CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03601 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP8500E:

  • button icon Has low oil indicator which prevents engine damage.
  • button icon Has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimize sound.
  • button icon Multi-purpose
  • button icon Has a powerful DUROMAX engine
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Runners Up:

Firman P03601

Reasons to buy Firman P03601 :

  • button icon A strong and compact tubular roll cage frame design
  • button icon Reliable recoil start ability
  • button icon A 5 gallon fuel tank integrated with a fuel gauge
  • button icon Provides a long 14 hours run time on 50% load
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Firman P03601 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable when the need to move is required

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4550 starting watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3550 running watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator contains a 1 TT 30 R outlet and a multi feature control panel - RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Is only powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Delivers a 14 hour runtime

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can recoil start

Yes

Yes, can be used as backup if the battery is not fully charged

Electric Start

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

30 Amps

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 V

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Complaint with CARB

Yes

It is not carb complaint so it cannot be used in California

CSA Certified

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Certified by EPA

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it is available to ensure a quick and easy start in areas where the weather is unpredictable

Easy to Start

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Easy to start through using the usual recoil method. Takes a few seconds to start

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it is equipped with both electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt tank gauge

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Spend up to 14 hours on a 1/2 load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It has an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection system. Shuts down when low oil is remaining

Yes

The generator shuts off when it senses that the oil level is low

Air Cooled

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Phoenix fat head block helps the engine to become air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Max Pro Series 208 cc Firman Engine

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

68 dBA

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can be used in different places – camps, tailgating, job sites and homes

Yes

Yes, it can be used in camps, running home machines like cookers, for lights

Heavy Duty

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Easily handles heavy duty tasks. powers up appliances and provides heavy duty lighting

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a compact roll cage frame design. It is very durable and compact

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

No complicated steps during startup. Also has a engine off and on switch

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

This generator has an open frame design s

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Outlets includes 1 TT 30 R (RV Ready), 1 L 530 R, 2 120 V Standard (5-20 Duplex)

Yes

(4)120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (1) 10A 12V utility connector

Portable

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

You can easily move it to another location

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

110 lbs

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12

Yes

Oil funnel, spark plug wrench, tool set,Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and owner’s manual .

DuroMax XP8500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Engine will power off automatically to signal low oil

Yes

Yes, it has got the oil warning flash which flashes before the low oil shut-down feature takes effect.

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Shuts down on its own when fuel tank is low

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents the engine from being damaged when oil levels become too low.

Noise Level

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

68 decibels - quiet with a whisper Series muffler

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Built with a 4 in one data minder that measures hertz, volts, hours and indicates low oil - Can be air cooled through the Phoenix fat head block - Has a long run time of about 24 hours on a 50% fuel load - Generator has a Volt Lock automatic voltage regulator that creates a clean and dependable power output from stream alternator - It has been framed with a tubular roll cage that lasts for years - Outlets includes 1 TT 30 R (RV Ready), 1 L 530 R, 2 120 V Standard (5-20 Duplex) - Uses gasoline which is easy to get - It features up to 4550 starting watts and 3650 running watts - Generator runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 68 decibels only - Built with a large 5 fuel tank capacity with inbuilt tank gauge - This generator contains an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection - Its multi featured control panel is located conveniently with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty - Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12 of included accessories - Certified by EPA and CARB complaint - Portable with low weight of 110 lbs only - Provides reliable 30 Amps

Yes

• It is a portable equipment which enables easy transportation from one location. • It has got the never flat tires that are versatile. • it has got a variety of outlets and the unit can be easily transported with the attached wheel kit. • It runs on gas which is a convenient fuel because its readily available and so easy to store. • It has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimizes sound.

Cons

Firman P03601
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- It is not built with wheels that ease transportation - Not a solar generator - Cannot operate using propane - This generator is not built with simple electric start ability

Yes

• The generator is not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

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