CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS4850EH

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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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DuroStar DS4850EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4850EH :

  • button icon Has a low oil shutoff sensor which protects your investment by turning the generator off in case of low oil level.
  • button icon It is designed to run on dual fuel which gives you freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.
  • button icon Has an idle control which holds RPM at a constant level even under heavy loads to save fuel.
  • button icon Has a Powerful 7 HP Engine is able to accept high wattage loads with ease.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Easy to Start
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Heavy Duty
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Portable
  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4850EH

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Easy to Start
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Heavy Duty
  • Portable
  • Handle style
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. DuroStar DS4850EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

4850 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

3850 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Ready

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

It is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

NA

No

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

It is optional

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

Has an optional electric start switch

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

Yes

It is designed to run on propane or gasoline

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gasoline / propane

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

30/15 Amps

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120v / 240vac & 12vdc

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

3600 RPM

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

It is CARB Complaint

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

No

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

It is approve by EPA

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

Uses cold start technology for quick start in cold weather

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
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
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

20 lb

Yes

20 gallons

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

8 hours

Yes

10.42 hours

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

Yes

8.92 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

Has a low oil lamp

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

224cc

Yes

208cc

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Available

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

69 dba

Yes

69 DBA

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
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 DS4850EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Electric or recoil method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

Available

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

(TWO)- 120V 20 Amp Standard Receptacles (ONE)- 120V/240V 30 Amp Twist Lock Receptacles (ONE)- 10A 12V Utility Connection

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

No

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

127 lbs

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Solid fill wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

No

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Yes

24" L x 17" W x 17" H

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

An extra-large 8″ Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires, Flip-Up Stow Away Handles, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner’s Manual (PDF)

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

The low oil lamp lights indicating low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down when the low oil lamp lights to protect the engine from damage

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

69 dba

Yes

69 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
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

Has a super quiet muffler reduces engine noise. Has several accessories

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

It is a bit noisy It has no remote start Has a relatively low running watts

DuroStar DS4850EH

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DuroStar DS5500EH Check price here....

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