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DuroStar DS4400E VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

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8.6
Winner:

DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4400E:

  • button icon It is good for home emergency power back up if in need
  • button icon Has a quiet exhaust w/built-in spark arrestor
  • button icon Has a dependable 7 HP Durostar Air Cooled OHV Engine with Low Oil Indicator lamp & shutoff
  • button icon Can power machines on festivals or events
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30743

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30743 :

  • button icon Built with a multi featured control panel
  • button icon Simple recoil starting system
  • button icon Up to 7185 of starting watts and 5750 watts of running watts
  • button icon Lasting operation with 8 hours of run time on a 50% load
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes this generator is portable – wheels and handles enhance its portability from place to place

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

7185 watts – powerful wattage

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

5750 watts – can run large motor driven appliances and tools at ago

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Has 10 a fold up handle and 10 inch never go flat wheels – RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

N/A

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Yes

Recoil starting system

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

Runs on 59.9/29.9 amperage

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

AC - 120/240V 60 Hz – includes an automated voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

7 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

208cc OHV engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is certified by EPA

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is easy to start since it is designed with a pull start mechanism

Yes

Uses a traditional pull to start mechanism – easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

Large 7.5 gallons – metallic tank capacity. Provides long hours of run time

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

Spends 8 hours at 1/2 load – enough lighting and connection during power shortage

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has a low oil warning lamp which lights in case of low oil

Yes

It is built with low oil shut down. Includes built in fuel gauge and circuit breaker

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Its cooled by air

No

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

208cc

Yes

389 cc OHV – powerful engine capacity

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Available

Yes

AC: 120/240V 60 Hz

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

69 DBA

No

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is mult-purpose since it can run multiple power tools a once

Yes

Generator is multipurpose – can cool foods, light the house and others connect devices

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Can perform heavy duties – provides lighting to homes, offices, camps and tailgating

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Yes, it has been bonded to frame for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

Recoil start

DuroStar DS4400E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Created as an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

(one) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI and (one) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Yes

Features 4 household GFCI 120 V outlets and 1 120/240 V. Use the 30 A locking outlet for any portable needs. Rubber outlet covers guard against elements

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is portable since it is equipped with folding handles and a wheel kit for easy transportation

Yes

Easy to shift to a different location

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

125.6 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

NA

Yes

Solid never go flat wheels. Easily maneuvers over multiple surfaces

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

Fold up handle style. helps in traveling and storage

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

2 years – effective on purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

Yes

25.53 x 21.12 x 21.43 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

oil funnel, spark plug wrench, wheel & handle kit, tool set, dc charging cables and the owner's manual

Yes

Rubber outlet covers and oil

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

Shuts down when oil level is low

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Yes

Low oil and overload protection. Turns off generator on low oil and overload

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use. It is designed with a convenient voltmeter which provides it with an easy way to monitor power output anytime.

Yes

- Built with a circuit breaker for protection - Will spend up to 11.5 hours on a 1/2 load - 10 inches never go flat wheels - Created with an open frame - An instant built in overload protection - Handles Fold once placed on the ground - An automatic oil shut off function - Comes with a spark arrestor – suitable for use in forested areas - Makes use of 7185 watts and 5750 watts for start and running - Includes an automated voltage regulation - High quality metallic fuel tank – 7.5 gallons of fuel - Up to 2 years of warranty - Compact size for simple storage - 29 x 26 x 29 inches - Portable to transport to different location - Has a power surge alternator for large motor driven appliances - Delivers a 120240 Voltage run using gasoline - Easily connects to breaker boxes in homes - Comes with data center on control panel - Rubber outlet covers – protects against elements - Keeps your food cold, lights on and family connected during power blackout - No loud noises during run time - Affordable to purchase and maintain - Comes with easy owner’s manual - Has 4 GFCI 120V household outlets, one 120/240V and 30A locking outlet

Cons

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is not recommended for powering sensitive electronic devices because of its relatively high THD (<12%). It weighs 125 lbs which makes it difficult to be manually lifted.

Yes

- Does not have an electric start option - Not complaint to EPA and CARB - Cannot be run using solar - No dual fuel option – doesn’t use propane - Engine cannot be air cooled - Only one color option – black - Heavy to lift in high surfaces like cars and stairs

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