CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS4000S VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP8500E:

  • button icon Has low oil indicator which prevents engine damage.
  • button icon Has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimize sound.
  • button icon Multi-purpose
  • button icon Has 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 XP8500E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4000S VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4,000 watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3,300 watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Yes

Yes, can be used as backup if the battery is not fully charged

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

27.50A

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 V

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7 HP

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4- Stroke

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

Yes

It is not carb complaint so it cannot be used in California

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is available to ensure a quick and easy start in areas where the weather is unpredictable

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it is equipped with both electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3.96 Gallons

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

12.3 hours

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts off when it senses that the oil level is low

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it can be used in camps, running home machines like cookers, for lights

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Framed

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

it has got an open frame

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

(4)120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (1) 10A 12V utility connector

Portable

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

it is a portable device

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

105 LBS/

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 years factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
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 XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it has got the oil warning flash which flashes before the low oil shut-down feature takes effect.

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents the engine from being damaged when oil levels become too low.

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

69 dB

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
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

• It is a portable equipment which enables easy transportation from one location. • It has got the never flat tires that are versatile. • it has got a variety of outlets and the unit can be easily transported with the attached wheel kit. • It runs on gas which is a convenient fuel because its readily available and so easy to store. • It has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimizes sound.

Cons

DuroStar DS4000S
DuroMax XP8500E
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 generator is not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

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