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Westinghouse iGen160s

Written by Chris on December 7, 2021


Review of the Westinghouse iGen160S

Updated on: 29 November 2023 

– At A Glance –

Basic Power

A 155Wh battery provides 100W running and 150W of peak (surge) power.

Multiple Outlets

Duplex AC outlets, multiple USB and DC ports able to power up to 9 devices.

3-Way Recharge

AC wall outlet, car adapter (both supplied), and an optional solar panel.


Take this 3.75lb device anywhere to provide basic independent power.

An excellent power solution for lovers of the life

The tiny ultra-lightweight 3.75lbs Westinghouse iGen160s Portable Power Station is a rugged and handy portable source to have with you all of the time and able to charge your basic electronic devices such as GoPros, drones, and phones with its 100W running and 150W peak power outputs.

It’s ideal for typical outdoor activities like camping, fishing trips, tailgating, or festivals where you need a minimum amount of power to go. It’s so compact it can easily be tucked away in your bag or vehicle. And a built-in handle lets you hook it onto gear or be easily carried by hand.

The iGen160s can play a useful role in the home environment. For example, it offers some basic power in an emergency, and it has a dual mode flashlight and reading light for low light environments.

The iGen160s capabilities

Though it is a very small unit, its power outputs actually have the ability to charge up to 9 devices at a time. It can provide power for:

  • 40-hours of lights
  • Up to 3-hours of TV
  • 14 smartphone charges
  • 3 laptop charges
  • 6 drone charges
  • 2 nights on select CPAP devices 

Spike-free and emission-free operation with no need for maintenance other than a wipe-down

The iGen160s, like all power stations, uses the stored energy in a lithium battery cell to deliver a “clean” output that’s free of harmful emissions produced by gas-powerd portable generators, such as carbon monoxide. And unlike a portable generator, it is virtually silent in operation, so you won’t disturb the neighbours.

The lithium-ion batteries in this model last almost twice as long as the more traditional battery technology and are completely maintenance-free. There are no moving parts, so you can operate the unit safely both indoors and outdoors.

4-wya menthos of recharging

The iGen160s charges in as little as 6 to 7 hours using the included car charger, wall charger, or any optional solar panel that has a DC13V-25V/2A Max port. It’s also possible to charge the unit if you also have a portable generator.

Low voltage protection, short circuit protection, and overload protection all work to protect the battery and connected devices, so you can rest assured your devices are in safe hands.

Control panel, LCD screen, and power outlets

The control panel has all the controls you need in a single location, with on/off keys for AC and DC outlets, flashlight and reading lamp buttons, and an easy-to-read multi-color LCD screen for basic information on the operational state of the unit.

A good set of power outputs includes:

  • 2x5V-2.1A USB ports
  • 1xUSB 5-9V-2A Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port for faster charging
  • 1xUSB Type-C 509V-2A
  • 2×120-Volt household AC outlets
  • 3×5.5 mm 9-12.6V-10A DC outputs (15A max total)

LED Lighting

The unit comes with an LED flashlight / reading light which you can adjust the brightness. It also has a useful blink/SOS mode in case of any emergency.

Multiple Power Outputs

For its size, the iGen160s has an outstanding set of outputs enabling you to charge up to 9 devices at the same time.

Westinghouse iGen160s Outlets
Westinghouse WSolar100W Solar Panel

Solar Charging

The Westinghouse WSolar100p 100W solar panel (paid link) is the perfect match for the iGen160s.

Recharging the iGen160s

Easy and convenient 4-mode recharging is available with this model. Although an AC charger and car adapter are included in the box, like most if not all power stations, a solar panel such as the WSolar 100p is optional but an indispensable accessory for the serious outdoor adventurer. Charging with a portable generator is also available.

Westinghouse iGen160s Recharging
Westinghouse iGen160s Accessories

Also in the Box

Included in the box are an AC wall charger, a car charger, a car cigarette lighter plug, and a user guide.

For more information on this model, see the User Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to use indoors?

Yes, this power station can safely be use in and out of doors as it emits no harmful emissions.

Can I link two of these in parallel like a portable inverter generator?

No, unlike some portable inverter generators, the technology used in power stations does not allow for any parallel linking of two devices.

What solar panel can I use with this model?

The Westinghouse WSolar100p Portable 100W is an excellent option for this model. 

Can this unit be used in the rain?

No, never use any power station where it is wet or damp or expose it to rain, snow, water spray because of the danger of electrocution 

Can I take this power station on a plane?

Probably not. TSA regulations do not allow Li-ion batteries over 100Wh in your carry-on. But ask your airline or check with your local TSA office.

Can I use the power station while it is on charge?

Yes, it outputs power even when the unit is being charged, though charging of the iGen160s will take a lot longer.

Is the battery user-replaceable?

No, do not attempt to replace the battery as this could damage the unit and void any outstanding warranty.

Is the unit really silent?

Yes, though you might hear some very quiet sound as the inverter delivers its power.

Westinghouse iGen160S Manufacturer Specifications

Watt Hours (Wh)155
Milliamp-Hours (mAh)42000
Charge MethodsHousehold Outlet
Solar Panel
Household Outlet Charge Time6 hrs.
Car Outlet Charge Time6-7 hrs.
Solar Panel Charge Time6-7 hrs. 60W Panel
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Continuous Watts100
Surge Watts150
Wave TypeModified Sine
Frequency60 Hz
AC Voltage120V
DC Voltage12V
OutletsDuplex 120V
3 9-12V DC
Inputs1 8mm 12V DC
Display TypeLCD
Display FeaturesAC/DC Output
USB Output
DC Charging
AC/DC Status
Remaining Battery
Overload ProtectionYes
Over Voltage ProtectionYes
Over Current ProtectionYes
Short Circuit ProtectionYes
Temperature ControlYes
Low Voltage ProtectionYes
Included AccessoriesWall Charger
Car Charger
Car Cigarette Lighter Plug
Warranty2 Years
Dimensions (inches)8.14L x 3.77W x 7H
Packaging Dimensions11L x 5.2W x 10H
Product Weight3.75 lb. (1.7 kg)
Package Weight5 lb. (2.27 kg)
Article written by Chris

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