CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P08003 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

Firman P08003

Reasons to buy Firman P08003:

  • button icon A remote start key control from up to 168 inches
  • button icon A 439cc Performance engine type
  • button icon Provides True 30A & 50A Power
  • button icon Large 8 gallons fuel tank
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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:
DRAW :
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P08003

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Firman P08003

Reasons why we like it:

  • CSA Certified
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Firman P08003 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable generator - ready to move anywhere

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Up to 10, 000 starting watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8, 000 running watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV ready with multi feature control panel and covered outlets

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12 hour run time

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

P08003 is able to recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs on gas

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 Amps and 50 Amps power

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120/240 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

439 cc

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Compliant with CARB

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

User friendly starts through a remove start or stop. Is effective from a distance of up to 168 foot

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Spends at least 12 hours on a 50% load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, shuts off automatically when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine runs cool

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

439 cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74 db

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is multipurpose – can handle construction sites, ranch, large RV’s, emergency power and buses

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Built for heavy duty – keeps you connected during power black outs

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Frame for durability with a solid tubular roll cage frame design

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses multiple starting methods - recoil, remote and electric starts

Yes

Recoil method

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Is crated with an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Outlets: 14-50R 120V/240V – 50A, (1) TT-30R RV ready) 120V – 30A, (1) L14-30R 120V/240V – 30A twist lock, (1) L5-30R 120V – 30A, (2) 5-20R duplex GFCI 120V – 20A

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Movement is not a big problem. Wheels and handles make generator portable

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

218 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a 10 inch heavy duty never flat wheels – created for multiple floors

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses a high leverage single folding handle grip

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 years warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

28.4 x 27.9 x 26.8 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

A bottle of engine oil, remote control, funnel, remote holder, tool kit and Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator

Yes

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

Firman P08003

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses an automatic low oil shutdown protection to indicate

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Shuts down immediately low oil is detected in fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74 db noise level

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- Features a remote that has a staring distance of up to 168 feet - Portable generator and prepared for any task - Has a 4 in 1 data minder that can measure Hertz, hours, volts and a low oil indicator - 12 hours run time on a 50% load from a 8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Box contains engine oil bottle, remote control, funnel, remote holder, tool kit and Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator - Built with a 10000 starting Watts and 8000 running watts - Max Pro Series 439cc Firman engine that can be air cooled and is efficient - Generator comes with a 10 inch heavy duty never flat tires - Comes with high leverage folding single handles - Has a 3 start method such as recoil, electric and remote starts for flexibility - Outlets: 14-50R 120V/240V – 50A, (1) TT-30R RV ready) 120V – 30A, (1) L14-30R 120V/240V – 30A twist lock, (1) L5-30R 120V – 30A, (2) 5-20R duplex GFCI 120V – 20A - It has a built in tank gauge for user convenience - This generator has a quiet muffler with USDA FS certified spark arrester - Has been framed for durability using a compact tubular roll cage frame - Extra accessories include; bottle of engine oil, remote control, funnel, remote holder, tool kit and Volt Lock Automatic Voltage Regulator - Always RV ready with multi feature control panel along with covered outlets - It is CARB complaint for safety

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 P08003
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- It is not a solar generator - Not flexible enough to use dual fuel - Might be heavy to carry on stairs and other highly raised surfaces

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.

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