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DuroMax XP10000DX - 8500/10000W Dual Fuel Generator

The DuroMax XP10000DX is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 8500 W and a starting wattage of 10000 W.

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Description

The XP10000DX is the most versatile dual fuel generator of the new lineup, with 10,000 peak watts and 8,500 running watts. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the DuroMax XP10000DX is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP10000DX in use

The DuroMax XP10000DX

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the DuroMax XP10000DX delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 8500W and a peak wattage of 10000W. When propane-powered, it has 8075 rated watts and 9500 peak watts.

Enjoying a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), this generator can be started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

Regarding its running time, the XP10000DX, with a 8.3 gallons fuel capacity can operate for around 10.4 hours at 50% load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.8 GPH). When using propane, it can run for around 4.3 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.09 GPH).

The quite high THD (<12%) of the XP10000DX makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

While this DuroMax generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP10000DX is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The DuroMax XP10000DX has the following dimensions: L29 x W30 x H26 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 220 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP10000DX

The XP10000DX's control panel

To help you monitor the XP10000DX's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

In addition to this info, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if the oil level is too low.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

The XP10000DX also benefits from DuroMax’s CO Alert carbon monoxide shutdown. If CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase, the generator will automatically shut down, an indicator will light red, and the engine will not restart for 5 minutes. It’s a welcomed additional security feature, but don’t forget to always take your generator outside (opens in a new tab).

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the DuroMax XP10000DX also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, tool kit and propane hose.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP10000DX is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

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The DuroMax XP10000DX versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP10000DX compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 8000 and 9000 W).

  • At a dry weight of 220 pounds, the DuroMax XP10000DX is one of the heavier dual fuel devices which can produce between 8000 and 9000 running watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Sportsman GEN9000DF, with a dry weight of just 200 pounds.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 72 dBA, this generator is one of the quieter devices of similar type and power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the A-iPower SUA12000ED, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 69 dBA.
  • The XP10000DX, falls within the average autonomy range compared to dual fuel generators of a roughly same power, with a run time of around 10.4 hours at a 50% load and a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Pulsar PG10000B16, which is able to run for around 12 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. Standing at an estimated 0.8 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, this generator is somewhat average in this area compared to other devices, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Pulsar PG10000B16, with a fuel consumption of 0.55 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 8000-9000W dual fuel generators, the DuroMax XP10000DX is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • CO Alert technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Quiet for its power (72 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (220 lbs)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts8500 W8075 W
Starting watts10000 W9500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)70.8/35.4 amps67.3/33.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps79.2/39.6 amps
Run time @50% load10.4 h4.3 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank8.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight220 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29 x 30 x 26 in
Noise (lower limit)72 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty5 years
SeriesDX
UPC811640016609

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About DuroMax

Duromax is a small, American based power equipment company, with headquarters in Ontario, California. Duromax specializes in several products, including pumps, engines, pressure washers, and most importantly, power generators. In this regard, the company focuses solely on portable generators, of mostly small and medium power outputs, and dual fuel devices. Duromax’s generators are designed and serviced in the US, however, their production is outsourced overseas. Founded in 2003, DuroMax starts to be seen as an important player in the power generator market.

Warranty Information

The DuroMax XP10000DX is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of DuroMax generators, please consult DuroMax's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-844-DUROMAX (844-387-6629).

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Printer600600
Total6792 W8292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Rice cooker650650
Total6790 W7380 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Paint sprayer600600
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W

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