CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac XT8000E VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Runners Up:

Generac XT8000E

Reasons to buy Generac XT8000E:

  • button icon Idle control unit
  • button icon 7.5 gallon large capacity large fuel tank
  • button icon OHV engine with a splash lubrication
  • button icon Single touch electric start ability
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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac XT8000E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Generac XT8000E VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is portable to transport

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Starts at 10,000 watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

8,000 watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

RV ready with outlets that have circuit breakers

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Spends up to 11 hours of run time after a 50% fuel tank load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

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

Electric Start

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Electric starts

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

66.6/33.3 rated Amps and maximum 83.3/41.6 amps

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Voltage of 120/240 VAC – dual rated

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

420 cc engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3600 RPM of engine speed

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

CARB Compliant

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

CSA Certified

No

EPA Certified

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

EPA Certified

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Generac XT8000E
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 XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Single touch starting – uses the electric hassle free start with a start, run and off switch that is activated in seconds

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

A large 7.5 gallons or 28.4 liters gas fuel tank capacity

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Runs about 11 hours after a 1/2 load of gasoline

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Automatically shuts off when the gas is low in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator runs cool to avoid overheating during prolonger usage

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generac 420 cc engine capacity with an auto voltage regulation

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes – delivers enough power supply for job sites, homes, camps and any other place

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

XT800E is heavy duty – powers up all essential appliances such as electric stove, water heaters, washers, well pumps and other indoor and outdoor equipments

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Framed with a 1 ¼ inches steel tube cradle – gives extra durability and strength to this generator

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Starts on both the electric and recoil pull start method with off/on /run start

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Constructed with an open frame. Makes lifting it easy and provides stability

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comes with (2) 120V 20A GFCI 5-20R Duplex outlets, (2) 20A push to reset, (1) 30A 2P circuit breakers and (1) 120/240V 30A L14-30R twist lock outlets

Yes

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

Portable

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable to move using wheels and handle to a different location

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

207 pounds

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

10 inch never flat all terrain wheels – easily maneuvers over the different terrains to another location

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Fold down locking handles – comfortable grip during movement and stores easily

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

2 year warranty on residential and 1 year warranty on commercial use

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

32.7 x 27.6 x 27.7 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

First oil, battery wall charger adapter, 20 feet cord and a maintenance kit of included accessories

Yes

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

Generac XT8000E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Low oil level indicator

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Shuts down on its own when oil is low in its fuel tank

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 XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Idle control – lessens on the noise created and gives longer running time

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Uses a Generac OHV engine that is air cooled and comes with splash lubrication - Powerful 3600 RPM of engine speed - Framed for durability with a 1 ¼ inches steel tube cradle - 10000 watts and 8000 watts of starting and running - Features an idle control that minimizes the noise and preserves fuel for longer run times - A user friendly single touch electric start with battery and recoil pull start method with off/on /run start - An hour meter that monitors maintenance and tracks the usage - Comes with (2) 120V 20A GFCI 5-20R Duplex outlets, (2) 20A push to reset, (1) 30A 2P circuit breakers and (1) 120/240V 30A L14-30R twist lock outlets - It has a low oil level shutdown that instantly protects the engine from getting spoilt - Covered outlets protect it from environment and harsh operational conditions - Spends up to 11 hours of run time after a 50% fuel tank load - Its power bar monitors the power usage on generator - This generator is EPA and CSA certified and CARB compliant

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 XT8000E
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Doesn’t have dual fuel capacity - Fuel is highly inflammable when exposed to fire

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.

Overall Winner

Draw

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