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DuroMax XP15000E - 12000/15000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The DuroMax XP15000E is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 12,000 W and a starting wattage of 15,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $2,199.99 - May 18, 2024
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  • Highest Price: $2,299.99 - May 4, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $2,199.99 - May 18, 2024

Description

DuroMax’s XP15000E is the most powerful generator of our line and is perfect for home backup and jobsites. This unit provides the power of a large standby generator while occupying the footprint of a portable. Equipped with a commanding 713cc V-twin engine, this model is perfect for anyone looking for a reliable power source. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the DuroMax XP15000E

To sum up, the DuroMax XP15000E is a powerful portable generator tailored for professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure..

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP15000E in use

The DuroMax XP15000E

The DuroMax XP15000E's engine, 713 cc (23 hp) DuroMax 4-stroke V-Twin, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 12,000W and reaches a peak wattage of 15,000W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 83 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an alarm clock), this generator gets running thanks to a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included).

The XP15000E's fuel tank, with a capacity of 10.6 gallons, supports uninterrupted operation for around 8 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (fuel consumption at an estimated 1.33 gallons per hour).

The XP15000E is unsuitable for the powering of sensitive electronic devices due to its relatively high THD (<12%).

Outlets

The control panel features 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

While this DuroMax generator is not RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle can be used for a simple RV connection with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, as the XP15000E holds a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: you'll easily be able to connect it to your breaker box to power your home during a power outage.

Portability

At L30 x W33 x H35 in, the DuroMax XP15000E boasts a traditional open frame structure, ensuring stability and allowing for convenient maintenance access to components, promoting air circulation. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

With a weight of 380 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. Despite the restricted maneuverability, its wheel kit (⌀12") and its folding handle provides a solution, allowing for convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

A lift hook located on the top of the frame offers an additional safety feature while facilitating the transport, loading and unloading of the generator.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP15000E

The XP15000E's control panel

The XP15000E's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features 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.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Apart from the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to facilitate setup, the DuroMax XP15000E features extra accessories: tool kit and funnel.

The DuroMax XP15000E versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP15000E compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • A weight of 380 lbs makes the DuroMax XP15000E one of the heavier devices in the 10000-14000 rated wattage range. Weight-conscious users may find the A-iPower SUA13000EFI appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 218 pounds.
  • In comparison to generators with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest emitted noise of 83 dBA can be considered noisy. 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 DuroMax XP16000iH, whose lowest noise levels reach just 67 dBA.
  • In terms of autonomy, the XP15000E offers around 8 hours at a 50% load, placing it at the lower range within its power range. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Powerhorse 13000ES could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 15 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. Compared to similar devices, this generator is less fuel-efficient than most: it burns around 1.33 gallons of gasoline per hour at a 50% load. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.78 GPH.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: DuroMax XP15000E vs DuroMax XP15000EH.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W generators, the DuroMax XP15000E 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
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
WEAKNESSES:
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (380 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (83 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine713 cc DuroMax 4-stroke V-Twin
Starting systemElectric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts12,000 W
Starting watts15,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)125/62.5 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% load18 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 tank10.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight380 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30 x 33 x 35 in
Noise (lower limit)83 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, battery, and wheel kit
UPC811640014742

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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 XP15000E 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Satelite receiver250250
Total9592 W11092 W
For workElectric welder90009000
Drain cleaner250250
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total9580 W9580 W

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