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Winco WL18000VE - 15,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ B&S Vanguard Engine

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Grade

Style
Run Watts
15,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
18,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Vanguard
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31-HP Briggs & Stratton OHV Vanguard Engine
Extremely powerful, professional grade engine

"Big Dog" Professional Generator
Rugged 1-1/4" steel rollcage
Four 10" pneumatic wheels
Collapsible handle
Heavy-duty lifting eye
Hour meter
Spark arrestor

Rotating Field Brushless Alternator
Generates cleaner electricity than brush versions

Keyed Electric Start
Easy starting capability with added security

15-Gallon Fuel Tank
Generates a whole day's worth of power on a single tank

Please Note 4-Wheel Dolly Kit Not Included (Sold Separately)


Model
  Model Number:WL18000VE
 Manufacturer:Winco
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton Vanguard
 Starting System:12-Volt Button Start
 HP/CC:31 HP/895 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:Not Available
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Brushless
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:63 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Tank Size:15 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10.5 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:Yes
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:Yes
 Battery:Not Included (500 CCA)
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:550 Lbs. (249.48 kilograms)
 Dimensions:33"L x 25.5"W x 34"H
(83.82 x 64.77 x 86.36 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:1 Year
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L5-20R
NEMA L5-20R

NEMA L6-30R
NEMA 5-50R

NEMA 14-60R
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Q: My house has a heat pump (15 ton unit). Does that fall under the same guidelines that the Geo-Thermal unit does or will this generator run my heat pump as well as a few lights and some appliances ie: fridge?

Thanks in advance!

by Sean from Virginia on January 21, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

In regards to your question, proper sizing of the generator is crucial to the success of any generator installation and requires a good working knowledge of electricity and its characteristics, as well as the varying requirements of the electrical equipment comprising the load.

A certified electrician needs to be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator.

When analyzing the electrical load, consult the manufacturer’s nameplate on each major appliance or piece of equipment to determine its starting requirements in terms of amps and voltage which can be calculated to watts using Ohms Law (Amps x Volts = Watts).

When choosing the generator output select a rating that is approximately 20 to 25% higher than the peak load (for example, if the load is about 8 kilowatts, select a 10 kW generator).

A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future.

Note: Applications that are commercial, all-electric homes, have heat pump systems or geothermal systems require special installation procedures and a certified electrician "must" be contacted to evaluate and install these types of systems. Typically portable generators will NOT be able to run a heat pump, A/C or Geo-Thermal unit.

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Q: Where can you purchase a 60 amp cord with the appropriate plugs and weather proof outlet box for the winco 18000-15000 watt generator.I want to wire it to a 60 amp breaker In my panel with a Manuel transfer switch.thx frank
by Frank from New York on September 18, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

Unfortunately we only offer one cord that is rated for 60 amps.

This would include a 60 amp manual transfer switch as well as an exterior enclosure.

I would recommend the 64488-002.
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Q: Jim my house is heated with a 5 ton geothermal unit I am looking for a backup generator could you help me with this
by John from Michigan on May 06, 2013

A: Unfortunately when you have Heat Pump, Geo-Thermal or All-Electric homes there are special requirements for generators due to the extremely large amount of starting amperage required to run these systems.

With you having a Geo-Thermal system it is recommended that you contact a certified electrician to have them do wattage calculations to verify the specific needs you have to power your Geo-Thermal system.

Typically portable generators and these types of systems do not work due to the large starting requirements. An emergency generator has 1 very large outlet but it does have restrictions because of the maximum amperage you can run through it.

The Winco WL18000VE generator has a 60A outlet as its main outlet which you would connect to the manual transfer system and the maximum wattage a 60A outlet, cord, power inlet box or switch can handle is 14400 watts which is really not enough to power any type of Geo-Thermal system.

With that said, your starting point should be an electrician and then once you see exactly what is required you can then make a decision on what generator you could go with.

by Mike, Product Expert


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