CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS4000S VS. DuroMax XP12000EH

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Winner:

DuroMax XP12000EH

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP12000EH:

  • button icon Ideal for House, Camping, Parties and Rv
  • button icon Unique MX2 switch, which doubles your 120-volt amperage for heavy loads.
  • button icon Can run on Propane or Gasoline.
  • button icon It has got a powerful Duromax engine.
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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP12000EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4000S VS. DuroMax XP12000EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Yes

Yes it is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

4,000 watts

Yes

12,000 Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

3,300 watts

Yes

9,500 Watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

It is RV ready

Yes

With its fordable handles, wheels and various outlets - this model is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Yes

8.83 hours(gasoline) and 7.2hours(propane)

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Yes

You can manually start or pull start the engine using a rope start.

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

Yes

Features a user-friendly keyed electric start

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

Yes

Uses Propane & Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

GASOLINE / PROPANE

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

27.50A

Yes

39.6A/79.2A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

120 V

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

7 HP

Yes

18HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

4- Stroke

Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes, it’s CARB Compliant

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Yes

Yes It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

It’s easy to start. Electric Start - no manual work required

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

3.96 Gallons

Yes

8.3 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

Yes

40 GALLONS

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

12.3 hours

Yes

8.83 HOURS

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

Yes

7.2 HOURS

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

Yes it has a low oil shut-off – Which Protects your generator by automatically shutting it off when it senses that the oil is low.

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

Yes it can be cooled by air

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

208 cc

Yes

457 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

Yes

It is 12000eh voltmeter

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

It’s at 74Db at 1/4 load - With an oversized noise reducing muffler with a built-in spark arrestor which enables smooth and quiet operation.

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

Yes its multi-purpose. For house , parties , RV, camping

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Yes

It performs heavy duties – Can be used as back-up for house, can also be used on parties.

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Framed

Yes

Yes its framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

ELECTRIC / RECOIL

DuroMax XP12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

it has got an open frame

Yes

Yes it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

(Two) - 120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (One) - 120V 30A Twist Lock, (One) - 120/240V 30A Twist Lock, (One) - 120/240V 50A Heavy Duty Outlet.

Portable

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

it is a portable device

Yes

You can transport it anywhere

Weight

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

105 LBS/

Yes

260LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

It has solid fill-wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

Fold-able handles – make it easy to transport

Warranty

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

3 years factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
No

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench, Tool Set, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and Owner's Manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

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

Yes

Yes the generator shuts down in case the oil level is low

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
Yes

69 dB

Yes

74dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
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

• Affordable and versatile than a standby generator while still holding enough power for running household appliances. • Great for keeping the essential electronics running at home and • Suitable as a work site generator. • The installation process of the generator is easier and also more affordable. • Portable. • Its covered by a 3 –year factory warranty. • Its engine is powerful.

Cons

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP12000EH
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

• The engine produces a dangerous chemical which causes cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. • Incase Gasoline is ignited, a person maybe burnt or injured since Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. • Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can build up to dangerous levels in closed areas hence breathing it can cause unconsciousness or death. • Improper connection to a building can allow electrical current to back feed into utility lines creating an electrocution hazard. • The generator is potential source of electrical shock if not kept dry. • The generator makes a lot of noise hence ending up polluting the environment.

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