CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. DuroStar DS4850EH

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Winner:

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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Runners Up:

DuroStar DS4850EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4850EH :

  • button icon Has a low oil shutoff sensor which protects your investment by turning the generator off in case of low oil level.
  • button icon It is designed to run on dual fuel which gives you freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.
  • button icon Has an idle control which holds RPM at a constant level even under heavy loads to save fuel.
  • button icon Has a Powerful 7 HP Engine is able to accept high wattage loads with ease.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4850EH

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CSA Certified
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Portable
  • Handle style
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Generac GP17500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • CARB Compliant
  • Easy to Start
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Heavy Duty
  • Portable
  • Handle style
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. DuroStar DS4850EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

4850 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

3850 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

It is optional

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

Has an optional electric start switch

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

It is designed to run on propane or gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline / propane

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

30/15 Amps

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120v / 240vac & 12vdc

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

3600 RPM

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

It is CARB Complaint

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Non CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

It is approve by EPA

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

Uses cold start technology for quick start in cold weather

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

20 gallons

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

10.42 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

8.92 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

Has a low oil lamp

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

208cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

69 DBA

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
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
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Electric or recoil method

DuroStar DS4850EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Available

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

(TWO)- 120V 20 Amp Standard Receptacles (ONE)- 120V/240V 30 Amp Twist Lock Receptacles (ONE)- 10A 12V Utility Connection

Portable

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

No

Weight

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

127 lbs

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

Solid fill wheels

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

No

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

24" L x 17" W x 17" H

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

An extra-large 8″ Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires, Flip-Up Stow Away Handles, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner’s Manual (PDF)

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

The low oil lamp lights indicating low oil

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down when the low oil lamp lights to protect the engine from damage

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

69 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
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

Has a super quiet muffler reduces engine noise. Has several accessories

Cons

Generac GP17500E
DuroStar DS4850EH
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

It is a bit noisy It has no remote start Has a relatively low running watts

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