CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman W03082 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

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:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Firman W03082

  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Firman W03082

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Firman W03082 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3300 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3000 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start and first pull

No

Dual Fuel

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas type

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

CARB certified

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
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 is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil method

Firman W03082

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Portable

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 W03082
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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.

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