MWE announced a completely new line of Westinghouse portable generators ranging from inverter generators, open frame generators, and contractor-grade generators. The first six models launch last week and more than a dozen more are launching over the next three months. Select models of the new Westinghouse generators will also feature on-board Smart Technology by Summer 2017 that allows the user to turn on/off and monitor the fuel levels of their generator using an app on an Android or iOS (Apple) device. The Westinghouse portable generators will be one of the first to incorporate Smart Technology. Westinghouse brand generators have an excellent reputation, with high customer ratings with Home Depot and Amazon.
Westinghouse Pro Series
Designed for professional contractors, the Westinghouse Pro Series are OSHA and NEMA compliant and include 120/240V AC GFCI outlets and USB ports. These units are also ideal for rental companies to meet the needs of their customers. The Pro Series start with a compact iPro2500 inverter generator that delivers 2500 peak watts. The line also includes 4000-watt, 8000-watt and 12000-watt generators. All of these units are equipped with electric start, never-flat wheels, GFCI protected control panels, and fuel gauges on the tank. The Pro8000 and Pro12000 also have an onboard data center to monitor volts, frequency and hours, as well as the addition of 120/240V 50A outlet.
Westinghouse iGen Inverter Generators
The quiet and lightweight Westinghouse iGen Inverter Generator Series includes several models, ranging from 1200 to 4500 peak watts. Delivering less than three percent total harmonic distortion (THD), iGen Inverter generators produce clean power and is safe for use on sensitive electronics like laptops and smartphones. The units are highly fuel efficient compared to conventional portable generators — saving users big money on gasoline. Also, these units operate at volumes lower than typical conversation levels and much quieter than a traditional generator.
The iGen4500st is the top of the iGen line and incorporates 120V AC Duplex and 120 V AC 30A outlet, as well as two USB ports. It also has wheels and a retractable handle for easier handling.
Westinghouse WGen Series
The open-frame generators in the Westinghouse WGen Series range from 2000-8300 running watts. These units are simple to use and dependable, making them a fit for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. The WGen6500st and WGen8300st will feature Smart Technology, are equipped with 120V, 120/240V, and USB outlets, push button start, never-flat wheels and fuel gauges on the tank. Dual Fuel units are included in the new line as well.
Authorized Westinghouse portable generator dealers launched the first six models this week: iGen1200, iGen2000, WGen2000, WGen3600, WGen5500, and WGen7500. Other models will become available throughout 2017.