CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Rainier R4400DF VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

Rainier R4400DF

Reasons to buy Rainier R4400DF:

  • button icon Dual Fuel-Gasoline and Propane
  • button icon EPA and CARB Compliant.
  • button icon Operational Volume as Low as 72dB.
  • button icon Automatic Low Oil Shutdown
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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 :

Rainier R4400DF

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

Rainier R4400DF

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Rainier R4400DF

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Rainier R4400DF VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, this generator can easily be transferred to a different location

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4400 Peak Watts (Gasoline), 10800 Peak Watts (Propane)

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 Running Watts (Gasoline), 8550 Running Watts (Propane)

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

RV Ready

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Powered through gas

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Up to 17 Hours of Run Time on 6.6G Gas Tank

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses the recoil starting method

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start

No

Dual Fuel

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Dual Fuel Open Frame Generator

No

FUEL TYPE

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline, Propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120/240V

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

16HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

457cc OHV 4 Stroke Rainier Engine

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB Compliant

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

A quick toggle of a switch is all it takes to kickstart this generator into action. With an Easy-to-Use Electric Start Switch, it will save you the hassle of having to pull the recoil start to get the engine started.

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

6.6 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20 lbs tank

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It will run for 8.5 hours on a half load of gasoline.

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It will run for 5.5 hours on a half load of propane.

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Features a low oil shut off to protect from engine damage

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Engine automatically air cools to avoid over heating

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Digital Multimeter Ac/dc Voltage reader.

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Operational Volume as Low as 72dB

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Multi-purpose generator – built for use in camps, tailgating, power tool use and provision of emergency backup 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

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Heavy duty generator – gives emergency power for lightening, charging appliances, powers up small appliances and tools

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed using a hardened 1 ¼ inches steel tube for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric, Recoil

Yes

Recoil method

Rainier R4400DF

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator features an open frame design

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(1) Duplex 120V 20A GFCI (5-20R), (1) 120V 30A (L5-30R), (1) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) (1) 120/240V 50A (14-50R)

Yes

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

Portable

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

This generator is portable and easily transferred.

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

196 Lbs.

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Includes Wheel Kit with Two 10 Inch Wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Two Foam Grip Handles for Your Convenience

Yes

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

Warranty

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Backed By a 3-Year Limited Warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

27.2 x 26.1 x 26 inches

No

Included Accessories

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Includes Wheel Kit with Two 10 Inch Wheels

Yes

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

Rainier R4400DF

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Indicates to alert once oil is at minimum in fuel tank

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Able to detect low oil remainder and then shuts down automatically

Yes

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

Noise Level

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

72dB

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• Low noise level. • Low oil shutdown • Low oil indicator • Light weight and portable • Convenient handle style • open frame design • Framed for durability • Heavy duty • Air cooling

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

Rainier R4400DF
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• It is not a solar generator. • It does not have a cold start generator. • Not 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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