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

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
Grade
Professional
Style
Portable
Run Watts
15,000
Surge Watts
18,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Winco WL18000VE Industrial Series Portable Generator
  • One of the largest portable generators on the market
  • Electric Start (Battery Not Included)
  • Allows for easier starting, just turn the key
  • Flywheel-mounted charger keeps battery charged when engine runs
  • 895cc Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin OHV Engine
  • Low vibration, improved valve life and better fuel economy
  • Full pressure lubrication system w/ spin-on oil filter
  • Oil Alert - Low Oil Shutdown System
  • Oil pressure switch prevents engine damage before it occurs
  • Mecc Alte S20F Brushless Alternator
  • 100% copper windings, NEMA Class F insulation
  • Capacitor Regulated Voltage - < 5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • Inherent voltage regulation protects electronics from surges
  • 15-Gallon Steel Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • EPA approved design eliminates carbon emissions
  • 120/240V 60-Amp (14-60) Receptacle
  • Allows for connection to a manual transfer switch (MTS)
  • Premium Square D Circuit Breakers
  • Visi-Trip indicator to easily identify a tripped circuit
  • Wrap-Around 1" Tubular Steel (14-Gauge) Cradle
  • Powder-coat paint protects finish from damage and debris
  • 100% Load Tested
  • All generators are tested prior to leaving the factory
  • Requires BCI GROUP 26 500 CCA (Not Included)
  • 2-Year (Generator) / 3-Year (Engine) Commercial Warranty
  • Non-CARB Compliant - Not For Sale In CA
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-20R
NEMA L6-30R
NEMA 14-60R
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
CC
895 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brushless
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
18000 Watts
Rated Watts
15000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
62.5 Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
15 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.5 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Battery
Not Included (500 CCA)
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
3
NEMA L5-20R
1
NEMA L6-30R
1
NEMA 14-60R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
442 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
40 Inches
Product Width
25.6 Inches
Product Height
26.2 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
2 Years
Grade
Style
Run Watts
15,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
18,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Grade
Professional
Style
Portable
Run Watts
15,000
Surge Watts
18,000 Starting Watts
Fuel
Gasoline
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Winco WL18000VE Industrial Series Portable Generator
  • One of the largest portable generators on the market
  • Electric Start (Battery Not Included)
  • Allows for easier starting, just turn the key
  • Flywheel-mounted charger keeps battery charged when engine runs
  • 895cc Briggs & Stratton Vanguard V-Twin OHV Engine
  • Low vibration, improved valve life and better fuel economy
  • Full pressure lubrication system w/ spin-on oil filter
  • Oil Alert - Low Oil Shutdown System
  • Oil pressure switch prevents engine damage before it occurs
  • Mecc Alte S20F Brushless Alternator
  • 100% copper windings, NEMA Class F insulation
  • Capacitor Regulated Voltage - < 5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • Inherent voltage regulation protects electronics from surges
  • 15-Gallon Steel Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Gauge
  • EPA approved design eliminates carbon emissions
  • 120/240V 60-Amp (14-60) Receptacle
  • Allows for connection to a manual transfer switch (MTS)
  • Premium Square D Circuit Breakers
  • Visi-Trip indicator to easily identify a tripped circuit
  • Wrap-Around 1" Tubular Steel (14-Gauge) Cradle
  • Powder-coat paint protects finish from damage and debris
  • 100% Load Tested
  • All generators are tested prior to leaving the factory
  • Requires BCI GROUP 26 500 CCA (Not Included)
  • 2-Year (Generator) / 3-Year (Engine) Commercial Warranty
  • Non-CARB Compliant - Not For Sale In CA
Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-20R
NEMA L6-30R
NEMA 14-60R
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
CC
895 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brushless
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
18000 Watts
Rated Watts
15000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
62.5 Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
15 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.5 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Battery
Not Included (500 CCA)
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
3
NEMA L5-20R
1
NEMA L6-30R
1
NEMA 14-60R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
442 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
40 Inches
Product Width
25.6 Inches
Product Height
26.2 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
2 Years
Product Specs
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Specifications
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA L5-20R
NEMA L6-30R
NEMA 14-60R
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
CC
895 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brushless
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
18000 Watts
Rated Watts
15000 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
62.5 Amps
Portability Kit
Sold Separately
Tank Size
15 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.5 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m Sound levels are measured in decibels (dB). The lower the decibel rating, the less noise the product makes. As an example, a ticking watch is 20 dB while on the other end of the scale, a lawn mower is around 90 dB.
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
Yes
Battery
Not Included (500 CCA)
Grade Type
Professional
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
3
NEMA L5-20R
1
NEMA L6-30R
1
NEMA 14-60R
1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
442 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
40 Inches
Product Width
25.6 Inches
Product Height
26.2 Inches
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
2 Years
Reviews
(3)
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Winco WL18000VE Reviews & Ratings
Product Q&A
(3)
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jim, the Portable Generator Expert
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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!
Sean 
from Virginia 
January 21, 2014
Answer
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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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
Frank 
from New York 
September 18, 2013
Answer
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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Jim my house is heated with a 5 ton geothermal unit I am looking for a backup generator could you help me with this
John  
from Michigan 
May 06, 2013
Answer
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.
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