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Duromax has been leading the generator market for quite some time as they provide users with top quality units suitable for just about any use. There has also been a number of reviews on Duromax generators that prove that they are highly praised for their rugged and sturdy design. In addition, they have some of the best run times on the markets in comparison to other generators.

During an in-depth research process, it was found that Duromax is more than worth the investment. So read on as we dive into a deep comparison of some of the most sought out Duromax generators.

Duromax Generator Reviews

The Duromax XP4850EH Generator

The Duromax XP4850EH Generator

Unlike many others in its class, the XP4850EH is one of the best hybrid generators that we've ever come across in the generator industry. In the case of contractors seeking generators, the XP4850EH is more recommended than any other inverter generators and it supports either propane or gas. It can also easily run from anywhere between 3000 running watts to 5000 watts.

It can also be used if homeowners are having renovations done since it can power belt sanders, saws, and compressors. Even the RV enthusiasts have something to look forward to since it supports conventional duel fuel. Additionally, the XP4850EH comes with a rugged and sturdy steel frame. This makes it even better at repelling damage while staying protected.

The generator's engine is a 7 Hp 208 CC OHV original Duromax engine that can smoothly run for up to 8 hours. When faced with a 50% load, the gen can run for a max of up to 9 hours on half of a 20 lb propane fuel tank. Due to the build of this Duromax generator, there is much less noise being produced when compared to many others out there.

However, it is somewhat noisier than several other inverter generators. This state-of-the-art unit has 3 designated outlets available to its users. The machine comes fitted with 1 120 volt/240 volt twist-lock outlet and two household GFCI 120-volt household outlets.


  • Very fuel-efficient
  • Relatively quieter than others
  • Versatile - perfect for construction sites, RVs and as a home backup source


  • The generator is on the heavy side

2. The Duromax XP12000EH

The Duromax XP12000EH

If power is the mission then the Duromax XP12000EH is an excellent and powerful machine. It has the capacity to provide users with a starting power of 12000 watts and a running gas power of up to 9500 running watts. If users are planning to use propane then the approximated starting power slightly decreases to 11400 watts and the running power is 9025 watts.

With so much power capabilities, the Duromax XP12000EH is perfect for any homeowner's backup source during hurricane season and emergencies. A homes main set of essential appliances can be easily run and it doesn't take a fortune to invest in a quality product. Additionally, any and all of the most energy-consuming electronic tools can now be used with the Duromax generator.

One main one is MIG welders along with other heavy-duty tools. Welders and much more can be run without even so much as a bump in the way. Users can rest assured since they'll be provided with sufficient power to run 230 Amps and more.

The Duromax XP12000EH is the perfect powerhouse and offers its users the option of either an electric start or a manual start. Additionally, one of the key strong points of this machine is that it has a pretty decent runtime and it works easily on gas for up to 9 hours on a 50% load. However, on a full bottle of propane at a 50% load, the unit can run for up to 7 hours.

If running at the max allotted capacity, then both mentioned run times can vary. In essence, they will become somewhat shorter. This then requires the fuel tank to be filled up more often. As previously mentioned the generator can run on either gas or propane. This means that users can switch from either one with just the push of a button.

This Duromax generator can run for more than 16 hours on just 50% load and it is 100% CARP and EPA certified. Hence, residents throughout the United States can safely use it with the inclusion of California. When searching for an effective and efficient home generator, the Duromax XP12000EH is a perfect choice.

However, for those requiring smaller operations, the Duromax XP12000EH can be a bit too expensive and too large.


  • Rugged, solid steel frame
  • Very long-lasting run time
  • Users can easily switch between different sources of fuel
  • Amazing backup source for homes during outages and other emergencies


  • Not the lightest generator
  • On the loud side

3. The Duromax XP4400E

The Duromax XP4400E

Another popular generator in the Duromax series of generators is the XP4400E. The XP4400E offers users a reliable solution that provides exactly what is needed. This Duromax portable generator is perfect for long hours of work without interruptions. It even features a rather large fuel tank that has a 4-gallon capacity.

One refueling session provides its users with a constant 8-hour runtime. However, this solely depends on the appliances that are being used. So, it is highly unexpected for continuous operation for 8 hours on the highest load.

The generator also offers its users easy operations since one of the main features is an electric start. Users only need to push a button and in no time everything will be up and running. Additionally, traditional recoil start is also available. This ensures that even in the case of failures, users will never have to worry about being without power.

Starting the generator is not only easy but maintaining it comes with some challenges to users who are not versed in repairing generators. The original user manual doesn't exactly aid with this so there's a chance that a professional will need to be called in for assistance. The generator also has a number of other useful features that make operations easier.

There is a specially designed automatic low-oil system that shuts down in an emergency. Hence, users never need to worry about the damages that can occur if the oil wasn't topped up. The generator shuts off and prevents a series of damage that could leave users out of a generator.

The Duromax XP4400 also comes fitted with two outlets. One being 240V and the other a 120V outlet. This ensures that users can use at home and on the go with an RV. The overall range of use is between 3000 running watts and 6000 watts.


  • Excellent runtime
  • Easy start with an electronic starter
  • Affordable backup solution
  • Easy and effective shutdown with automatic low-level shutdown


  • Maintaining the generator can be difficult, especially for first-timers

4. The Duromax XP1000E

The Duromax XP1000E

Duromax generators are known for their versatility and reliability when compared to several other brands on the markets. The XP4400 has a starring wattage of 10000 and a running wattage of 8000 running watts. This model is essentially an excellent source for backup and emergencies.

However, users should still never expect to power large homes at all. With small and medium-sized, it will be just right. The Duromax XP1000E is perfect for persons living in areas where there are frequent hurricanes and tropical storms.

The XP10000E features an all-new 440 CC OHV 18HP engine and the motor is very solid and durable since it is covered by a metal frame. Users are expected to take advantage of the robust features that come with this generator.

When it comes to the fuel tank, there is a pretty decent tank. The XP10000E has a 9-gallon tank that allows a runtime for up to 8 full hours. Since it is rather large, users should still expect to

The generator has got a large 9-gallon fuel tank. Depending on the load it can run continuously for up to 8 hours. Due to its size, some noise should be expected from this generator especially at high loads. In some instances, users can easily place it inside wooden enclosures to dampen the noise. With that said, the Duromax XP10000E is still much quieter than many others of the same size.


  • Rugged, solid steel frame
  • The run time is long
  • Users can easily switch between one fuel type to another
  • Excellent backup source for homes during storms and other power-related emergencies


  • Very loud when running heavy loads
  • It isn't the lightest generator around

5. The Duromax XP4000S

The Duromax XP4000S

Another popular portable generator is the XP4000S from Duromax. Users far and wide have only the best to say when it comes to this model. Unlike many others in the same category, the XP4000S is highly praised for its smooth, silent engine and its unbeatably flawless engine. Mentioned thus far are some of the stronger features of the Duromax XP4000S.

It is one of the most user-friendly and portable generator on the market. However, while quiet, it still isn't as quiet as other inverter generators. Users will be very pleased to know just how quite inverter generators can be. In addition, this generator is among the most affordable and it usually sells for under $500.

This Duromax portable generator comes fitted with an all-new Durostar engine. The engine is an OHV, air-cooled, 7.0 engine. The generator is even fitted with a state-of-the-art automatic shutdown mechanism. When the oil is low, the generator detects the level and shuts down to prevent critical damage from occurring.

Previously mentioned, the engine comes with its own cooling system that does a fantastic job of cooling it. This is very important since overheating can become an issue when generators are required to continuously run. The steel frame of the generator is also a pretty heavy-duty one.

The control panel on the XP4000S  has other useful warning lights, a voltmeter, and a circuit breaker. In addition, there are also other outlets that are quite useful such as the 120V 30Amp L5 30 outlet, the 120V 20Amp 5-20R outlet. However, with all the amazing perks, there is one downside since the wheel needs to be purchased separately. The wheels are among the essential elements of the portable generator.


  • Durable, rugged steel frame for a portable generator
  • The engine is air-cooled
  • More affordable than many other Duromax generators
  • Wheels are relatively cheap
  • More quite than other portable generator models


  • Essential wheels aren't included in the kit

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