CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroMax XP8500E VS. Firman W03082

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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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Runners Up:

Firman W03082

Reasons to buy Firman W03082 :

  • button icon Long run time of 9 hours
  • button icon Features a wheel kit and built durable wheels
  • button icon Has a whisper series muffler – 59 decibels only
  • button icon Portable and powerful generator with only 109 pounds
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COMPARISON – DuroMax XP8500E VS. Firman W03082

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

It is a portable generator

Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Starting Watts

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

8,500 watts

Yes

3300 watts

Running Stats

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

7,000watts

Yes

3000 watts

RV Ready

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

RV Ready

Yes

Features easy to use control panel with covered outlets – RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

8 hours

Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Recoil Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Electric Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Yes

Electric start and first pull

Dual Fuel

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gas type

AMPERAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

Yes

Gas type

VOLTAGE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 Voltage

FREQUENCY

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

Max Pro Series 171cc Farman Engine – enough to deliver 9 hours of run time

ENGINE SPEED

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

CARB certified

CSA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Up to 3 starting options – easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull. All are user friendly

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

7.9 gallons

Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Air Cooled

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

Yes, it can be air cooled. Prevents overheating of engine

Engine Capacity

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

420 cc

Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Voltmeter

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, its available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Multi-Purpose

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

It is multi-purpose – can be taken to camps, home, tailgating and work places

Heavy Duty

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Yes

Yes – use the Eco mode to vary power load required and built in parallel kit to maximize power for different appliances

Solar Generator

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Framed

Yes

N/A

Starting method

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Recoil or electric

Yes

Effortless push the button to start. No need for complicated startup steps

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
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) TT-30R 30A-120V, (1) USB 5VDV and (1)DC Outlet 12V8.3A

Portable

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Weight

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

210 LBS

Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Wheel type

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Handle style

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

It has foldable handles

Yes

Has a built tuff-stuff handle. U Shaped and folding Handle

Warranty

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

3 years

Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
No

No

Included Accessories

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
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

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Noise Level

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
Yes

72 dB(A)

Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
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

- Generator is EPA, CARB and cETL certified - Has a running watts of 3000 and starting watts of 3300 - Built with a U shaped folding handle for a comfortable grip - Fuel system is made using steel for durability - Features and idle control switch to save fuel for later use - Runs on fuel in its 1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Comes with all the accessories required such as oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel - Engine is efficient and can run cool - Control panel placed at the front for easy and quick access - Contains a powerful inverter built to last long - Up to 3 starting options such as easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull - Built with an overload indicator lights to show low oil - Has an automatic voltage regular for consistent and clean power supply - Measures only 109 pounds – can easily be carried up stairs - Whisper Series muffler ensures a peaceful operation - Up to 3 years on warranty - Has an eco mode that varies power load if required to maximize fuel efficiency - Inbuilt parallel kit for double power in inverter generator - Multi-purpose and heavy duty generator

Cons

DuroMax XP8500E
Firman W03082
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

- Not able to be solar charged - Makes use of only one fuel type - Wheels made using plastic material – might be slippery - Doesn’t run using propane fuel type

Overall Winner

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