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DuroStar DS4400E 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 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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • RV Ready
  • Dual Fuel
  • Heavy Duty
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Dual Fuel
  • Heavy Duty
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Yes

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

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7 HP

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

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

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is designed with cold start technology for easy and quick start 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 DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Its cooled by air

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Available

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

NA

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel, spark plug wrench, tool set,Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and owner’s manual .

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil 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 DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
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 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 DS4400E
DuroMax XP8500E
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

• 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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