CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG3250 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

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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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 :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Pulsar PG3250 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3250 watts of gasoline

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs at 2500 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Works using gasoline fuel type only

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

27 Amperage

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 voltage

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7 Horsepower

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208cc engine type

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Approved for safety – EPA Certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Up to 4 gallon fuel tank capacity with a fuel gauge

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a low oil shut off that is activated instantly

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator can be air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

208 cc OHV Single Cylinder 4-Stroke engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Quietly runs at 68 dBA noise level

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
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 is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty powder coated frame

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses a recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(2) 120V Outlets & (1) 12V DC Output

Yes

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

Portable

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

97 pounds in weight

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

One year limited warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

24 x 19 x 18 inches

No

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has a low oil shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

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

Noise Level

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 decibels of noise level with a muffler

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 PG3250
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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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