CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman WH03041 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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8.8
Winner:

Firman WH03041

Reasons to buy Firman WH03041:

  • button icon Powered by both gasoline and propane
  • button icon Runs for 10 hours 0n a 1.8 gallon tank
  • button icon Multi feature control panel with covered outlets
  • button icon 58 db quiet whisper hybrid series
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8.4
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 WH03041

  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Firman WH03041

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Firman WH03041

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Firman WH03041 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable generator with a lightweight build

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3300 Starting Watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3000 Running Watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV ready using its multi feature control panel with covered outlets

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs for 10 hours on 50% load

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses both gasoline or propane

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses both gasoline or propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

171 cc

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Just simply pull start to begin generator

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10 hours of runtime on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10 hours of nonstop power supply

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Powers down instantly on low oil alert

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine air cools using through the Phoenix Fat Head Block

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Max Pro Series 171 cc engine

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

58 decibels

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is multipurpose – great during camping, tailgating, work sites and homes

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Effortlessly powers different kinds of appliance and lighting needs – Heavy duty

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty vinyl – guards’ generator from snow, rain, scratches, dust storms and other elements outdoors.

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil method

Firman WH03041

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator contains a open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable through the wheels, handle and low weight

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

110 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a 5.5 inch heavy duty wheels. Easily maneuvers across different surfaces

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Folding handle style

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 year warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 x 22.8 x 22 inches

No

Included Accessories

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12V battery cable, oil bottle, a volt lock automatic voltage regulator, tool kit and funnel

Yes

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

Firman WH03041

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Alerts user when the oil in the fuel tank is low

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Automatically switches off once more oil has not been added in fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

58 decibels noise level with a whisper hybrid dual fuel series

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It features up to 3300 starting watts and 3000 running watts - It runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 58 decibels - Portable with a briefcase weight of less than 110 pounds - Runs on both gasoline and propane making it flexible - Built with a 1.8 fuel tank capacity - This generator contains an automatic low oil and overload shutdown protection - Features a 171 cc with a cast iron sleeve - Is able to provide up to 30 Amps of dependable power - Has a long run time of about 10 hours on a 1/2 fuel load - Generator is both EPA certified and is CARB complaint - Its multi featured control panel is placed suitably with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty period - Heavy duty generator avails power to light up indoors and outdoors and keep your family connected during power blackout - Accessories include Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench. - Features a volt lock automatic voltage regulator that produces a clean and steady power output from stream alternator - Outlets includes (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV - It comes with a Less than 3% Low THD-Clean power - This model is compact with smaller storage dimensions of 30 x 22.8 x 22 inches - Comes with an easy recoil start method

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 WH03041
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- This generator doesn’t contain an electric start - Cannot be operated using solar - Generator has not been framed using a metallic or iron roll cage - A cold start technology is not included on the generator

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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