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DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

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Winner:

DuroStar DS12000EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS12000EH:

  • button icon It has Idle control which Lowers the RPMs of the generator when it’s not in use which saves fuel
  • button icon Has a powerful durostart engine which is powered by 18HP and 457cc
  • button icon Has a quiet muffler which reduces engine noise.
  • button icon Has plenty of power with 12000 starting watts and 9500 running watts
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30743

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30743 :

  • button icon Built with a multi featured control panel
  • button icon Simple recoil starting system
  • button icon Up to 7185 of starting watts and 5750 watts of running watts
  • button icon Lasting operation with 8 hours of run time on a 50% load
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton 30743

  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS12000EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes this generator is portable – wheels and handles enhance its portability from place to place

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

7185 watts – powerful wattage

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

5750 watts – can run large motor driven appliances and tools at ago

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Has 10 a fold up handle and 10 inch never go flat wheels – RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

N/A

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Recoil starting system

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It uses dual fuel which gives you the Freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

Runs on 59.9/29.9 amperage

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

AC - 120/240V 60 Hz – includes an automated voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

18 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

208cc OHV engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is EPA approved

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is easy to start since it is equipped with electric start and recoil start options

Yes

Uses a traditional pull to start mechanism – easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

Large 7.5 gallons – metallic tank capacity. Provides long hours of run time

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

Spends 8 hours at 1/2 load – enough lighting and connection during power shortage

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has a low oil shut off sensor which protects the engine from damage

Yes

It is built with low oil shut down. Includes built in fuel gauge and circuit breaker

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is cooled by air

No

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

457cc

Yes

389 cc OHV – powerful engine capacity

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

AC: 120/240V 60 Hz

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

72DBA

No

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can power up several tools at the same time

Yes

Generator is multipurpose – can cool foods, light the house and others connect devices

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can power up high voltage equipment such as lights, sump pump, medical equipment and others

Yes

Can perform heavy duties – provides lighting to homes, offices, camps and tailgating

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

Yes, it has been bonded to frame for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil start

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Created as an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

(TWO) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI,(ONE) 120V 30A (L5-30R),(ONE) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) and (ONE) 120/240V 50A (14-50R)

Yes

Features 4 household GFCI 120 V outlets and 1 120/240 V. Use the 30 A locking outlet for any portable needs. Rubber outlet covers guard against elements

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

Easy to shift to a different location

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

125.6 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid never go flat wheels. Easily maneuvers over multiple surfaces

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Fold up handle style. helps in traveling and storage

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

2 years – effective on purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

25.53 x 21.12 x 21.43 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

12V Generator Battery, Generator Wheel Kit, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner's Manual

Yes

Rubber outlet covers and oil

Briggs and Stratton 30743

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It has an oil warning light which lights indicating low oil level

Yes

Shuts down when oil level is low

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It shuts down if the low oil warning light lights in order to protect the engine from damage

Yes

Low oil and overload protection. Turns off generator on low oil and overload

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has a heavy duty frame with four points fully isolated motor mounts for smooth quiet operation. It is designed with dual Fuel Technology which allows you to run your generator on Propane or Gas. It has several accessories included Has a fully featured power panel

Yes

- Built with a circuit breaker for protection - Will spend up to 11.5 hours on a 1/2 load - 10 inches never go flat wheels - Created with an open frame - An instant built in overload protection - Handles Fold once placed on the ground - An automatic oil shut off function - Comes with a spark arrestor – suitable for use in forested areas - Makes use of 7185 watts and 5750 watts for start and running - Includes an automated voltage regulation - High quality metallic fuel tank – 7.5 gallons of fuel - Up to 2 years of warranty - Compact size for simple storage - 29 x 26 x 29 inches - Portable to transport to different location - Has a power surge alternator for large motor driven appliances - Delivers a 120240 Voltage run using gasoline - Easily connects to breaker boxes in homes - Comes with data center on control panel - Rubber outlet covers – protects against elements - Keeps your food cold, lights on and family connected during power blackout - No loud noises during run time - Affordable to purchase and maintain - Comes with easy owner’s manual - Has 4 GFCI 120V household outlets, one 120/240V and 30A locking outlet

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It has a low fuel efficiency It relatively has low run time Has no remote start It is heavy

Yes

- Does not have an electric start option - Not complaint to EPA and CARB - Cannot be run using solar - No dual fuel option – doesn’t use propane - Engine cannot be air cooled - Only one color option – black - Heavy to lift in high surfaces like cars and stairs

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