CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03606 VS. DuroStar DS4400E

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8.6
Winner:

DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4400E:

  • button icon It is good for home emergency power back up if in need
  • button icon Has a quiet exhaust w/built-in spark arrestor
  • button icon Has a dependable 7 HP Durostar Air Cooled OHV Engine with Low Oil Indicator lamp & shutoff
  • button icon Can power machines on festivals or events
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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 :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Firman P03606 VS. DuroStar DS4400E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

4400 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

No

Gas Powered

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

25 hours of THD at a full tank load

Yes

11.5 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Recoil starting system

Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Electric Start

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Gas fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Provides a True 30 Amps power

Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Meets the EPA standards of certification

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

It is designed with cold start technology for easy and quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start since it is designed with a pull start mechanism

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity for gasoline

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

14 hours run time on a 50% load

Yes

11.46 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

Has a low oil warning lamp which lights in case of low oil

Air Cooled

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Phoenix fat head block assists in air cooling

Yes

Its cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

208cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

68 dBA

Yes

69 DBA

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is mult-purpose since it can run multiple power tools a once

Heavy Duty

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

No

Solar Generator

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

A tubular roll cage frame that is both compact and durable

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Uses the recoils starting method to run

Yes

Recoil and electric start method

DuroStar DS4400E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

(one) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI and (one) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Portable

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

It is easily movable both indoors and outdoors

Yes

It is portable since it is equipped with folding handles and a wheel kit for easy transportation

Weight

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

117 lbs – lightweight generator

Yes

125 lbs

Wheel type

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

NA

Handle style

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Warranty

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

24″ x 18.1″ x 19.9″

Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

Included Accessories

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

oil funnel, spark plug wrench, wheel & handle kit, tool set, dc charging cables and the owner's manual

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Noise Level

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

68 decibels noise level – keeps your power supply quiet

Yes

69 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
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 designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use. It is designed with a convenient voltmeter which provides it with an easy way to monitor power output anytime.

Cons

Firman P03606
DuroStar DS4400E
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

It is not recommended for powering sensitive electronic devices because of its relatively high THD (<12%). It weighs 125 lbs which makes it difficult to be manually lifted.

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