CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman H08051 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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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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 :

Firman H08051

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Firman H08051

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Firman H08051 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

H08051 can be transported easily to multiple locations

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10,000 watts for gas and 9050 watts for propane

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8,000 watts for gas and 7250 watts for propane

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Its powered by gas and propane

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Spends 12 hours

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an electric start

No

Dual Fuel

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses both gasoline and propane fuel

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Dual fuel type – gasoline and propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 Amps and 50 Amps power

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120/240 voltage

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5.5 feet propane hose

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

439 cc

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB compliant

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Starts with simple push of button. No complicated steps

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Takes about 12 hours to provide continuous power

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Can shut down when oil is low in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator can be air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Max Pro Series 439 cc engine

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74 dBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has been framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil method

Firman H08051

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

The frame is open

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
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

Yes

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

Portable

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Wheels and handle makes generator portable to any where

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

221 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10 inches never-flat wheels wheel kit

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features an ergonomically padded handle

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

90 days residential and 3 year commercial warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Switches off to indicate low oil in tank

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Shuts down on its own when oil reached minimum capacity

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74 decibels - Contains a whisper series muffler for quiet operation

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
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

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

Firman H08051
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

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.

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