CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03612 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 P03612

Reasons to buy Firman P03612 :

  • button icon Features a remote start of up 55 yards away
  • button icon Long 14 hours of run time on 1/2 load
  • button icon 4 in one data minder
  • button icon Quiet operation of only 67 decibels
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Dual Fuel
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P03612

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Firman P03612 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

RV ready – P03612 comes with a multi feature control panel

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Runs 14 hours nonstop after 50% load. Duration doubles on full tank

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can recoil start

Yes

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

Electric Start

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Utilizes electric start

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Runs using gas

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

30 Amps

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120/240 voltage – can be selected for user convenience using voltage selector switch

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03612
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 P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Easy to start with remote control system – power on or off from up to 55 yards away

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

5 gallon large fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge for convenience

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

14 hours

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Will go off immediately once oil is low in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Air cools on its own

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208cc Firman engine from the Max Pro Series

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

67 decibels quiet operation

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can be used at camps, homes, work sites and any other emergency power needs – multi-purpose

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Heavy duty – able to run all your appliances and other electronics

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses a triple starting method – remote, recoil and electric starting systems

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1 L14-30R twist lock 30A-120/240 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC and 1 5-20R Duplex 20A-120 VAC outlets

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable during transportation using the wheels, handle and low weight

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

127.7 pounds of generator weight

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Heavy duty 8 inch wheel kit – contains an over sized flat free wheels that moves easily across multiple floor types

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses a high leverage single folding handle. Provides simple grip during movement

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Warranty runs for 3 years

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Box contains accessories like funnel, oil, spark plug wrench and owner’s manual

Yes

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

Firman P03612

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses light on the 4 in one data minder to indicate low oil remaining in fuel tank

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features an automatic low shutdown protection

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 P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

A quiet noise level of 67 decibels. Perfect for homes and offices that require low noise

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- A large capacity fuel tank of 5 gallons combined with fuel gauge for convenience - 4 in 1 data minder that is able to monitor voltage, running hours and frequency - Lights up on its own to indicate low oil in the fuel tank - Built with an automatic low oil protection system to protect engine from damage - Multiple outlets such as 1 L14-30R twist lock 30A-120/240 VAC, 1 TT-30R 30A-120 VAC and 1 5-20R Duplex 20A-120 VAC - Can give long run time amounting to 14 hours - Always RV ready through the multi feature and easily accessible control panel - Powerful starting and running watts of 4550 / 3650 watts - Easy to operate using the remote that is effective even 55 yards away - The 8 inch heavy duty wheels is suitable for different floors and movements - Features cast iron sleeves together with a simple oil drain - Can be selected for user convenience using voltage selector switch between 120/240 voltage - Able to run cool and competent through the Phoenix Fat Head Block - Generator contains a high folding handle with a comfortable hold - Appropriate dimensions of only 24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches - It is a portable generator with only 127.7 pounds in weight

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 P03612
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- It’s not a duel fuel engine type. Uses only gasoline - Doesn’t receive direct charge from sunlight - Fuel can be inflammable if exposed to danger such as fire

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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