CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03609 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 P03609

Reasons to buy Firman P03609 :

  • button icon Portable generator
  • button icon A rubberized Thresher handle for simple recoil start
  • button icon An automatic low oil protection shutdown
  • button icon 5 gallon tank capacity running for 14 hours
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

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

Firman P03609

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – Firman P03609 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, this generator is portable

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Camo print, plugs and tubular role cage - RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

it is gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Nonstop 14 hours of run time

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

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

Electric Start

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses Gas fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

30 Amperage of true power

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 V

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc cast iron sleeved engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

EPA certified for about 49 States

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03609
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 P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is so simple to start. It doesn’t involve complicated startup

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

5 gallon fuel capacity

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can run for about 14 hours with only a 1/2 load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Engine is able to shut down after low oil alert

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

67 dBA noise level

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is multipurpose – can be used for commercial and residential power supply

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator performs heavy duties. Ideal for high amperage power tools, heavy load lighting and any emergency power needs

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

A well built tubular roll cage frame design. Maintains generator for many years

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

User friendly start up method. Start up instant using the thresher handle

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1 L5-30R twist lock 30A-120 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC, 1 5-20R duplex 20A-120 VAC

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator can be easily moved to somewhere else

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

105 pounds

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Wheel kit comes with over sized flat free wheels – able to handle multiple floor movement

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

A single folding rubberized thresher handle - makes recoil start very quick and simple

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3 year commercial warranty. 90 days residential warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

22 x 17 x 18 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comes with Oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

Yes

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

Firman P03609

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

The 4-in-1 data minder indicates once low oil is in the engine

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

An automatic low oil shutdown protection – shuts down on its own

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 P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a whispering Series muffler – 67 db

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Has a 4 in 1 data minder that can measure hours, hertz, Volts and low oil indicator - A built in tank gauge provides convenience - Made using the OHV engine that provides top performance, longer life and requires low maintenance - Generator provides a quiet running with only 67 db noise level - An automatic low oil protection protects engine from damage - Outlets: (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V RV Ready, (1) L5-30R 30A-120V twist lock - Makes the EPA standards of certification - This generator has a starting watts of 4550 watts at 67dB - Uses a recoil system that is Canada emissions certified - Contains a Phoenix Fat Head Block that makes engine run cool and competent - Runs for a total of 14 hours on a 5 gallon tank capacity with a 50% load - Generator has a cast iron sleeve that is integrated with an effortless oil drain - High running watts of 3650 Watts - Portable with wheel kit and handles for an effortless movement - Custom built outlet cover that can protect the outlets from dirt, debris and dirt - Carries only a total of 105 pounds in weight - Generator performs heavy duties due to its high amperage, volts and frequency - Comes with a high leverage single folding handle with grasp for easy maneuverability - Comes with included accessories like oil, owner’s manual, spark plug wrench and funnel

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 P03609
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Not constructed to use propane or solar fuel type - Generator is slight heavy while carrying upstairs - It makes a little noise while running - Doesn’t use the simple electric start method

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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