Westinghouse iGen2500 2200W Portable Inverter Generator
When you find yourself in need of power when you’re out camping, or tailgating, or working in your shed, look no further than The Westinghouse iGen2500 Digital Inverter Generator. This light, portable model powers all your devices, even those small, delicate ones like phones, tablets, and computers.
The iGen2500 powers your appliances and devices with safe, clean, gentle power. The unit holds two USB Ports (5V DC) and one 120 VAC 20A Household Duplex Outlet for your different plug-in needs. It is also Double-Insulated with an Acoustic Enclosure, Asymmetrical Cooling Fans, and Low Tone Mufflers to reduce noise output.
Inside of the unit is a 1-gallon fuel tank. Its Westinghouse engine has the ability to auto-adjust so that it provides only as much power as is needed. All of this makes for more efficient fuel use, less noise, and less exhaust as it runs at 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts. Plus, the iGen2500 holds a U.S. Forest-Approved spark arrestor. So, when you’re out in the wild, you can rest assured that your generator is safe for use. This generator is also CARB and CSA compliant.
The iGen2500 is light, powerful, and dependable. This portable unit offers all the power you need for smaller jobs. Take it with you on your next outing where you might need power so that you’re never left without electricity when you really need it. Westinghouse provides a 3-Year Limited Warranty with this model and, as always, their Nationwide Customer Service and Support.
Westinghouse iGen2500 Features:
- The iGen2500 holds a Westinghouse 98cc 4-Stroke engine. It features a shut-off valve and recoil start, as well. It runs more efficiently than other models—30% to 50% more. It is both CARB and CSA compliant.
- This model offers 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts.
- This unit has a 1-gallon fuel tank. It is made to be carried with a lightweight, compact form and carrying handle.
- The iGen2500 features 2 USB Ports (5V DC) and a 120 VAC 20A Household Duplex Outlet to connect your various devices.
- This unit includes a kit with purchase: Owner’s Manual, and Oil Bottle, Funnel, and Tool Kit.
- The iGen2500 is Double-Insulated with an Acoustic Enclosure, Asymmetrical Cooling Fans, and Low Tone Mufflers for reduced noise.
- This unit has a 3-year limited warranty.
TECHNICAL SPECS & DOWNLOADS
Great GeneratorProduct Review Rating: 4/5
Posted by Ruben C on Feb 08, 2018
I contemplated this purchase for the better part of year before pulling the trigger. I replaced a Honda 3000EU with a pair iGen2500's. The Honda was quiet and reliable but VERY heavy to move around. Reliability was not the issue, portability was. Because I always needed a generator when camping, but not the heavy 3000 watt Honda, I had to buy a smaller 1000 watt inverter generator to fill the void. Problem was, the 1000 didn't cover all my small needs like I thought it would. When I found the Westinghouse's online, I started looking for other comparables as well- I compared spec's, prices, wattage, noise level and even watched a few review videos on YouTube. I kept coming back to the iGen2500's for weight; nearly 50lb but carryable one handed, wattage; 2200 running watts each (more than any other comparable), price; under $600 each; "pairable" in order to double the output wattage for running my RV A/C unit and microwave etc. Last month I finally sold the Honda and bought two iGen 2500's online from AP Electric & Generators LLC. They graciously price matched a local competitor, and the end out of pocket cost was ultimately less than the competitor.
Both generators and pairing cord came within a week Fed Ex and I immediately unboxed them, filled with oil and gas and both generators started first pull no problem. Comparably I felt they ran nearly if not as quiet as the Honda on Eco-Mode. At high idle I think they are a little louder. I don't have a device to measure sound, and I don't have the Honda anymore to do a side-by-side comparison, so the point is moot for me personally. After I had them about a week I took them out by my RV and and "paired" them up to see how they performed with A/C running. Pairing them per the instructions which are simple enough, doesn't quite work every time and will overload one generator and not the other. Hitting the reset button once or twice will get it back online (I didn't like that). With the A/C running and both generators on Eco-mode, one generator would idle up, while the other idles down and the one that idled up would take 75-100% of the load, while the other took 0%. After about 5-7 seconds it would alternate to the other generator. I then turned the Eco-mode OFF on both units causing both generators to idle up equally and both units to be under 25% load equally. I left the A/C on and both generators running approximately 2 hours while I did yard work nearby. No issues at all! Before turning off the A/C, I inadvertently took one generator offline causing the A/C unit to run off only one generator with no issues. It was on high idle, running at 75%, showing it was putting out 1750 watts (or 1750 watts are being used?).
To note, when not on Eco-mode they are definitely louder than a Honda 3000EU but not excessively. At 25 feet you can have normal conversation but you "know" they're running. At 50 feet (I have a 50' extension cord) they are fine. In close quarters camping situations with other campers the 50 foot extension may not be practical for some, but I like camping/hunting in dispersed areas away from people anyway, so I think I'll be utilizing this opportunity when practical.
Lastly, when I camp in areas where I don't plan on using the air conditioner, I only need to take ONE generator with me. When we have power outages that last several hours here in the SW part of the US in the summer storm season, I can use ONE to easily power phones, TV, satellite receiver, fans, etc.
I only gave 4 stars for the noise level slightly higher than I love, and because the pairing of the running generators is not without hiccups (the necessity of hitting the reset button a few times to bring both online- I plan to call Westinghouse tech support for assistance with this). Overall I feel good about the purchase, and although a little heavy at about 50lb each, I have no issues carrying one handed. I'm 50yr+, male avg physical condition.
Excellent generator at an excellent priceProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Mike A. on Feb 01, 2018
The iGen 2500 provides me with all of the juice I need to power my motorhome, including the A/C. It's just as quiet as my friend's Honda gen. The digital display is phenomenal for providing valuable information. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. If you're looking for the best buy in a light weight, powerful, portable generator, buy this.
Perfect Gen. For meProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Warren R. on Nov 08, 2017
It's a great generator easy to carry perfect for camping and to the races like I use it for. Also easy to start which is a plus and quit too.
tremendous product of the best that e boughtProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Victor on Nov 07, 2017
tremendous product of the best that e bought
Perfect!Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Rocky Champagne on Oct 31, 2017
I couldn’t believe how easy it started. Very first,pull and almost no edfort! Had to use it just one week after purchase for two flawless hours. My wife loves it.
great pruductProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by kevin r on Aug 05, 2017
runs my ac and lights with no problem on my camper, starts with one or two pulls every time
Great PurchaseProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Unknown on Jul 31, 2017
I am very pleased with this purchase and the service I got from AP Electric and Generators. This will be used to power an AC unit when needed. It, so far, has been excellent and I look forward to a long period of use from this generator. I would certainly deal with AP Electric and Generators in the future.
Great customer supportProduct Review Rating: 4/5
Posted by Unknown on Jul 23, 2017
First one didn't function correctly. Pleasant, professional and quick customer service. Replacement arrived on time and functions as advertised. This is a QUIET inverter generator at a very reasonable price.
First trip solid preformerProduct Review Rating: 4/5
Posted by Rob on Jul 18, 2017
So far so good. more power, about the same weight and possibly quieter that my previous Smart Tools 2000 watt generator with the Yamaha engine. The Smart Tolls generator started burning oil and was returned after 1.5 years. So it'll take some time to give the Westinghouse 5 stars. On my first trip to CO however it did a great job.
Great generatorProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Pete N. on Jul 07, 2017
Took 3 pulls to start the generator the first time after filling with gas. Now it starts on the first pull each time. Very quiet too. I love the digital gauge for gas level and power output.
Powerful, quiet , small and frugalProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Viper on Jul 04, 2017
Its as quiet as Honda or Yamaha 2000 at about 1/2 the price, and weighs just about the same, same demensions.... and has more power, 2500 surge, 2200 watts continuous. And you can hook two in parallel for much less, It has a fuel gauge and LED readout for total hours and hours for current use. Arrived quickly.
new iGen2500Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Unknown on Jul 04, 2017
This is a perfect size unit, weighs less than 50 lbs and relatively quiet. With a hard start capacitor and fan delay it will start and run my 13.5 BTU AC on my travel trailer. Most inverter gens are too small, some are bigger and heavier than I really need or want to transport. I don't think you can beat this unit for size, weight, output, and price. I like the info panel which shows output, fuel remaining, total load time, etc., although the digital numbers are hard to read in daylight. I like that you can drain the carburetor, and that the fuel is actually turned off when you turn the unit off. Oil dip stick/drain plug and spark plug are pretty easy to get to. I really like this unit, and plan to keep it a long time. I has a 3 year guarantee!
More power, less price!Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Darren on Jun 25, 2017
I had a Honda EU2000 for a decade and recently sold it for $600 because it would not start my air conditioner. Now I have the Westinghouse Igen 2500 and it easily starts my air conditioner, and it costs less than the $600 I got for my 10 year old Honda. It is also better than the Honda because of the simpler start knob, choke knob, no gas cap on/off switch, and inclusion of a gas gauge too (super important). I don't know if I will need the power output gauge? We will see. Love my new genny!
Worked as advertised. Started right up.Product Review Rating: 4/5
Posted by John N on Jun 20, 2017
Haven't done any dry camping yet but did try it out on my RV with a load meter. It worked as advertsed
Great Camping GeneratorProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Todd Rouls on Feb 21, 2017
Very quiet generator and fuel efficient. I am laughing at my buddies that have pruchased Honda's. They paid twice as much and mine starts first pull every time and is just as quiet. Great Service and quick shipping from AP Electric & Generators.