CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03606 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

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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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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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Firman P03606 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

25 hours of THD at a full tank load

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starting system

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Provides a True 30 Amps power

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Meets the EPA standards of certification

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity for gasoline

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

14 hours run time on a 50% load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Phoenix fat head block assists in air cooling

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 dBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

A tubular roll cage frame that is both compact and durable

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses the recoils starting method to run

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is easily movable both indoors and outdoors

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

117 lbs – lightweight generator

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

24″ x 18.1″ x 19.9″

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 decibels noise level – keeps your power supply quiet

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 P03606
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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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