CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03606 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 P03606

Reasons to buy Firman P03606 :

  • button icon Built with a True 30 Amps plugs and 120V/240V Power
  • button icon Portable generator
  • button icon Quiet noise level of only 68 decibels
  • button icon Ideal for camping, emergency power and work sites
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Firman P03606 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Easily accessible multi feature control center and covered outlets – RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

25 hours of THD at a full tank load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil starting system

Yes

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

Electric Start

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Provides a True 30 Amps power

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120V/240V – comes with an option to select power

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Meets the EPA standards of certification

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03606
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 P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Quick and easy start through rubberized thresher handle that makes it instant

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity for gasoline

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

14 hours run time on a 50% load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Detects low oil remaining in fuel tank and then shuts off automatically

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Phoenix fat head block assists in air cooling

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

68 dBA

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is multi-purpose - work-site, camping and emergency power

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Heavy duty generator – can power up multiple appliances and lighting needs

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

A tubular roll cage frame that is both compact and durable

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses the recoils starting method to run

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comes with outlets (1) TT30R (RV Ready), (1) L1430R and (2) 120V Standard (5-20 Duplex)

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is easily movable both indoors and outdoors

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

117 lbs – lightweight generator

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Built with a rubberized thresher handle style. simplifies the recoil start

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

24″ x 18.1″ x 19.9″

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

oil, funnel, user manual, a spark plug wrench, and dual wrenches

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a low oil indicator through 4 in 1 data minder unit

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, will shut down instantly when oil reaches minimum in fuel tank

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 P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

68 decibels noise level – keeps your power supply quiet

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- This generator contains a 5 gallon fuel tank that can render a whole 14 hours of run time - Comes with additional accessories such as oil, manual, spark plug wrench, funnel and shipping bracket wrenches - 4550 Starting Watts and 3650 Running Watts - Its Max Pro Series 208 cc engine is able to run cool and efficient due to the Phoenix Fat Head Block - Provides easy fingertips information through the 4 in 1 data minder that measures hours, volts, hertz and indicates on low oil - A long warranty period of up to 3 years - Ever RV ready through the multi feature control panel that has covered outlets - Contains a recoil starting system that has been equipped with 30 Amps plugs for power - Lasts for years through the compact durable roll cage frame design - Comes with outlets (1) TT30R (RV Ready), (1) L1430R and (2) 120V Standard (5-20 Duplex) - Has a selectable 120V/240V power that is provided by the Max Pro Series 208cc Firman engine - Its Volt Lock automatic voltage regulator provides clean and consistent output of power - Compact and appropriate dimensions of 24 inch x 18.1 inch x 19.9 inch - Easily air cooled using the Phoenix fat head block - Covers protect the outlet from dirt, dust and debris entry - Comes with an on and off engine switch - Voltage selector allows you to select the power

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 P03606
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Does not use an electric start option - Uses only a single fuel type and that is gas - Generator is not CARB complaint or CSA certified - Uses gasoline which may be highly inflammable - It is not constructed with wheels for portability - Cannot be solar charged

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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