CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac XD5000E VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

Generac XD5000E

Reasons to buy Generac XD5000E:

  • button icon Up to 32.4 hours of runtime after only a 50% load
  • button icon Electric start with recoil start backup
  • button icon Features an start/run/off switch
  • button icon True power technology
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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 :

Generac XD5000E

  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac XD5000E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Generac XD5000E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Generac XD5000E VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

XD500E is portable and easy to transport from one place to another during power outage

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5000 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV ready – has circuit breakers to protect the engine both indoors and outdoors

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Takes up to 32.4 hours running on a 50% fuel tank load.

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start

No

Dual Fuel

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses gasoline fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

41.7/20.8 Amperage

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120/240 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

435 cc industrial grade diesel engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM engine speed

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

EPA certified for safety

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Cold start technology – uses the Compression release lever to start amidst cold weathers

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has a start/run/off switch that makes it easy to operate. Select the run to start the generator without an complications

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

A large 12 gallons duel tank capacity for gasoline

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Long run time of up to 32.4 hours after only a 50% gasoline load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Low oil shut off with an hour meter to track the usage

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yanmar LW series engine is automatically air cooled to stop over heating

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yanmar LW Series 435 cc direct injection engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Created for multipurpose operation – camping, tailgating, home use, job sites and any other outdoor events

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Heavy duty generator – uses less than 6% total harmonic distortion to give a smooth and clean power supply for tools, sensitive electronics and applications

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed for durability using a fully welded 1/ 1/4 inch steel frame

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses an electric starting method with a recoil backup

Yes

Recoil method

Generac XD5000E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design – easy to lift from the ground and stable during storage

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(1) 23 amp 2-pole main circuit breaker, 120/240V voltage selector switch, (1) 120/240V twist lock outlet NEMA l14-30R, (1) 120v twist lock outlet NEMA l5-30R, (2) 120V 20 amp GFCI Duplex outlets NEMA 5-20R and (2) 20 Amp 1p push button circuit breakers

Yes

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

Portable

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Its wheels and handle make this generator portable

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

254 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10.4 inches solid wheel type – easily maneuvers across different floor kinds during transportation

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Folding/locking handle style -

Yes

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

Warranty

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2 year limited warranty for both commercial and residential uses

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

33.1 x 22.5 x 25.6 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Comes with engine oil and owner’s manual as included accessories

Yes

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

Generac XD5000E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Low oil indicator to inform you about the need to refuel the 12 gallons fuel tank

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a low oil pressure shutdown that will automatically protect the engine from any damage

Yes

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

Noise Level

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- Inbuilt with a compression release lever that simplifies starting during cold ambient temperatures - Very long run time of about 32.4 hours after a 1/2 load from the 12 gallon large capacity fuel tank with a gauge - Easy to begin through its single touch electric start that gives an effortless usage - Features a fuel primer bulb that gives a faster start when the engine had low oil shut down - It comes with an hour meter with a maintenance reset that can track the usage and monitors the maintenance cycles - (1) 23 amp 2-pole main circuit breaker, 120/240V voltage selector switch, (1) 120/240V twist lock outlet NEMA l14-30R, (1) 120v twist lock outlet NEMA l5-30R, (2) 120V 20 amp GFCI Duplex outlets NEMA 5-20R and (2) 20 Amp 1p push button circuit breakers - Heavy duty generator that uses less than 6% total harmonic distortion to give a smooth and clean power supply

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

Generac XD5000E
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- This generator only uses a single fuel type - Its heavy to carry in places wheels cannot maneuver in

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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