CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG3250 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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Runners Up:

Pulsar PG3250

Reasons to buy Pulsar PG3250 :

  • button icon Runs for 12 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load
  • button icon Features an automatic voltage regulation
  • button icon Up to 4 gallon fuel tank capacity
  • button icon Heavy duty powder coated frame
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Pulsar PG3250 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Portable with a lightweight frame that can be moved to any place

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3250 watts of gasoline

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Runs at 2500 watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

RV ready – built with an automatic voltage regulation and an overload protection

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

It will take 12 hours running on a 1/2 load

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

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

Electric Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Works using gasoline fuel type only

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

27 Amperage

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120 voltage

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7 Horsepower

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208cc engine type

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

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

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Approved for safety – EPA Certified

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG3250
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 PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Easy to start using the common recoil start method. Just pull start to enjoy emergency power

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Up to 4 gallon fuel tank capacity with a fuel gauge

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Continuously runs for 12 hours on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a low oil shut off that is activated instantly

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator can be air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

208 cc OHV Single Cylinder 4-Stroke engine capacity

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Quietly runs at 68 dBA noise level

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Multipurpose ability built for job sites, homes and any other outdoor recreation activities

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Heavy duty – can handle up to one large appliance and other smaller devices like phones, laptops etc at the same time

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty powder coated frame

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses a recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

(2) 120V 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 PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Its lightweight build of only 97 pounds makes it portable to move to multiple places

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

97 pounds in weight

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

The steel frames on both sides can be used as the handle when transporting

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

One year limited warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

24 x 19 x 18 inches

No

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Inbuilt with a low oil indicator to alert you once low is low in the fuel tank

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Has a low oil shutdown that is activated automatically

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 PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

68 decibels of noise level with a muffler

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Runs on a 68 decibels noise level with a muffler - Starts at 3250 for gas and 2500 watts of gasoline - This generator uses the gasoline fuel type which is easily accessible - Lightweight provides a portable design when shifting to another locations - Features a high 120 volts - Contains a heavy duty powder coated frame that is durable for ages - Built with (2) 120V Outlets & (1) 12V DC Output that can power both large and small appliances - Spends up to 12 hours running continuously on only a 1/2 load of gasoline - It means the EPA standards for certification - Contains a low oil indicator and automatically shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank - Warranty period lasts for a limited one year period - Generator is RV Ready to run both indoors and outdoors - A large 4 gallon fuel tank capacity that delivers an extended run time - Comes with a OHV single cylinder 4 stroke engine type that can be air cooled and is reliable - Constructed with a solid and compact dimensions of 24 x 19 x 18 inches only - Multipurpose ability created for work sites, homes, camps, tailgating and other outdoor activities

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 PG3250
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- It doesn’t have an electric start option - Wheels and lockdown handles that are great for transportation are not included - This generator is not flexible enough to use dual fuel types - A cold start technology is not featured on this generator - Cannot use solar to provide emergency power - It is not CARB compliant or CSA certified

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

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