DuroMax XP10000E Portable Generator
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With as much power as the DuroMax XP10000E has, it can easily handle most, if not all of the higher drawing appliances in your home during a power outage.
Some users have even reported that it takes care of ALL of their needs. This will vary, of course, depending on your own personal wattage requirements.
You can and should know what your wattage needs are before purchasing a portable generator so you can ensure getting the right one.
This unit is one that can be hooked up to the home’s main circuit but you need to get a manual transfer switch and make sure it is properly set up before you do this. This is not an area where short cuts should ever be taken.
With a weight of 240 pounds, this isn’t the type of generator that you can just pick up and toss into the back of a truck. While it will fit in the back of your pickup, moving and lifting it will require planning and more than likely two people (to lift) The wheel kit that is included with this model makes moving it much easier.
Fuel Type, Efficiency, Capacity and Run Time
The DuroMax XP10000E runs on unleaded gasoline and provides about 10 hours of run time on a full tank of gas at 50% work load. The fuel tank is 8.3 gallons. With the unit’s excellent fuel efficiency, this run time is very good and typically a couple of hours longer than many generators.
It does not have a fuel gauge in the newer models which can make keeping track of the gas level a little tricky, but there are gas level sticks you can get to take care of this issue. Some customers have reported getting as much as 12 hours of run time on only 2/3rd of a tank, so the usage may vary depending on what you are powering and for how long.
The oil capacity is 1.1 quarts and it is recommended that for most temperature situations, 10W-30 weight oil be used. If you’re running the generator in below zero weather, switching to a 5W-30 weight is recommended for better performance. The oil filter cap has a dipstick attached to check the oil level.
Most generators that are this size can be really loud but the XP10000E rates only 72 decibels which is quieter than most of the same size. The impressive noise reduction for a generator of this size is due to the high tech-sound deafening muffler that the generator has which improves noise level tremendously.
It will be difficult to carry on a normal conversation if you are close to it, so you should keep this in mind when deciding where to place it to run. Close to your neighbor’s house is probably not going to be a good idea. It’s unrealistic to expect such a powerful generator to operate silently, but it does rate better than most which makes it a popular choice for those looking for a unit to use for power outages in their neighborhoods.
Wattage (continuous and maximum)
The 420cc OHV engine is 16 HP and provides 8000 watts of continuous power and 10,000 surge watts. The cast iron sleeve and steel bearings increase its durability and long-lastingness.
It’s been classified as a work generator and also for back up home use but it is not very suited for camping or fishing trips or tailgating parties.
You will find that it has more than enough power to run power tools such as saws, drills and other construction equipment and can tackle most of the household appliances with ease.
It is not CARB compliant for California but meets EPA guidelines for the 49 other states.
The DuroMax XP10000E has many features that make it as popular as it is with consumers. These features include:
- Included wheel kit
- Two handles
- Low oil shut off
- Four isolating motor mounts are used for the engine which increases quiet operation and reduces any vibration.
- Electric key start
- Cast iron sleeves used in construction of the generator
- matches ETL & MTL standards
- 72 decibel level
- Air cooled engine
- 3 gallon fuel tank
- dual amplifier circuit breaker
- backup recoil start
- approved for residential and commercial use
For starters there is a 30 day replacement warranty on parts as well as a one year warranty on parts as well. Customers should be aware that there are freight charges on the customer to send it to be fixed and also the cost of return shipping. The warranty is not a really strong on and customers are not happy about having to be responsible for shipping charges considering the weight of the unit. Since the warranty only covers parts anyway, if you can fix it yourself you will be much better off.
What are Customers Saying?
Customer feedback can tell you a lot about a product. Whenever you are considering a purchase that has a price tag like generators can, it’s important to get as much information as you can about it before you purchase. Below are some of the comments that customers have left about DuroMax XP10000E.
If you’re looking for extra power you will find the DuroMax XP10000E a good portable generator to seriously look at for your own needs. Since power outages are becoming more common in light of the strange weather we have been having the last few years all over the US, it is worth the expense to have peace of mind when it comes to your family and home. Having this portable generator is a great way to ensure you will not be one of the ones caught off guard and sitting in the dark.
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