CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG15KVTWB VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

Pulsar PG15KVTWB

Reasons to buy Pulsar PG15KVTWB:

  • button icon Uses an electric push button to start
  • button icon Air cooled 4 stroke engine
  • button icon 10.6 gallon fuel tank capacity
  • button icon Has a dual fuel capability of gas and propane
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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 :

Pulsar PG15KVTWB

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Pulsar PG15KVTWB

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Pulsar PG15KVTWB

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Pulsar PG15KVTWB VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator is portable and can be easily transported

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

15000 of starting watts for gasoline and 13500 starting watts for propane

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs at 12000 for gas and 11000 for propane

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV Ready - It is CARB compliant and provides high energy for large appliances

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start

No

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Dual fuel capability

No

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Easily switches between gasoline and propane fuel types

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

240 Volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

21 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

713 cc engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Is CARB Compliant

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has been approved by EPA and certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

A simple electric push button to start. It is fast and easy to begin unlike the traditional pull start method

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10.6 gallon fuel capacity with a fuel gauge

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

About 10 hours after a 1/2 load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Built with a low oil shut off to save the engine from damage when oil is finished

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine can be air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

713 cc V-Twin of 4-Stroke engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

77 dBA quiet noise level

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Multipurpose generator – recreation, camping, tailgating, emergency power for homes

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Heavy duty – can handle providing backup power required for large tools and any other electrical loads

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a heavy duty frame that is powder coated with a lifting bar

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start with an on and off button on generator

Yes

Recoil method

Pulsar PG15KVTWB

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, it has an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features 5 outlets that include; (4) 120V 20A Outlets, (1) 120V 30A twist lock outlet, (1) 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet & (1) 240V 50A RV Outlet

Yes

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

Portable

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Its wheels and foldable handles enhance portability of this PG15KVTWB

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

386 pounds in weight

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses the never flat wheels to aid movement of generator

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Handle is constructed with a foldable style

Yes

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

Warranty

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Up to 2 years warranty on parts and 1 year warranty on labor

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

39.5 x 26.5 x 32 inches

No

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Pulsar PG15KVTWB

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Indicates to inform you about low oil in fuel tank

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Shuts down automatically once gas or propane has not been added in fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

77 decibels noise level

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- It features a 3 in 1 digital voltage, time meter and frequency - Starts at 15000 watts of gasoline and 13,500 watts for propane - Runs at 12000 for gas and 11000 for propane - Generator uses two kinds of fuel (gasoline and propane ) with a simple switch - Contains a heavy duty powder coated frame that contains a lifting bar - Built with up to 5 outlets that include; (4) 120V 20A Outlets, (1) 120V 30A twist lock outlet, (1) 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet & (1) 240V 50A RV Outlet - A large 10.6 gallon fuel tank capacity that delivers an extended run time - A fold down handle type that is suitable for storage and movement - Has a powerful V twin engine that provides a reliable performance - Spends 10 hours running after only a 1/2 load - It is approved for safety by being EPA certified and CARB Compliant - Contains a low oil indicator and automatically shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank - Long warranty period of 2 years - Generator is RV Ready - Portable to shift from one place to another - High 240 voltage

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 PG15KVTWB
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- A cold start technology is not included in this generator - It is not completely quite as it provides emergency power - This generator is not CSA certified - Doesn’t uses solar as a fuel source

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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