CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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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8.4
Runners Up:

DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4000S :

  • button icon Portable Generator
  • button icon Start-Camping & RV Ready
  • button icon 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts
  • button icon High voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS12000EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

18 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It uses cold start technology in order to be able to perform in cold weather.

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it has a low oil shut off which protects the engine

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled since it has got a forced air cooling system

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

72DBA

Yes

69Db-it has got two pairs of isolated motor mounts which reduce noise levels

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
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 is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
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 30A Twist Lock

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

two practical handles which enables it to be carried easily to anywhere

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

it has got an oil warning light which indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, the generator shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil level is low

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• This generator has got 4000 surge watts which make it good for powering large appliances or power tools. • It has got a powerful 7HP engine which provides plenty of power to handle many jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools. • It has got motor stabilizerswhich lowers the noise level for a substantial amount. • It has is designed with in built voltmeter which is a great addition for people with sensitive devices. • It has a super quiet muffle which reduces engine noise. • It has full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets.

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

• The generator has no RV ready outlet meaning that a manual connection must be made. • It is a heavy machine since it weighs 102 pounds hence making it not easy to be relocated. • Recoil starting is time consuming which delays work.

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