CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P08004 VS. DuroStar DS12000EH

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8.8
Winner:

DuroStar DS12000EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS12000EH:

  • button icon It has Idle control which Lowers the RPMs of the generator when it’s not in use which saves fuel
  • button icon Has a powerful durostart engine which is powered by 18HP and 457cc
  • button icon Has a quiet muffler which reduces engine noise.
  • button icon Has plenty of power with 12000 starting watts and 9500 running watts
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Runners Up:

Firman P08004

Reasons to buy Firman P08004 :

  • button icon Starting 10,000 watts and running 8,000 watts
  • button icon Uses a 8 gallon fuel capacity
  • button icon Has a 10 inch wheel kit built
  • button icon Up to 168 feet away button control
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P08004

  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS12000EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – Firman P08004 VS. DuroStar DS12000EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

This generator is portable during transportation

Yes

It is portable

Starting Watts

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

10,000 starting watts

Yes

12,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

8,000 running watts

Yes

9500 watts

RV Ready

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

RV ready through multi feature control panel that has covered outlets

No

Gas Powered

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

25 hours of continuous power supply on a full tank

No

Recoil Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

It is optional

Electric Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Can be electric started

Yes

It is optional

Dual Fuel

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

It uses dual fuel which gives you the Freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.

FUEL TYPE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

It uses gasoline to run

Yes

Gasoline / propane

AMPERAGE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

30/50 Amperage

Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

VOLTAGE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

120/240 V

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

18 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

439 cc engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

It is EPA approved

Cold Start Technology

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Easy to start – uses an easy push of a button on the remote start key fob that can work even 168 feet away

Yes

It is easy to start since it is equipped with electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Takes in 8 gallon fuel capacity

Yes

8.3 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

4 gallons

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Runs for 12 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

8.83 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

7.2 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Generator will shut down once low oil is indicated without reload

Yes

Has a low oil shut off sensor which protects the engine from damage

Air Cooled

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Engine is air cooled for efficiency

Yes

It is cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

439 cc

Yes

457cc

Voltmeter

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

74 dBA

Yes

72DBA

Multi-Purpose

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Multipurpose – ideal for construction sites, large RV’s and buses, farms and also emergency power

Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can power up several tools at the same time

Heavy Duty

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

It provides heavy duty power supply through its 30/50 Amperage and 120/240 Voltage

Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can power up high voltage equipment such as lights, sump pump, medical equipment and others

Solar Generator

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Framed for durability with a solid tubular roll cage build

Yes

It is frame for durability

Starting method

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Uses 3 starting methods such as the recoil start, electric start and the recoil start methods

Yes

Electric / recoil method

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Outlets:(1) 5-20R DUPLEX 20A-120V, (1) L5-30R twist lock 30A-120V, (1) L14-30R twist lock 30A-120V / 240V and (1) 14-50R 50A-120 / 240V

Yes

(TWO) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI,(ONE) 120V 30A (L5-30R),(ONE) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) and (ONE) 120/240V 50A (14-50R)

Portable

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Portable generator through the wheels and handles

Yes

It is a portable dvice

Weight

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

210 pounds

Yes

221 lbs

Wheel type

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Features a 10 inch wheel kit built with never flat tires that easily move on floors

Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Handle style

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Elevated leverage single folding handle style that provides an ergonomic hold

No

Warranty

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

3 year limited warranty for commercial use. 90 days warranty for residential use

Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

27.1 x 27.9 x 26.8 inches

Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Included Accessories

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Oil, funnel, user manual, spark plug wrench, and two wrenches to remove protective shipping brackets

Yes

12V Generator Battery, Generator Wheel Kit, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner's Manual

Firman P08004

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Inbuilt low oil indicator to alert you once there is low oil remaining

Yes

It has an oil warning light which lights indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once it reached low oil in fuel tank

Yes

It shuts down if the low oil warning light lights in order to protect the engine from damage

Noise Level

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

74 decibels noise level - whisper series muffler keeps the P08004 running quiet

Yes

72 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

- Certified by EPA for safety - Portable generator with a weight of 210 pounds only - Provides reliable 30/50 Amperage and 120/240 Voltage - Uses gasoline which is easily accessible - Its multi featured control panel is located conveniently with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - It has been framed with a tubular roll cage that lasts for years - Outlets includes :(1) 5-20R DUPLEX 20A-120V, (1) L5-30R twist lock 30A-120V, (1) L14-30R twist lock 30A-120V / 240V and (1) 14-50R 50A-120 / 240V - It features up to 10,000 starting watts and 8,000 running watts - Built with a large 8 fuel tank capacity with a built in tank gauge - This generator contains an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection - Attached with a 3 year warranty on commercial and 90 day warranty on residential - Made with a 4 in one data minder that measures hertz, volts, hours and indicates low oil - Can be air cooled through the Phoenix fat head block - Generator runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 74 decibels only - Comes with a bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12 of included accessories

Yes

Has a heavy duty frame with four points fully isolated motor mounts for smooth quiet operation. It is designed with dual Fuel Technology which allows you to run your generator on Propane or Gas. It has several accessories included Has a fully featured power panel

Cons

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

- It’s not flexible enough to use dual fuel - This generator is not CARB complaint - Cannot be charged using direct sunlight

Yes

It has a low fuel efficiency It relatively has low run time Has no remote start It is heavy

Overall Winner

DuroStar DS12000EH Check price here....

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