CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS4000S VS. All Power America APGG4000

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Winner:

DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4000S:

  • button icon Portable Generator
  • button icon Start-Camping & RV Ready
  • button icon 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts
  • button icon High voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
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Runners Up:

All Power America APGG4000

Reasons to buy All Power America APGG4000 :

  • button icon Has a peak power of 4000 watt
  • button icon Long runtime – 9 hours on half tank
  • button icon Quite operation of 65 db
  • button icon Up to 1.3 gallon fuel capacity
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • FREQUENCY
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • FREQUENCY
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4000S VS. All Power America APGG4000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Yes

69 pounds – can be easily carried both indoors and outdoors by a single person.

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

4,000 watts

Yes

4000 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

3,300 watts

Yes

3300 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

It is RV ready

Yes

Comes with solid handle and dual outlets – it is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Yes

Runs on gas

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Yes

17 hours on a full tank load and 8.5 hours on half a tank load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Yes

Can be electrically / manually powered on

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

Yes

Built with an easy to use electronic start button on it

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline fuel type

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

27.50A

Yes

N/A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

120 V

Yes

120 V 10 A AC and 12 V8.3A

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

60Hz

No

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

7 HP

Yes

3 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

4- Stroke

Yes

Features a OHV air cooled engine

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Yes

Has been certified by EPA – safe to be used

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

It uses cold start technology in order to be able to perform in cold weather.

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it has got only one start type

Yes

Very easy to start – doesn’t require complicated startup. Just click on the button for power on or off

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

3.96 Gallons

Yes

Has a 1.3 gallon fuel capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

12.3 hours

Yes

Runs for 8.5 hours at a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it has a low oil shut off which protects the engine

Yes

Built with a low oil shut –off. Automatically powers down the generator once low oil has been detected in the fuel tank.

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled since it has got a forced air cooling system

Yes

OHV air cooled engine – prevents G1200 from overheating after running for long hours

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

208 cc

Yes

Features 98cc OHV engine capacity – able to run nonstop for long hours

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

69Db-it has got two pairs of isolated motor mounts which reduce noise levels

Yes

65 db – will operate quietly not to disturb your peace at home or work

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Yes

Has a multi-purpose ability – can be used at home and workplaces

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Yes

Ability to perform heavy duty. Will work as emergency power at home. Also powers up the jobsite during blackouts.

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Framed

Yes

Has been Neutral bonded to frame – built to a long time

Starting method

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

Electric and manual starting method – easy to use button for on and off

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

it has got an open frame

Yes

Designed with an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Yes

2 x 120 V AC Outlet and 1 x 12 V DC output outlets

Portable

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

it is a portable device

Yes

Compact and lightweight – easily moved to multiple locations

Weight

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

105 LBS/

Yes

69 pounds in total weight – easy to transfer to another location

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

N/A

No

Handle style

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

two practical handles which enables it to be carried easily to anywhere

Yes

Metallic handle type – easy to carry during movement

Warranty

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

3 years factory warranty

Yes

Tagged with warranty on purchase – date and model

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
No

Yes

21 x 16 x 16 inches – compact size

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

Yes

N/A

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

it has got an oil warning light which indicating low oil level

Yes

Its engine will shut down once it detects low oil level

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

Yes, the generator shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil level is low

Yes

Yes - Shuts down instantly on low oil to protect the engine from harm

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

69 dB

Yes

65 db noise level – very low noise level that goes unnoticed most times

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

• This generator has got 4000 surge watts which make it good for powering large appliances or power tools. • It has got a powerful 7HP engine which provides plenty of power to handle many jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools. • It has got motor stabilizerswhich lowers the noise level for a substantial amount. • It has is designed with in built voltmeter which is a great addition for people with sensitive devices. • It has a super quiet muffle which reduces engine noise. • It has full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets.

Yes

- Heavy duty for home and workplace light up - Suitable for transportation from one place to another due to low weight - Contains a high peak power of up to 4000 watts and 3300 watts of rated power - Certified by EPA - Compact size that fits in small spaces with 21 x 16 x 16 inches - Features a low oil level shut down when fuel tank is low - Long run time of up to 9 hours at half load - 1.3 large fuel gallon capacity - Mild operating noise of only 65 db - 98 CC OHV air cooled engine - Built with 2 x 120 V AC outlet and 1 x 12 V DC Output - Simple to start – comes with owner’s manual - Has been framed for durability - High quality handle type for strong support - Provides warranty after purchase - Portable during transportation - Choke lever with open and close function

Cons

DuroStar DS4000S
All Power America APGG4000
Yes

• The generator has no RV ready outlet meaning that a manual connection must be made. • It is a heavy machine since it weighs 102 pounds hence making it not easy to be relocated. • Recoil starting is time consuming which delays work.

Yes

- Not built with foldable handles and sometimes hard to store - It is Non- CARB complaint - Generator is not able to use solar – requires high fuel maintenance - Not an entire quiet generator - Doesn’t have wheels built to it

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