CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03609 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03609

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Firman P03609 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, this generator is portable

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Camo print, plugs and tubular role cage - RV ready

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

it is gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Nonstop 14 hours of run time

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses Gas fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 Amperage of true power

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 V

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc cast iron sleeved engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

EPA certified for about 49 States

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5 gallon fuel capacity

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine is able to shut down after low oil alert

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

67 dBA noise level

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator can be easily moved to somewhere else

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

105 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year commercial warranty. 90 days residential warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

22 x 17 x 18 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Firman P03609

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a whispering Series muffler – 67 db

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 P03609
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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.

Overall Winner

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