CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroMax XP4400E

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Winner:

DuroMax XP4400E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP4400E:

  • button icon Gas Generator with Electric Start
  • button icon Operate at both 120 V and 240 V simultaneously
  • button icon 4,400 starting watts and 3,500 running watts
  • button icon 3.96 gallons Fuel tank capacity
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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
DRAW :
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP4400E

  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP4400E

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Voltmeter
  • Handle style
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroMax XP4400E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is portable

Yes

The generator is portable

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

4,400 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

3,500 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
No

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

it runs on gas

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
No

Yes

11.46 Hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is optional

Yes

recoil start is optional

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is optional

Yes

the generator can be electrically started

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

it uses dual fuel for its operations

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

18 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition Engine Speed

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3,600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

it is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

the generator is easy to start since it provides two options to be started (electric /recoil)

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

11.6 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

the generator immediately shut-off after sensing that the oil is low

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

it is air cooled which prevents engine damage

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
No

Yes

it is available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

72DBA

Yes

7Db, it has an auto throttle switch which deals with noise reduction

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

it can be used on job sites, recreations , home light

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
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

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

the generator is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Electric switch / recoil start

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
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

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and One 120/240V 30A Twist Lock

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

it is a portable item which easies its transportation from place to place

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

127LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid - fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
No

Yes

Has Fold handles for easy transportation

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 Years limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

24" L x 17" W x 17" H

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

Owner’s manual, spark plug wrench, wheel and handle kit, oil funnel, tool set and DC charging cables

DuroMax XP4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

it shuts off to indicate low oil level

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

the generator shuts down after sensing that the oil level is low which protects the engine

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
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

It has got a powerful 7 Hp engine which is able to accept high wattage loads so easily. Its operations are quiet since it has a heavy duty frame with four points which are fully isolated motor mounts. You can opt to electric start it or recoil start making it easy to be used.

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is bulky in terms of transportation It produces a dangerous chemical (carbon dioxide) which is harmful to people’s lives. It is noisy during operations hence causing noise pollution in the environment.

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