It is invaluable to have a portable electric generator when there is a power outage. I speak from experience as an owner of small restaurants on different Caribbean islands. The refrigerators must continue working. The same applies to other appliances necessary for food preparation when there are clients at the restaurant. The situation with private homes is similar. It is always best to have power no matter whether it is summer or winter. Given the importance of portable power generators and my experience in using such devices, I decided to review a number of models. Here is my opinion on the DuroMax XP10000E 10,000 Watt gas powered portable generator.
I will review the various features of DuroMax XP10000E and outline their benefits and drawbacks as well as their usefulness. It is essential for a portable power generator to be powerful, reliable and safe. I personally look for these properties when I go shopping.
The DuroMax XP10000E 10000 watt portable generator works with a 16 HP OHV engine. It produces 10,000 watts of surge power and 8,000 watts of power when it is operated continuously. The device is large and massive weighing 249 pounds. It comes with both a recoil start and an electric start. It is mounted on a heavy duty steel frame. The wheels and tires are specifically designed for easy transportation on all kinds of terrains. The generator comes with a set of standard safety features.
Features of the DuroMax XP10000E Portable Generator
The main feature of the portable generator is its motor. The OHV engine produces 16 horsepower and this is quite a lot for a device of this type. The electric power produced is 8,000 watts when the generator is run continuously. This is amount of electricity is sufficiently large to power all kitchen appliances that you have in your home plus lights, a boiler and heaters or fans. I personally prefer more powerful devices like this one as I need to keep mu business up and running. In general, the engine works on gas and has air cooling. These are other standard and useful features.
DuroMax XP10000E 10000 watt generator is equipped with both a standard recoil start and an electric start. In my opinion, this is an excellent solution. You can readily use the electric start and push a single button so that the device can start operating right away. When the battery for this feature is not fully charged, you simply go back to the traditional method for switching it on.
This DuroMax generator comes with a diverse set of outlets. The two 120-volt 20-amp outlets are standard. You can use them to power all kinds of appliances. There are two twist lock outlets – a 120/240-volt, 30-amp one and a 120-volt 30-amp one. These are designed for power tools. There is a 50-amp heavy duty outlet as well. The 12-volt DC output is used for the recharging of batteries and devices that work on batteries such as mobile phones. I rank high the versatility of this device.
The patented voltage selector of DuroMax XP10000E makes it even more versatile. The DuroMax RV Switch lets you use the maximum amount of power from every outlet. In addition, you can select from simultaneous operation at 120 and 240 volts or at 120 volts with full power. This is quite useful when you need to power different kinds of tools.
The safety features of DuroMax XP10000E include advanced automatic voltage regulator (AVR), 33-amp circuit breaker and a low oil shutdown system. The AVR is designed to protect the appliances and tools which you power. The circuit breaker prevents overloads. The low oil protection system shuts the engine automatically in case there is not enough oil for it to work and, in this way, protects it from damage. Another important safety feature is the exhaust with spark arrestor which is designed to work quietly.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 8.3 gallons. This is another feature that I like because the larger the tank the easier it is to run a number of devices for longer without filling it every couple of hours. Of course, this adds to the overall weight of the generator platform, but you will still be able to take the device from one place to another with ease.
The frame of the platform is made from heavy duty steel. The wheel kit comes with an easy to use handle. The 10.5-inch all-terrain tires are made so that they cannot go flat. All of these features make the DuroMax XP10000E 10,000 watt generator perfectly portable.
There are a number of features that contribute to the quiet operation of the device. The steel frame comes with fully isolated motor mounts, which prevent annoying noises. The super quiet muffler also does a good job. I value quiet operation highly since I want my customers to get the best possible service.
The engine of DuroMax 10000 watt generator produces 8,000 constant running watts of power. It can reach a peak of 10,000 watts. This is quite a lot of electric power allowing you to use your home or small business premises as usual during outages. For me, being able to use large amounts of power is particularly important for running my business.
There run time from a full tank of fuel at 50 per cent capacity is 10 hours. This is a fairly long time, but I think that it could have been longer given the large volume of the tank and the powerful engine the generator is equipped with.
This portable generator is suitable for households, small businesses and contractors who use power tools. It is portable and versatile so it can be used to power all kinds of appliances, devices such as computers, lights and tools.
The main benefits of DuroMax XP10000E are:
- Large amount of power produced
- Easy, simple and reliable start
- Safe operation
- Great mobility
- Quiet operation
To me, the drawbacks of using this DuroMax generator are:
- Considerable weight – the device is fairly heavy, but this is normal given how much power it can produce
- One year limited warranty – It is good that the device comes with a warranty, but it is only for one year. Most competitors offer two or three-year limited warranty.
I can safely say that the DuroMax XP10000E 10,000 Watt gas powered portable generator is a good choice. It has minor drawbacks and gives you enough power for a sufficiently long time. It is durable and reliable.