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DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroMax XP5000EHC

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Winner:

DuroMax XP5000EHC

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP5000EHC:

  • button icon Powerful Duromax Engine
  • button icon Powering everyone anywhere
  • button icon Plenty of power
  • button icon Dual fuel technology
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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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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP5000EHC

  • RV Ready
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP5000EHC

  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP5000EHC

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Voltmeter
  • Handle style
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroMax XP5000EHC

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is portable

Yes

it is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

5,000 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

it is ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

the generator is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

No

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is optional

Yes

it can be recoil started

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is optional

Yes

but its optional

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

this generator is designed to use dual fuel. That is to say; propane and gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

37.50A / 18.75A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

18 HP

Yes

7.5HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

it is CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

it is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

it is easy to start because it has got two start types namely; recoil and electric start where you can opt to use any of the two.

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

20 Gallons

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

8.92 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

7.2 hours

Yes

7.63 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

the generator shuts off if it senses that the oil is low

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

457cc

Yes

225cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

it is available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

72DBA

Yes

69dB

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

the generator is multi-purpose since it can run house hold appliances and provide power at job sites

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
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 performs heavy duty works such as providing power at job sites plus running heavy home appliances

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

it is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Electric / Recoil method

DuroMax XP5000EHC

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
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 XP5000EHC
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

it is a portable machine which easies its transportation to any desired place

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

127 LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

Fold handle style

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

24" L x 17" W x 17" H

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel, Tool Set, Spark Plug Wrench, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and the Owner's Manual

DuroMax XP5000EHC

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it shuts down automatically in case it senses that the oil level is low

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

69Db

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
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

• The generator is powered by a 225cc ohc DUROMAX engine making it powerful. • It uses dual fuel since it can run on both propane and gasoline giving you a choice of what fuel to use. • You can choose between operating it at both 120 V and 240 V Simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power. • It has got low oil shut off. • It is reasonably quiet during operation

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

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

Yes

• The generator is a potential source of electric shocks in case it is not kept dry hence causing injury. • The engine produces a dangerous chemical which is able to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. • Poor connection of this generator to a building can allow electrical current to back feed into utility lines creating an electrocution hazard o people.

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