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DuroMax XP13000EH Spec Review

The DuroMax XP13000EH is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 10500 W and a starting wattage of 13000 W.

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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))

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In summary, the DuroMax XP13000EH is a powerful portable generator especially useful for professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment.

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP13000EH in use

The DuroMax XP13000EH

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile DuroMax XP13000EH provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 10500W along with a peak wattage of 13000W. While propane-powered, it provides 9975 rated watts and 12350 starting watts.

At a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), this generator can be started via a conventional pull-start mechanism, or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 8.3 gallons, the XP13000EH can operate for around 8.5 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.98 GPH), or for around 3.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.34 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

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 5V USB port with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

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 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 dimensions of the DuroMax XP13000EH, which are L29 x W30 x H26 in, and its typical, open frame design provides stability and enables the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 234 lbs. However, this lack of maneuverability is compensated by its wheel kit and its folding handle, with which you can conveniently shift it, once it's on 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, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if the oil level is too low.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the DuroMax XP13000EH also comes with some accessories: propane hose, battery charging cables, funnel and tool kit are included. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP13000EH 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 and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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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).

  • Regarding its weight, the DuroMax XP13000EH only weighs in at 234 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter generators in the 10000-11000 rated wattage range. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, with a dry weight of only 218 lbs.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 74 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the A-iPower SUA13000EFI. With just 69 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As for its autonomy, the XP13000EH, with an autonomy of around 8.5 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Powerhorse 13000ES, reaching around 15 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This generator is somewhat less fuel efficient than devices of comparable output: its estimated fuel consumption reaches 0.98 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 this interactive chart, 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
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Dual Fuel
  • 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
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine500 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts10500 W9975 W
Starting watts13000 W12350 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% load8.5 h3.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
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%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
Warranty3 years

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 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes dryer54006750
Freezer8101750
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total8382 W9857 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total8385 W8835 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Circular saw12003200
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. 2.4
    Price
    50
    Value
    60
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    70

    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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  2. 4.9
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    100
    Value
    100
    Quality
    90
    Performance
    100

    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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    Jaime Rodriguez April 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm
    2.25
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    Value
    80
    Quality
    10
    Performance
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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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  4. 0.75
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    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    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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