CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS10000E VS. Firman P03612

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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 P03612

Reasons to buy Firman P03612 :

  • button icon Features a remote start of up 55 yards away
  • button icon Long 14 hours of run time on 1/2 load
  • button icon 4 in one data minder
  • button icon Quiet operation of only 67 decibels
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS10000E

  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS10000E

Reasons why we like it:

  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS10000E VS. Firman P03612

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

10,000 watts

Yes

4550 starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

8000 watts

Yes

3650 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Ready

Yes

RV ready – P03612 comes with a multi feature control panel

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

10 hours

Yes

Runs 14 hours nonstop after 50% load. Duration doubles on full tank

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Available but optional

Yes

Can recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Utilizes electric start

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Runs using gas

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

66.5/33.3 Amps

Yes

30 Amps

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

120 / 240 volts

Yes

120/240 voltage – can be selected for user convenience using voltage selector switch

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

16HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

4-cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

208 cc

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

3600EPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is certified by EPA

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Easy to start with remote control system – power on or off from up to 55 yards away

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

5 gallon large fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge for convenience

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

10.4 hours

Yes

14 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Has a low oil shut off system

Yes

Will go off immediately once oil is low in fuel tank

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

Air cools on its own

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

457cc

Yes

208cc Firman engine from the Max Pro Series

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Available

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

67 decibels quiet operation

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Can be used at camps, homes, work sites and any other emergency power needs – multi-purpose

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Heavy duty – able to run all your appliances and other electronics

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Generator is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Electric start / recoil start

Yes

Uses a triple starting method – remote, recoil and electric starting systems

DuroStar DS10000E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

Available

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
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 L14-30R twist lock 30A-120/240 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC and 1 5-20R Duplex 20A-120 VAC outlets

Portable

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Portable during transportation using the wheels, handle and low weight

Weight

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

260 lbs

Yes

127.7 pounds of generator weight

Wheel type

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

NA

Yes

Heavy duty 8 inch wheel kit – contains an over sized flat free wheels that moves easily across multiple floor types

Handle style

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a high leverage single folding handle. Provides simple grip during movement

Warranty

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

Warranty runs for 3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

27.5 x 40 x 29 inches

Yes

24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Box contains accessories like funnel, oil, spark plug wrench and owner’s manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

It shuts down automatically which indicates low oil

Yes

Uses light on the 4 in one data minder to indicate low oil remaining in fuel tank

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Features an automatic low shutdown protection

Noise Level

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

A quiet noise level of 67 decibels. Perfect for homes and offices that require low noise

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
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

- A large capacity fuel tank of 5 gallons combined with fuel gauge for convenience - 4 in 1 data minder that is able to monitor voltage, running hours and frequency - Lights up on its own to indicate low oil in the fuel tank - Built with an automatic low oil protection system to protect engine from damage - Multiple outlets such as 1 L14-30R twist lock 30A-120/240 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC and 1 5-20R Duplex 20A-120 VAC - Can give long run time amounting to 14 hours - Always RV ready through the multi feature and easily accessible control panel - Powerful starting and running watts of 4550 / 3650 watts - Easy to operate using the remote that is effective even 55 yards away - The 8 inch heavy duty wheels is suitable for different floors and movements - Features cast iron sleeves together with a simple oil drain - Can be selected for user convenience using voltage selector switch between 120/240 voltage - Able to run cool and competent through the Phoenix Fat Head Block - Generator contains a high folding handle with a comfortable hold - Appropriate dimensions of only 24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches - It is a portable generator with only 127.7 pounds in weight

Cons

DuroStar DS10000E
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

- It’s not a duel fuel engine type. Uses only gasoline - Doesn’t receive direct charge from sunlight - Fuel can be inflammable if exposed to danger such as fire

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