CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP8500E VS. Champion 5500 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 5500 Watt

Reasons to buy Champion 5500 Watt :

  • button icon Dual Fuel - Runs on GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box
  • button icon Rugged & Portable
  • button icon Runs up to 9 hrs. On a full tank of gas
  • button icon Safety Fuel Selector Switch
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Gas Powered
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Gas Powered
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
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COMPARISON – DuroMax XP8500E VS. Champion 5500 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

It is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

8,500 watts

Yes

6875 watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

7,000watts

Yes

5500 watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

RV Ready

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

No

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

8 hours

No

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

No

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

It uses dual fuel – propane or gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline / propane (LPG)

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

Yes

22.9A

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120/240 Volts

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

Yes

13 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4 stroke

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 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 which ensures a quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

7.9 gallons

Yes

6.1 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

20 pounds

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

6.5 at ½ hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut off sensor which protects

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

Yes it is cooled by air

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

420 cc

Yes

389 cc

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, its available

Yes

has a Voltmeter which makes it easy to keep track of power output

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Yes

74DBA

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose – it can run many appliances such as A/C, lights, fridges, for camping

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Yes

It is a heavy duty equipment since it can run high voltage devices such as lights, construction machines at job sites

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Framed

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Recoil or electric

Yes

Recoil start method

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Yes

Yes it has an open frame

Outlets

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

(1)120/240V 30A Locking (L14-30R) 94)9 GFCI 120V 20A Duplex (5-20R) (2)

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Yes

It is a portable device since it can easily be transported from one place to where you need it

Weight

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

210 LBS

Yes

162.5 lb

Wheel type

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Yes

Solid -fill wheel type

Handle style

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

It has foldable handles

Yes

It has got foldaway handles for easy storage, never flat tires for quick transportation

Warranty

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel and a Wheel Kit

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 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 that the oil levels are low

Low oil shutdown

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 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

It shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil levels are low

Noise Level

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

72 dB(A)

Yes

74DBA from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 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 is designed with a powerful engine of 389 cc which enables it to perform tasks. • It has foldaway handles which makes its storage easy. • Never has flat tires for easy transportation to the destined place. • It is able to run on either gasoline or propane which gives you a chance to choose the fuel type that you prefer to use. • It is designed with a switch which enables you to change from one fuel type to another with ease

Cons

DuroMax XP8500E
Champion 5500 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 when switched one since it has a big motor which produces 74db from 23fts hence polluting the environment with noise. • It a heavy and bulky machine which hinders its storage and transportation to where it is needed. • It uses recoil start method which requires manual power hence making it tiresome to use it.

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