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DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator

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8.8
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:

Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator :

  • button icon Has 6250 starting watts and 5000 running watts which makes it a powerful machine.
  • button icon It is good for emergency power backup.
  • button icon Has covered outlets.
  • button icon It has reliable power.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is portable

Yes

It is portable

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

6250 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

5000 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

10 hours gasoline

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is optional

Yes

It is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

20.8A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

18 HP

Yes

9.7HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4- stroke V-Twin

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600 RMP

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

It is EPA Certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed with Cold Start Technology which ensures a quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

5.7 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Has a low oil shut off sensor

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

It is cooled by air

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

457cc

Yes

292cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

72DBA

Yes

74dba from 23ft

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can run multiple power tool at the same time

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
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

It is a heavy duty machine since it can provide power for large appliances and small electronics

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil start method

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Yes, it has an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
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

(One)- 120/240V 30A locking outlet and (four)- 120V 20A GFCI outlets

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

It is a portable device which makes it easy to be transported

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

143.1 lb

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

NA

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Has foldaway handles and never flat tires which enables you to move your power to where you need it with ease

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

30.10 x 25.70 x 25.20 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel, wheel kit

Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts down automatically which indicates low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil levels are low

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

74dba from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
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

• Has champion Support Which Includes a 3-year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support from dedicated experts. • It is designed with a Volt Guard built-in surge protector which prevents overloads and keeps your equipment safe from spikes in voltage. • It runs up to 9 hours at 50 percent load when tank is full.

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

• It is noisy during operations. • It does not have an oil in box.

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