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DuroMax XP15000HX - 12000/15000W Dual Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The DuroMax XP15000HX is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 12,000 W and a starting wattage of 15,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In a few words, the DuroMax XP15000HX is a powerful portable generator perfectly suited for professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment..

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP15000HX in use

The DuroMax XP15000HX

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the DuroMax XP15000HX provides 120/240V, as well as versatility and power. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 12,000W and a peak wattage of 15,000W. Alternatively, when fueled by propane, it offers 11,400 running watts and 14,250 peak watts.

DuroMax’s Auto Fuel Selection technology automatically selects the fuel source (LPG or gasoline) depending on availability and prioritizes LPG. Thus, if a propane tank with enough LPG is connected, the generator will automatically use LPG. If no propane tank is connected, or if there is not enough LPG remaining in the tank, the generator will use gasoline.

Enjoying a noise rating of 78 dBA (less noisy than a shower), this generator offers the versatility of starting with either a conventional pull-start mechanism or a convenient and efficient electric starter (battery included). Moreover, the XP15000HX boasts remote starting functionality, adding another layer of convenience (key fob included).

With a fuel capacity of 13.2 gallons, the XP15000HX can operate for around 12 hours at 50% load using gasoline (fuel consumption around 1.1 GPH), or for around 2.8 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.68 GPH) using propane.

The quite high THD (<12%) of the XP15000HX makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 13 AC outlets:

Five 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, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP15000HX is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

With dimensions of L36 x W33.2 x H32 in, the traditional open frame design of the DuroMax XP15000HX ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Despite its weight of 345 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit (⌀13") and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP15000HX

The XP15000HX's control panel

Enhancing monitoring capabilities, the XP15000HX features a digital data center within its control panel, furnishing essential details on the power output, voltage, lifetime run hours, fuel level and frequency for tracking activity and status.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicator will display if the oil level is too low.

In terms of security, the generator features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during its use.

The XP15000HX 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.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the DuroMax XP15000HX also is packed along with the following accessories: funnel, propane hose, key fob and tool kit.

The DuroMax XP15000HX versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP15000HX compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).

  • Weighing 345 lbs, the DuroMax XP15000HX is one of the heavier dual fuel generators within the 10000-14000 rated wattage bracket. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Pulsar PG13000BRCO is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 231 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this generator with a lowest emitted noise of 78 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the DuroMax XP16000iH. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 67 dBA.
  • Since the XP15000HX boasts with a run time of around 12 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as one of the dual fuel devices with the highest run time among those of a comparable output.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. This generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 1.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse WGen12000DF, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.95 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 10000-14000W dual fuel generators, the DuroMax XP15000HX 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
  • Impressive quantity of AC outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Remote start
  • Auto Fuel Selection technology
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the heavy side (345 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (78 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine670 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty5 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts12,000 W11,400 W
Starting watts15,000 W14,250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)100/50 amps95/47.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)125/62.5 amps118.8/59.4 amps
Run time @50% load12 h2.8 h
Run time @25% load17.9 h4.1 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 5x 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 centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankMetal, 13.2 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight345 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)36 x 33.2 x 32 in
Noise (lower limit)78 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, key fob, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC811640016845

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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 XP15000HX 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 size 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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