CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P08004

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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 P08004

Reasons to buy Firman P08004 :

  • button icon Starting 10,000 watts and running 8,000 watts
  • button icon Uses a 8 gallon fuel capacity
  • button icon Has a 10 inch wheel kit built
  • button icon Up to 168 feet away button control
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P08004

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS12000EH VS. Firman P08004

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is portable

Yes

This generator is portable during transportation

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

12,000 watts

Yes

10,000 starting watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

8,000 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
No

Yes

RV ready through multi feature control panel that has covered outlets

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
No

Yes

25 hours of continuous power supply on a full tank

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Recoil starts

Electric Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is optional

Yes

Can be electric started

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

It uses gasoline to run

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

Yes

30/50 Amperage

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120/240 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

60 Hz

No

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

18 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

Yes

439 cc engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

3600RPM

No

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is EPA approved

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

Easy to start – uses an easy push of a button on the remote start key fob that can work even 168 feet away

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

8.3 gallons

Yes

Takes in 8 gallon fuel capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

4 gallons

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

8.83 hours

Yes

Runs for 12 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

7.2 hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

Generator will shut down once low oil is indicated without reload

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is cooled by air

Yes

Engine is air cooled for efficiency

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

457cc

Yes

439 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

72DBA

Yes

74 dBA

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

Multipurpose – ideal for construction sites, large RV’s and buses, farms and also emergency power

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
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 provides heavy duty power supply through its 30/50 Amperage and 120/240 Voltage

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is frame for durability

Yes

Framed for durability with a solid tubular roll cage build

Starting method

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Uses 3 starting methods such as the recoil start, electric start and the recoil start methods

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
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

Outlets:(1) 5-20R DUPLEX 20A-120V, (1) L5-30R twist lock 30A-120V, (1) L14-30R twist lock 30A-120V / 240V and (1) 14-50R 50A-120 / 240V

Portable

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

It is a portable dvice

Yes

Portable generator through the wheels and handles

Weight

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

210 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Features a 10 inch wheel kit built with never flat tires that easily move on floors

Handle style

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
No

Yes

Elevated leverage single folding handle style that provides an ergonomic hold

Warranty

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited warranty for commercial use. 90 days warranty for residential use

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Yes

27.1 x 27.9 x 26.8 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

Oil, funnel, user manual, spark plug wrench, and two wrenches to remove protective shipping brackets

Firman P08004

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

Inbuilt low oil indicator to alert you once there is low oil remaining

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once it reached low oil in fuel tank

Noise Level

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

72 DBA

Yes

74 decibels noise level - whisper series muffler keeps the P08004 running quiet

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
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

- Certified by EPA for safety - Portable generator with a weight of 210 pounds only - Provides reliable 30/50 Amperage and 120/240 Voltage - Uses gasoline which is easily accessible - Its multi featured control panel is located conveniently with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - It has been framed with a tubular roll cage that lasts for years - Outlets includes :(1) 5-20R DUPLEX 20A-120V, (1) L5-30R twist lock 30A-120V, (1) L14-30R twist lock 30A-120V / 240V and (1) 14-50R 50A-120 / 240V - It features up to 10,000 starting watts and 8,000 running watts - Built with a large 8 fuel tank capacity with a built in tank gauge - This generator contains an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection - Attached with a 3 year warranty on commercial and 90 day warranty on residential - Made with a 4 in one data minder that measures hertz, volts, hours and indicates low oil - Can be air cooled through the Phoenix fat head block - Generator runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 74 decibels only - Comes with a bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12 of included accessories

Cons

DuroStar DS12000EH
Firman P08004
Yes

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

Yes

- It’s not flexible enough to use dual fuel - This generator is not CARB complaint - Cannot be charged using direct sunlight

Overall Winner

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