Unfortunately, power outages caused by natural disasters and infrastructure breakdown are on the rise globally. The Durostar DS4000S portable generator is a rugged workhorse which is designed to offer you and your family uninterrupted power in such emergencies. Reasonably priced, this portable generator will also provide home-like conveniences for your household while on camping adventures in uncharted wilderness.
DuroStar DS4000S Review
Key Features And Benefits
Easy Assembly And Use: Since the DuroStar DS4000S doesn’t come with an electric start, you wouldn’t be bothered with the onerous task of hooking up batteries when you unpack your new generator. Simply add oil and gas, close the choke and pull the recoil start.
Great Value For Money: The DuroStar DS4000S delivers a stunning 3,300 running Watts (4,000 surge Watts) for about half the price of portable generators in the same class. This makes it the portable Generator with one of the highest power-to-price ratio of any portable generator in the market.
Easy To Read Fuel Gauge: It might not seem like much but having a fuel gauge that is easy to read is very important. A lot of generators do not have gauges, while some are awkwardly placed in some hard to read areas. But the fuel gauge on this portable generator is placed right where it is meant to be- close to the gas cap.
Relatively Quiet Operation: conventional generators like the Durostar DS4000S are usually loud. But for this design, they have fitted a super quiet muffler and raised the motor mounts with rubber seating thereby isolating the motor. These 2 features make it possible for the generator to run quietly at a 69dBA sound rating. This is about the same level of noise as a regular dishwater and therefore can allow you to converse naturally in its vicinity.
Optional Wheel Kit: The Durostar DS4000S is relatively portable at 100 pounds. But if you frequently move the Portable Generator around, you might want to install the included optional wheel kit. It’s an easy task which you can do following the included directions.
- Easy to assemble and use
- Excellent Value
- Quiet operation
- Durable and easy to maintain
- Convenient and easy to read fuel gauge
- No 240V or DC output power
- Oil fill is difficult to access.
- No watt or amp meter
- Not CARB compliant
If you're looking for a well priced generator, look no further. The DuroStar DS4000S is great value for the money and you can almost forgive it for some of its shortcomings!
|Engine Type OHV:||4 Stroke|
|Peak Amps:||20 amps|
|Running Amps:||30 amps|
|AC Voltage:||120 Volts|
|AC Frequency:||60 Hz|
|Engine Horse Power (HP):||7.0 HP|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR):||No|
|Sound Levels (dBA):||69 dBA|
|Low Oil Shutdown:||Yes|
|Fuel Shut Off:||Automatic|
|Fuel Tank Material:||Steel|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||4.0 gal.|
|Run Time at 50% Load:||8 hrs.|
|Gasoline Fuel Gauge:||Yes|
|AC Outlets:||(2) 120V, 20-amp, 3-prong; (1) 120-volt, 30-amp twist-lock|
|Transfer Switch Ready:||No|
|Overload Protection (circuit breaker):||Yes|
|Wheel Kit Included:||Yes|
|Canada CSA Compliant:||No|
Best Suited For…
This Durostar DS4000 portable generator can be used as an emergency power back-up for homes, for camping, and for offsite work places.
Reasons To Buy
If you are looking for a compact, affordable generator to power your basic appliances during an outage, for camping or for powering tools at remote job sites, then there is no better conventional generator that delivers so much power for so little money. This generator from the Durostar brand offers the best deal, dollar for dollar than any other generator in the market.
DuroStar DS4000S: Summing Up
Not only is the DuroStar DS4000S so affordable for the power it produces, it is also a very reliable model that has been tested in the toughest of circumstances.
This generator would have been the perfect recommendation for everyone except for those looking for more a little bit more power.
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However, it has the best value for money if what you just need is enough power to run a big fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, TV, DVD and lighting points.