CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P08004 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

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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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 DS4000S

  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman P08004

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – Firman P08004 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator is portable during transportation

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10,000 starting watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

8,000 running watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV ready through multi feature control panel that has covered outlets

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

25 hours of continuous power supply on a full tank

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Can be electric started

No

Dual Fuel

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It uses gasoline to run

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30/50 Amperage

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120/240 V

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

439 cc engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
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

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Takes in 8 gallon fuel capacity

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs for 12 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator will shut down once low oil is indicated without reload

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine is air cooled for efficiency

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

439 cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

74 dBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed for durability with a solid tubular roll cage build

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
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 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Portable

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable generator through the wheels and handles

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

210 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Elevated leverage single folding handle style that provides an ergonomic hold

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

27.1 x 27.9 x 26.8 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Firman P08004

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 P08004
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

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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