Updated: December 22, 2020

Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator Review

by Charles Jasper

Product Overview

This compact, dual fuel inverter generator is an exceptionally quiet and fuel efficient solution for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. The Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator can be powered by either gas or propane and features a very long run time, an impressive 18 hours! This generator is sure to keep all of your electrical devices going as long as you do.

Its output of 3700 running watts and 4500 starting watts gives you enough power to run all your essential appliances and the clean stable energy it offers, at less than 3% THD, is extremely safe for all your sensitive electronics.

Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator
  • Starting Watts: 2200
  • Running Watts: 1700
  • 1.2 gallon fuel tank
  • 10.75 hours of run time
  • 46 Pounds weight

A detailed control panel and digital display allows you to easily utilize the various functions of this all-in-one machine. Five 120V household outlets, an RV-ready Tt-30 30 Amp outlet, and two USB outlets offer the convenience of being able to connect several cables at once. It also features a remote electric start, which means you don’t even have to get close to turn it on!

Read on to find out more about this awesome dual fuel inverter. Or, see how this model compares to other quality dual fuel generators.

About the iGen4500DF

A subsidiary of the current CBS Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Corporation is an American manufacturer of electronics, electric appliances and lighting of all sorts. The company has been around since the 1880s. That’s a long time for a company that produces electronics! So, there’s no doubt that they have more experience in the market than most.

The iGen4500DF uses innovative inverter technology to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce noise levels, while providing clean, stable power to safely charge sensitive electronics.

This model includes a remote start and a push button electric start in addition to the traditional pull-start found on other gas engine models. The LED data center display and various indicator lights provide all the info you need to keep it running smoothly.

Westinghouse iGen4500DF Technical Specs

Product Information Detail

  • Running Watts: Gas / Propane 3700 / 3330
  • Starting Watts: Gas / Propane 4500 / 4050
  • Voltage 120 volts
  • Fuel Gasoline / Propane – Dual fuel capability
  • Tank Capacity 3.4-gallon gas tank
  • Run Time Up to 18 hours at 25% load
  • Up to 14 hours on a 20 lbs propane tank
  • Weight 98 lbs
  • Noise level 52 decibels
  • Outlets (5) 12V DC outlets
  • (5) USB outlets
  • (1) 30A TT-30R RV-ready outlet

The Westinghouse iGen4500DF packs some serious power with its 3700 running watts on gasoline / 3330 on propane and 4500 starting watts on gas / 4050 on propane. This means you can power several devices and electrical appliances simultaneously.

For example, if you’re camping you can simultaneously power a radiant heater, an RV refrigerator, an RV AC, and a slow cooker. At home, you can fire up the fridge, a hair dryer, a waffle iron, and charge your cell phone, all at the same time. On a job site you can work a table saw and a reciprocating saw simultaneously, that is if you are one of those four-handed people.

If that still isn’t enough, it does have parallel capabilities for easy pairing with another inverter generator for even more power.

The three and a half gallon fuel tank provides enough energy for up to 18 hours of run time! Even when powered by propane, this generator still provides up to 14 hours of run time. The built-in digital fuel gauge allows you to easily keep an eye on the unit’s fuel level.

It also has an optional Efficiency Mode to reduce fuel consumption when you need less power, like during the night or when you’ll be away from the campsite for an extended period of time.

Weighing in at 98 pounds, this unit is a little heavier that some other less-powerful models, but it makes up for it in utility. With a completely self-enclosed design, the iGen4500DF has better eye-appeal than other open-frame models and is perfect for recreational activities when you don’t want it to draw too much attention.

Despite the weight, mobility isn’t a problem because it comes equipped with 5-inch wheels and a telescoping handle, in addition to the two carrying handles on top of the unit.

At only 52 decibels, this generator is one of the quietest out there! It even out-ranks some of its less-powerful peers on the market. You certainly won’t have to worry about angry neighbors.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Powerful generator in a small, lightweight package
  • Dual fuel
  • Remote start
  • Super quiet motor for the power that it packs
  • Long run time
  • Fuel efficient
  • EPA-approved and CARB-compliant

Cons

  • Separate parallel kit required to take advantage of the unit’s paralleling capability

Summary

The Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Generator is a powerful, long-lasting, fuel efficient inverter generator – and one of the quietest ones on the market at that! Its dual fuel capability allows for greater versatility and its compact design makes it easy to transport wherever you need power.

The reliable high-capacity wattage means this model is a great option if you want to use the same generator for recreation and as well as an at-home emergency backup. The extra outlets are also super convenient for charging multiple devices and appliances simultaneously.

With very few drawbacks, this is without a doubt one of the best inverter generators on the market today.