CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS4400E VS. Firman P03601

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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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8.4
Runners Up:

Firman P03601

Reasons to buy Firman P03601 :

  • button icon A strong and compact tubular roll cage frame design
  • button icon Reliable recoil start ability
  • button icon A 5 gallon fuel tank integrated with a fuel gauge
  • button icon Provides a long 14 hours run time on 50% load
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Firman P03601

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

DuroStar DS4400E

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. Firman P03601

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Portable when the need to move is required

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

4550 starting watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

3550 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

Yes

Generator contains a 1 TT 30 R outlet and a multi feature control panel - RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Is only powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

Delivers a 14 hour runtime

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Yes

Can recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gas

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

30 Amps

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

7 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

208 cc

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Complaint with CARB

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

Certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Easy to start through using the usual recoil method. Takes a few seconds to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt tank gauge

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

Spend up to 14 hours on a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

It has an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection system. Shuts down when low oil is remaining

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Its cooled by air

Yes

Phoenix fat head block helps the engine to become air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

208cc

Yes

Max Pro Series 208 cc Firman Engine

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

68 dBA

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Can be used in different places – camps, tailgating, job sites and homes

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

Yes

Easily handles heavy duty tasks. powers up appliances and provides heavy duty lighting

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Features a compact roll cage frame design. It is very durable and compact

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

No complicated steps during startup. Also has a engine off and on switch

Firman P03601

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

This generator has an open frame design s

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Outlets includes 1 TT 30 R (RV Ready), 1 L 530 R, 2 120 V Standard (5-20 Duplex)

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

You can easily move it to another location

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

110 lbs

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

NA

No

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

N/A

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

Engine will power off automatically to signal low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Yes

Shuts down on its own when fuel tank is low

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

68 decibels - quiet with a whisper Series muffler

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
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 4 in one data minder that measures hertz, volts, hours and indicates low oil - Can be air cooled through the Phoenix fat head block - Has a long run time of about 24 hours on a 50% fuel load - Generator has a Volt Lock automatic voltage regulator that creates a clean and dependable power output from stream alternator - It has been framed with a tubular roll cage that lasts for years - Outlets includes 1 TT 30 R (RV Ready), 1 L 530 R, 2 120 V Standard (5-20 Duplex) - Uses gasoline which is easy to get - It features up to 4550 starting watts and 3650 running watts - Generator runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 68 decibels only - Built with a large 5 fuel tank capacity with inbuilt tank gauge - This generator contains an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection - Its multi featured control panel is located conveniently with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty - Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12 of included accessories - Certified by EPA and CARB complaint - Portable with low weight of 110 lbs only - Provides reliable 30 Amps

Cons

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03601
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 not built with wheels that ease transportation - Not a solar generator - Cannot operate using propane - This generator is not built with simple electric start ability

Overall Winner

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