CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Westinghouse WGen9500 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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8.4
Runners Up:

Westinghouse WGen9500

Reasons to buy Westinghouse WGen9500:

  • button icon Has a remote start key fob which enables you to start your generator from up to 109 yards away.
  • button icon Has 9500 running watts and 12500 starting watts which makes it a strong device.
  • button icon It is easy to maintain
  • button icon Has a transfer switch which allows you to power all your necessities when you need them most.
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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 :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • HORSEPOWER
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Westinghouse WGen9500

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Westinghouse WGen9500 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

12500 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

9500 watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Ready

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, it is gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start is optional

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It can be electric started thou it is optional

No

Dual Fuel

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

36 Amps @ 240V 79 Amps @120V (running Amp)_ 52 Amps @ 240V 104 Amps @120V (starting Amp)

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 / 240 volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

OHV 4-Stroke

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is EPA certified

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses cold start technology for quick and easy start in cold weather

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is easy to start since it has three alternatives from which you can choose one to use

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

6.6 gallons

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

17.5 hours with remote and electric start

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has a low oil shut off sensor which protects the engine from damage by turning the generator off when it detects low oil levels

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Westinghouse WGen9500
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 WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

457cc

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

73 DBA

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is multi-purpose since it is able to power up many toots at ago such as lights, A/C and others

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can power up all your home essentials when you need it

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric / recoil start method / remote

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(2) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R), (1) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R), (1) 120/240V 50A (14-50R) and (2) 5V USB ports

Yes

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

Portable

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is portable since it is designed with single fold-down handles for easy transportation

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

50.00 lbs.

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

10" Solid Wheels

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has single fold-down handle for its flexible transportation / movement

Yes

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

Warranty

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has 3 year residential warranty with lifetime technical support from the company

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

31.00 x 21.00 x 23.00 inches

No

Included Accessories

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Oil Bottle, an Oil Funnel, Spark Plug Wrench, Battery and a Battery Float Charger

Yes

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

Westinghouse WGen9500

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating low oil levels

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It shuts down after sensing that the oil levels are low

Yes

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

Noise Level

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

73 DBA

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Westinghouse WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has outlet covers which keeps out moisture and debris if outlets are not in use. It is transfer switch ready where in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household. Has an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) and Circuit Breaker Protection Which Protects your appliances and equipment from harmful voltage swings and helps to prevent overload to generator.

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 WGen9500
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

It is not good for the powering of sensitive electronic devices because it has a somewhat high THD (<23%)

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.

Overall Winner

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