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DuroStar DS4400E VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

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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:

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator :

  • button icon Ultra-Powerful – At 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts
  • button icon Electric Start
  • button icon Built-in Cold Start Technology for easy starts in cold weather
  • button icon Reliable 717cc V-Twin Champion engine
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PERFORMANCE:
DRAW :
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • Air Cooled
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

15000 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

12000 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Portable and Rv Ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Gasoline – powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

9 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

No

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

It is electric started

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

50.0A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

7 HP

Yes

23.9 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

4 stroke V-Twin

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Cold Start technology for easy starts in cold weather

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start since it has an on and off switch

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

10.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

it has a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents engine damage.

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Its cooled by air

No

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

208cc

Yes

717cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Available

Yes

Equipped with a Power Meter

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

78dba from 23ft

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose since it can work on lights, sump pump, refrigerator, security system, window AC, furnace blower.

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

It is a heavy duty device since it can run high voltage equipments

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

Electric start

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

(one)120V 30A (L5-30R), (two) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) locking outlets, (one) 120/240V 50A outlet (14-50R) and (four) 120V 20A GFCI protected household outlets (5-20R).

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy to be stored and transported

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

329.6 lb

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

NA

Yes

N/A

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

Has lift hooks for easy transportation, unloading

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil and Battery

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil levels are low in order to protect you engine from damage

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

78dba from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
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

• It is designed with a lift hook for safe and easy transport, loading and unloading. • it is Ultra-Powerful with 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts which enables it to perform work. • Has a strong and reliable engine of 717cc. • Has covered outlets which includes; One 120V 30A locking, a 120/240V 30A locking, a 120/240V 50A and four 120V 20A GFCI outlets. • Has Portable - Folding handle and never-flat tires for easy transportation. • It is easy to start since you just need to press the on button.

Cons

DuroStar DS4400E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
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

• It is very heavy and bulky which limits it transportation. • It has no fuel gage. • It is loud during operations

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