Duromax Generator Reviews

If you live in an area, like Florida, that is prone to hurricanes and other natural disasters that could leave you without power for weeks, you’re going to want to have a generator by your side. When I think of generators, the name “DuroMax” pops into my mind – this is a popular manufacture that offers some amazing generatorsamazing generators. Here are some of the top DuroMax generators that might just be suitable for you …

DuroMax XP4400E Generator Review

DuroMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 7.0 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start

DuroMax generators have been on the market for quite awhile, and there is a reason behind this – they’re great generators. In particular, the DuroMax XP4400E has been on my mind lately as I believe it could be a suitable generator for my readers. This is a gas powered portable generator that has just the right amount of power to be able to power a household, or take care of those recreational power needs.

Features

Quite Muffler – The muffler is fairly quiet, nesting at around 69 dBA. Sure, a quieter generator would be better, but if you have your generator set up a couple of feet away from your area, the sound is going to fade into the distance, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your neighbors complaining about the sound.

Large Fuel Tank – This generator has a 4 gallon fuel tank. With a full fuel tank, running at half load, the generator will run for 8 hours. This way, you can rest without having to wake up in the middle of the night to refuel your generator.

Automatic Low Oil Shut Off – The manufacturer has put an automatic low oil shut off feature in this generator. This is to make sure it doesn’t continue to run while it is low on oil, which could damage the generator.

Electric Start – Even during the extreme cold temperatures, due to the electric start, you’ll be able to get the generator up and running in no time at all. Just make sure you charge the starter battery (this can be a pain sometimes), and you shouldn’t have any problems.

Voltage Selector – With this generator, you’ll have an RV Switch. This little switch will let you toggle 120V and 240V or you can choose to run both simultaneously. You could have the normal appliances hooked up to the 120V, while your 240V gadgets are hooked in to 1 outlet. I’m glad to see an option like this in a generator.

Pros

Good Run Time – If you were to add 4 gallons of gasoline, you’ll get 8 hours of run time at 1,750W. That right there is enough power to be able to run lights and a large refrigerator for 8 hours. This way, you can rest with the satisfaction of knowing that the generator isn’t going to turn off while you sleep.

Affordable – I believe the price of this generator is cheap considering you’re getting a generator that has an electric starter, offering 3,500 running Watts and a voltage selector.

Cons

The tools that the manufacturer provided aren’t really useful, but at least they offered tools, right?

The DuroMax XP4400E generator is portable and powerful. With 4400 watts of starting power and 3500 watts of running power, you should have more than enough power to run your household. This generator is useful for camping and emergency use – it could even be used to power an air conditioner.  It weighs 120 pounds and is a bit bulky, but since it has wheels and an adjustable handle, it is pretty easy to move around.


DuroMax XP4000S Generator Review

DuroMax XP4000S 7.0 HP Air Cooled OHV Gasoline Powered Portable RV Generator, 4000-watt, Blue

Another DuroMax generator at the top of my list is the GP4000S generator. This is a nice gas-powered machine that was built in order to meet those high energy demands. On a 50% capacity, the generator is capable of running for up to eight hours, so you won’t have to worry about waking up to refuel this generator in the middle of the night. The DuroMax XP4000S comes in handy almost anywhere, whether it’s to power your home during emergencies, at a campsite, or on a job site.

Features

Endless Uses – There is so much you can do with this generator, making the uses endless. You can use it at jobsites, for home standby power, during weekend trips and much more.

Powerful Engine – The 7 HP engine can accept high wattage loads without any problems.

Low Oil Protection – With the low oil protection, you won’t have to worry about the generator being damaged from no oil.

Smooth Operation – The fully isolated motor makes it so that the generator is smooth and quite when it’s running.

Supported Loads

This generator can handle moderate load capacity and is capable of powering a variety of different gadgets at the same time. You can connect it to the appropriate outlet in order to prevent the generator or gadgets from getting damaged.

The generator can deliver electric current for gadgets that run on 120V. For charging your batteries and other low voltage devices, there’s a 12V DC outlet that is provided.

The Runtime

The DuroMax XP300S is a great power generator for RVs, homes, campsites and job sites. It has a 4-gallon gas tank, and can run for a total of four hours when you have it on full load capacity. When you have it on a 50% load capacity, it can run for up to eight hours.

Power and Engine

The high powered engine is exactly what you’d expect on a DuroMax generator. It has a strong steel frame with an isolated motor, making for smooth and quite operation.

Pros

Recoil Start Option – The recoil start option makes it easy to start the generator quickly without having to mess around with it.

Strong Metal Frame – The strong metal frame combined with the durable engine makes the generator even better.

Low Fuel Shut-Off Features – The generator has a low fuel shut-off feature. It switches the system off safely so that it doesn’t damage the gadgets you have connected to it.

Safety – The DuroMax XP4000S generator comes with a built-in circuit breaker that is used to prevent your gadgets from getting too much power, which can damage them.

Cons

No Wheels – Unlike other generators like this, this particular generator doesn’t come with a set of wheels to make it easy to move around. Instead, you will need to purchase the wheels separately if you need it to be portable.

All in all, the DuroMax XP4000S is a decent generator and is exactly what I would expect from DuroMax.

Duromax XP4850EH 3850 Review

Duromax XP4850EH 3850 Running Watts/4850 Starting Watts Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator

You can go out there and purchase a generator that has all of the bells and whistles attached to it, but what you’re really in need of is a reliable power source – something that can power your home during natural disasters, something that you can use at jobsites and something that you can take to campsites with you. With those thoughts in mind, I recommend taking a close look at the DuroMax XP4850EH.

Features

Dual-Fuel Hybrid Generator – This is a dual-fuel hybrid generator. This means that it can run on gasoline or liquid propane. Therefore, what you choose to use to power it (either propane or gasoline) will be fully up to you.  Liquid propane is a great choice because it creates fewer emissions and doesn’t cause as much harm to the environment as gasoline does.

Electric and a Recoil Start System – With this generator, you can choose between the electric or the recoil start system in order to start the generator. This means that you can press a start button on the generator or you could pull the rope to get it started.

Heavy Duty Frame – The generator has a heavy duty frame and don’t forget about the four point rubber mounts that are there for the motor. Those mounts make it so that the generator runs smoother and quieter.

7HP Engine – It has a 7HP engine that allows production of up to 3850 watts.

Wheel Kit – The generator comes with a nice wheel kit and it has front handles in order to make it easy to move.

Run Time – The gasoline fuel tank is capable of holding up to 4 gallons of gas. When the gas tank is full, on a 50% load capacity, the generator can run up to eight hours.

12 Volt DC Outlet – The 12 volt DC outlet will allow you to charge batteries and power smaller gadgets.

Power Output

This generator has three power outlets. There’s two 20-Amp, 120-Volt sockets. They are responsible for feeding alternator power to the 3-prong outlets.

Dual Fuel Tank

Since the generator takes gasoline, you can simply stop at the gas station and fuel your generator up before you take it to the jobsite or campsite. You also have the opportunity to fill the generator up with propane, which is a resource that is easy to acquire. Propane doesn’t go bad like the normal gasoline, which makes it easy to store a couple of bottles in your garage. It’s hard to predict when a natural disaster is going to pop up, so having some bottles of propane by your side will make it so that you’re always prepared.

I must also mention that natural gas burns slow, so you can expect at least 20 hours of lights when you’re using a propane tank.

If a natural disaster, like a hurricane, pops up, the gas tanks are always hard to get to, so propane makes it so much easier.

Pros

  • Runs on Propane or Gasoline
  • Rates for 3850-kw running
  • Low oil running light
  • Strong steel frame
  • Runs Quietly

Cons

  • The dual fuel feature does make the price a bit higher, but it is worth it.
  • This isn’t an inverter generator

All in all, the Duromax XP4850EH 3850 generator has a lot going for it. It can run off of both gasoline and propane, making it even more efficient. During hurricanes, for example, when the gas stations are empty or when you don’t feel like waiting in a line of 100+ cars just to get gas, you can break out with the propane tanks. Yes, the price is a tad bit higher, but it is well worth every penny.

DuroMax Hybrid Dual Fuel XP4400EH Review

DuroMax Hybrid Dual Fuel XP4400EH 4,400-Watt Portable Generator

The DuroMax XP4400EH is another generator that I believe may be suitable for my readers, especially if you’re looking for a generator that is compact and portable. It even comes with a wheel kit, making it easy for you to take to a job site, on camping trips, or wherever you need a generator.

Features

Run Time

First, I’d like to point out the run time on this DuroMax – it can run for up to 20 hours at half load. This is a positive feature and is a big reason why this particular generator catches so much attention.

Size of the Fuel Tank

The generator can hold four gallons of fuel. To make life easier on you, there’s a fuel gauge on it, so you’ll know how much fuel has been used and will know when you need to refill it.

Also Runs on Propane

Being that this is a hybrid generator, not only does this generator run on gasoline, it can also run off of propane. You can use any size of propane tank you want due to the fact that the connection is flexible. There are many advantages to using a propane tank over gas. For starters, using propane isn’t going to cause damage to the carburetor, changing the fuel back and forth is easy and during natural disasters, as long as you have a propane tank, you’re going to have a generator (ever seen a gas station after a hurricane?).

Running Wattage

The running wattage is the amount of power that a generator can support. Each gadget that you plug into the generator is going to require a certain amount of wattage in order to run, so it’s important that you do not overpower the generator. This particular unit offers a total of 3500 running watts.

Horsepower

This generator has a total of 7 horsepower, which is perfect.

Starting Method

The DuroMax XP4400EH is eas to start thanks to the electric start. It also has a backup EZ pull recoil. For the electric start, a battery is included.

Outlets

The outlets include:

  • One 20v/240V 30A twist lock outlet
  • Two 120V 20 A 3 prong outlets
  • One 12 VDC outlet

Pros

Gas and Propane – One of the biggest advantages of this generator would be the fact that it is capable of running off of both gasoline and propane.

Electric Start – There’s also an electric start option, and if the battery were to die, there is a backup pull cord.

Runs Quietly – Due to the four point isolated motor mounts combined with the heavy duty steel frame, the generator is fairly quiet.

Simple Power Panel – The power panel is easy to understand. The power panel includes volt meter, engine shutoff, and circuit breaker.

Cons

Weight – This generator weighs 130 pounds, but due to the fact that it comes with a wheel kit, this isn’t really all that big of an issue.

All in all, if you’re looking for a good generator that is capable of powering your home, or one that is great for jobsites and campsites, this one right here would be suitable for you. Since it can run for 20 hours at half load on a full four gallon tank, you won’t have to worry about refueling it in the middle of the night.

DuroMax XP10000E Review

DuroMax XP10000E 10,000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator

Another good generator that’s at the top of my list would be the DuroMax XP10000E. This is a 10000 watt powerful generator that is great for emergency purposes as well as job sites. It offers 10000 starting watts and 8000 running watts, so it offers more than enough to power your home.

With this generator, you can have a nice home backup without having to install a standby generator. For example, this is great for those that live in Florida where hurricanes are well known.

You can also use this generator in order to power various big construction power tools such as welders, circular saws, air compressors, and drills.

Features

Low Oil Shutoff Switch – This generator has a low oil shut off switch. This means that after the generator has used too much oil, it’ll stop running, which will prevent damage.

Start – With this generator, you can choose between a manual start or an electric start. While most of my readers will use the electric start, it’s good to know that there’s a manual recoil.

9-Gallon Fuel Tank – The Duromax XP10000E is equipped with a 9-gallon fuel tank.

Run Time – With a full fuel tank, at a 50% load, this generator can run up to a total of 8 hours.

16 Horsepower – This generator has a 15HP 440cc OHV engine, which is one of the best currently on the market.

Steel Frame – The steel frame on this generator is excellent and can protect the generator from wind and rain. When it comes time to clean the generator, all you have to do is wipe it with a damp rag.

Pros

Electric and Manual Start – The electric start is definitely a pro, and it’s even better because it also has a manual start as a backup.

Running and Peak Wattage – The running wattage is 8,000 and the peak wattage is 10,000.

16 HP – The 16 HP is a massive engine and one of the best out there.

Durable Constructions and Design – It’s obvious that the manufacturer put a lot of thought into building this unit.

Cons

Bulky – This generator is a bit on the bulky side, but that’s to be expected from a generator that is this powerful.

The Duromax XP10000E is an amazing generator that will give you enough power to run your home in case you lose power. It’s also great to use on jobsites and campsites. Overall, it is suitable for those that are in need of a whole lot of wattage.

Duromax XP12000EH  Review

DuroMax 12,000 Max 9,500 Running Watts Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator, XP12000EH

The DuroMax XP12000EH is another powerful generator that’s at the top of my list. It’s great for business, home, and leisure use. The peak power is 120000 watts and constant power of around 9500 watts.

Features

The Starting Method

This generator has a key start switch system. You can have this DuroMax running with a switch of the key. Also, in case the battery runs low, there’s a recoil starter, so you’re never left without a way to start the generator.

Fuel Type

The DuroMax XP12000EH runs on propane or gas, so you get the best of both worlds.

Operating Noise

The operating noise for this generator is about 72dB.

Outlets

There are a total of 2 120-volt AC outlets. There’s also a 120-volt/240-volt outlet that you can link to the main power supply board through the transfer switch. You also have a 12-Volt outlet, which is great for charging batteries. You’ll also find a volt meter on the generator, so you can watch over the voltage and make sure your home appliance are getting just the right amount of power.

Oil Alert

With the oil alert, you’ll know if the generator has the right amount of oil or even if it needs to be changed. If the generator has a problem with the oil, it has a feature that stops the generator – this makes it so that the generator doesn’t overheat, which could cause damage.

Overload Safety

If an overload were to happen, the circuit breaker can instantly shut down the device.

Pros

  • Amazing power
  • Effective engine
  • Long lasting
  • Excellent runtime

Cons

  • Not all that silent

With 12,000 peak watts, just imagine what you could power. You could easily power most of the appliances you have in your home, making this generator great for blackouts.

Conclusion

So there you have it, the top DuroMax generators – as long as you choose one of these generators, whether it’s the DuroMax XP4400E that can last up to 8 hours with a full tank of gas running at 50% or the Duromax XP4850EH 3850 that can last up to 20 hours at 50% on a full tank of gas, you will be on the right track.


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