CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03608 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 P03608

Reasons to buy Firman P03608 :

  • button icon Powered by both gasoline and propane
  • button icon Runs for 10 hours 0n a 1.8 gallon tank
  • button icon Multi feature control panel with covered outlets
  • button icon 58 db quiet whisper hybrid series
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03608

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – Firman P03608 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is a portable generator with a lightweight build

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3300 Starting Watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3000 Running Watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

RV ready using its multi feature control panel with covered outlets

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Runs for 10 hours on 50% load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

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

Electric Start

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses both gasoline or propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

171 cc

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03608
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 P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Just simply pull start to begin generator

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

10 hours of runtime on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

10 hours of nonstop power supply

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Powers down instantly on low oil alert

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Engine air cools using through the Phoenix Fat Head Block

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Max Pro Series 171 cc engine

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

58 decibels

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is multipurpose – great during camping, tailgating, work sites and homes

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Effortlessly powers different kinds of appliance and lighting needs – Heavy duty

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty vinyl – guards’ generator from snow, rain, scratches, dust storms and other elements outdoors.

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator contains a open frame design

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

(2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable through the wheels, handle and low weight

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

110 pounds

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a 5.5 inch heavy duty wheels. Easily maneuvers across different surfaces

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Folding handle style

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

30 x 22.8 x 22 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

12V battery cable, oil bottle, a volt lock automatic voltage regulator, tool kit and funnel

Yes

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

Firman P03608

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Alerts user when the oil in the fuel tank is low

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Automatically switches off once more oil has not been added 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 P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

58 decibels noise level with a whisper hybrid dual fuel series

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- It features up to 3300 starting watts and 3000 running watts - It runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 58 decibels - Portable with a briefcase weight of less than 110 pounds - Runs on both gasoline and propane making it flexible - Built with a 1.8 fuel tank capacity - This generator contains an automatic low oil and overload shutdown protection - Features a 171 cc with a cast iron sleeve - Is able to provide up to 30 Amps of dependable power - Has a long run time of about 10 hours on a 1/2 fuel load - Generator is both EPA certified and is CARB complaint - Its multi featured control panel is placed suitably with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty period - Heavy duty generator avails power to light up indoors and outdoors and keep your family connected during power blackout - Accessories include Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench. - Features a volt lock automatic voltage regulator that produces a clean and steady power output from stream alternator - Outlets includes (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV - It comes with a Less than 3% Low THD-Clean power - This model is compact with smaller storage dimensions of 30 x 22.8 x 22 inches - Comes with an easy recoil start method

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 P03608
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- This generator doesn’t contain an electric start - Cannot be operated using solar - Generator has not been framed using a metallic or iron roll cage - A cold start technology is not included on the generator

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.

Overall Winner

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