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DuroMax XP13000HX - 10500/13000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

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Description

The XP13000HX is the crown jewel of the HX Series with 13,000 watts of POWER. This unit provides the power normally found in stationary home standby generators but in a more affordable, portable package! With a 500cc OHV DuroMax Engine, this workhorse is PERFECT for HOME BACK UP and can power most household essentials. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the DuroMax XP13000HX is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure.

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP13000HX in use

The DuroMax XP13000HX

Delivering 120/240V, the DuroMax XP13000HX is enhanced by dual-fuel technology, providing power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it boasts a running wattage of 10,500W and a starting wattage of 13,000W. Alternatively, when propane-powered, it delivers 9,975 running watts and 12,350 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), the generator features a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism, but also a straightforward and intuitive electric starter (battery included).

Regarding its running time, the XP13000HX, with a 8.3 gallons fuel capacity, can operate for around 8.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.98 GPH). When using propane, it can run for around 3.2 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.47 GPH).

The quite high THD (<12%) of the XP13000HX makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

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 though this DuroMax generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, thanks to its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP13000HX is transfer switch ready, facilitating easy hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

With its L29 x W30 x H26 in dimensions, the open frame structure of the DuroMax XP13000HX guarantees stability, simplified maintenance access to components, and better air cooling than enclosed units. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While technically classified as 'portable' due to its ability to be moved, the 240 lbs of this generator make manual lifting and transportation incredibly difficult. 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 XP13000HX

The XP13000HX's control panel

The control panel of the XP13000HX includes a convenient meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator on the device will signal if its oil levels are insufficient.

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

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.

The XP13000HX 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.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the DuroMax XP13000HX is bundled with additional accessories: propane hose, funnel and tool kit.

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The DuroMax XP13000HX versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP13000HX compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 11000 W).

  • When it comes to weight, the DuroMax XP13000HX tips the scales at just 240 pounds, making it one of the lighter generators in the 10000 to 11000 rated wattage range. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, weighing just 218 pounds.
  • Since the generator's noise is rated at 74 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the A-iPower SUA13000EFI. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 69 dBA.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the XP13000HX, reaching around 8.5 hours at a 50% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other products of a roughly equal 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.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.98 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.78 gallons per hour.

Here's a list of the most popular specific comparisons:

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-11000W generators, the DuroMax XP13000HX is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Dual Fuel
  • CO Alert technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (240 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the DuroMax XP13000HX and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine500 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty5 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
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% load8.5 h3.2 h
Run time @25% load17 h6.5 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 tankSteel, 8.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight240 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, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC811640016234

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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 XP13000HX 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
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
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Rice cooker650650
Radio100100
Total8390 W8980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Milk cooler11001800
Total8360 W12860 W

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DuroMax XP13000HX
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  1. 2.15
    Price
    70
    Value
    60
    Quality
    20
    Performance
    20

    The generator looks good and works very good. However, I’m of the opinion that We purchase a Monday Morning assambled one! Our HX 13000 XP smokes none stop.

    We were told that it could have oil In the muffler. To keep running it….. How did oil got to the muffler? Remains Unanswered.

    Cant afford to do that. So we are looking to returned it….

    + PROS:
    • It does all we need!
    - CONS:
    • Shipping it to your self is not the best option!
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  2. 4.9
    Price
    100
    Value
    90
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    100

    I went online to see how to break in an engine on a portable generator. I looked at several links and they all practically said the same thing. After running the engine for an hour I changed the oil. It was dirty. Second hour not so dirty. I even did it another hour and it was pretty clean. The 4th hour I put a load on the engine. I never had a problem with the oil getting on the frame because I tilted the the front of the unit towards the rear about a half inch and to the oil drain side about the same. I have since ran the unit for several more hours with no problems. I’m buying a line conditioner to use for sensitive items. I already have USP battery backup units to run my computers on. It’s a great unit. I’m happy with it.

    + PROS:
    • Company sends a free cover when you register it.
    • Well built.
    - CONS:
    • Heavy but manageable.
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  3. 4.25
    Price
    90
    Value
    90
    Quality
    80
    Performance
    80

    I recently purchased this generator to power my house and business. I opened the box, installed the wheels, front legs, and handles, removed the red shipping engine brace, connected the negative battery cable, and added oil. The generator comes with pot-metal tools, but honestly use your own.

    I broke the generator in on propane for 15 mins, alternating a small 1500 watt load for a few minutes off and on (stator heat cool cycles). Then changed oil. Changing the oil is messy (gets on the frame/engine brace) but I guess that is normal for generators.

    The engine (push button) fired right up without an effort, and the generator is very easy to operate. The start push button is also the stop button (just hold it in till it starts blinking). This generator is loud, but it is 13Kw and an open frame design.

    The oil dipstick threading is M27-3.0. I ordered a magnetic dipstick in that thread pitch, and it fit perfectly.

    + PROS:
    • The new digital (hours, volts, hertz) gauge is easy to use and read.
    - CONS:
    • The idle down switch does not work on propane fuel, only gasoline.
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