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Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator:

  • button icon Ultra-Powerful – At 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts
  • button icon Electric Start
  • button icon Built-in Cold Start Technology for easy starts in cold weather
  • button icon Reliable 717cc V-Twin Champion engine
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DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4000S :

  • button icon Portable Generator
  • button icon Start-Camping & RV Ready
  • button icon 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts
  • button icon High voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
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COMPARISON – Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

15000 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12000 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable and Rv Ready

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline – powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

9 hours

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is electric started

No

Dual Fuel

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

50.0A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 / 240 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

23.9 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 stroke V-Twin

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Cold Start technology for easy starts in cold weather

Yes

It uses cold start technology in order to be able to perform in cold weather.

Easy to Start

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is easy to start since it has an on and off switch

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10.9 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

9 hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it has a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents engine damage.

Yes

Yes, it has a low oil shut off which protects the engine

Air Cooled

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled since it has got a forced air cooling system

Engine Capacity

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

717cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Equipped with a Power Meter

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

78dba from 23ft

Yes

69Db-it has got two pairs of isolated motor mounts which reduce noise levels

Multi-Purpose

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is multipurpose since it can work on lights, sump pump, refrigerator, security system, window AC, furnace blower.

Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Heavy Duty

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a heavy duty device since it can run high voltage equipments

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start

Yes

Recoil method

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(one)120V 30A (L5-30R), (two) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) locking outlets, (one) 120/240V 50A outlet (14-50R) and (four) 120V 20A GFCI protected household outlets (5-20R).

Yes

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Portable

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy to be stored and transported

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

329.6 lb

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has lift hooks for easy transportation, unloading

Yes

two practical handles which enables it to be carried easily to anywhere

Warranty

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year limited warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Included Accessories

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil and Battery

Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Yes

it has got an oil warning light which indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil levels are low in order to protect you engine from damage

Yes

Yes, the generator shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil level is low

Noise Level

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

78dba from 23ft

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• It is designed with a lift hook for safe and easy transport, loading and unloading. • it is Ultra-Powerful with 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts which enables it to perform work. • Has a strong and reliable engine of 717cc. • Has covered outlets which includes; One 120V 30A locking, a 120/240V 30A locking, a 120/240V 50A and four 120V 20A GFCI outlets. • Has Portable - Folding handle and never-flat tires for easy transportation. • It is easy to start since you just need to press the on button.

Yes

• This generator has got 4000 surge watts which make it good for powering large appliances or power tools. • It has got a powerful 7HP engine which provides plenty of power to handle many jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools. • It has got motor stabilizerswhich lowers the noise level for a substantial amount. • It has is designed with in built voltmeter which is a great addition for people with sensitive devices. • It has a super quiet muffle which reduces engine noise. • It has full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets.

Cons

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• It is very heavy and bulky which limits it transportation. • It has no fuel gage. • It is loud during operations

Yes

• The generator has no RV ready outlet meaning that a manual connection must be made. • It is a heavy machine since it weighs 102 pounds hence making it not easy to be relocated. • Recoil starting is time consuming which delays work.

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