Westinghouse WHXC8500-AS (8500 watt) Auto Start

Westinghouse WHXC8500-AS (8500 watt) Auto Start

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The Westinghouse WHXC8500E-AS has been designed specifically for the Australian market to complement off-grid solar power systems and other applications that need a remote control generator. In addition to the features of a standard WHXC8500E generator, it has a unique-in-class 2-wire automatic remote start, run and stop control system.

Features and Benefits

Reliable Performance - High output and fuel efficient Westinghouse 420 cc 4-stroke overhead valve petrol engine. 

2-Wire Auto Start Remote start - run and stop control with intelligent generator systems management. 

Quiet Operation -  Oversized Pulse-Flo muffler and anti-vibration rubber mounts ensure low noise output. 

Long Running -  Extended run time from the long range 25 litre fuel tank with integrated gauge and strainer. 

Stable Power  - Digital AVR controlled sine wave output for precise and stable electricity supply. 

Premium Features  - Keyless electric start, copper wound alternator, steel roll frame and Never-Flat wheels. 

Clean Air Technology -  Compliant with Australian and US EPA emissions standards to minimise environmental impact. 

Easy to Use  - Yellow-coloured touch points guide you to the controls required for normal operation. 

Plug and Play -  Everything you need is in the box. Just add petrol. Minor assembly required. 

Warranty Protection -  2-year domestic use warranty to safeguard your investment (conditions apply).


  • 8,500 Starting Watts / 6,750 Running Watts
  • 420 cc Westinghouse 4-Stroke OHV Petrol Engine
  • 2-Wire Automatic Start, Run and Stop Control System
  • 13.1 Hours Run Time @ 50% Output with 25 Litre Fuel Tank
  • Dual 240 Volt AC Outlets and a 12 Volt DC Outlet
  • VFT Meter Displays Voltage, Frequency and Run Time
  • Digital Auto Voltage Regulator – Stable Power Output
  • Compliant with Australian and US Emissions Standards
  • Quiet Running – Only 80 dB(A) at 100% Output
  • 2-Year Domestic Use Warranty (conditions apply)
  • Dimensions - 735 x 700 x 655
  • Weight - 94kgs
  • Noise Level - 80 dBA @ 7 Mtrs

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  • 5
    Great generator

    Posted by Mark H on 16th Jan 2022

    Great generator. Quick delivery. Started first time without issues , love it. Thanks

Can i connect this generator to my solar setup .?
Yes, this model has a 2 wire auto start feature, so it can be integrated to work automatically with your solar setup.

What’s included with this Westinghouse generator.?
All Westinghouse generators come with a bottle of oil, oil funnel and a spark plug wrench.

How often do i need to service my generator .?
Maintenance schedules vary between models, so please consult the user manual included with your model for exact service intervals.

What happens if i overload the generator.?
The circuit breakers will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at each receptacle. Do not overload the generator’s capacity. Exceeding the generator’s wattage/amperage capacity can damage the generator and/or electrical devices connected to it. Consult the User Manual for your specific model.

What type of fuel should i use with this generator.?
Clean, fresh, unleaded fuel, either 91 or 97 is suitable .

What type of oil is recommended ?
SAE 10W-30 engine oil under typical conditions. If running the generator in extreme temperatures, consult the User Manual for your specific unit.

Can i run this generator in the rain?
No. Never use the generator in a location that is wet or damp. Never expose the generator to rain, snow, water spray, or standing water while in use. Protect the generator from all hazardous weather conditions. Moisture or ice can cause a short circuit or other malfunction in the electrical circuit. Using a generator or electrical appliance in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, or near a pool or sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet, could result in electrocution.

Does this model generator have 15amp outlets?
Yes, this model has two 15amp outlets fitted as standard.

What is the warranty period for this model.?
All Westinghouse generators have a two year domestic warranty.

Is the warranty on this product a factory warranty from Westinghouse?
Yes, you get the full manufacturer’s warranty from Westinghouse which would be covered by any local Westinghouse service center.