CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP12000E VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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9.6
Winner:

DuroMax XP12000E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP12000E:

  • button icon Has a powerful duromax engine
  • button icon Fully featured power panel
  • button icon Low oil shut-off
  • button icon Has plenty of power
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8.4
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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP12000E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP12000E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP12000E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroMax XP12000E VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is a portable generator

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

9,500 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV is available

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it’s a gas powered generator

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10 hours

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it requires electricity to start

No

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it requires dual fuel

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

79.2A/39.6A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120V/240VAC and 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60HZ

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

18HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4-Cycle Air- Cooled spark ignition

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

this generator is approved by EPA

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Cold start technology is available 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

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

The generator is easy to start because it uses electricity to start and is also equipped with an optional recoil start

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

40 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8.83hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator automatically shuts-off when it senses that the oil low.

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator is air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

The panel has voltmeter and 12V DC charging posts for charging external batteries.

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74Db at 1/4 load

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator can handle multiple jobs since it provides plenty of power.

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, the generator can perform heavy duty works.

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Available

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric/recoil method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroMax XP12000E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

All metal construction open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(2) - 120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1) - 120V 30A Twist Lock, (1) - 120/240V 30A Twist Lock, (1) - 120/240V 50A Heavy Duty Outlet.

Yes

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

Portable

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, the generator is portable because it can be easily moved from one place to another since it has tiers

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

360 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Solid fill-wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Fold-able handles

Yes

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

Warranty

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3-years

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

40*27.5*29 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench, Tool Set, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and Owner's Manual

Yes

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

DuroMax XP12000E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Available, the generator may emit highly flammable and explosive gasoline vapor.

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator shuts down when it senses that oil is low

Yes

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

Noise Level

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74dB

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator is long lasting It’s easy to store Its readily available in the market It burns a small amount of fuel for a longer time duration. The generator has a large power capability, that is to say: it offers versatility with its fuel dual technology allowing u to use gas or propane.

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

DuroMax XP12000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

In case the generator is not kept dry it may cause electric shocks hence causing harm or death. Poor or improper connection of the generator to a building may allow back feed of electrical currents into the utility lines causing electricity hazards. Since this generator uses gasoline which is highly flammable and explosive, in case of gasoline ignition, a person may be burnt or injured. The engine produces a dangerous chemical which are known to cause birth defects and cancer such as in California. This generator is quite expensive.

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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