Outlet Moisture Protection Testing

By design, the GenTent canopy does not cover the entire generator control panel; therefore, a detachable electrical apron attaches to the lower edge of the GenTent canopy to provide moisture protection for the generator receptacles and controls.


The Westinghouse WH7500E generator and installed GenTent were subjected to simulated heavy wind-driven rain using an Orbit 58674 Turret wand and a Shop-Vac B3331.0 Power Blower. A Productive Alternatives Stratus RG202 Magnifying Rain Gauge measured the amount of simulated rain.

Simulating Rain and Wind Test

The simulated rain and wind were directed at the GenTent covered generator from various directions for >10 minutes. This was measured as the equivalent of over 12 inches of rain per hour.  No moisture was found in or around the receptacles.

All 110v Outlets Remained Dry

All Panel Controls Remained Dry

All 220v Outlets Remained Dry