CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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:

DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4000S :

  • button icon Portable Generator
  • button icon Start-Camping & RV Ready
  • button icon 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts
  • button icon High voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Ready

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

NA

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start is optional

No

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It uses cold start technology in order to be able to perform in cold weather.

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8 hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it has a low oil shut off which protects the engine

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled since it has got a forced air cooling system

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

224cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Available

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

69 dba

Yes

69Db-it has got two pairs of isolated motor mounts which reduce noise levels

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

two practical handles which enables it to be carried easily to anywhere

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

it has got an oil warning light which indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

69 dba

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• This generator has got 4000 surge watts which make it good for powering large appliances or power tools. • It has got a powerful 7HP engine which provides plenty of power to handle many jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools. • It has got motor stabilizerswhich lowers the noise level for a substantial amount. • It has is designed with in built voltmeter which is a great addition for people with sensitive devices. • It has a super quiet muffle which reduces engine noise. • It has full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets.

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

• The generator has no RV ready outlet meaning that a manual connection must be made. • It is a heavy machine since it weighs 102 pounds hence making it not easy to be relocated. • Recoil starting is time consuming which delays work.

DuroStar DS4000S

Overall Winner

DuroStar DS5500EH Check price here....

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