DuroMax company is a power equipment company based in Ontario, California. Founded in 2003, it is well known for assembling and marketing high quality and inexpensive power-generating products. One remarkable feature about DuroMax is that it designs its own engines, unlike many other companies. The name DuroMax stands in equivalence with high quality, durability and dependability. Presently, the company’s reach is so wide that products bearing the Duromax name can be found almost everywhere in the world.

DuroMax features all categories of generators for your home, camp or job-site use. Its generator models include the dual-fuel and inverter generators. The dual-fuel model has the capacity to run on either gasoline or propane. The DuroMax portable digital inverter provides clean, stable and reliable power for everyday use. The interesting thing about DuroMax digital inverter is that it has models with the dual-fuel feature. The DuroMax generators do not emit smoke or loud noises like most generators while in use. Why will you need to buy a DuroMax generator? Or better still, why do you need to buy a generator in any case?

In the face of unstable and irregular power supply, there arises a need for a backup power solution. In addition, there is a need to consider a number of factors before choosing the right generating set. To begin, you will have to consider the electrical supply needs of your home. If you happen to be a person who runs a lot of electrical appliances in your home, ranging from your freezer, water heater, microwave, washing machine, or air conditioner, to mention but a few, then you know that you might be spending a lot of money. Homeowners know that some appliances consume more electricity than others, which can be costly.

The need for comfort and the preservation of perishable goods in circumstances of heat also have to be balanced; and unless you want to continually turn your living room into a cinema every night while you watch TV, it is important to have power in your home. In addition, if you are a business person or someone who runs a factory or an industry, it is important to have a stable supply of power as you do not want any kind of setback or disappointment in delivery of goods and services to clients. The same is applicable for your recreational activities, social gatherings or events, and ultimately vacations. In summary, stable power supply adds life and spice to our daily lives. Without it, we might as well time travel into the stone-age where the only source of power available is the sun.

In the light of the aforementioned, DuroMax company is here, with myriad choices to cater as a backup for your electricity supply needs. The fun does not have to stop when you are in a recreational session, the music player does not have to be interrupted when you are in high spirits and you can equally meet the needs of your clients in due time. It is equally important for you to choose just the right generating set depending on the amount of power you use. If you have a high-generating power set for low power-consuming appliances, they may incur damage, while a low generating power set may not be strong enough to power your appliances.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF OPTIONS AND SIZES

DuroMax XP2000EH

DuroMax XP2000EH is built with a 2000 watt peak output. It is an inverter which provides clean, stable power for sensitive electronics. One of its features is a smart throttle which controls idle speed to minimize fuel consumption, and has parallel sockets which allow you to hook 2 units together for added output. This inverter is 40% lighter than similar models which makes it easy to transport. It has a run time of up to 8 hours on a single tank of gas at 50% load and up to 20 hours on a 20lb. propane tank at 50% load.

DuroMax XP2000EH has clean running propane which does not gum up or damage the carburetor. Unlike gasoline, the liquid propane can be stored for years, while it is designed to run on gasoline or propane for maximum convenience, it has (2) 120 volt household outlets.

DuroStar DS5500EH

DuroStar DS5500EH is a 5500-watt electric start dual fuel hybrid portable generator. It has a 7.5 HP, air cooled with low oil shutoff. It also has a heavy duty steel frame which is comprised of 1-inch steel tubing, and sits on a frame with four-point isolated motor mounts for smooth operation. This generator has flexible line, which allows for connecting to tanks of any size, and a full power panel with engine shutoff, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets. It runs on gasoline for up to 8 hours at ½ load while on propane, it runs for up to 8 hours at ½ load on 20lb. tank

DuroStar DS5500EH has clean running propane which will not gum up or damage the carburetor while its low oil shutoff protects the engine. The super quiet muffler feature reduces engine noise and has a built-in spark arrestor for safe use in mandated camping areas and job-sites.

DuroMax XP10000EH

DuroMax XP10000EH is a 10000-watt electric start dual fuel hybrid portable generator. It is a powerful 18HP engine which is able to handle high wattage loads with ease. Affixed to it is a heavy duty frame with four point fully isolated motor mounts for smooth, quiet operation. It has a full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets. Also contained on the power panel is the RV switch, idle control, keyed electric start, engine, shutoff switch, volt meter and circuit breakers.

This powerplant has a newly added feature which is referred to as Auto throttle. This enables the motor to maintain RPM’S under varying loads. By utilizing a 18HP engine, the XP10000EH can handle heavy electrical loads as well as easily power multiple small load appliances simultaneously.

DuroMax XP2000iS

DuroMax XP2000iS is a 2000 watt digital inverter gas power portable generator. It is lightweight and easy to transport while having the capacity to provide clean, stable power for sensitive electronics. It has a run-time capacity of up to 6.5 hours on a single tank of gas at 50% load. The sidekick is the perfect companion for emergency power as it can charge smartphones and other electronic devices through its USB outlets.

What capacity do you need?

You have to put a lot of thought into which generator is right for you, and which DuroMax model is right for your power needs. Your decision will be based on your energy consumption. What do you need the generator for? You will either need the generator for home use, recreational activity, or for the job site.

Home use

The reason for buying a generator is to power all the required electric appliances at home. You must ensure that the generator has the power capacity to power these electrical appliances. To calculate the required total power you need to power your home, simply add up the individual starting wattages of the electrical appliances you want to operate.

Recreational use

Camping, hunting or tailgating are fun activities everyone loves to participate in. The fun can be ruined if there is no electricity or an alternative power to run all electrical appliances needed to be taken along. This calls for the need of a generator!

The generator suited for recreational use should have enough power capacity to power all the electrical appliances that you will be taking along.

Industrial use

The generator that you need for industrial use depends on the starting wattages of the electrical tools you will be using. One way to know one’s device consumption is conducting an energy audit. Energy audits provide accurate power and energy data for your firm. This method allows you to get a comprehensive energy report that you can use for future purposes at a low cost.

Maintenance of a DuroMax generator

Every DuroMax generator usually comes with an owner’s manual. This manual entails complete details on how the specific generator should be maintained . Whenever your generator is in need of repair, it is advisable to call the services of a trusted and qualified technician to fix the problem. However, there are a few things you can do yourself, this includes:

  1. Changing the oil of your generator yourself: with the owner’s manual, which specifies the type of oil and the process of changing the oil, you will be able to change the oil of your generator yourself. Regularly changing the generator oil will keep the generator in good shape.
  2. Check your generator’s spark plug: This is very necessary especially when using it in hot weather. The spark plug can be cleaned by using a wire brush.

Connection capacity of DuroMax generator.

Just like every other generator, the DuroMax generator can be connected to your home circuit power via a transfer switch. The transfer switch is simply an automatic switch, it is connected between the generator and your main circuit panel.

How does the transfer panel works? The transfer panel will first send a break down of the power and then seek the help of generator to switch on and supply you with electricity. It will also order your generator to turn off and connect your home circuit panel to the main grid power when the main grid electricity is restored.

ACCESSORIES FOR GENERATORS

DurroMax accessories range from power cords to connectors which have protection and perform at their peak for years to come. Among its varieties are water pump suction hoses, gauge triple tap extension power cord, inverter generator parallels, cable kits, discharge hoses, adapters, generator covers and guard covers which are of high quality and you can be assured that they can stand the test of time.

BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES. COMPARISON WITH OTHER BRANDS

This section makes a comparison with the best-selling models of DuroMax with other generators of other well-known brands such as Champion. We recommend you to buy DuroMax generators and inverters to meet your need for light-weight, quiet, affordable, dual-fuel and powerful products.

 

DuroMax 4850-Watt Portable Generator (XP 4850EH) Champion 3800-Watt Portable Generator
Pice $40,999 $47,244
Noise level Normal Normal
Size 24 x 19 x 19 in 22.8 x 22 x 30.7 in
Weight 130 lbs 122 lbs
Quality 3.9/5 according to customers 4.4/5 according to customers
Value Affordable, good,  powerful and quality Cost effective and powerful

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

XP2000EH-2000 WATT INVERTER POWER GENERATOR

“I can’t believe how efficient this little guy is [yes, it has cast iron sleeve] and the idea that it works on propane is astounding to me! It’s a money saver indeed and works perfect for remote usage of my stand and I also love the fact that DuroMax is assembled in Puerto Rico where my late wife was born and she would be proud of the fact that these gems are assembled in Puerto Rico. Thank you DuroMax.”

DuroMax XP5500EH-5500 Watt 7.5HP Gas Propane Generator

“Glad I got this one. Made the purchase before the recent price increase. Was nervous about getting a scratch and dent on something like a generator. Was delivered in 5 business days from 1800 miles away. There were a few scratches on the frame and one of the handle mounts was bent, but otherwise was in good condition. I straightened the mount, put the tires on, added oil, hooked it to my bbq tank and it started right up, battery (included) was already at full charge. I ran it for over an hour charging several items and running some lights to test. It ran smooth, was quiet. Overall very satisfied with purchase. I would buy again without hesitation.”

XP2000Is-2000 Watt Digital Inverter

“Bought over a year ago. Now I feel I can give a better review. I live in the mountains and we lose power a lot. This little generator has saved our food many times, keeping the refrigerator running once for 3 days. This is the best deal in a compact generator out there.”

CONCLUSION

Having provided a review of our generating sets, other accessories and inverters, along with our customer reviews, there should not be any iota of doubt left as to the quality and viability of our products. At this point, we must stress the fact that our products are not limited to the ones you have specified above. For more details, you can visit our website. You can also look forward to innovative products which are coming in our arsenal, by highly productive engineers who strive to improve our products, thus enhancing our customers’ satisfaction. With DuroMax, you can be assured that we are committed to Powering Everyone…Anywhere!

References

Angelea Hoyos (2018) . Here’s why you need a standby generator .

https://www.duromaxpower.com/the-duromax-way.

https://www.duromaxpower.com/products/generators/

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