CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Westinghouse WGen2000 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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Westinghouse WGen2000

Reasons to buy Westinghouse WGen2000 :

  • button icon  Has easily identifiable yellow touch points on important features
  • button icon  Has life time support with a 3 year limited warranty.
  • button icon  Has a long running time.
  • button icon  It is easy to maintain since it can shut off automatically when oil is low to prevent engine damage.
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • RV Ready
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • Low Oil Indicator
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Wheel type
  • Low Oil Indicator
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COMPARISON – Westinghouse WGen2000 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable generator

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2500 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2000 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is powered by gas

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

26 hours

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is recoil started

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20 Amps

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2.6 HP

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

OHV 4 Stroke

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses cold start technology for quick start in cold weather

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

20 hours

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Available

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

212cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 DBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can power up several tools at once

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is heavy duty since it can run high voltage tools when you need them

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Available

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(two)- Duplex 120V (5-20R)

Yes

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

Portable

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is portable since it has handles which enable you to carry it to any place you want it

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

97 lb

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It has an open frame which enables you to move it to anywhere you want

Yes

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

Warranty

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3 years limited warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

L23.5 x W17.5 x H18.7 inch

No

Included Accessories

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Oil bottle, oil funnel and a spark plug wrench

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It shuts down when the level of oil is low

Yes

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

Noise Level

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

68 DBA

Yes

69 dB

DuroStar DS4000S

CONCLUSION

Pros

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• Has an in built fuel gauge which allows a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator. • It is safe and convenient to use since it is designed with an automatic low oil shutdown which protects the engine from damage.

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

Westinghouse WGen2000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

• It is not good for powering sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<23%). • Has a weight of 91 lbs. making it heavy for transportation. • Has a low fuel efficiency. • It is noisy (68 DBA). • Certain components in this product and its related accessories contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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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