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DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

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9.2
Winner:

DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS5500EH:

  • button icon Has an Idle control which holds RPM at a constant level even under heavy loads which saves fuel and reduces noise.
  • button icon Has plenty of power- 5500 starting watts and 4500 running watts
  • button icon Runs on dual fuel which gives you freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.
  • button icon Has a powerful 225cc OHV engine which allows it to power up your essentials
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator :

  • button icon Built with a multi featured control panel
  • button icon Simple recoil starting system
  • button icon Up to 7185 of starting watts and 5750 watts of running watts
  • button icon Lasting operation with 11.5 hours of run time on a 50% load
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes this generator is portable – wheels and handles enhance its portability from place to place

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

7185 watts – powerful wattage

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

5750 watts – can run large motor driven appliances and tools at ago

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Ready

Yes

Has 10 a fold up handle and 10 inch never go flat wheels – RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

NA

No

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Recoil starting system

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

Runs on 59.9/29.9 amperage

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

120 volts

Yes

AC - 120/240V 60 Hz – includes an automated voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

60 HZ

No

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

7.5HP

No

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

389cc OHV engine type

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

3600 RPM

No

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is EPA Certified

No

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is easy to start since it has an optional electric key and an optional recoil start key

Yes

Uses a traditional pull to start mechanism – easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

Large 7.5 gallons – metallic tank capacity. Provides long hours of run time

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

8 hours

Yes

Spends 11.5 hours at 1/2 load – enough lighting and connection during power shortage

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut off sensor to protect the engine from being damaged

Yes

It is built with low oil shut down. Includes built in fuel gauge and circuit breaker

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is air cooled

No

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

224cc

Yes

389 cc OHV – powerful engine capacity

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Available

Yes

AC: 120/240V 60 Hz

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

69 dba

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can run multiple power tools at once

Yes

Generator is multipurpose – can cool foods, light the house and others connect devices

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It a heavy duty equipment since it is able to run high voltage equipments at any time you need

Yes

Can perform heavy duties – provides lighting to homes, offices, camps and tailgating

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Yes, it has been bonded to frame for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil start

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

Created as an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

(1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (2)120V 20A GFCI Outlet

Yes

Features 4 household GFCI 120 V outlets and 1 120/240 V. Use the 30 A locking outlet for any portable needs. Rubber outlet covers guard against elements

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

Easy to shift to a different location

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid never go flat wheels. Easily maneuvers over multiple surfaces

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

Fold up handle style. helps in traveling and storage

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

2 years – effective on purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Yes

29 x 26 x 29 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

8" Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires, Flip-Up Stow Away Handles, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner's Manual

Yes

Rubber outlet covers and oil

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

Shuts down when oil level is low

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil is low to protect the engine

Yes

Low oil and overload protection. Turns off generator on low oil and overload

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

69 dba

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
Yes

• It is designed to run on propane / gasoline for maximum convenience • It uses propane which can be stored for many years • Has a super quite muffler which reduces noise during operations • The generator sits on a frame with four-point isolated motor mounts which enables smooth operation. • Has flexible line that allows easy connecting to all tanks of different sizes.

Yes

- Built with a circuit breaker for protection - Will spend up to 11.5 hours on a 1/2 load - 10 inches never go flat wheels - Created with an open frame - An instant built in overload protection - Handles Fold once placed on the ground - An automatic oil shut off function - Comes with a spark arrestor – suitable for use in forested areas - Makes use of 7185 watts and 5750 watts for start and running - Includes an automated voltage regulation - High quality metallic fuel tank – 7.5 gallons of fuel - Up to 2 years of warranty - Compact size for simple storage - 29 x 26 x 29 inches - Portable to transport to different location - Has a power surge alternator for large motor driven appliances - Delivers a 120240 Voltage run using gasoline - Easily connects to breaker boxes in homes - Comes with data center on control panel - Rubber outlet covers – protects against elements - Keeps your food cold, lights on and family connected during power blackout - No loud noises during run time - Affordable to purchase and maintain - Comes with easy owner’s manual - Has 4 GFCI 120V household outlets, one 120/240V and 30A locking outlet

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator
No

Yes

- Does not have an electric start option - Not complaint to EPA and CARB - Cannot be run using solar - No dual fuel option – doesn’t use propane - Engine cannot be air cooled - Only one color option – black - Heavy to lift in high surfaces like cars and stairs

Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator

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