CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Champion 3500 Watt

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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:

Champion 3500 Watt

Reasons to buy Champion 3500 Watt :

  • button icon It is multi-purpose- can be used on fridges, microwave, A/C
  • button icon It is good for emergency backup power
  • button icon Has a 3 year limited factory warranty with free life time technical support from dedicated experts.
  • button icon It is reliable and powerful
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • ENGINE TYPE
  • Easy to Start
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

Champion 3500 Watt

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • ENGINE TYPE
  • Easy to Start
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Champion 3500 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

4375 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Ready

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

NA

Yes

12 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

It can use an optional electric switch

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

Yes

It runs on dual fuel- propane or gasoline which is good for backing up your essentials

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

30A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

7.5 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

No

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RMP

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It uses cold start technology for easy start in cold weather

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

No

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

3.4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

20 lb

Yes

20 pound

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

8 hours

Yes

9 hour

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

Yes

10.5 hour

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down after sensing low oil levels

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

It is air cooled since it has got A/C

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

224cc

Yes

224 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Available

Yes

It has a voltmeter which allows you to monitor power output at a glance

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

69 dba

Yes

68 dB from 23 feet

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose since it is able to perform multiple tasks- used at job sites, recreation, for emergency use

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is a heavy duty machine- can support lights, power tools, RV A/C units, sump pump

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil start method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

It has got an open frame with handles for easy transportation

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

(1)-120V 30A locking outlet,(1)-120V 30A RV outlet and (1)-120V 20A household outlet

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy for you to transport it to anywhere you want

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

119 lb

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

No

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

It has got two handle making it easy to be carried by two people

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Yes

26.3" L x 24.8" W x 22.9" H inch

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts down automatically after sensing that there are low oil levels

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

69 dba

Yes

68 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
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

• It has got a volt guard which prevents overloads and keeps your valuable equipment safe from voltage spikes. • It comes with a champion support which includes a 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts. • It can run on either gas or propane right out of the box with included hose which gives you a chance to choose the type of fuel you prefer to use. • It delivers up to 9 hours of power on gas and 10.5 hours on propane hence enabling your essential stay in a good condition

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

• It is extremely noisy noisy during its operations hence causing noise pollution in the surrounding environment. • It is heavy and bulky making it difficult to transport. • It is associated with poor packaging hence being affected by climatic changes during transportation. • It is a potential source of electric shocks if not kept dry hence causing injury.

Champion 3500 Watt

Overall Winner

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