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Westinghouse iGen4500 is a noise-free solution to your power needs in emergencies as well as outdoor activities. You can take it along anywhere you may require additional power. It can generate 4500 peak watts and 3700 running watts... Read Verified Customer Reviews

Comparsion Table

Model Start/Run Wattage Noise Level Fuel Tank Capacity Editor’s Rating
Champion 200987
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4500/3500 61 dBA 2.3/8.5 gallons/liters 8.9
Westinghouse iGen4500
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4500/3700 52 dBA 3.4/12.9 gallons/liters 8.7
Champion 100573
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4000/3500 64 dBA 02.09.2011 gallons/liters 8.4

#1. Champion 200987 - Quiet 4,500-Watt Inverter Generator with Remote Start

Introducing the New Champion Inverter Generator, model 200987. This one's an enclosed inverter generator with electric and remote start. It's 4,500 watts starting (up to 37.5 Amps) and then 3,500 running watts (up to 29.2 Amps). It's got the Champion branded engine (model R210-VP, four-stroke, 212cc). Run-on regular unleaded gasoline (I always run 91 non-oxy).

What is in the Package?

Included: engine oil, USB adapter, spark plug wrench, oil funnel, screwdriver, combination wrench (8/10 mm), wheel kit, remote key FOB, manual, and warranty card. The generator is shipped without gasoline.

My Noise Test

  1. Idle speed, 23 ft., eco mode on: 59 dBA
  2. Idle speed, 23 ft., eco mode off: 62.5 dBA
  3. Full load, 23 ft., eco mode off: 72 dBA

Of course, for camping, portability is a big issue. And I'm already a little bit concerned at the 101-pound weight of this thing. But I don't think you can get a 4,500 watt or 3,500-watt generator that weighs much less than 100 pounds. So I'm going to have to just deal with it, and I'm sure that that won't be a problem.

What Appliances Can Be Connected?

This generator can power the following common applications:

  • Electric Stove (3,000 watts)/Induction Hob (1,800 watts)
  • Electric Pressure Cooker (1,000 watts) + Food Blender (700 watts) + Dishwasher (1,500 watts)
  • Refrigerator (1,000 watts) + Microwave Oven (1,500 watts) + Rice Cooker (400 watts)
  • Lights (200 watts) + TV (200 watts) + Game Console (200 watts) + Set Top Box (20 watts) + Home Sound System (300 watts) + Desktop Computer (500 watts) + Laptop (100 watts)
  • Curling Iron (300 watts) + Hair Blow Dryer (1,500 watts) + Washing Machine (1,000 watts)
  • RV Air Conditioner 15,000 BTU (1,500 watts) + RV Water Pump (50 watts) + RV Water Heater (1,500 watts) + Lights (100 watts)

Also, at the front of the generator, you have this flip-up carry handle. It's got an aluminum handle, not just plastic. This thing wheels around very easily, and it's super easy to do one-handed. There are all also two handles on the top here. These are powder coated. They just feel super robust.

It comes with:

  • Two NEMA 5-20R Duplex Outlets
  • One NEMA TT-30R RV Outlet
  • One 12-volt DC Outlet
  • One Parallel Port
Champion 200987 - Quiet 4,500-Watt Inverter Generator with Remote Start

Specifications

  • Starting Wattage: 4500
  • Running Wattage: 3500
  • RV Ready Outlet: Yes
  • Noise Level from 23 ft.: 61 dBA
  • Inverter: yes
  • Start Type:  Electric Start, Recoil Start, Remote Start
  • Fuel Type:  Gasoline
  • CARB Compliant: yes

Our grades

Noise 8.5
Efficiency 9.9
Reliability/Customer Satisfaction 9.2
Power to Price Ratio 7.9
8.9 Average rating
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Pros
  • Remote and Electric start
  • Fuel efficient engine
  • Small size for a 4500 Watt generator
  • Parallel Ready
  • Very simple and easy to prep for use
  • Wheel kit
  • RV ready outlet
  • AC and DC outlets
  • Included: oil, USB adapter, funnel, spark plug wrench, propane hose, screwdriver
  • Very quiet for its size
Cons
  • Decent weight (101 lbs)
  • Small plastic wheels
  • Poor quality control

#2. Westinghouse iGen4500 3,700 Rated Watts with Remote Start

Are you looking for a super quiet generator? Look no more Westinghouse iGen4500 is a noise-free solution to your power needs in emergencies as well as outdoor activities. You can take it along anywhere you may require additional power. It can generate 4500 peak watts and 3700 running watts, which is a considerable amount to fulfill all kinds of power requirements, making it the perfect solution for backup power in case of power outages.

What Appliances Can Be Connected?

This generator can power the following common applications (not all applications can be powered simultaneously):

  • Incandescent Lights
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (900 watts)
  • Electric kettle (2,000 watts)
  • Coffee Maker (1,200 watts)
  • Toaster (1,000 watts)
  • Induction Hob (2,000 watts)
  • Microwave Oven (1,200 watts)
  • Air Conditioner (2,500 watts)
  • Space Heater (2,000 watts)
  • Sump Pump or Water Pump (1,000 watts)
  • TV, Laptop, Game Console, Desktop Computer, Home Sound System, Projector
  • Tablets and Mobile Devices
  • and more…

The Westinghouse Inverter Generator comes with an enclosed motor, which produces only 52-55 decibels (according to the manufacturer) of sound. It enables it to power your home without creating a lot of noise.

Noise test

LoadDistanceECO MODENoise level
Idle speed23 ft.off58 dBA
1 ft.on79.5 dBA
23 ft.on56 dBA
1/5 load (750 watts)23 ft.on60 dBA
1/2 load (1750 watts)23 ft.on61 dBA
Full load23 ft.off72 dBA

The Westinghouse iGen4500 is portable. It has two lifting handles, and it also has this one that comes out the front and two wheels, so this generator is easily carried and moved around once I take it off of the rack.

What is in the Package?

Included: engine oil, oil funnel, spark plug wrench, battery float charger, remote control, wheel kit, manual and warranty card. The generator is shipped without gasoline.

Best features of the Westinghouse iGen4500

Remote Start: this unit can be operated by a key fob, adding to the convenience of starting this generator from some distance away. It's very nice to be able to lay in bed in a campground where you have to shut your generators off at night to be able in the morning when quiet hours are over to start this generator without even getting up.

Clean power: our home electronic safety is paramount; this generator produces clean power with less than 3% distortion.

The item weighs 98 pounds fresh from the box, making it one of the most lightweight generators going for its output capacity.

Durable engine: it designed to shut down when the level of oil is too low and when there is overload this prevents the generator from damage which eventually increases longevity.

It's easy to combine a generator like this with another generator to get even more power and more output.

One of the nicest features of this generator is that it has a meter that tells me how much power I'm using, how much fuel is on board, what my output voltage is and how many hours I have remaining based on the current load of this generator. So how long it will run on the fuel that's in it.

Westinghouse iGen4500 3,700 Rated Watts with Remote Start

Specifications

  • Starting Wattage: 4500
  • Running Wattage: 3700
  • RV Ready Outlet: Yes
  • Noise Level from 23 ft.: 52 dBA
  • Inverter: yes
  • Start Type:  Electric Start, Recoil Start, Remote Start
  • Fuel Type:  Gasoline
  • CARB Compliant: yes

Our grades

Noise 9.9
Efficiency 9.9
Reliability/Customer Satisfaction 8.0
Power to Price Ratio 7.8
8.7 Average rating
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Pros
  • High level of output
  • Has the facility to control with remote control and button
  • It is quieter when compared to many generators of this class
  • Good fuel efficiency
  • RV Ready
  • Feature two USB outlets
  • Parallel Compatibility
  • Comes with a digital display
  • Lightweight for its kind (98 pounds)
  • Circuit breaker protection & Low Oil Shutdown
  • Having Wheels to Move
Cons
  • The material used to build this generator is not of high quality, therefore breaks easily
  • The included spark plug is not very good
  • Westinghouse customer service leaves a lot to be desired
  • Some generators have choke problems

#3. Champion 100573 - Open Frame Inverter Generator with Remote Start

What is in the Package?

Included: remote key fob, USB adapter, oil funnel, wheel kit, battery charging cables, manual, and warranty card. The generator is shipped without gasoline and oil.

For a home backup or project site generator, the Champion 100573 is a great generator for those heavier applications in mind. It might even work well for larger RVs or boats that need some good power output.

What Appliances Can Be Connected?

This generator is great for RV, events, food truck, home backup, power outage, and DIY projects. The Champion 100573 powered the travel trailer with the microwave, onboard battery charger, the TV, the central air conditioner, and all the interior lights.

The noise level is rated at 64 dB at 23 feet away. Since it is a 224cc open-frame model, you can expect it to be a tad louder than the other inverter generators. Champion 100573 has a solid tank that holds up to 2.9 gallons of fuel. The exhaust is fitted with a USFS approved spark arrestor.

This EPA-approved inverter generator has two 120V AC outlets (NEMA 5-20R), one 120V 30A RV ready outlet (NEMA TT-30R), and one 12V DC outlet for charging batteries. It is CARB compliant, so it can be applied and sold in California.

Champion 100573 - Open Frame Inverter Generator with Remote Start

Specifications

  • Starting Wattage: 4000
  • Running Wattage: 3500
  • RV Ready Outlet: Yes
  • Noise Level from 23 ft.: 64 dBA
  • Inverter: yes
  • Start Type:  Electric Start, Recoil Start, Remote Start
  • Fuel Type:  Gasoline
  • CARB Compliant: yes

Our grades

Noise 7.7
Efficiency 9.5
Reliability/Customer Satisfaction 9.2
Power to Price Ratio 6.8
8.4 Average rating
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Pros
  • Powerful 224cc engine
  • Fuel efficient – with economy mode switch
  • Recoil Start/Electric Start/Remote Start
  • RV Ready
  • Parallel compatibility
  • Wheel kit
  • Easy to install and operate
  • ECO mode
  • EPA certified and CARB compliant in 50 states
Cons
  • Noise level is a bit more than its competitor models
  • Open Frame
  • Quite expensive
  • No fuel gauge
  • Short handle