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DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP8500E:

  • button icon Has low oil indicator which prevents engine damage.
  • button icon Has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimize sound.
  • button icon Multi-purpose
  • button icon Has a powerful DUROMAX engine
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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:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Voltmeter
  • Handle style
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is portable

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Yes, can be used as backup if the battery is not fully charged

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

18 HP

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

It is not carb complaint so it cannot be used in California

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is available to ensure a quick and easy start in areas where the weather is unpredictable

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it is equipped with both electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts off when it senses that the oil level is low

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

457cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

72DBA

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it can be used in camps, running home machines like cookers, for lights

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
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

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
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

(4)120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (1) 10A 12V utility connector

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel, spark plug wrench, tool set,Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and owner’s manual .

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it has got the oil warning flash which flashes before the low oil shut-down feature takes effect.

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents the engine from being damaged when oil levels become too low.

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
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 is a portable equipment which enables easy transportation from one location. • It has got the never flat tires that are versatile. • it has got a variety of outlets and the unit can be easily transported with the attached wheel kit. • It runs on gas which is a convenient fuel because its readily available and so easy to store. • It has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimizes sound.

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

• The generator is not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

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