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DuroStar DS4400E VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

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8.6
Runners Up:

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 PRO5000

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 :

  • button icon Up to 13 hours of run time on ½ load
  • button icon Engine can produce 10 foot pounds of torque
  • button icon Uses an hour meter to monitor gas levels
  • button icon Has a 25% more power surge alternator
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • RV Ready
  • CSA Certified
  • Heavy Duty
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

6250 of starting watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

5000 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Built with 4 wheels and multiple outlets – this generator is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

Runs 13 hours on 1/2 load – ideal for long hour use

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Yes

recoil starts

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

is fast and user friendly

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Uses gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

21 Amps

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120/240 on a single phase

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hertz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

7 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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 PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Yes it is easy to start – uses a one touch starting method. Also has a recoil backup to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

Takes 13 hours of nonstop runtime on a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Contains low oil shut off – once the hour meter indicates little time remaining generator automatically shuts down.

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Its cooled by air

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

208cc

Yes

305 cc – can produce up to 10 foot pounds of torque

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Available

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Perfect for multi-purpose. For camps, tailgating, homes and sites

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Features a power surge alternator – able to operate many large appliances at a go

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

(2) 120-volt 20-amp outlets, (1) 120-volt 30-amp locking outlet, (1) 120/240-volt 30-amp locking outlet, (1) 12-Volt 10-amp DC outlet

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

NA

Yes

Up to 4 large Never Flat Wheels .Ease transportation on both sides. Have locking brakes

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

Hour meter – checks the gas level and turns off on low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

Super Lo – tone – minimizes the noise and lessens the vibration power produced

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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

- Can provide a clean and instant power for appliances and multiple electronics during power shortage - Attached with a 2 year warranty to guard against defects and workmanship - Has a 305 cc powerful engine that easily handles tough jobs - Features a full GFCI protection that works as circuit breakers for the engine - Low oil automatic shut down can extend the battery life - Delivers a total of 13 hours after a 1/2 load - Large tank capacity of 7 gallons – reduces the refill frequency - Up to 4 never flat wheels to ease movement during transportation - Uses the quick electric restart and traditional recoil method - Created for multi-purpose operation like at sites, camps and homes - It has been built with an open frame and also framed for durability - Features a super lo tone muffler that lessens the noise and reduces on the vibration during operation - Comes with an automatic voltage regulation system that produces 25% more surge wattage to simplify start up - Uses a drop down handle to pull and it can be stored easily - Meets all the standards of CSA certification - Appropriate dimensions for storage - 34 x 27 x 26 inches - Additional accessories of internal trickle charger and a float charger

Cons

DuroStar DS4400E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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 a cold start technology - Is not a solar generator - Wheels cannot climb over stairs or other highly raised surfaces - Doesn’t use propane to run - Not voltage meter

Overall Winner

Draw

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