CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS1050

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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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6.5
Runners Up:

DuroStar DS1050

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS1050 :

  • button icon Has plenty of power
  • button icon Powerful DuroStar 2 HP motor.
  • button icon Fully featured power panel
  • button icon Low oil shut-off
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Engine Capacity
  • Voltmeter
  • Heavy Duty
  • Framed for Durability
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Outlets
  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

DuroStar DS1050

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Engine Capacity
  • Voltmeter
  • Heavy Duty
  • Framed for Durability
  • Outlets
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS1050

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

it is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

1,050 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

950 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Ready

No

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
No

Yes

it is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

NA

No

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

5.3A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

120 volts

Yes

12v

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

7.5HP

No

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

2-Stroke, Air Cooled, Single Cylinder

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

3600 RPM

No

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

Yes

it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

Yes

it uses cold start technology which enables it to operate in emergence cold weather

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

Yes

it is easy to start because you just need to pull on the recoil starter handle until a slight resistance is felt

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

1.05 (US Gal)

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

8 hours

Yes

6 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

Yes

it is cooled by air

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is air cooled

No

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

224cc

No

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Available

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

69 dba

Yes

95 Db

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can work on wa

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

No

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is framed for durability

No

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

it has an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

No

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

it is a portable machine which enables you to move it from place to place

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

39 LBS

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

No

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

It has got a handle on its upper part for easy carriage

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Yes

15 X 13 X 12 Inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

Yes

DuroStar DS1050 1,050-Watt Generator, Generator Tool Kit and Owner's Manual

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

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

Yes

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

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
Yes

69 dba

Yes

95 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
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 a lightweight design which allows easy transportation. It has a low oil shut off which protects the engine from being damaged. The generator has got a spark arrest muffle which enable its safety use. Has a powerful DuroStar 2 HP motor

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS1050
No

Yes

The generator can run at its surge wattage capacity for only a short time. It produces noise during its operations hence ending up causing noise pollution in the environment.

DuroStar DS1050

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