CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP12000EH VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

DuroMax XP12000EH

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP12000EH:

  • button icon Ideal for House, Camping, Parties and Rv
  • button icon Unique MX2 switch, which doubles your 120-volt amperage for heavy loads.
  • button icon Can run on Propane or Gasoline.
  • button icon It has got a powerful Duromax engine.
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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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP12000EH

  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP12000EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – DuroMax XP12000EH VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

12,000 Watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

9,500 Watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

With its fordable handles, wheels and various outlets - this model is RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8.83 hours(gasoline) and 7.2hours(propane)

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

You can manually start or pull start the engine using a rope start.

Yes

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

Electric Start

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a user-friendly keyed electric start

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses Propane & Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

GASOLINE / PROPANE

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

39.6A/79.2A

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

18HP

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it’s CARB Compliant

Yes

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

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes It is EPA certified

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It’s easy to start. Electric Start - no manual work required

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8.3 Gallons

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

40 GALLONS

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8.83 HOURS

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7.2 HOURS

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it has a low oil shut-off – Which Protects your generator by automatically shutting it off when it senses that the oil is low.

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it can be cooled by air

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

457 cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is 12000eh voltmeter

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It’s at 74Db at 1/4 load - With an oversized noise reducing muffler with a built-in spark arrestor which enables smooth and quiet operation.

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes its multi-purpose. For house , parties , RV, camping

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It performs heavy duties – Can be used as back-up for house, can also be used on parties.

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes its framed

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

ELECTRIC / RECOIL

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it has got an open frame

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

You can transport it anywhere

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

260LBS

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It has solid fill-wheels

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Fold-able handles – make it easy to transport

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

The generator shuts down 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

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes the generator shuts down in case the oil level is low

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

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

74dB

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

• Affordable and versatile than a standby generator while still holding enough power for running household appliances. • Great for keeping the essential electronics running at home and • Suitable as a work site generator. • The installation process of the generator is easier and also more affordable. • Portable. • Its covered by a 3 –year factory warranty. • Its engine is powerful.

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

DuroMax XP12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

• The engine produces a dangerous chemical which causes cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. • Incase Gasoline is ignited, a person maybe burnt or injured since Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. • Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can build up to dangerous levels in closed areas hence breathing it can cause unconsciousness or death. • Improper connection to a building can allow electrical current to back feed into utility lines creating an electrocution hazard. • The generator is potential source of electrical shock if not kept dry. • The generator makes a lot of noise hence ending up polluting the environment.

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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