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Westinghouse WGen3600V 4,650/3,600 Watt Gasoline Powered RV-Ready Portable Generator with Automatic Low Oil Shutdown-WGen3600v - $299

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Westinghouse WGen3600V 4,650/3,600 Watt Gasoline Powered RV-Ready Portable Generator with Automatic Low Oil Shutdown





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ValB asked this question on 03-01-2021 at 04:59 PM
03-02-2021 at 09:14 AM
No inverter listed. So it won't work.

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What makes a generator "rv ready"?

Edit: doh, it's right in the description. Basically you don't need to buy an adapter

"It's equipped with an RV Ready TT-30R 30A outlet that conveniently hooks to your travel trailer, keeping the air conditioner and travel necessities up and running all day long with an L5-30R outlet and household duplex outlets."
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It just mean it has the 3 prong plug standard for RV hookup.
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What makes a generator "rv ready"?
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I bought this exact generator four years ago and it went through 2 hurricanes . One of which it was exposed to 100mph winds and it still starts the first time every time. I do winterize it and start it at least a couple of times a year.
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Same price deal for a similar wattage Sportsman 4000/3500-watt model on sale, but it's dual fuel which is a huge win.

Sportsman 4000-Watt Recoil Start Dual Fuel Portable Generator
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sport.../314720350
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Can this be connected to a 200amp home electrical panel to provide backup power for only essentials?
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Can this be connected to a 200amp home electrical panel to provide backup power for only essentials?
If you want to do that, you really need a power transfer switch and a 220V generator. This one really isn't meant to be used that way, it's only 120V. It's for RV's which only have 120V loads and whatever else you might want to plug directly into it.
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Quote from RedRiverReality :
Same price deal for a similar wattage Sportsman 4000/3500-watt model on sale, but it's dual fuel which is a huge win.

Sportsman 4000-Watt Recoil Start Dual Fuel Portable Generator
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sport.../314720350
This one was $250 last summer so if anyone can afford to wait, they could save $50.
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If you want to do that, you really need a power transfer switch and a 220V generator.
Transfer switch, yes. 220v....no, unless you plan on powering a well pump. What other 240v volt appliance could possibly run off of a 3600w generator? I wouldn't call a dryer "essential" and this certainly would not power an electric water heater or heat pump.
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Quote from jmschn :
Can this be connected to a 200amp home electrical panel to provide backup power for only essentials?
Yes, technically, but all your essential powers should be on one side of panel or better yet (legally in most if not all jurisdictions) you will need transfer switch to not kill someone working on the line.

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If you want to do that, you really need a power transfer switch and a 220V generator. This one really isn't meant to be used that way, it's only 120V. It's for RV's which only have 120V loads and whatever else you might want to plug directly into it.
my gas heater and gas hot water heater still requires 120v power to run blower fan and temp. controls. So, I will have heat and hot water even when the power runs out with this generator. Not bad.
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Can this be connected to a 200amp home electrical panel to provide backup power for only essentials?
Look for a gen with a 240V L14 30R twist lock outlet instead. Typically labeled "transfer switch ready". There are a few available as low as 4,000 watts in this price range. Duel fuel is essential for me. Electric start isn't necessary with small horsepower but it is nice if it ALSO has remote control. Fuel efficiency and longer run time are nice as re-fueling gets tedious quickly in a prolonged outage.
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Transfer switch, yes. 220v....no, unless you plan on powering a well pump. What other 240v volt appliance could possibly run off of a 3600w generator? I wouldn't call a dryer "essential" and this certainly would not power an electric water heater or heat pump.
It's way easier to attach a 240V gen to the house. Either with the plug and play utility power meter adapter method or just putting a transfer switch with standard L14 30R inlet at the meter or just ahead of the main panel. Well worth the few extra $$ in gen cost imo. Besides many homes do have electric cooking, pumps and water heaters which will run on 4,000 watt gens which can supply 240V but not 120V. That's why this is still available while 240V are low stock sold out or jacked up in price right now. The Westinghouse DUEL FUEL 6,500/5300 240V was only $450 everyday prior to the current panic.
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The WEN GN400i (4000w) inverter generator is $390. I would spend the extra $90 for a piece of mind it won't mess up any electronics. It also saves fuel overtime. I was able to price match at HD. I wish it were enclosed and/or dual fuel. However, those features are in models that are much more.

Costco will have a Firman 2000w enclosed inverter generator for $350 also. Smaller generators are easy to transport and they can be added together with parallel kits.
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Quote from timbertop :
It's way easier to attach a 240V gen to the house. Either with the plug and play utility power meter adapter method or just putting a transfer switch with standard L14 30R inlet at the meter or just ahead of the main panel. Well worth the few extra $$ in gen cost imo. Besides many homes do have electric cooking, pumps and water heaters which will run on 4,000 watt gens which can supply 240V but not 120V. That's why this is still available while 240V are low stock sold out or jacked up in price right now. The Westinghouse DUEL FUEL 6,500/5300 240V was only $450 everyday prior to the current panic.
Both a electric water heater and electric stove will cap out (or trip out) this genny. My point remains the same. Also, not sure how the price of the tea in China or pre-panic prices on completely different items come to play here unless this Westinghouse 3600v also includes a time travel feature.

"Just spend 50 percent more" is rarely helpful on deal forums.

BTW, most people with a SMALL / bargain generator like this are not likely to have their house permanently wired with a transfer switch so not sure that even comes into play.
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