CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Firman H08051

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9.4
Winner:

Firman H08051

Reasons to buy Firman H08051:

  • button icon Electric start and recoil start system
  • button icon Has a 8 gallon fuel capacity
  • button icon An ergonomically built padded handles
  • button icon Uses both gas and propane
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9.2
Runners Up:

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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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Firman H08051

  • Gas Powered
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

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

Firman H08051

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
Firman H08051

Reasons why we like it:

  • Gas Powered
  • Cons
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Firman H08051

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

H08051 can be transported easily to multiple locations

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

10,000 watts for gas and 9050 watts for propane

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

8,000 watts for gas and 7250 watts for propane

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Ready

Yes

It is RV ready – can move anywhere with a portable design

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
No

Yes

Its powered by gas and propane

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

NA

Yes

Spends 12 hours

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Recoil starts

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

Has an electric start

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

Yes

Uses both gasoline and propane fuel

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Dual fuel type – gasoline and propane

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

30 Amps and 50 Amps power

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120/240 voltage

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

5.5 feet propane hose

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

439 cc

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB compliant

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
No

No

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

Starts with simple push of button. No complicated steps

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

20 lb

Yes

N/A

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

8 hours

Yes

Takes about 12 hours to provide continuous power

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

Yes

N/A

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

Can shut down when oil is low in fuel tank

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

This generator can be air cooled

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

224cc

Yes

Max Pro Series 439 cc engine

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

69 dba

Yes

74 dBA

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

It’s a multi-purpose generator – used for camps, RV and homes

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

Ideal for heavy duty – delivers emergency power to jobsite, large RV’s , farm or ranch and buses

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Has been framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Hassle free starting method. Push of a button using an electric start system

Firman H08051

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

The frame is open

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

(2) 5-20R 20A-120V GFCI, (1) 14-50R 50A-120/240V, (1) L14-30R 30A-120V/240V twist lock, (1) L5-30R 30A 120V twist lock

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

Wheels and handle makes generator portable to any where

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

221 lbs

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

10 inches never-flat wheels wheel kit

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

Features an ergonomically padded handle

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

90 days residential and 3 year commercial warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

Engine oil bottle, SP wrench – 2xOpen Wrench 10×12, Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator, oil funnel, LPG Regulator (1.5) and tool kit

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

Switches off to indicate low oil in tank

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts down on its own when oil reached minimum capacity

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
Yes

69 dba

Yes

74 decibels - Contains a whisper series muffler for quiet operation

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
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

- Portable and can easily be moved to any location - Comes with a multi-featured control panel with outlets that are covered for durability - Uses a 10,000 starting watts and 8000 running watts for gas - Starts using a single push of a button - Utilizes a 9050 starting watts and 7250 running watts for propane - This generator has a 10 inch heavy duty wheels that can move over grass, stones, tiles and other floors - Has a 5.5 feet propane hose that is easy to operate - Provides a true 30 Amps and 50 Amps of power - An ergonomically designed handle with pads for a comfortable grip - 8 gallons of fuel tank capacity that is able to run for 12 hours - A dual start system of both electric and recoil start - Built with a 3 in one data minder for measuring the hours, displays Hertz and Volts - Less space consuming dimensions of 32.1 x 22.2 x 24.4 inches - Automatically switches off to show low oil in the tank - Has a frame for durability - Has a 3 year warranty for commercial use and a 90 day warranty for residential use - Outlets include; (2) 5-20R 20A-120V GFCI, (1) 14-50R 50A-120/240V, (1) L14-30R 30A-120V/240V twist lock, (1) L5-30R 30A 120V twist lock - Is both EPA and CARB compliant and certified - comes with engine oil, funnel, 5.5 foot LPG regulator hose and assembly tool kit

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman H08051
No

Yes

- It’s not a solar generator - Uses gasoline which can be inflammable – do not smoke or light fire next to it

Firman H08051

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