CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Pulsar PG3250 VS. DuroStar DS4400E

product1
8.6
Winner:

DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4400E:

  • button icon It is good for home emergency power back up if in need
  • button icon Has a quiet exhaust w/built-in spark arrestor
  • button icon Has a dependable 7 HP Durostar Air Cooled OHV Engine with Low Oil Indicator lamp & shutoff
  • button icon Can power machines on festivals or events
Check price here....
VS
product1
8.2
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
Check price here....

summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4400E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4400E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CARB Compliant
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Wheel type
Check price here....

COMPARISON – Pulsar PG3250 VS. DuroStar DS4400E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

3250 watts of gasoline

Yes

4400 watts

Running Stats

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Runs at 2500 watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

No

Gas Powered

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

It is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

11.5 hours

Recoil Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Recoil starts

Yes

You can choose to use recoil start or electric start method

Electric Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Works using gasoline fuel type only

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

27 Amperage

Yes

29.17A / 14.58A

VOLTAGE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

120 voltage

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

7 Horsepower

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

208cc engine type

Yes

4-CYCLE AIR-COOLED SPARK-IGNITION

ENGINE SPEED

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

EPA Certified

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Approved for safety – EPA Certified

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

It is designed with cold start technology for easy and quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start since it is designed with a pull start mechanism

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Up to 4 gallon fuel tank capacity with a fuel gauge

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

11.46 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Features a low oil shut off that is activated instantly

Yes

Has a low oil warning lamp which lights in case of low oil

Air Cooled

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Generator can be air cooled

Yes

Its cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

208 cc OHV Single Cylinder 4-Stroke engine capacity

Yes

208cc

Voltmeter

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Quietly runs at 68 dBA noise level

Yes

69 DBA

Multi-Purpose

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is mult-purpose since it can run multiple power tools a once

Heavy Duty

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

No

Solar Generator

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty powder coated frame

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Uses a recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil and electric start method

DuroStar DS4400E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Constructed with an open frame design

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

(one) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI and (one) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Portable

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It is portable since it is equipped with folding handles and a wheel kit for easy transportation

Weight

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

97 pounds in weight

Yes

125 lbs

Wheel type

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
No

Yes

NA

Handle style

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

Has folding handles for easy transportation

Warranty

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

One year limited warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

24 x 19 x 18 inches

Yes

L24 x W17 x H17 inches

Included Accessories

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

N/A

Yes

oil funnel, spark plug wrench, wheel & handle kit, tool set, dc charging cables and the owner's manual

DuroStar DS4400E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

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

Yes

It has a low oil light indicator

Low oil shutdown

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

Has a low oil shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

It shuts off in case the oil is low

Noise Level

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
Yes

68 decibels of noise level with a muffler

Yes

69 DBA

CONCLUSION

Pros

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
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 designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use. It is designed with a convenient voltmeter which provides it with an easy way to monitor power output anytime.

Cons

Pulsar PG3250
DuroStar DS4400E
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

It is not recommended for powering sensitive electronic devices because of its relatively high THD (<12%). It weighs 125 lbs which makes it difficult to be manually lifted.

Overall Winner

DuroStar DS4400E Check price here....

WAS THIS COMPARISON BETWEEN Pulsar PG3250 & DuroStar DS4400E HELPFUL TO YOU? IF YES, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND.

0

Thank you for your feedback!

Related Comparisons

Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroMax XP12000EH Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroMax XP4850EH Pulsar PG3250-vs-Champion 5000-Watt Portable Generator Pulsar PG3250-vs-All Power America APGG4000 Pulsar PG3250-vs-All Power America APGG10000GLE Pulsar PG3250-vs-All Power America G1200 Pulsar PG3250-vs-Briggs and Stratton 30708 5750w Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroMax XP5000EHC Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroMax XP4400E Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroMax XP8500E Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroMax XP10000EH Pulsar PG3250-vs-DuroStar DS4000S Pulsar PG3250-vs-All Power America G10000EGL Pulsar PG3250-vs-Briggs and Stratton 30713 Pulsar PG3250-vs-Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator Pulsar PG3250-vs-ALLPOWERS Portable Generator 288W Pulsar PG3250-vs-Briggs and Stratton 30469 Pulsar PG3250-vs-Briggs and Stratton 30676 Portable Generator Pulsar PG3250-vs-Briggs and Stratton 30743 Pulsar PG3250-vs-Briggs and Stratton PRO5000