CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG1202S 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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Pulsar PG1202S

Reasons to buy Pulsar PG1202S :

  • button icon It’s a mini portable generator
  • button icon Automatic low oil shut down
  • button icon Runs for 8.5 hours on a 1/2 load
  • button icon Starts at 1200 watts and runs at 900 watts
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Pulsar PG1202S VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a mini size that is portable to move from one place to another

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1200 peak watts for staring

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

900 running watts of power

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

RV ready – delivers multipurpose and heavy duty power for both indoors and outdoors

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can run 8.5 hours on a 50% load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

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

Electric Start

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Works with non-leaded gasoline and oil mixture fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

2.2 HP

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

72 cc 2 stroke engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Complies with the CARB standards for safety

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

EPA certified

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG1202S
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

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Hassle free starting method. All you do is pull start for the generator to run

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1.1 gallon fuel tank

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Takes up to 8.5 hours nonstop at a 1/2 load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes, this generator will shut down immediately low oil is detected in the fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator is air cooled to prevent it from heating up

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

72 cc engine capacity

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

65 dBA noise level

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Multi-purpose generator – can provide emergency power in homes, camps, while fishing, hunting, tailgating etc

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Can handle heavy duty appliances – provides emergency power and keeps your appliances connected

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It is framed for durability to last over a long period

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

PG1202S features an open frame build

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

(2) 120V AC Outlets, (1) 12V DC Output

Yes

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

Portable

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable using its brief and light compact build for easy transportation

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

35 lbs

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comfort grip handles – easily accessible when moving generator to another place

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

1 year warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

16.2 x 14 x 14.8 inches

No

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

12 V battery cables

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comprises of low oil and over load protection system. Indicates when oil is low

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Automatically shuts down when oil is minimum in the 1.1 gallon 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

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

65 decibels quiet mode system – runs the generator in silence not to interrupt your activity

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Generator is able to handle heavy duty appliances and provides emergency power to keeps your appliances connected - Features high beginning watts 1200 watts and 900 running watts for gasoline - It comes with 2 120V AC outlets and 1 12V DC output grant you the ability to charge and power numerous devices - Complies with the CARB standards for safety and is EPA certified for safety - Easy to start using the traditional pull-start mechanism that is user friendly - RV ready through its multipurpose and heavy duty ability for both indoors and outdoors - Generator contains a low oil and over load protection that turns off engine when oil is too low or too much - Has a non leaded gasoline and oil mixture fuel type - On top and easily accessible handle style with a rubberized material to give you a soft handle - Comes with 12 V battery cables of included accessories - Features a lightweight 35 lbs and a compact size - 65 decibels quiet mode system to helps you enjoy quiet running - This brand comes with a 1 year warranty - Provides emergency power for up to 8.5 hours on a 50% load of gasoline - Also contains an engine switch for on and off

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

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- It is not built with wheels to help with movement - Doesn’t use solar as a fuel type - Cold start technology is not included in the generator - Not able to electric start or use a remote control system - Generator uses fuel which may be inflammable if not uses well

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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