CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Firman W03082

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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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Runners Up:

Firman W03082

Reasons to buy Firman W03082 :

  • button icon Long run time of 9 hours
  • button icon Features a wheel kit and built durable wheels
  • button icon Has a whisper series muffler – 59 decibels only
  • button icon Portable and powerful generator with only 109 pounds
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

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

DuroStar DS5500EH

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

Firman W03082

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS5500EH VS. Firman W03082

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

3300 watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

4500 watts

Yes

3000 watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Ready

Yes

Features easy to use control panel with covered outlets – RV ready

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
No

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

NA

Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Electric Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Electric start is optional

Yes

Electric start and first pull

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Propane / gasoline

Yes

Gas type

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

Yes

Gas type

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 Voltage

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

60 HZ

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

7.5HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

Yes

Max Pro Series 171cc Farman Engine – enough to deliver 9 hours of run time

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is CARB Complaint

Yes

CARB certified

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is EPA Certified

Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Up to 3 starting options – easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull. All are user friendly

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

8 hours

Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

Yes, it can be air cooled. Prevents overheating of engine

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

224cc

Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Available

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

69 dba

Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

It is multi-purpose – can be taken to camps, home, tailgating and work places

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Yes – use the Eco mode to vary power load required and built in parallel kit to maximize power for different appliances

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

N/A

Starting method

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Electric / recoil method

Yes

Effortless push the button to start. No need for complicated startup steps

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It has a frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V, (1) USB 5VDV and (1)DC Outlet 12V8.3A

Portable

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Weight

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

130 lbs

Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Wheel type

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Handle style

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Yes

Has a built tuff-stuff handle. U Shaped and folding Handle

Warranty

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel

DuroStar DS5500EH

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Noise Level

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
Yes

69 dba

Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
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

- Generator is EPA, CARB and cETL certified - Has a running watts of 3000 and starting watts of 3300 - Built with a U shaped folding handle for a comfortable grip - Fuel system is made using steel for durability - Features and idle control switch to save fuel for later use - Runs on fuel in its 1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Comes with all the accessories required such as oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel - Engine is efficient and can run cool - Control panel placed at the front for easy and quick access - Contains a powerful inverter built to last long - Up to 3 starting options such as easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull - Built with an overload indicator lights to show low oil - Has an automatic voltage regular for consistent and clean power supply - Measures only 109 pounds – can easily be carried up stairs - Whisper Series muffler ensures a peaceful operation - Up to 3 years on warranty - Has an eco mode that varies power load if required to maximize fuel efficiency - Inbuilt parallel kit for double power in inverter generator - Multi-purpose and heavy duty generator

Cons

DuroStar DS5500EH
Firman W03082
No

Yes

- Not able to be solar charged - Makes use of only one fuel type - Wheels made using plastic material – might be slippery - Doesn’t run using propane fuel type

Firman W03082

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