CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS4400E VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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:

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:
DRAW :
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Its cooled by air

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Available

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

Recoil method

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

NA

Yes

N/A

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

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

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Yes

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

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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.

Cons

DuroStar DS4400E
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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.

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