CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03612 VS. DuroStar DS4400E

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8.6
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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Runners Up:

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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COMPARISON – Firman P03612 VS. DuroStar DS4400E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

4550 starting Watts

Yes

4400 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

3650 running watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

RV ready – P03612 comes with a multi feature control panel

No

Gas Powered

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

11.5 hours

Recoil Start

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Can recoil start

Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Electric Start

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Utilizes electric start

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Runs using gas

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

30 Amps

Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

5 gallon large fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge for convenience

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

14 hours

Yes

11.46 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Will go off immediately once oil is low in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Air cools on its own

Yes

Its cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

208cc Firman engine from the Max Pro Series

Yes

208cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

67 decibels quiet operation

Yes

69 DBA

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

No

Solar Generator

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Generator is framed for durability

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil and electric start method

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
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

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

Portable

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Portable during transportation using the wheels, handle and low weight

Yes

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

Weight

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

127.7 pounds of generator weight

Yes

125 lbs

Wheel type

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

NA

Handle style

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Warranty

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Warranty runs for 3 years

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

24.8 x 21.7 x 21.3 inches

Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

Included Accessories

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Features an automatic low shutdown protection

Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Noise Level

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

69 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
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 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 P03612
DuroStar DS4400E
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

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.

Overall Winner

Draw

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