Westinghouse WH5500 Portable Generator, 5500 Running Watts/6750 Starting Watts
Model WH5500 includes the Westinghouse, 357 cc, OHV engine that has been designed for power, durability and quiet operation; it comes with an oversized muffler and catalyst. All Westinghouse generators come with EZ start, color-coded starting controls and access to a friendly and knowledgeable customer service group that can be reached at 1-855-WH-HELP-1 (944-3571). This
Model WH5500 includes the Westinghouse, 357 cc, OHV engine that has been designed for power, durability and quiet operation; it comes with an oversized muffler and catalyst. All Westinghouse generators come with EZ start, color-coded starting controls and access to a friendly and knowledgeable customer service group that can be reached at 1-855-WH-HELP-1 (944-3571). This model can be assembled very quickly and is easy to operate with a simplified power control center and is backed by an industry leading 3-year limited warranty. Other items included are never-flat tires, high-leverage handles, tool kit, one liter bottle of oil and a funnel to get you started right out of the box.
Safeguard your family as well as provide portable power for work and play with the Westinghouse WH5500 gas-powered generator, which delivers 5,500 running watts of power and a maximum starting output of 6,750 watts while providing the owner with many features and benefits usually found on more expensive models.
The WH5500 gas-powered generator with 5,500 running watts and 6,750 starting watts (view larger).
The WH5500 provides quiet operation via Westinghouse’s Pulse-Flo muffler, includes four standard household outlets ready to conveniently power your devices, and is easy to operate thanks to the simplified control center. It also includes everything to get started right out of the box, including a wheel kit and handle kit, oil, funnel, and tool kit. This generator is backed by a three-year limited warranty, and it’s EPA-approved.
Note for California residents: This model is not CARB-compliant. Units sold to California must be CARB-compliant.
Powered by a high output, durable 357cc Westinghouse XP Series engine, the WH5500 features an overhead valve design for excellent performance, cast iron cylinder sleeves for low oil consumption, and forged pistons and connecting rods for proven strength. Starting is easy thanks to the Comfort Grip manual recoil handle and compression release, plus the transistorized ignition provides lifetime ignition source. The efficient engine gives you up to 14 hours of run time at 50 percent load with its 6.6-gallon tank.
The low loss, high efficiency alternator laminations increase electrical output and decrease fuel consumption. Automatic voltage regulation provides reliable and precise voltage control for demanding applications. Its cast iron fan guard ensures safe operation, while the Maintenance free brush excitation ensures zero down time operation.
Easy-to-use control panel (view larger).
Featuring an all-steel construction and fully enclosed electrical connections, the WH5500 can withstand the harshest environments and weather. It features two 120 volt pushbutton circuit breakers for over current protection, a toggled mainline 240 volt circuit breaker for safe operation, and a quarter-turn Nema twist lock connector that provides a secure connection for available power cord and other devices.
Color coded touch points make the interface easy and intuitive. The combination of ergonomically designed dual folding handles and robust never-flat tires provide easy transportation to and from job sites.
What’s in the Box
Westinghouse WH5500 Portable Generator with wheel and handle kit (some assembly required); tool kit (with all tools needed for assembly); oil; funnel; operating instructions
Selecting the Right Generator
Westinghouse generators are perfect for protecting you and your family for those unexpected power outages, but are also useful for powering many home appliances such as electric ranges, security systems, home power tools, lights, radios, electronics, and more.
To select the perfect generator for your needs, you need to determine the starting watts needed for the item being started. The reason for this is that that tools and appliances with electric motors often require additional surge wattage at startup that can be double or triple the normal running wattage requirement. Look at the surge watts required and make sure you choose a generator with enough additional wattage to start them. (And remember that you’re typically not starting more than half of the items at the same time.)
Item Running Watts Surge Watts Light Bulb 100 Fan 200 Sump Pump (1/2 HP) 1,000 1,000 Kitchen Appliance 750 Radio 200 Space Heater 1,000 Refrigerator / Freezer 500 500
Item Running Watts Surge Watts Cell Phone Charger 10 Garage Door Opener 550 550 Security System 100 Window AC Unit 1,200 1,200 Furnace Fan (1/2 HP) 900 1,100 Microwave 800 Well Pump (1/2 HP) 1,000 1,000
Compare Westinghouse Portable Generators
Model WH3250 WH5500 WH6000S WH6500E WH7500E Running Watts 3,250 5,500 6,000 6,500 7,500 Starting Watts 3,750 6,750 7,500 8,000 9,000 Engine 208cc Westinghouse OHV 357cc Westinghouse OHV 357cc Westinghouse OHV 420cc Westinghouse OHV 420cc Westinghouse OHV Engine RPM 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 Outlets (120/240) L14-30R 120/240 twist L14-30R 120/240 twist L14-30R 120/240 twist L14-30R 120/240 twist Outlets (120) Four 5-20R 120V Four 5-20R 120V Four 5-20R 120V Four 5-20R 120V Four 5-20R 120V Starting Manual Manual Manual Manual and electric Manual and electric User Interface Multi-function LCD Frame Thickness 28mm 32mm 32mm 32mm 32mm Fuel Tank 4 gallons 6.6 gallons 6.6 gallons 6.6 gallons 6.6 gallons Run Time (@ 50% Load) 14 hours 14 hours 13 hours 13 hours 12 hours Accessories Kit Oil, funnel, tool kit Oil, funnel, tool kit Oil, funnel, tool kit Oil, funnel, tool kit Oil, funnel, tool kit Portability Kit 10-inch solid wheels, high leverage handle 10-inch solid wheels, high leverage handle 10-inch solid wheels, high leverage handle 10-inch solid wheels, high leverage handle 10-inch solid wheels, high leverage handle Dimensions & Weight 23.7 x 16.9 x 16.7 inches (LxWxH); 168 pounds 27.2 x 20.5 x 22 inches (LxWxH); 168 pounds 27.2 x 20.5 x 22 inches (LxWxH); 179 pounds 27.2 x 20.5 x 22 inches (LxWxH); 194 pounds 27.2 x 20.5 x 22 inches (LxWxH); 201 pounds Warranty 3-year limited warranty 3-year limited warranty 3-year limited warranty 3-year limited warranty 3-year limited warranty
- Portable gas-powered generator with 4-stroke, 357cc overhead valve engine; manual recoil start
- 5,500 running watts and 6,750 starting watts
- Quiet operation via Pulse-Flo muffler; simplified control center
- Full enclosure protects electrical connections from debris and weather; four 120-volt and one 120/240-volt twist outlets
- Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California