runs 13 hours on 1/2 load – ideal for long hour use

Recoil Start

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is recoil started

Yes

recoil starts

Electric Start

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

is fast and user friendly

Dual Fuel

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Uses gasoline

AMPERAGE

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

20 Amps

Yes

21 Amps

VOLTAGE

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120/240 on a single phase

FREQUENCY

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60 Hertz

HORSEPOWER

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

2.6 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

OHV 4 Stroke

Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

ENGINE SPEED

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

EPA Certified

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Uses cold start technology for quick start in cold weather

No

Easy to Start

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Yes it is easy to start – uses a one touch starting method. Also has a recoil backup to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

20 hours

Yes

Takes 13 hours of nonstop runtime on a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Available

Yes

Contains low oil shut off – once the hour meter indicates little time remaining generator automatically shuts down.

Air Cooled

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

212cc

Yes

305 cc – can produce up to 10 foot pounds of torque

Voltmeter

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

68 DBA

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Perfect for multi-purpose. For camps, tailgating, homes and sites

Heavy Duty

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Features a power surge alternator – able to operate many large appliances at a go

Solar Generator

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Framed for Durability

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Starting method

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Available

Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Outlets

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

(2) 120-volt 20-amp outlets, (1) 120-volt 30-amp locking outlet, (1) 120/240-volt 30-amp locking outlet, (1) 12-Volt 10-amp DC outlet

Portable

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Weight

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

97 lb

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Up to 4 large Never Flat Wheels .Ease transportation on both sides. Have locking brakes

Handle style

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Warranty

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3 years limited warranty

Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

No

Included Accessories

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Oil bottle, oil funnel and a spark plug wrench

Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Hour meter – checks the gas level and turns off on low oil

Low oil shutdown

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It shuts down when the level of oil is low

Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Noise Level

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

68 DBA

Yes

Super Lo – tone – minimizes the noise and lessens the vibration power produced

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

CONCLUSION

Pros

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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.

Yes

- Can provide a clean and instant power for appliances and multiple electronics during power shortage - Attached with a 2 year warranty to guard against defects and workmanship - Has a 305 cc powerful engine that easily handles tough jobs - Features a full GFCI protection that works as circuit breakers for the engine - Low oil automatic shut down can extend the battery life - Delivers a total of 13 hours after a 1/2 load - Large tank capacity of 7 gallons – reduces the refill frequency - Up to 4 never flat wheels to ease movement during transportation - Uses the quick electric restart and traditional recoil method - Created for multi-purpose operation like at sites, camps and homes - It has been built with an open frame and also framed for durability - Features a super lo tone muffler that lessens the noise and reduces on the vibration during operation - Comes with an automatic voltage regulation system that produces 25% more surge wattage to simplify start up - Uses a drop down handle to pull and it can be stored easily - Meets all the standards of CSA certification - Appropriate dimensions for storage - 34 x 27 x 26 inches - Additional accessories of internal trickle charger and a float charger

Cons

Westinghouse WGen2000
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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.

Yes

- Does not have a cold start technology - Is not a solar generator - Wheels cannot climb over stairs or other highly raised surfaces - Doesn’t use propane to run - Not voltage meter

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