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DuroMax XP13000EH - 10500/13000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

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  • $1,199.00 - April 4, 2024
  • $1,499.00 - August 9, 2023
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  • $1,099.00 - July 13, 2023
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Description

The all new DuroMax XP13000EH is a dual fuel workhorse powered by a 500cc OHV Engine and runs on gasoline or propane. With 10,500 watts of running power and the ability to surge up to 13,000 watts, this generator can power household essentials such as lights, small and large appliances, and your home's central A/C system. The fully loaded power panel features multiple outlets including 2 120V GFCI protected household outlets. Also on the power panel are individual breakers to prevent overloading and keep everything safe. This unit is both EPA and CARB approved for operation in all 50 states. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the DuroMax XP13000EH

In a nutshell, the DuroMax XP13000EH is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards 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 XP13000EH in use

The DuroMax XP13000EH

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the DuroMax XP13000EH delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 10,500W and a peak wattage of 13,000W. When propane-powered, it has 9,975 rated watts and 12,350 peak watts.

With a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), the generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 8.3 gallons, the XP13000EH can operate for around 8 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 1.04 GPH), or for around 3 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.57 GPH) using propane.

The XP13000EH is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<12%).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

This DuroMax generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP13000EH 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 XP13000EH 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 generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

As the generator's weight is 234 pounds, manually moving it or transporting it may be challenging, despite the fact that it is technically considered 'portable' (movable). Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP13000EH

The XP13000EH's control panel

To help you monitor the XP13000EH'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, when its oil levels are insufficient, you will be informed by the featured light indicator.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

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.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the DuroMax XP13000EH also comes with several accessories, including: battery charging cables, tool kit, funnel and propane hose. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP13000EH 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 and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

Product Videos

The DuroMax XP13000EH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP13000EH compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 11000 W).

  • Weight-wise, the DuroMax XP13000EH has only 234 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter generators which produce 10000 to 11000 rated watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, with a dry weight of just 218 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 noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI with only 69 dBA.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing around 8 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 50% load, the XP13000EH falls into the low end in comparison with other devices of a comparable power output. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Powerhorse 13000ES, as it provides around 15 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 is not fuel efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 1.04 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, with a fuel consumption of 0.78 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-11000W generators, the DuroMax XP13000EH 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (234 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the DuroMax XP13000EH and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine500 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts10,500 W9,975 W
Starting watts13,000 W12,350 W
Running amps (@120/240V)87.5/43.8 amps83.1/41.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)108.3/54.2 amps102.9/51.5 amps
Run time @50% load8 h3 h
Run time @25% load17 h6.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank8.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight234 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
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
UPC811640015725

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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 XP13000EH is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total8372 W9872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Rice cooker650650
Radio100100
Total8390 W8980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Pressure washer (1 hp)12003600
Milk cooler11001800
Total8360 W12860 W
What size propane tank is required? (Asked September 29, 2019)

Propane tank size is completely up to you. The bigger the tank, the higher the runtime on propane.

Can this unit be converted to natural gas? (Asked September 23, 2020)

There are no official conversion kits.

Dose the xp13000eh run on high or low pressure propane (Asked May 07, 2021)

LPG source should be 3 PSI or more.

Is the 13000eh weather proof? (Asked July 25, 2021)

The unit is not weather proof and must be properly sheltered. We recommend reading our article on operation in bad weather.

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DuroMax XP13000EH
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  1. 3.65
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    PSA Just a note to Karl Ben (though realize it’s three years after, so it’s more of a note for others who read this), it is in fact floating, not bonded. You need a new electrician. Or ask them to check the continuity between the frame and the neutral in one of its outlets and they will see the light (or not, actually). DuroMax has an excellent FAQ on their site that addresses why there is continuity between the ground and the neutral within an outlet, but not to the frame.

    For my review, yes it’s way more expensive than like two years ago, by like 40 to 50% unless you get it on sale, and even then it’s like 30% more. Works great so far, but only have about 20 hours on it. I’m just writing this to clarify the bonded vs floating ground.

    + PROS:
    • Can run a whole house
    - CONS:
    • Parts are hard to find outside of the manufacturer and they won't confirm what parts are compatible so you can buy the same exact ones from a third party
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  2. 5
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    Easy touch starting is a plus for others in family that may need to utilize the generator when the primary operator isn’t available. It also isn’t as loud as I expected. I’m pleased with the purchase and would recommend to anyone looking for one at a decent price point.

    + PROS:
    • Dual fuel, battery charger, 50amp outlet,no flat tires,12v cig.lighter outlet,CO sensor, easy starting.
    - CONS:
    • Magnetic dipstick or drain plug would be great,remote start also would be nice.
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  3. 0.5
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    Great only blew up once and there was a missing fuel tank and outlite plug, but other than that great product would buy.

    + PROS:
    • Love this product would by again.
    - CONS:
    • None but sometimes blow up. But other than that it’s great
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  4. 0.75
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    Junk 3 family members bought the same model all 3 broke down within 75 – 100 hours

    + PROS:
    • There is none
    - CONS:
    • Broke down less than 60 hours
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    Jaime Rodriguez April 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm
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    I agree with the manual as being poorly written, I haven’t been able to use it because it wont stay on, I’m running propane dedicated as gasoline has too many issues when you store it, sent an email to customer service with my issue and no reply, manual directs you to call customer service before returning it back to the store, but it’s going back today as they never replied to my email……. I have a Champion Dual fuel generator as well as a Powerhorse generator, I run the Champion on LP only and it has no issues staying on, not too happy with this product.

    + PROS:
    • None
    - CONS:
    • Wont stay on electric starter stays stuck and it cranks on it's own, have to push the off button to make it stop.
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  6. 4.9
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    In reply to Karl’s post : So why not just run a 10 or 12 gauge wire from the gen panel ground terminal to a grounding rod outside?? Seems the least expensive alternative. Taking this from an electrical engineer who lives next to me with the exact same generator.

    + PROS:
    • Otherwise, my gen has been reliable and does the job powering virtually the whole house. The only drawback is I need to take the refrigerators off the grid for a bit while the AC fires up. My HVAC requires 11000w to start. Leaving the refrigerators off for a bit while cooling the house down works. Pricing was very fair in 2019 compared to what they want now.
    - CONS:
    • Manual is poorly written and needs to be more model specific instead of a universal pile of garbage.
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  7. 2.4
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    Instructions in the manual are incorrect regarding floating neutral

    + PROS:
    • Pricing is fair
    - CONS:
    • Manual is wrong. It shows the unit as “Floating Ground”, it is NOT. This is a bonded generator. I even called Duromax customer service, and they stated it is a Floating Ground. But when my electrician tested the units outlets, the grounds and the neutrals all show continuity among each other! Now I have to pay him to como again to install a different generator to my house.
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