CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS4400E

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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 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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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • RV Ready
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Heavy Duty
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Heavy Duty
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS4400E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

4400 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Ready

No

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

NA

Yes

11.5 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
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 since it is designed with a pull start mechanism

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

8 hours

Yes

11.46 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

Its cooled by air

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

224cc

Yes

208cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Available

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

69 dba

Yes

69 DBA

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
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 DS4400E
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Recoil and electric start method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

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

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

125 lbs

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

NA

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

69 dba

Yes

69 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
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 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.

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4400E
No

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.

DuroStar DS4400E

Overall Winner

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