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Firman W01784 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 W01784

Reasons to buy Firman W01784 :

  • button icon A u shaped folding handle
  • button icon In built parallel kit
  • button icon Front and center control panel
  • button icon Portable with less than 52 lbs in weight
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS12000EH

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Framed for Durability
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman W01784

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Framed for Durability
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COMPARISON – Firman W01784 VS. DuroStar DS12000EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Portable to be carried to any location both inside and outside

Yes

It is portable

Starting Watts

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

2100 of starting watts

Yes

12,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

W01784 runs at a 1700 watts

Yes

9500 watts

RV Ready

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

RV ready – contains a multi feature panel along with covered outlets

No

Gas Powered

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Takes 10 hours running for nonstop power supply on 50% load

No

Recoil Start

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Starts through recoil method with engine off and off switch

Yes

It is optional

Electric Start

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

It is optional

Dual Fuel

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

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

FUEL TYPE

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Uses gasoline only

Yes

Gasoline / propane

AMPERAGE

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

20/30 Amps

Yes

39.6A / 79.2A

VOLTAGE

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

18 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

80 cc engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Compliant with CARB

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Meets the standards of EPA certification

Yes

It is EPA approved

Cold Start Technology

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Easy to start using manual pull. You can also use the engine on and off switch option with a simple press. It starts in seconds

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

0.9 gallon fuel tank capacity that can run for 10 hours

Yes

8.3 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

4 gallons

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

10 hours on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Yes

8.83 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

7.2 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Yes, this generator is built with a low oil shut off

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

80 cc with an ECO mode to differ the power load required to maximize fuel efficiency

Yes

457cc

Voltmeter

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

54 dBA

Yes

72DBA

Multi-Purpose

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Generator is able to multi-purpose – runs effectively at camps and tailgating

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Heavy duty – supplies enough power to light appliances, other tools and is safe for all sensitive electronics

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 W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
No

Yes

It is frame for durability

Starting method

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Recoil and engine on/off starting methods

Yes

Electric / recoil method

DuroStar DS12000EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Constructed with an open frame

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

(1) L5-30R twist lock 30A-120V, (1) 5-20R 20A-120V single and (1) USB 5VDC

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 W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Lightweight generator that can be carried by a single person during transportation

Yes

It is a portable dvice

Weight

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

54 pounds only

Yes

221 lbs

Wheel type

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Features a 5 inch plastic flat free wheels – yellow colored

Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Handle style

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

U Shaped handle style – it can fold and contains a comfort grip

No

Warranty

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Lasts for 3 years

Yes

3 year residential limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

12 x 12 x 12 inches

Yes

30.00 x 30.00 x 26.00 inches

Included Accessories

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Oil, funnel, self manual, tool kit, digital automatic voltage regulator and spark plug wrench

Yes

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

Firman W01784

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Uses both low oil and over load indicator to alert owners

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Features a low oil shutdown that is activated automatically on minimum oil level

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

Runs quietly at only 54 db using the whisper series muffler

Yes

72 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

- Supplies a dependable 20/30 Amps - Has a long run time of about 10 hours on a 1/2 fuel load - Generator is certified by EPA and is CARB complaint - Portable with a briefcase weight of less than 52lbs - It comes with a digital automatic voltage regulator that creates a clean and dependable power output from stream alternator - Outlets includes (1) L5-30R twist lock 30A-120V, (1) 5-20R 20A-120V single and (1) USB 5VDC - Uses gasoline which is simple to get - Built with a 0.9 fuel tank capacity - This generator contains an automatic low oil and overload shutdown protection - Features a 80 cc with an ECO mode to differ the power load required to maximize fuel efficiency - Its multi featured control panel is placed suitably with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Has a 3 year warranty period - It features up to 2100 starting watts and 1700 running watts - Generator runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 54 decibels only - Heavy duty generator supplies power to light appliances, other tools and safe for sensitive electronics - Accessories include Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench

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 W01784
DuroStar DS12000EH
Yes

- Uses only a single type of fuel reducing flexibility - Doesn’t use an electric starting method - Cannot be solar powered - Generator has not been framed for durability - It is not CSA certified

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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