The control panel is one of the most complete around. It has Yellow Touch Zones for guided access to its main components. It also has a digital Data Center/LED display that cycles through Volts, Frequency, and Lifetime Run Hours.
The panel doesn't have any LED lights to indicate overload, low oil or output ready. However, a low oil sensor stops the engine when it detects the level is too low for safe operation.
The generator does have automatic voltage regulation and overload protection.
Generators of this size more often than not come equipped with an electric start. This Westinghouse portable generator has an electric starter which is operated using a push button. Westinghouse also supply a key fob, which allows you to easily start the generator remotely. Both means of starting the generator are supplemented with a manual pull recoil cord. This is more than useful when the battery is flat.
The receptacles include 2xGFCI 5-20R 120v 20 Amp household duplex outlets, 1xTransfer Switch Ready L14-30R 120v/240v 30 Amp twist-lock, and 1x120v/240v 50 Amp 14-50R receptacle, with protective rubber outlet covers to protect them from the environment. Unlike the WGen9500DF, this model includes 2xUSB ports.
While the installation of a transfer switch requires the services of a professional electrician, Westinghouse make an optional Smart Transfer Switch
which you yourself can use with this model to automatically switch the grid's supply to your portable generator's power. It's easy to set up, is transportable and can be placed just about anywhere it's needed.
A fuel gauge is located next to the fuel cap on the top of the generator allowing you to monitor fuel usage. Operating at 50% load, it can run for up to 12 hours on its 6.6 gallon (25 L) gasoline fuel tank.
With EPA Certification and CARB Compliance the WGen9500 can for the time being be used in all 50 states.
Like all of Westinghouse's generator product line, this is backed by a 3-year limited warranty (residential) and Lifetime Technical Support.
Here is the WGen9500 manual
for this Westinghouse model.