CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS1050 VS. Firman W03082

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Winner:

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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Runners Up:

DuroStar DS1050

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS1050 :

  • button icon Has plenty of power
  • button icon Powerful DuroStar 2 HP motor.
  • button icon Fully featured power panel
  • button icon Low oil shut-off
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Firman W03082

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CSA Certified
  • Air Cooled
  • Engine Capacity
  • Voltmeter
  • Heavy Duty
  • Framed for Durability
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman W03082

  • Outlets
  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Firman W03082

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CSA Certified
  • Air Cooled
  • Engine Capacity
  • Voltmeter
  • Heavy Duty
  • Framed for Durability
  • Outlets
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS1050 VS. Firman W03082

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is a portable device

Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

1,050 watts

Yes

3300 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

950 watts

Yes

3000 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

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

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

the generator is recoil started

Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

Electric start and first pull

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gas type

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

5.3A

Yes

Gas type

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

12v

Yes

120 Voltage

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

2-Stroke, Air Cooled, Single Cylinder

Yes

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

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is CARB complaint

Yes

CARB certified

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is certified by the EPA

Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it uses cold start technology which enables it to operate in emergence cold weather

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is easy to start because you just need to pull on the recoil starter handle until a slight resistance is felt

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

1.05 (US Gal)

Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

6 hours

Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is cooled by air

Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

95 Db

Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can work on wa

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

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

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

Starting method

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

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

Firman W03082

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it has an open frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

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

Portable

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

it is a portable machine which enables you to move it from place to place

Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Weight

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

39 LBS

Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Wheel type

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
No

Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

It has got a handle on its upper part for easy carriage

Yes

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

Warranty

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

3 years

Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

15 X 13 X 12 Inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

DuroStar DS1050 1,050-Watt Generator, Generator Tool Kit and Owner's Manual

Yes

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

Firman W03082

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil

Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, the generator shuts down immediately after sensing that the oil level is low

Yes

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Noise Level

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

95 dB

Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

It has a lightweight design which allows easy transportation. It has a low oil shut off which protects the engine from being damaged. The generator has got a spark arrest muffle which enable its safety use. Has a powerful DuroStar 2 HP motor

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

DuroStar DS1050
Firman W03082
Yes

The generator can run at its surge wattage capacity for only a short time. It produces noise during its operations hence ending up causing noise pollution in the environment.

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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