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DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroStar DS5500EH

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Winner:

DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS5500EH:

  • button icon Has an Idle control which holds RPM at a constant level even under heavy loads which saves fuel and reduces noise.
  • button icon Has plenty of power- 5500 starting watts and 4500 running watts
  • button icon Runs on dual fuel which gives you freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.
  • button icon Has a powerful 225cc OHV engine which allows it to power up your essentials
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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 :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Voltmeter
  • Handle style
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. DuroStar DS5500EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is portable

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

5500 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

4500 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is powered by gas

No

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

NA

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 HZ

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

18 HP

Yes

7.5HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

It is EPA Certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

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

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start since it has an optional electric key and an optional recoil start key

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

20 lb

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

8 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

7.2 hours

Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut off sensor to protect the engine from being damaged

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

457cc

Yes

224cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

72DBA

Yes

69 dba

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 tools at once

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 a heavy duty equipment since it is able to run high voltage equipments at any time you need

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Electric / recoil method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

It has a frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
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

(1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (2)120V 20A GFCI Outlet

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

130 lbs

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

8" Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires, Flip-Up Stow Away Handles, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner's Manual

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 is low to protect the engine

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

69 dba

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 designed to run on propane / gasoline for maximum convenience • It uses propane which can be stored for many years • Has a super quite muffler which reduces noise during operations • The generator sits on a frame with four-point isolated motor mounts which enables smooth operation. • Has flexible line that allows easy connecting to all tanks of different sizes.

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

No

DuroStar DS12000EH

Overall Winner

DuroStar DS5500EH Check price here....

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