DuroMax XP10000EH Portable Generator Review
A Big Generator for Big Power Needs
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could keep the power in your home or worksite running like normal even in the event of an emergency or a power outage? With the DuroMax XP10000EH, it’s a guarantee. You can confidently run your home appliances as if you’re still on AC power. You can also plug in the high-powered tools at your work site without worries. And with this generator’s ability to run on both gasoline and propane, you know you can be flexible with your fuel choice.
- Dimensions: 40 x 29 x 27.5 inches
- Weight: 232 lbs
- Starting watts: 10,000 W (gasoline), 9,500 W (propane)
- Running watts: 8,000 W (gasoline), 7,600 W (propane)
- Voltage: 120V/240VAC and 12VDC
- Amperage: 66.5A/33.3A
- Frequency: 60Hz
- Horsepower: 18 HP
- Engine type: 4-cycle, air-cooled, spark-ignition
- Engine size: 440cc
- Engine speed: 3,600rpm
- Start type: electric, recoil
- Fuel type: gasoline, propane
- Fuel tank capacity for gasoline: 8.3 gallons
- Recommended propane tank size: 40 lbs
- Runtime at half load: 10.4 hours (gasoline), 8.6 hours (propane)
- Volume level: 72dB
- EPA- and CARB-approved for all 50 states
Engine capacity and wattage
The XP10000EH is one big baby—standing 27.5 inches high, 29 inches wide, and 40 inches long. It’s pretty heavy too, weighing a staggering 232 pounds. With the size of this generator, you’d expect it to deliver a whopping punch. Thankfully, it does—10,000 Watt starting wattage and 8,000 Watt running when fueled with gasoline, and 9,500 W starting and 7,600 W running when on propane.
That’s more than enough power to keep the essential appliances in your home, including your air conditioner, refrigerator, and electric oven, plugged in even at the same time. The same goes for power tools that require heavy loads, such as a compressor or a power saw.
With the size of the XP10000EH genset, you may be worried that it may be too big for you to lug around. Worry not—moving it around is actually doable, thanks to the included wheelset and its never-flat tires.
But what about the noise? A generator that big should be noisy, right? Actually, no, it’s not as noisy as you may expect. This DuroMax model has a noise rating of 72 decibels, which means it’s just as loud as your regular dishwasher or hairdryer. You can have a conversation even when you’re standing near it, and it will disturb only the most sensitive of your neighbors.
Additionally, the XP10000EH is easy to start. You can either flip a switch or pull the crank and get working. So you’d get the most out of this generator, make sure to feed it with SAE 10W-30 engine oil. Try to avoid using additive-laden oils or oils for two-stroke gas engines. They’re too abrasive and don’t have the viscosity ideal for DuroMax engines.
Aside from its big capacity, another advantage you will enjoy with this DuroMax portable generator is the fact that it’s capable of running on both gasoline and propane. Thus, you have that flexibility to choose which fuel to use depending on your preference or what’s more readily available.
This model’s fuel tank can hold up to 8.3 gallons of gasoline. With this much gas, it can operate continuously up to more than 10 hours. If you prefer to use propane, DuroMax recommends that you use a 40-pound tank. On propane, this generator can stay on up to eight and a half hours.
The DuroMax XP10000EH is a user-friendly machine, thanks to its easy-to-use control panel. On the control panel, you’ll find a voltage selector switch. This switch allows you to shift between using 120 V and 240 V simultaneously and using just 120 V with the generator on full power. There’s an idle control for slowing down the genset’s engine when not in use so you can conserve fuel and extend the engine’s life. Additionally, you can find five outlets on the control panel—two 120V 20A GFCI outlet, one 120V 30A twist-lock outlet, one 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet, and one 120/240V 50A heavy-duty outlet. This means you can plug in most types of machines and appliances to this generator model.
The XP10000EH works best as a backup generator. You’re sure to find it handy in case of power outages or emergencies because it can keep the electricity running in your home or worksite as if nothing happened. It’s powerful enough to run multiple appliances and tools even at the same time.
This portable generator is also great to have around in your RV or cabin in the woods. You can enjoy the comfort of having electricity even when you’re off the grid or on the road. It even has the capacity to generate power for essential appliances and tools in bus-sized and fully-furnished RVs.
However, if you’re looking to buy a portable generator that you can bring to tailgate parties or tent-camping trips, getting it may be overkill. Although it’s entirely possible, you may find it challenging to move this machine from place to place because of its weight. You may be better off with a slightly smaller and lighter genset.
What’s in the box
- Oil funnel
- Spark plug wrench
- Tool set (wrenches and double-sided screw driver)
- Wheel and handle kit
- DC charging cables
- Downloadable owner’s manual
What users say about the DuroMax XP10000EH
Many reviewers have found this model fair value for what they paid for. One even expressed their pleasure at seeing this machine run for 27 hours straight without hiccups. Another noted that it runs quieter than they expected. As of this writing, issues involving the XP10000EH pretty much have to do with how it was shipped by the suppliers and their lack of customer service.
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