WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY AMAZON OR HOMEDEPOT ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

DuroMax XP15000EH Spec Review

Picture 1 of the DuroMax XP15000EH
Picture 2 of the DuroMax XP15000EH
Picture 3 of the DuroMax XP15000EH
Picture 4 of the DuroMax XP15000EH

The DuroMax XP15000EH is a powerful open frame dual fuel portable generator with a rated wattage of 12000 W and a starting wattage of 15000 W.

CompareShortlistShortlistedRemoved from shortlist 3

Set Price Alert
×
Notify me when the price drops
Set an alert for the DuroMax XP15000EH - Current lowest price: $2,982.87
Price alert for: homedepot.com
Impactradius The Home Depot
$2,982.87
Price History
×
Price history for the DuroMax XP15000EH
Latest updates:
  • $2,982.87 - November 9, 2019
  • $2,999.00 - November 7, 2019
  • $2,809.11 - October 26, 2019
  • $2,805.72 - October 17, 2019
  • $2,799.99 - September 10, 2019
  • $2,883.99 - August 4, 2019
  • $2,999.00 - August 2, 2019
  • $2,799.99 - July 18, 2019
Data source: homedepot.com
Since: May 23, 2019
  • Highest Price: $2,999.00 - August 2, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $2,799.99 - June 6, 2019

Description

DuroMax’s XP15000EH is the most powerful generator of the dual fuel 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 that runs on either gas or propane. (source: DuroMax)

Zoom on the DuroMax XP15000EH

In summary, the DuroMax XP15000EH is a powerful portable generator especially useful for:

  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
  • Prudent homeowners who want a backup power source in case of a power outage

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 XP15000EH in use

The DuroMax XP15000EH

The dual-fuel technology of the DuroMax XP15000EH allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 12000W and a starting wattage of 15000W. If propane-powered, it gives 11400 rated watts and 14250 starting watts.

With a noise rating of 77 dBA (less noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator features a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 8.3 gallons, the XP15000EH can operate for around 9 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.92 GPH), or for around 3 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.57 GPH) using propane.

As the XP15000EH has a relatively high THD (<12%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 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

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, since the XP15000EH 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.

Portability

The DuroMax XP15000EH has the following dimensions: L35 x W24.5 x H38 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

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 349 lbs. Never less, thanks to a wheel kit and a folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed 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 XP15000EH

The XP15000EH's control panel

The XP15000EH and its control panel include a convenient meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if the oil level is too low.

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

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

Apart from the typical documentation and a user manual, which lets you start it right away, the DuroMax XP15000EH also is packed along with the following accessories: propane hose, funnel and tool kit.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP15000EH 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, making it usable in forested areas.

Product Video

Video of the DuroMax XP15000EH

The DuroMax XP15000EH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP15000EH compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 17500 W).

  • At a dry weight of 349 pounds, the DuroMax XP15000EH is one of the heavier devices which can produce between 10000 and 17500 running 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.
  • This generator has a somewhat average expected noise for its power range, rated at 77 dBA. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 69 dBA.
  • Offering around 9 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the XP15000EH is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. 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 Cat RP12000 E, with around 11.7 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. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.92 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the A-iPower SUA13000EFI, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.78 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 10000-17500W generators, the DuroMax XP15000EH 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
  • Electric start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (77 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No recoil back-up
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (349 lbs)

Do you own the DuroMax XP15000EH 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)
Engine713 cc DuroMax 4-stroke V-Twin
Starting systemElectric

Power

VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
GasolinePropane
Running watts12000 W11400 W
Starting watts15000 W14250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps95/47.5 amps
Peaks amps (@120/240V)125/62.5 amps118.8/59.4 amps
Run time @50% load9 h3 h
Run time @25% loadN/AN/A

Features

GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets2x 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 tank8.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes

Misc

Weight349 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)35 x 24.5 x 38 in
Noise (lower limit)77 dBA
THD< 12%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralN/A
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit and propane hose
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.

About DuroMax

Warranty Information

The DuroMax XP15000EH 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-844-DUROMAX (844-387-6629).

Questions & Answers

There are no questions yet. Ask the first question.

Your name and email address will not be publicly published. We only need them to be able to answer you directly.


We would love to know your opinion

Leave a review

Your total score

You can only suggest 1 improvement at a time.
If you want to improve more than one spec, please submit one form per spec.


This form does not send us any personal data (not even your IP address)


Generator Bible
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many generators as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 generators at a time.

0