The Westinghouse model WH2200iXLT inverter generator creates 2200 watts at its peak and 1800 watts in continual mode. What are the pros and cons of this inverter generator? What information would consumers want to know before buying this inverter generator? We’ll answer these questions and more.
Pros of the Westinghouse WH2200iXLT
Cons of the Westinghouse WH2200iXLT
Observations about the Westinghouse WH2200iXLT Portable Generator
At 43 pounds, this is neither the lightest nor heaviest portable inverter generator on the market.
This generator comes with a two year limited warranty. The biggest complaint of many is that Westinghouse tells you to take the units to a service center at your own expense, even if there is only one in the state.
It comes with a 1.3 gallon gas tank. There is not a natural gas conversion kit from Westinghouse for this generator, but some customers report being able to make the conversion with universal conversion kits. Do not let the generator run out of gas when it is running or the generator wear and tear will be severe as it is starved for fuel. Turn it off and refuel it before it starts lurching.
Don’t store this generator with gas in it, because this increases the odds of later mechanical failure. If it won’t start after sitting in storage, draining the fuel tank and carburetor, putting in fresh fuel and trying to restart it may work. If it doesn’t, the unit requires service. To prevent this problem, either drain gas from it entirely before storing for any length of time or put fuel stabilizer in the fuel before you store it, in case you don’t know when you’ll next need it. The fuel stabilizer helps keep the carburetor clean.
This is an affordable inverter generator with the capacity to run your campsite or connect with another Westinghouse generator to run your RV. The generator is able to recharge sensitive electronics or heavier appliances. It needs some maintenance and care to prevent problems, but if there are problems, arranging service is a challenge.