CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. DuroStar DS10000E

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Runners Up:

Ford FG5250PBE

Reasons to buy Ford FG5250PBE:

  • button icon Framed for durability with M frame steel
  • button icon Drop down handle with comfortable grip
  • button icon 11 hours of run time on 1/2 gasoline load
  • button icon Dual fuel with a switch and go technology
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Runners Up:

DuroStar DS10000E

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS10000E :

  • button icon Has a wheel kit with never flat tires and folding handles which make it easy to move it to where you need it.
  • button icon Has a heavy duty frame with 4 point fully isolated motor mounts for smoother and quieter operation.
  • button icon Has an idle switch that protects the motor, lowers fuel consumption and reduces noise when the generator is running without loads.
  • button icon Has a 16 HP Duromax OHV air cooled heavy duty engine.
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COMPARISON – Ford FG5250PBE VS. DuroStar DS10000E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

It is portable

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

10,000 watts

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

8000 watts

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

RV ready with a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

N/A

Yes

10 hours

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Available but optional

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
No

Yes

It is optional

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

No

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

66.5/33.3 Amps

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

N/A

Yes

16HP

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

224 cc

Yes

4-cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

3600EPM

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
No

No

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
No

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Utilizes a easy to start traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter

Yes

It is easy to start since you are provided with two optional start methods- recoil / electric start method

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

4 gallon steel fuel tank capacity with a 0.36 GPH of fuel consumption

Yes

8.3 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

20 lbs tank size for propane – comes with about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

10.4 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Spends up to 9 hours on a 1/2 propane load

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

Yes

Has a low oil shut off system

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Air cooled

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

457cc

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

72 DBA

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Multi-purpose – built with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices

Yes

The generator is multi-purpose since it can handle multiple devices at ago

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Handle heavy duty lighting requirements and keeps family connected during power blackouts

Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can run heavy electronic loads

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Electric start / recoil start

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

Yes

Available

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

(1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30)

Yes

(One)- 120V 30-Amp Twist Lock receptacle, (One)- 120V/240V 30-Amp Twist Lock outlet, (One)- 120V/240V 50-Amp RV receptacle, (Two)- 120V 20-Amp 3-Prong Outlets and (One)- 12V 10-Amp DC outlet

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

It is a portable device since it has never flat tires and folding handles for easy transportation

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

260 lbs

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Attached with 8 inch never flat wheels. Big enough to mount raised surfaces

Yes

NA

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Features a pair of drop down handles – rubberized at the top for a comfort grip

Yes

It has never flat tires and folding handles which improve its mobility and handling utility

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

3 year warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

Yes

27.5 x 40 x 29 inches

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

Battery, Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench and a Wheel Kit

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Low oil and over load protection- indicates once oil is low

Yes

It shuts down automatically which indicates low oil

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

Yes

It shuts off when it senses that the oil is low in order to protect the engine from damage

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

72 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

- Features high starting watts 5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane - Running watts of 4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane - Multi-purpose generator constructed with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices - Outlets are (1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30) - Easy to start using the traditional pull-start mechanism and also features an elegant electric starter - RV ready through a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center - Generator contains a low oil and over load protection that turns off engine - Works on both gasoline and propane fuel types - Drop down handle style with a rubberized material to give you a comfortable handle - Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose of included accessories - Up to 20 lbs of tank size for propane and about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption - Noise level of 76 decibels for a quiet operation - Comes with large 8 inch never flat wheels that easily mounts over raised surfaces

Yes

It allows you to get maximum power from each of the 120-volt receptacles which enables you to run your devices. The generator is designed with a control panel which has an RV switch, voltmeter and circuit breakers which enable easy access and usage. It comes with a quiet noise muffler that improves user experience and lowers the risk of hearing damage. It has a fuel tank capacity of 8.3 gallons which lets it run for 10 hours at 50% load capacity.

Cons

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS10000E
Yes

- It is not EPA or CSA certified - Generator produces some sound while it is running - Heavy to lift on stairs and other highly raised surfaces - Cold start technology is not listed - It is expensive to purchase gas and propane

Yes

It is bulky and heavy due to its heavy weight It is noisy during operations

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