CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP8500E VS. Champion 3500 Watt

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Winner:

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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Runners Up:

Champion 3500 Watt

Reasons to buy Champion 3500 Watt :

  • button icon It is multi-purpose- can be used on fridges, microwave, A/C
  • button icon It is good for emergency backup power
  • button icon Has a 3 year limited factory warranty with free life time technical support from dedicated experts.
  • button icon It is reliable and powerful
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Gas Powered
  • ENGINE TYPE
  • Easy to Start
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Gas Powered
  • ENGINE TYPE
  • Easy to Start
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – DuroMax XP8500E VS. Champion 3500 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

8,500 watts

Yes

4375 watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

7,000watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

RV Ready

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

No

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

8 hours

Yes

12 hours

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Yes

It can use an optional electric switch

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

It runs on dual fuel- propane or gasoline which is good for backing up your essentials

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

Yes

30A

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

Yes

7.5 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

No

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600 RMP

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It uses cold start technology for easy start in cold weather

Easy to Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

No

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

7.9 gallons

Yes

3.4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

20 pound

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Yes

9 hour

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

10.5 hour

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down after sensing low oil levels

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

It is air cooled since it has got A/C

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

420 cc

Yes

224 cc

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, its available

Yes

It has a voltmeter which allows you to monitor power output at a glance

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Yes

68 dB from 23 feet

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose since it is able to perform multiple tasks- used at job sites, recreation, for emergency use

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Yes

It is a heavy duty machine- can support lights, power tools, RV A/C units, sump pump

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Framed

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Recoil or electric

Yes

Recoil start method

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Yes

It has got an open frame with handles for easy transportation

Outlets

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

(1)-120V 30A locking outlet,(1)-120V 30A RV outlet and (1)-120V 20A household outlet

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy for you to transport it to anywhere you want

Weight

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

210 LBS

Yes

119 lb

Wheel type

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Solid-fill wheels

No

Handle style

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It has foldable handles

Yes

It has got two handle making it easy to be carried by two people

Warranty

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

26.3" L x 24.8" W x 22.9" H inch

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts down automatically after sensing that there are low oil levels

Noise Level

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

72 dB(A)

Yes

68 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
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.

Yes

• It has got a volt guard which prevents overloads and keeps your valuable equipment safe from voltage spikes. • It comes with a champion support which includes a 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts. • It can run on either gas or propane right out of the box with included hose which gives you a chance to choose the type of fuel you prefer to use. • It delivers up to 9 hours of power on gas and 10.5 hours on propane hence enabling your essential stay in a good condition

Cons

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 3500 Watt
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.

Yes

• It is extremely noisy noisy during its operations hence causing noise pollution in the surrounding environment. • It is heavy and bulky making it difficult to transport. • It is associated with poor packaging hence being affected by climatic changes during transportation. • It is a potential source of electric shocks if not kept dry hence causing injury.

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