CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

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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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 XP8500E

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
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 XP8500E
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

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

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

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

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

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
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

• 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

Generac GP17500E
DuroMax XP8500E
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 not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

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