CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP8500E VS. Firman P03608

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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:

Firman P03608

Reasons to buy Firman P03608 :

  • button icon Powered by both gasoline and propane
  • button icon Runs for 10 hours 0n a 1.8 gallon tank
  • button icon Multi feature control panel with covered outlets
  • button icon 58 db quiet whisper hybrid series
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03608

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – DuroMax XP8500E VS. Firman P03608

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

It is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable generator with a lightweight build

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

8,500 watts

Yes

3300 Starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

7,000watts

Yes

3000 Running Watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

RV Ready

Yes

RV ready using its multi feature control panel with covered outlets

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

8 hours

Yes

Runs for 10 hours on 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil start

Electric Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

No

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Uses both gasoline or propane

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

Yes

30 Amperage

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 Volts

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

No

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

171 cc

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

3600RPM

No

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

It is approved by the EPA

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Just simply pull start to begin generator

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

7.9 gallons

Yes

1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Yes

10 hours of runtime on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
No

Yes

10 hours of nonstop power supply

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Powers down instantly on low oil alert

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

Engine air cools using through the Phoenix Fat Head Block

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

420 cc

Yes

Max Pro Series 171 cc engine

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, its available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Yes

58 decibels

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose – great during camping, tailgating, work sites and homes

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Yes

Effortlessly powers different kinds of appliance and lighting needs – Heavy duty

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Framed

Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty vinyl – guards’ generator from snow, rain, scratches, dust storms and other elements outdoors.

Starting method

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Recoil or electric

Yes

Recoil starting method

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Yes

Generator contains a open frame design

Outlets

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

(2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Yes

Portable through the wheels, handle and low weight

Weight

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

210 LBS

Yes

110 pounds

Wheel type

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Yes

Features a 5.5 inch heavy duty wheels. Easily maneuvers across different surfaces

Handle style

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

It has foldable handles

Yes

Folding handle style

Warranty

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 year warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
No

Yes

30 x 22.8 x 22 inches

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

12V battery cable, oil bottle, a volt lock automatic voltage regulator, tool kit and funnel

Firman P03608

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Alerts user when the oil in the fuel tank is low

Low oil shutdown

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
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

Automatically switches off once more oil has not been added in fuel tank

Noise Level

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
Yes

72 dB(A)

Yes

58 decibels noise level with a whisper hybrid dual fuel series

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
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 features up to 3300 starting watts and 3000 running watts - It runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 58 decibels - Portable with a briefcase weight of less than 110 pounds - Runs on both gasoline and propane making it flexible - Built with a 1.8 fuel tank capacity - This generator contains an automatic low oil and overload shutdown protection - Features a 171 cc with a cast iron sleeve - Is able to provide up to 30 Amps of dependable power - Has a long run time of about 10 hours on a 1/2 fuel load - Generator is both EPA certified and is CARB complaint - Its multi featured control panel is placed suitably with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty period - Heavy duty generator avails power to light up indoors and outdoors and keep your family connected during power blackout - Accessories include Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench. - Features a volt lock automatic voltage regulator that produces a clean and steady power output from stream alternator - Outlets includes (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV - It comes with a Less than 3% Low THD-Clean power - This model is compact with smaller storage dimensions of 30 x 22.8 x 22 inches - Comes with an easy recoil start method

Cons

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman P03608
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

- This generator doesn’t contain an electric start - Cannot be operated using solar - Generator has not been framed using a metallic or iron roll cage - A cold start technology is not included on the generator

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