Gas + DC output
Gas + CO sensor
Dual fuel + DC output
Dual fuel + CO sensor
Dual fuel + CO sensor + New design
Tri fuel + Remote start + CO sensor
Zoom on the DuroMax XP13000HXT
In summary, the DuroMax XP13000HXT is a powerful portable generator especially useful for:
- Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
- Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.
Power & Run Time
The DuroMax XP13000HXT delivers 120/240V and benefits from a tri-fuel technology that allows it to run on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. When gasoline-powered, it enjoys a running wattage of 10,500W and a peak wattage of 13,000W. When propane-powered, it benefits from 9,500 rated watts and 12,000 peak watts. Its natural gas operation offers 8,500W of rated wattage and 10,000W of starting wattage.
The generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism and also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower). Moreover, to offer you even more convenience, the XP13000HXT can also be remotely started (key fob included).
As for its running time, the XP13000HXT, along with its 8.3 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 8.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.98 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 3.2 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.47 GPH).
The XP13000HXT is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<12%).
The control panel includes the following 7 AC outlets:
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, since the XP13000HXT bears a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it is easily connectible to a breaker box and can power your home in case of a power outage.
The DuroMax XP13000HXT has the following dimensions: L30 x W29 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 generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.
Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 240 pounds. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.
Monitoring of the XP13000HXT's status and activity is made possible by a digital data center, which provides information on the power output, frequency, lifetime run hours, fuel level and voltage and is one of the features of its control panel.
In addition to this info, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if the oil level is too low.
As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.
The XP13000HXT 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.
With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the DuroMax XP13000HXT also comes with several accessories, including: tool kit, key fob, funnel, natural gas hose with NPT adapter and propane hose.
The DuroMax XP13000HXT 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, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.
The DuroMax XP13000HXT versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP13000HXT compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 11000 W).
- As its weight is 240 pounds, the DuroMax XP13000HXT falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 10000-11000 rated wattage category. 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.
- 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 important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the A-iPower SUA13000EFI with only 69 dBA.
- Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the XP13000HXT, reaching around 8.5 hours at a 50% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other products of a roughly equal output. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Powerhorse 13000ES, with around 15 hours.
- Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. 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 you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.78 GPH, may be the right generator for you.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 10000-11000W generators, the DuroMax XP13000HXT 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
- CO Alert technology
- Several accessories included
- GFCI Outlets
- 4 different AC outlet types
- Remote start
- Decent weight (240 lbs)
- Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
- Decent fuel efficiency
- On the expensive side
- Relatively low run time
Features and Specifications
|Fuel||Tri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)|
|Engine||500 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||10,500 W||9,500 W||8,500 W|
|Starting watts||13,000 W||12,000 W||10,000 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||87.5/43.8 amps||79.2/39.6 amps||70.8/35.4 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||108.3/54.2 amps||100/50 amps||83.3/41.7 amps|
|Run time @50% load||8.5 h||3.2 h||N/A|
|Run time @25% load||17 h||6.5 h||N/A|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Yes|
|AC outlets|| |
|Data center||Power output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|Fuel tank||8.3 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||30 x 29 x 26 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Funnel, tool kit, key fob, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit|
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.
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.
The DuroMax XP13000HXT 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?
|Item||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|At home||Dish washer||1500||3000|
|Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|AC (10,000 BTU)||1500||2200|
|Electric fry pan||1500||1500|
|Sump pump (1/2 hp)||1050||2150|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Set of 5 LED light bulbs||55||55|
|Total||8372 W||9872 W|
|For camping||RV AC (11,000 BTU)||1010||1600|
|Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|Electric fry pan||1500||1500|
|Total||8390 W||8980 W|
|For work||Table saw||1800||4500|
|Air compressor (1 hp)||1600||6100|
|Total||8360 W||12860 W|
DUROMAX XP13000HXT how many therms of natural gas per hour does it use. (Asked July 08, 2022)
The unit requires 225,000 BTU per hour at full load.
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