CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman W03082 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Runners Up:

Firman W03082

Reasons to buy Firman W03082:

  • button icon Long run time of 9 hours
  • button icon Features a wheel kit and built durable wheels
  • button icon Has a whisper series muffler – 59 decibels only
  • button icon Portable and powerful generator with only 109 pounds
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Runners Up:

DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP8500E :

  • button icon Has low oil indicator which prevents engine damage.
  • button icon Has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimize sound.
  • button icon Multi-purpose
  • button icon Has a powerful DUROMAX engine
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COMPARISON – Firman W03082 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3300 watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3000 watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features easy to use control panel with covered outlets – RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Yes

Yes, can be used as backup if the battery is not fully charged

Electric Start

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric start and first pull

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas type

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Max Pro Series 171cc Farman Engine – enough to deliver 9 hours of run time

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

CARB certified

Yes

It is not carb complaint so it cannot be used in California

CSA Certified

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it is available to ensure a quick and easy start in areas where the weather is unpredictable

Easy to Start

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Up to 3 starting options – easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull. All are user friendly

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it is equipped with both electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Yes

The generator shuts off when it senses that the oil level is low

Air Cooled

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, it can be air cooled. Prevents overheating of engine

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is multi-purpose – can be taken to camps, home, tailgating and work places

Yes

Yes, it can be used in camps, running home machines like cookers, for lights

Heavy Duty

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes – use the Eco mode to vary power load required and built in parallel kit to maximize power for different appliances

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Effortless push the button to start. No need for complicated startup steps

Yes

Recoil or electric

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V, (1) USB 5VDV and (1)DC Outlet 12V8.3A

Yes

(4)120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (1) 10A 12V utility connector

Portable

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has a built tuff-stuff handle. U Shaped and folding Handle

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comes with oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel

Yes

Oil funnel, spark plug wrench, tool set,Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and owner’s manual .

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Yes

Yes, it has got the oil warning flash which flashes before the low oil shut-down feature takes effect.

Low oil shutdown

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents the engine from being damaged when oil levels become too low.

Noise Level

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Generator is EPA, CARB and cETL certified - Has a running watts of 3000 and starting watts of 3300 - Built with a U shaped folding handle for a comfortable grip - Fuel system is made using steel for durability - Features and idle control switch to save fuel for later use - Runs on fuel in its 1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Comes with all the accessories required such as oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel - Engine is efficient and can run cool - Control panel placed at the front for easy and quick access - Contains a powerful inverter built to last long - Up to 3 starting options such as easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull - Built with an overload indicator lights to show low oil - Has an automatic voltage regular for consistent and clean power supply - Measures only 109 pounds – can easily be carried up stairs - Whisper Series muffler ensures a peaceful operation - Up to 3 years on warranty - Has an eco mode that varies power load if required to maximize fuel efficiency - Inbuilt parallel kit for double power in inverter generator - Multi-purpose and heavy duty generator

Yes

• It is a portable equipment which enables easy transportation from one location. • It has got the never flat tires that are versatile. • it has got a variety of outlets and the unit can be easily transported with the attached wheel kit. • It runs on gas which is a convenient fuel because its readily available and so easy to store. • It has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimizes sound.

Cons

Firman W03082
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Not able to be solar charged - Makes use of only one fuel type - Wheels made using plastic material – might be slippery - Doesn’t run using propane fuel type

Yes

• The generator is not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

Overall Winner

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