CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG1202S VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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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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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COMPARISON – Pulsar PG1202S VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

1200 peak watts for staring

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

900 running watts of power

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Can run 8.5 hours on a 50% load

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Works with non-leaded gasoline and oil mixture fuel type

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2.2 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

72 cc 2 stroke engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Complies with the CARB standards for safety

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

1.1 gallon fuel tank

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator is air cooled to prevent it from heating up

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

72 cc engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

65 dBA noise level

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is framed for durability to last over a long period

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil method

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

PG1202S features an open frame build

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable using its brief and light compact build for easy transportation

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

35 lbs

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

1 year warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

16.2 x 14 x 14.8 inches

No

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12 V battery cables

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Automatically shuts down when oil is minimum in the 1.1 gallon fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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

Pulsar PG1202S
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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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