CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS10000E VS. Firman P03609

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Winner:

DuroStar DS10000E

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS10000E:

  • button icon Has a wheel kit with never flat tires and folding handles which make it easy to move it to where you need it.
  • button icon Has a heavy duty frame with 4 point fully isolated motor mounts for smoother and quieter operation.
  • button icon Has an idle switch that protects the motor, lowers fuel consumption and reduces noise when the generator is running without loads.
  • button icon Has a 16 HP Duromax OHV air cooled heavy duty engine.
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Runners Up:

Firman P03609

Reasons to buy Firman P03609 :

  • button icon Portable generator
  • button icon A rubberized Thresher handle for simple recoil start
  • button icon An automatic low oil protection shutdown
  • button icon 5 gallon tank capacity running for 14 hours
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS10000E

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS10000E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS10000E VS. Firman P03609

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes, this generator is portable

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

10,000 watts

Yes

4550 starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

8000 watts

Yes

3650 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Ready

Yes

Camo print, plugs and tubular role cage - RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is gas powered

Yes

it is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

10 hours

Yes

Nonstop 14 hours of run time

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Available but optional

Yes

Recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Uses Gas fuel type

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

66.5/33.3 Amps

Yes

30 Amperage of true power

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

120 / 240 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

16HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

4-cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

208 cc cast iron sleeved engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

3600EPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

EPA certified for about 49 States

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is designed with cold start technology for quick and easy start in cold weather

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is easy to start since you are provided with two optional start methods- recoil / electric start method

Yes

It is so simple to start. It doesn’t involve complicated startup

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

5 gallon fuel capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

10.4 hours

Yes

Can run for about 14 hours with only a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Has a low oil shut off system

Yes

Engine is able to shut down after low oil alert

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

67 dBA noise level

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

The generator is multi-purpose since it can handle multiple devices at ago

Yes

It is multipurpose – can be used for commercial and residential power supply

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can run heavy electronic loads

Yes

Generator performs heavy duties. Ideal for high amperage power tools, heavy load lighting and any emergency power needs

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

A well built tubular roll cage frame design. Maintains generator for many years

Starting method

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Electric start / recoil start

Yes

User friendly start up method. Start up instant using the thresher handle

DuroStar DS10000E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Available

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

(One)- 120V 30-Amp Twist Lock receptacle, (One)- 120V/240V 30-Amp Twist Lock outlet, (One)- 120V/240V 50-Amp RV receptacle, (Two)- 120V 20-Amp 3-Prong Outlets and (One)- 12V 10-Amp DC outlet

Yes

1 L5-30R twist lock 30A-120 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC, 1 5-20R duplex 20A-120 VAC

Portable

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is a portable device since it has never flat tires and folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

Generator can be easily moved to somewhere else

Weight

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

260 lbs

Yes

105 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

NA

Yes

Wheel kit comes with over sized flat free wheels – able to handle multiple floor movement

Handle style

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It has never flat tires and folding handles which improve its mobility and handling utility

Yes

A single folding rubberized thresher handle - makes recoil start very quick and simple

Warranty

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

3 year commercial warranty. 90 days residential warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

27.5 x 40 x 29 inches

Yes

22 x 17 x 18 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

Battery, Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench and a Wheel Kit

Yes

Comes with Oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It shuts down automatically which indicates low oil

Yes

The 4-in-1 data minder indicates once low oil is in the engine

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It shuts off when it senses that the oil is low in order to protect the engine from damage

Yes

An automatic low oil shutdown protection – shuts down on its own

Noise Level

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

Features a whispering Series muffler – 67 db

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It allows you to get maximum power from each of the 120-volt receptacles which enables you to run your devices. The generator is designed with a control panel which has an RV switch, voltmeter and circuit breakers which enable easy access and usage. It comes with a quiet noise muffler that improves user experience and lowers the risk of hearing damage. It has a fuel tank capacity of 8.3 gallons which lets it run for 10 hours at 50% load capacity.

Yes

- Has a 4 in 1 data minder that can measure hours, hertz, Volts and low oil indicator - A built in tank gauge provides convenience - Made using the OHV engine that provides top performance, longer life and requires low maintenance - Generator provides a quiet running with only 67 db noise level - An automatic low oil protection protects engine from damage - Outlets: (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V RV Ready, (1) L5-30R 30A-120V twist lock - Makes the EPA standards of certification - This generator has a starting watts of 4550 watts at 67dB - Uses a recoil system that is Canada emissions certified - Contains a Phoenix Fat Head Block that makes engine run cool and competent - Runs for a total of 14 hours on a 5 gallon tank capacity with a 50% load - Generator has a cast iron sleeve that is integrated with an effortless oil drain - High running watts of 3650 Watts - Portable with wheel kit and handles for an effortless movement - Custom built outlet cover that can protect the outlets from dirt, debris and dirt - Carries only a total of 105 pounds in weight - Generator performs heavy duties due to its high amperage, volts and frequency - Comes with a high leverage single folding handle with grasp for easy maneuverability - Comes with included accessories like oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

Cons

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is bulky and heavy due to its heavy weight It is noisy during operations

Yes

- Not constructed to use propane or solar fuel type - Generator is slight heavy while carrying upstairs - It makes a little noise while running - Doesn’t use the simple electric start method

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