CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P03609

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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:

Firman P03609

Reasons to buy Firman P03609 :

  • button icon Portable generator
  • button icon A rubberized Thresher handle for simple recoil start
  • button icon An automatic low oil protection shutdown
  • button icon 5 gallon tank capacity running for 14 hours
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03609

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P03609

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes, this generator is portable

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

4550 starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

3650 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
No

Yes

Camo print, plugs and tubular role cage - RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

it is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
No

Yes

Nonstop 14 hours of run time

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Uses Gas fuel type

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

30 Amperage of true power

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

18 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

208 cc cast iron sleeved engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is EPA approved

Yes

EPA certified for about 49 States

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

It is so simple to start. It doesn’t involve complicated startup

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

5 gallon fuel capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

Can run for about 14 hours with only a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

Engine is able to shut down after low oil alert

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
No

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

72DBA

Yes

67 dBA noise level

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose – can be used for commercial and residential power supply

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
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

Generator performs heavy duties. Ideal for high amperage power tools, heavy load lighting and any emergency power needs

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

A well built tubular roll cage frame design. Maintains generator for many years

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

User friendly start up method. Start up instant using the thresher handle

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
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 L5-30R twist lock 30A-120 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC, 1 5-20R duplex 20A-120 VAC

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

Generator can be easily moved to somewhere else

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

105 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Wheel kit comes with over sized flat free wheels – able to handle multiple floor movement

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
No

Yes

A single folding rubberized thresher handle - makes recoil start very quick and simple

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year commercial warranty. 90 days residential warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

22 x 17 x 18 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with Oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

Firman P03609

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

The 4-in-1 data minder indicates once low oil is in the engine

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

An automatic low oil shutdown protection – shuts down on its own

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

Features a whispering Series muffler – 67 db

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
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

- Has a 4 in 1 data minder that can measure hours, hertz, Volts and low oil indicator - A built in tank gauge provides convenience - Made using the OHV engine that provides top performance, longer life and requires low maintenance - Generator provides a quiet running with only 67 db noise level - An automatic low oil protection protects engine from damage - Outlets: (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V RV Ready, (1) L5-30R 30A-120V twist lock - Makes the EPA standards of certification - This generator has a starting watts of 4550 watts at 67dB - Uses a recoil system that is Canada emissions certified - Contains a Phoenix Fat Head Block that makes engine run cool and competent - Runs for a total of 14 hours on a 5 gallon tank capacity with a 50% load - Generator has a cast iron sleeve that is integrated with an effortless oil drain - High running watts of 3650 Watts - Portable with wheel kit and handles for an effortless movement - Custom built outlet cover that can protect the outlets from dirt, debris and dirt - Carries only a total of 105 pounds in weight - Generator performs heavy duties due to its high amperage, volts and frequency - Comes with a high leverage single folding handle with grasp for easy maneuverability - Comes with included accessories like oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

- Not constructed to use propane or solar fuel type - Generator is slight heavy while carrying upstairs - It makes a little noise while running - Doesn’t use the simple electric start method

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