CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP5000EHC VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

DuroMax XP5000EHC

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP5000EHC:

  • button icon Powerful Duromax Engine
  • button icon Powering everyone anywhere
  • button icon Plenty of power
  • button icon Dual fuel technology
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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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP5000EHC

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

DuroMax XP5000EHC

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP5000EHC

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 XP5000EHC VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is a portable generator

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5,000 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4,000 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is ready

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator is gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it can be recoil started

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

but its optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

this generator is designed to use dual fuel. That is to say; propane and gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

37.50A / 18.75A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is CARB Complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is certified by EPA

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is easy to start because it has got two start types namely; recoil and electric start where you can opt to use any of the two.

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3.96 Gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20 Gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8.92 hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7.63 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator shuts off if it senses that the oil is low

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

225cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is available

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

69dB

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

the generator is multi-purpose since it can run house hold appliances and provide power at job sites

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it performs heavy duty works such as providing power at job sites plus running heavy home appliances

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric / Recoil method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroMax XP5000EHC

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(TWO) 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and (ONE) 120 / 240V 30A Twist Lock

Yes

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

Portable

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is a portable machine which easies its transportation to any desired place

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

127 LBS

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Fold handle style

Yes

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

Warranty

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

24" L x 17" W x 17" H

No

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

DuroMax XP5000EHC

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP5000EHC
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

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, it shuts down automatically in case it senses that the oil level is low

Yes

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

Noise Level

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

69Db

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• The generator is powered by a 225cc ohc DUROMAX engine making it powerful. • It uses dual fuel since it can run on both propane and gasoline giving you a choice of what fuel to use. • You can choose between operating it at both 120 V and 240 V Simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power. • It has got low oil shut off. • It is reasonably quiet during operation

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 XP5000EHC
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• The generator is a potential source of electric shocks in case it is not kept dry hence causing injury. • The engine produces a dangerous chemical which is able to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. • Poor connection of this generator to a building can allow electrical current to back feed into utility lines creating an electrocution hazard o people.

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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