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Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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:

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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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

  • Electric Start
  • 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:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3400 watts (gasoline) _ 3060 watts (propane)

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3100 watts (gasoline) _ 2790 watts (propane)

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is ready to power up your next weekend gateway

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, but it is optional

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

14.5 hours

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, but it is optional

No

Dual Fuel

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Propane oar Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

25.8A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

6.4 hp

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4_stroke

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

NA

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

1.6 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20 pounds

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7.5 hours at 25% load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

14.5 hour at 25% load

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is air cooled because it is designed with air conditioners

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

192 cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

59 dB From 23 feet

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
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 is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric switch or recoil start methods

Yes

Recoil method

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

95.7lb

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Solid _ fill wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year limited warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

25.1 x 17.3 x 18.3 inches

No

Included Accessories

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

The generator shuts down automatically indicating low oil level

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It shuts down after sensing that there is low oil

Yes

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

Noise Level

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

59 DB from 23 feet

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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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