CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P08004 VS. DuroStar DS5500EH

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9.2
Winner:

DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS5500EH:

  • button icon Has an Idle control which holds RPM at a constant level even under heavy loads which saves fuel and reduces noise.
  • button icon Has plenty of power- 5500 starting watts and 4500 running watts
  • button icon Runs on dual fuel which gives you freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.
  • button icon Has a powerful 225cc OHV engine which allows it to power up your essentials
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7.8
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 DS5500EH

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

Firman P08004

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Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • FREQUENCY
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Firman P08004 VS. DuroStar DS5500EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

This generator is portable during transportation

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

10,000 starting watts

Yes

5500 watts

Running Stats

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

8,000 running watts

Yes

4500 watts

RV Ready

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

RV ready through multi feature control panel that has covered outlets

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Gas powered

No

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

25 hours of continuous power supply on a full tank

Yes

NA

Recoil Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Can be electric started

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

It uses gasoline to run

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

30/50 Amperage

Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

VOLTAGE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

120/240 V

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

60 HZ

HORSEPOWER

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

7.5HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

439 cc engine type

Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

It is CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

It is EPA Certified

Cold Start Technology

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 has an optional electric key and an optional recoil start key

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Takes in 8 gallon fuel capacity

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

20 lb

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Runs for 12 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

8 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Generator will shut down once low oil is indicated without reload

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut off sensor to protect the engine from being damaged

Air Cooled

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Engine is air cooled for efficiency

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

439 cc

Yes

224cc

Voltmeter

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

74 dBA

Yes

69 dba

Multi-Purpose

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can run multiple power tools at once

Heavy Duty

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It a heavy duty equipment since it is able to run high voltage equipments at any time you need

Solar Generator

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Framed for durability with a solid tubular roll cage build

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

Electric / recoil method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

It has a frame

Outlets

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
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

(1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (2)120V 20A GFCI Outlet

Portable

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Portable generator through the wheels and handles

Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Weight

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

210 pounds

Yes

130 lbs

Wheel type

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 DS5500EH
Yes

Elevated leverage single folding handle style that provides an ergonomic hold

Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Warranty

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

27.1 x 27.9 x 26.8 inches

Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Included Accessories

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

8" Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires, Flip-Up Stow Away Handles, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner's Manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Low oil shutdown

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil is low to protect the engine

Noise Level

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

69 dba

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
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

• It is designed to run on propane / gasoline for maximum convenience • It uses propane which can be stored for many years • Has a super quite muffler which reduces noise during operations • The generator sits on a frame with four-point isolated motor mounts which enables smooth operation. • Has flexible line that allows easy connecting to all tanks of different sizes.

Cons

Firman P08004
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

No

Firman P08004

Overall Winner

DuroStar DS5500EH Check price here....

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