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DuroMax XP12000X - 9500/12000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The DuroMax XP12000X is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 9,500 W and a starting wattage of 12,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $949.00 - April 11, 2024
  • $1,399.00 - April 11, 2024
  • $999.00 - March 13, 2024
  • $1,399.00 - March 2, 2024
  • $1,099.00 - January 14, 2024
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Since: January 14, 2024
  • Highest Price: $1,399.00 - March 2, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $949.00 - April 11, 2024

Description

The XP12000X is the BEAST of the new lineup, with 12,000 peak watts and 9,500 running watts. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the DuroMax XP12000X

In summary, the DuroMax XP12000X is a powerful portable generator especially useful for:

  • Small homeowners in search of a full power backup solution
  • 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 XP12000X in use

The DuroMax XP12000X

The DuroMax XP12000X houses a 457 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120/240V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 9,500W along with a peak wattage of 12,000W.

With a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), the generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

With a full tank, the XP12000X can operate for up to 19 hours (fuel consumption around 0.44 GPH), thanks to its fuel capacity of 8.3 gallons.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the XP12000X is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<12%).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 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

Even if this DuroMax generator isn't quite RV Ready, it still allows for an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor, thanks to its L5-30R receptacle. Besides, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP12000X is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

Portability

The design of the DuroMax XP12000X is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L29 x W30 x H26 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 230 pounds. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP12000X

The XP12000X's control panel

The control panel of the XP12000X includes a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicator will display if its oil levels are insufficient.

Thanks to a built-in fuel gauge, the generator allows you to quickly, conveniently and easily check the gas level at a glance.

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

The XP12000X 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.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the DuroMax XP12000X also comes with some accessories: tool kit and funnel are included.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP12000X is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

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The DuroMax XP12000X versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP12000X compare to generators of similar power (between 9000 and 10000 W).

  • At a weight of 230 pounds, the DuroMax XP12000X places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 9000-10000 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc with only 187.4 pounds.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 74 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, whose lowest noise levels reach just 64 dBA.
  • The XP12000X provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching up to 19 hours at 25% load. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the DuroMax XP11500EH, reaching up to 20 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. This generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.44 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Champion 201407, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.41 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 9000-10000W generators, the DuroMax XP12000X is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • CO Alert technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (230 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine457 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty5 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts9,500 W
Starting watts12,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)79.2/39.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps
Run time @50% load9 h
Run time @25% load19 h
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
Weight230 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29 x 30 x 26 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, battery, and wheel kit
SeriesX
UPC811640016616

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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 XP12000X 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Slow cooker270270
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7567 W9067 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total7595 W8185 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Bug zapper8080
Total7340 W11840 W

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