CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. DuroMax XP5000EHC

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Winner:

DuroMax XP5000EHC

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP5000EHC:

  • button icon Powerful Duromax Engine
  • button icon Powering everyone anywhere
  • button icon Plenty of power
  • button icon Dual fuel technology
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Runners Up:

Generac GP17500E

Reasons to buy Generac GP17500E :

  • button icon Inbuilt with an automatic idle control system
  • button icon Uses a powerful Generac's OHVI engine
  • button icon Starts 26250 watts at and runs at 17500 watts
  • button icon Very large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP5000EHC

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP5000EHC

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. DuroMax XP5000EHC

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Yes, effortless to move from one place to another for emergency power supply

Yes

it is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

5,000 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

4,000 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

it is ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

the generator is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Takes up to 10 hours after a 1/2 fuel load

No

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

it can be recoil started

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

but its optional

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

this generator is designed to use dual fuel. That is to say; propane and gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

37.50A / 18.75A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

N/A

Yes

7.5HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

it is CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

N/A

Yes

it is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Hassle free starting method – electric start using the on/off switch that is placed on the engine without any complicated steps

Yes

it is easy to start because it has got two start types namely; recoil and electric start where you can opt to use any of the two.

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

A large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity – delivers fuel for extended running

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

20 Gallons

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

8.92 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

7.63 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

the generator shuts off if it senses that the oil is low

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

225cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

Yes

it is available

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

N/A

Yes

69dB

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Multi-purpose generator that can be used both indoors and outdoors to deliver emergency power.

Yes

the generator is multi-purpose since it can run house hold appliances and provide power at job sites

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Heavy duty - delivers enough energy to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances

Yes

it performs heavy duty works such as providing power at job sites plus running heavy home appliances

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Framed for durability – features a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle that provides strength and is long lasting

Yes

it is framed for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Electric / Recoil method

DuroMax XP5000EHC

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

it has an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Outlets include - 120/240V 30-Amp (L14-30R) and 50-Amp (14-50R) plus receptacles

Yes

(TWO) 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and (ONE) 120 / 240V 30A Twist Lock

Portable

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

it is a portable machine which easies its transportation to any desired place

Weight

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

127 LBS

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Moves using a 12 inch pneumatic wheel type. Can climb raised surfaces

Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

An integrated lifting eye handle – attached to the frame for easy lifting and movement

Yes

Fold handle style

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

1 year warranty for commercial engine and 2 years for consumer engine

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

24" L x 17" W x 17" H

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Power cords, cold weather kits, covers and amp tents, inlet boxes and wheel kits

Yes

Oil Funnel, Tool Set, Spark Plug Wrench, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and the Owner's Manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Built with a low oil alert system. Alerts you when oil is reaching minimum in the 16 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Shuts down on its own to prevent engine damage on low oil

Yes

Yes, it shuts down automatically in case it senses that the oil level is low

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

69Db

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

- Has a powerful engine speed of 3600 RPM - Features a panel mounted hour meter that makes it simple to keep tract of run time and maintenance intervals - Multipurpose generator that is built for job sites, camps among others and home backup power supply - Uses a large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt fuel gauge - Electric starting method with a simple button push and 12 VDC 36665-CCA battery included - It is a portable generator with a 12 inch pneumatic wheels and integrated lifting eye handle for transportation - Has a full pressure lubrication ability with an automatic low oil shutdown to prevent engine damage - It is RV ready through multiple outlets and automatic idle control system - Heavy duty enough to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances - Framed for durability using a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle

Yes

• The generator is powered by a 225cc ohc DUROMAX engine making it powerful. • It uses dual fuel since it can run on both propane and gasoline giving you a choice of what fuel to use. • You can choose between operating it at both 120 V and 240 V Simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power. • It has got low oil shut off. • It is reasonably quiet during operation

Cons

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP5000EHC
Yes

- Not built with a voltmeter - It is Non CARB complaint - This engine doesn’t have dual fuel ability - Cannot be solar charged - Uses only one type of fuel source which is gasoline - Cold start technology is not included - Very heavy to lift in areas where wheels cannot maneuver on like stairs

Yes

• The generator is a potential source of electric shocks in case it is not kept dry hence causing injury. • The engine produces a dangerous chemical which is able to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. • Poor connection of this generator to a building can allow electrical current to back feed into utility lines creating an electrocution hazard o people.

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