CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P03612

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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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8.6
Runners Up:

Firman P03612

Reasons to buy Firman P03612 :

  • button icon Features a remote start of up 55 yards away
  • button icon Long 14 hours of run time on 1/2 load
  • button icon 4 in one data minder
  • button icon Quiet operation of only 67 decibels
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Dual Fuel
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03612

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P03612

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is portable

Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

4550 starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

3650 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
No

Yes

RV ready – P03612 comes with a multi feature control panel

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
No

Yes

Runs 14 hours nonstop after 50% load. Duration doubles on full tank

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Can recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Utilizes electric start

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Runs using gas

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

30 Amps

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120/240 voltage – can be selected for user convenience using voltage selector switch

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

18 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

208 cc

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is EPA approved

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Easy to start with remote control system – power on or off from up to 55 yards away

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

5 gallon large fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge for convenience

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

14 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Will go off immediately once oil is low in fuel tank

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

Air cools on its own

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

457cc

Yes

208cc Firman engine from the Max Pro Series

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

72DBA

Yes

67 decibels quiet operation

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Can be used at camps, homes, work sites and any other emergency power needs – multi-purpose

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
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

Heavy duty – able to run all your appliances and other electronics

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

Generator is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Uses a triple starting method – remote, recoil and electric starting systems

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
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 L14-30R twist lock 30A-120/240 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC and 1 5-20R Duplex 20A-120 VAC outlets

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

Portable during transportation using the wheels, handle and low weight

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

127.7 pounds of generator weight

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Heavy duty 8 inch wheel kit – contains an over sized flat free wheels that moves easily across multiple floor types

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
No

Yes

Uses a high leverage single folding handle. Provides simple grip during movement

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

Warranty runs for 3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Box contains accessories like funnel, oil, spark plug wrench and owner’s manual

Firman P03612

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Uses light on the 4 in one data minder to indicate low oil remaining in fuel tank

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

Features an automatic low shutdown protection

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

A quiet noise level of 67 decibels. Perfect for homes and offices that require low noise

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
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

- A large capacity fuel tank of 5 gallons combined with fuel gauge for convenience - 4 in 1 data minder that is able to monitor voltage, running hours and frequency - Lights up on its own to indicate low oil in the fuel tank - Built with an automatic low oil protection system to protect engine from damage - Multiple outlets such as 1 L14-30R twist lock 30A-120/240 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC and 1 5-20R Duplex 20A-120 VAC - Can give long run time amounting to 14 hours - Always RV ready through the multi feature and easily accessible control panel - Powerful starting and running watts of 4550 / 3650 watts - Easy to operate using the remote that is effective even 55 yards away - The 8 inch heavy duty wheels is suitable for different floors and movements - Features cast iron sleeves together with a simple oil drain - Can be selected for user convenience using voltage selector switch between 120/240 voltage - Able to run cool and competent through the Phoenix Fat Head Block - Generator contains a high folding handle with a comfortable hold - Appropriate dimensions of only 24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches - It is a portable generator with only 127.7 pounds in weight

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P03612
Yes

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

Yes

- It’s not a duel fuel engine type. Uses only gasoline - Doesn’t receive direct charge from sunlight - Fuel can be inflammable if exposed to danger such as fire

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