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Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

Reasons to buy Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel:

  • button icon It uses clean power (<3% THD) for powering your sensitive electronics.
  • button icon It is good for power backup for your home essentials
  • button icon It is super convenient and easy to use.
  • button icon It has an optional Parallel Kit
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Runners Up:

DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP8500E :

  • button icon Has low oil indicator which prevents engine damage.
  • button icon Has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimize sound.
  • button icon Multi-purpose
  • button icon Has a powerful DUROMAX engine
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

Reasons why we like it:

  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is portable

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3400 watts (gasoline) _ 3060 watts (propane)

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3100 watts (gasoline) _ 2790 watts (propane)

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is ready to power up your next weekend gateway

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, but it is optional

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

14.5 hours

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Yes, can be used as backup if the battery is not fully charged

Electric Start

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, but it is optional

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is a dual fuel machine since it is able to operate on either gasoline or propane

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Propane oar Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

25.8A

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

6.4 hp

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4_stroke

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

NA

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

It is not carb complaint so it cannot be used in California

CSA Certified

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It uses cold start technology to ensure a quick start in cold weather

Yes

Yes, it is available to ensure a quick and easy start in areas where the weather is unpredictable

Easy to Start

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it easy to start because it has got an on an and off switch when you opt to use electric start method and a pull cable for recoil start method

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it is equipped with both electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1.6 gallons

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

20 pounds

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7.5 hours at 25% load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

14.5 hour at 25% load

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, the machine shuts off in case of low oil levels

Yes

The generator shuts off when it senses that the oil level is low

Air Cooled

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is air cooled because it is designed with air conditioners

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

192 cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

59 dB From 23 feet

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is multipurpose _ it can provide power for home use, RV or projects

Yes

Yes, it can be used in camps, running home machines like cookers, for lights

Heavy Duty

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can run high voltage equipments such as lights, fridges, machines at job sites and others

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric switch or recoil start methods

Yes

Recoil or electric

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120v 30a (tt-30r), 120v 20a duplex (5-20r), 12v dc automotive

Yes

(4)120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (1) 10A 12V utility connector

Portable

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is a portable generator with a handle and tires which facilitate its easy transportation

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

95.7lb

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Solid _ fill wheels

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is foldaway easy – grip handle which makes it easy for you to move your power to anywhere you need it

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 year limited warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

25.1 x 17.3 x 18.3 inches

No

Included Accessories

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

A battery, Propane (LPG) Hose, USB Adapter, an Oil Funnel

Yes

Oil funnel, spark plug wrench, tool set,Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and owner’s manual .

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

The generator shuts down automatically indicating low oil level

Yes

Yes, it has got the oil warning flash which flashes before the low oil shut-down feature takes effect.

Low oil shutdown

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It shuts down after sensing that there is low oil

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents the engine from being damaged when oil levels become too low.

Noise Level

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

59 DB from 23 feet

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

• It is easy to carry since it has got handles • It has economy Mode for extended engine life and better fuel economy. • It has got foldaway handle which facilitate easy storage. • It uses dual fuel (propane / gasoline) which provides you with an alternative on which fuel type to use. • it Includes a 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts.

Yes

• It is a portable equipment which enables easy transportation from one location. • It has got the never flat tires that are versatile. • it has got a variety of outlets and the unit can be easily transported with the attached wheel kit. • It runs on gas which is a convenient fuel because its readily available and so easy to store. • It has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimizes sound.

Cons

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

• In case of over leaving it to sit without using it, the battery might wear down. • It is a potential source of electric shocks in case it is not kept dry. • This model does not have a remote start.

Yes

• The generator is not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

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