CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P03608

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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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Runners Up:

Firman P03608

Reasons to buy Firman P03608 :

  • button icon Powered by both gasoline and propane
  • button icon Runs for 10 hours 0n a 1.8 gallon tank
  • button icon Multi feature control panel with covered outlets
  • button icon 58 db quiet whisper hybrid series
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03608

  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS12000EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P03608

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is portable

Yes

It is a portable generator with a lightweight build

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

3300 Starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

3000 Running Watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
No

Yes

RV ready using its multi feature control panel with covered outlets

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
No

Yes

Runs for 10 hours on 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Uses both gasoline or propane

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

30 Amperage

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 Volts

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

18 HP

No

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

171 cc

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

3600RPM

No

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is EPA approved

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Just simply pull start to begin generator

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

10 hours of runtime on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

7.2 hours

Yes

10 hours of nonstop power supply

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Powers down instantly on low oil alert

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

Engine air cools using through the Phoenix Fat Head Block

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

457cc

Yes

Max Pro Series 171 cc engine

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
No

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

72DBA

Yes

58 decibels

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose – great during camping, tailgating, work sites and homes

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
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

Effortlessly powers different kinds of appliance and lighting needs – Heavy duty

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty vinyl – guards’ generator from snow, rain, scratches, dust storms and other elements outdoors.

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Generator contains a open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
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

(2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

Portable through the wheels, handle and low weight

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

110 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Features a 5.5 inch heavy duty wheels. Easily maneuvers across different surfaces

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
No

Yes

Folding handle style

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

30 x 22.8 x 22 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

12V battery cable, oil bottle, a volt lock automatic voltage regulator, tool kit and funnel

Firman P03608

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Alerts user when the oil in the fuel tank is low

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

Automatically switches off once more oil has not been added in fuel tank

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

58 decibels noise level with a whisper hybrid dual fuel series

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
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 features up to 3300 starting watts and 3000 running watts - It runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 58 decibels - Portable with a briefcase weight of less than 110 pounds - Runs on both gasoline and propane making it flexible - Built with a 1.8 fuel tank capacity - This generator contains an automatic low oil and overload shutdown protection - Features a 171 cc with a cast iron sleeve - Is able to provide up to 30 Amps of dependable power - Has a long run time of about 10 hours on a 1/2 fuel load - Generator is both EPA certified and is CARB complaint - Its multi featured control panel is placed suitably with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty period - Heavy duty generator avails power to light up indoors and outdoors and keep your family connected during power blackout - Accessories include Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench. - Features a volt lock automatic voltage regulator that produces a clean and steady power output from stream alternator - Outlets includes (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV - It comes with a Less than 3% Low THD-Clean power - This model is compact with smaller storage dimensions of 30 x 22.8 x 22 inches - Comes with an easy recoil start method

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03608
Yes

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

Yes

- This generator doesn’t contain an electric start - Cannot be operated using solar - Generator has not been framed using a metallic or iron roll cage - A cold start technology is not included on the generator

Overall Winner

DuroStar DS12000EH Check price here....

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