DUROMAX XP12000EH

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Westinghouse WGen9500DF

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DUROMAX XP12000EH vs Westinghouse WGen9500DF

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Specifications

DUROMAX XP12000EH

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Westinghouse WGen9500DF

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Details

Engine Displacement (cc)
457
457
Product Weight (lb.)
How much it weights
245 lb
211 lb
Engine Make
OEM Branded Engine
OEM Branded Engine
Start Type
Electric Switch, Recoil Start
Electric Switch, Recoil Start, Remote
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
8.3
6.6
Returnable
30-Day
30-Day
Features
Auto Idle Control, Electric Start, Low Oil Shutdown, Muffler, Overload Protection, Fuel Gauge, Dual Fuel
Automatic Voltage Regulation, Built-in Fuel Gauge, Electric Start, Low Oil Shutdown, Muffler, Overload Protection, Fuel Gauge, Dual Fuel, GFCI Outlet(s)
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Blue
Blue
Voltage (volts)
120/240 V
120/240 V
Included
Battery, Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench, Wheel Kit
Battery, Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench, Engine Lubricant, Rear Wheels, Wireless Remote
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline, Propane
Gasoline, Propane
Operational Volume (dB)
72
74
Horsepower (hp)
18 hp
0 hp
Starting Wattage
12000
12500
Half-Load Run Time
10
12
Fuel Technology
Dual Fuel
Dual Fuel
Application
Home Standby, Job Site, Recreation
Home Standby, Job Site, Recreation
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools, Halogen Work Light, Large Appliances, Lights, Mobile Devices, Power Tools, RV A/C Unit, Small Appliances, Sump Pump, Well Pump
Battery Charger, Bench Tools, Halogen Work Light, Large Appliances, Lights, Power Tools, RV A/C Unit, Small Appliances, Small Electronics, Sump Pump, Well Pump
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.66
1.25
CO Shutoff Capable
No
No
Number of Outlets
5
7
Running Wattage
9500
9500
Outlet Type
120V 20A, 120V 30A, 240V 30A, 240V 50A
120/240 Single Phase

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Residential Warranty
3 year limited
Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved, CARB Compliant
EPA Approved, CARB Compliant

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
26 in
26.5 in
Product Width (in.)
29.5 in
26.1 in
Product Length (in.)
43 in
27.2 in

Reviews

DUROMAX XP12000EH

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The generator was damaged when it arrived, the box was not. I almost returned it but decided to try it. It works ok and I can beat the damage area out. It seems to have shipped out this way. I recommend for the ease of use.

I needed a generator that had the ability to run longer than 8 hours on a tank of fuel and to not have that fuel degrade the carburetor, or in the tank. I chose this unit because it could run for 8 hours if necessary on gasoline, or 2 1/2days on 100# of propane. The low oil shutdown protects the eng...

It's just the best generator I've used out camping in the middle of nowhere and in the mountains. It is very simple,quiet, and better than I expected, for real.

The product came with all the parts required for assembly. The instructions were reasonably clear and in pretty good translation. I bought this model because I really wanted the option to use propane and not have to deal with storing gasoline since the generator will get only occaisional use. The as...

Generator started right away using electric start. It preferred mid position on the choke. It is quieter and smaller than expected. At about 100lb, it's relatively easy to roll around. No issue when I connected a 1500w heater.

Have to ask where is the ground wire for the battery? Started using LP and pulling the rope as the elec didn't work. Took about 10 pulls and it lit up. Would be nice if they included the elec start in the manual Should be a good unit once I get the electric start working.

Bought this generator so I could run it on propane and store generator in my basment without creating a fire hazard. Autostart features is also nice to have especially for cold weather usage. Generator started easily on battery and powered my gas furnace, gas water heater, dehumidifier and freezer...

For households with Ladies Only - the electric start is fabulous! I have a bad back and just cannot yank on those recoil start engines that are so prevalent - even though they are much less expensive than an electric start model. Particularly like the optional fuel capabilities of this model. Plan t...

Came complete with all parts and was easy to put together. Fired up on first try on unleaded and ran for a hour with small load. Then tested on propane with no issue. Just recently lost power for 30hrs or so ran it for about 15hrs powering fridge, freezer, tv and a few lights with no issues. Went th...

I bought this as a backup for my home electrical system. I liked the idea of having the dual power so that I didn't have to rely on one type of fuel. The generator works great, but the directions need work. For example, the white negative battery cable is not connected to the battery when shipped an...

Westinghouse WGen9500DF

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My son has the same model! Works great! Can’t wait for the next power outage! LOL ! I’ll be the only one in the neighborhood with power!

Looks like a solid, well built and thought out machine. Very east to set up, clear instructions.

The WGen9500 DF satisfies all my requirements for a home back-up generator. After months of research, I purchased this one because it came with all the options and power necessary to run our entire house during a power grid outage, plus- there are so many excellent reviews for Westinghouse products...

Solid product. Easy setup, started on first try.

I bought this as a backup generator for my house and when I work out in the middle of no where. Great machine! Remote start and the propane option are always plus! Haven't found anything it can't run yet!

Everything looks great, excited to use this generator. But something isn't right with the carb, it is leaking a lot of fuel. Haven't had time to investigate further. If i needed it to run right now it would have to be from propane.

I bought this after a large number of people around me lost power. Very easy operation. Just hit button and starts right up.

I wanted a portable that could run my whole house, even the AC if need be. While this unit can't run everything simultaneously, it can run everything I need it too, even my HVAC if I have my other heavy hitting circuits on standby. It arrived just in time for winter, and I no longer worry about prol...

Easy to set up and use! Very easy to start up and turn off with the automatic remote control. Will highly recommend to family and friends!

I bought this a month ago and it took me a little while to get around to starting it for the first time. Had a little trouble, but worked it out (make sure the 'auto' choke engages, it might need a little help). Lots of power and less noise than my previous generator.

Questions & Answers

DUROMAX XP12000EH

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how loud is the generator?

I have heard many noisy generators. This one maybe slightly quieter than most but it is still pretty noisy.

Less than most generators.

If you are using a scale of high, medium, and low I would say medium. You will hear it.

Not at all,but I didn't like the fact that the handles, wheels,and the rubber boots for the leg stand were missing. All part of the wheel kit!

i was surprised to me its quite when running on propane. i have never ran it on gas

Westinghouse WGen9500DF

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will this power a house with central air or would the ultra duty be better for this purpose

It will power your important items such a refrigerator, TV, etc, but not the whole house.

Depending on what BTU your central air is, the WGen9500 has more than enough power to supply most central air conditioners up to 40,000 BTU.

I've never used a portable generator before, so sorry if this is a stupid question. Can you run t...

Oh, Kelly - NO! Short answer, but many die each year - not only running a generator inside the house, but even when it’s in a garage, or on a screened porch, with the garage doors open! Carbon Monoxide is a very silent, deadly killer. A generator MUST be outdoors, well away from a home, in a well-ventilated area. We had a couple down the street from us who died during Hurricane Matthew, after running a generator on their screened porch. Hope this helps, but be safe!!

no, there are no portable generators that can be used indoors

what is the best way to lower the noise when running generator outside in open space

Improved Mufflers will make a little improvement, but the majority of the noise is harmonic and the most effective way is to erect a sound barrier around it. You can find examples on You Tube.

I'm unable to answer this question other than to suggest referring to the manufacturer's documentation.

Build an opened front doghouse with a hinged lid (for serviceability). Add thick foam interior to walls for added damping.Also gives weather resistance.

Build a temporary enclosure around it by leaning insulation board against it. Make sure to leave room for the exhaust to escape and also plenty of air for cooling. This does help.

I use a Zombie Box https://www.zombiebox.com/ to enclose my WGEN12000DF.

i plan to hook the cord from generator to an 50 amp inlet (reliance pb50) which will be connected...

<p> Hi Ken, </p> <p> Yes, you will have to float to neutral. </p>

If you float the neutral, that bypasses the safety feature of the GFI outlets on the generator itself. You can (not recommended), but be sure to have the load side protected.