CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03601 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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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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 P03601

  • CSA Certified
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Firman P03601 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable when the need to move is required

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4550 starting watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3550 running watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Is only powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Delivers a 14 hour runtime

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Can recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 Amps

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 V

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Complaint with CARB

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Certified by EPA

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt tank gauge

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Spend up to 14 hours on a 1/2 load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Phoenix fat head block helps the engine to become air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Max Pro Series 208 cc Firman Engine

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 dBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Can be used in different places – camps, tailgating, job sites 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 P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil method

Firman P03601

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator has an open frame design s

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

You can easily move it to another location

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

110 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

DuroStar DS4000S

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine will power off automatically to signal low oil

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Shuts down on its own when fuel tank is low

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 decibels - quiet with a whisper Series muffler

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 P03601
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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.

Overall Winner

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