CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS4400E VS. Firman P03609

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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 P03609

Reasons to buy Firman P03609 :

  • button icon Portable generator
  • button icon A rubberized Thresher handle for simple recoil start
  • button icon An automatic low oil protection shutdown
  • button icon 5 gallon tank capacity running for 14 hours
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS4400E VS. Firman P03609

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes, this generator is portable

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

4400 watts

Yes

4550 starting Watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

3500 watts

Yes

3650 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

Yes

Camo print, plugs and tubular role cage - RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

it is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

11.5 hours

Yes

Nonstop 14 hours of run time

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Yes

Recoil start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Uses Gas fuel type

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

Yes

30 Amperage of true power

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

7 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

Yes

208 cc cast iron sleeved engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

EPA certified for about 49 States

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

It is so simple to start. It doesn’t involve complicated startup

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

5 gallon fuel capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

11.46 hours

Yes

Can run for about 14 hours with only a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

Engine is able to shut down after low oil alert

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Its cooled by air

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

208cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

67 dBA noise level

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose – can be used for commercial and residential power supply

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

Yes

Generator performs heavy duties. Ideal for high amperage power tools, heavy load lighting and any emergency power needs

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

A well built tubular roll cage frame design. Maintains generator for many years

Starting method

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Recoil and electric start method

Yes

User friendly start up method. Start up instant using the thresher handle

DuroStar DS4400E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

1 L5-30R twist lock 30A-120 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC, 1 5-20R duplex 20A-120 VAC

Portable

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

Generator can be easily moved to somewhere else

Weight

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

125 lbs

Yes

105 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

NA

Yes

Wheel kit comes with over sized flat free wheels – able to handle multiple floor movement

Handle style

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Yes

A single folding rubberized thresher handle - makes recoil start very quick and simple

Warranty

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year commercial warranty. 90 days residential warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

Yes

22 x 17 x 18 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with Oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Yes

The 4-in-1 data minder indicates once low oil is in the engine

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Yes

An automatic low oil shutdown protection – shuts down on its own

Noise Level

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
Yes

69 DBA

Yes

Features a whispering Series muffler – 67 db

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
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

- Has a 4 in 1 data minder that can measure hours, hertz, Volts and low oil indicator - A built in tank gauge provides convenience - Made using the OHV engine that provides top performance, longer life and requires low maintenance - Generator provides a quiet running with only 67 db noise level - An automatic low oil protection protects engine from damage - Outlets: (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V RV Ready, (1) L5-30R 30A-120V twist lock - Makes the EPA standards of certification - This generator has a starting watts of 4550 watts at 67dB - Uses a recoil system that is Canada emissions certified - Contains a Phoenix Fat Head Block that makes engine run cool and competent - Runs for a total of 14 hours on a 5 gallon tank capacity with a 50% load - Generator has a cast iron sleeve that is integrated with an effortless oil drain - High running watts of 3650 Watts - Portable with wheel kit and handles for an effortless movement - Custom built outlet cover that can protect the outlets from dirt, debris and dirt - Carries only a total of 105 pounds in weight - Generator performs heavy duties due to its high amperage, volts and frequency - Comes with a high leverage single folding handle with grasp for easy maneuverability - Comes with included accessories like oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

Cons

DuroStar DS4400E
Firman P03609
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

- Not constructed to use propane or solar fuel type - Generator is slight heavy while carrying upstairs - It makes a little noise while running - Doesn’t use the simple electric start method

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