Zoom on the DuroMax XP16000iH
In a nutshell, the DuroMax XP16000iH is a powerful portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:
- Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
- Prudent homeowners who want a backup power source in case of a power outage
- Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
Power & Run Time
With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile DuroMax XP16000iH provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 13,000W along with a peak wattage of 16,000W. While propane-powered, it provides 12,350 rated watts and 15,200 starting watts. The impressive running wattage makes this unit the biggest inverter generator currently on the market. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), its power may be increased if linked to a second compatible unit.
Enjoying a noise rating of 67 dBA (less noisy than background music), this inverter generator gets running thanks to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). For additional convenience, the XP16000iH may also be remotely started (key fob included).
As for its running time, the XP16000iH, along with its 10.6 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 10.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 1.01 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 3 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.57 GPH).
Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the XP16000iH generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <5% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).
The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:
The unit features an ATS plug, which makes it compatible with automatic transfer switches.
Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L38.3 x W30.8 x H34.4 in), the DuroMax XP16000iH, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.
Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 368 pounds. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its set of 4 wheels (⌀7") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.
A digital data center, one of the features of the XP16000iH's control panel, gives you information on the frequency, voltage, power output and lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.
In addition to this info, some light indicators allow you to instantly see if the generator is overloaded, the generator is ready and its oil levels are insufficient.
The inverter 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.
The XP16000iH 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.
While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the DuroMax XP16000iH, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, battery charger, funnel, key fob and propane hose.
The DuroMax XP16000iH is EPA approved, but NOT CARB-compliant. Thus, it cannot be purchased or sold in California.
However, it features a spark arrestor, making it usable in forested areas.
The DuroMax XP16000iH versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP16000iH compare to generators of similar power (between 10000 and 14000 W).
- A weight of 368 lbs makes the DuroMax XP16000iH one of the heavier devices in the 10000-14000 rated wattage range. 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.
- With a lowest noise rating of 67 dBA, the inverter generator is one of the most quiet of the generators of similar power.
- The XP16000iH provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 10.5 hours at 50% load. 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. As this inverter generator uses an estimated 1.01 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. 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.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 10000-14000W generators, the DuroMax XP16000iH 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
- Dual Fuel
- Biggest inverter generator on the market
- CO Alert technology
- Several accessories included
- GFCI Outlets
- ATS plug
- Remote start
- Parallel capable
- Quiet for its power (67 dBA)
- High run time
- Decent fuel efficiency
- On the expensive side
- No recoil back-up
- Not CARB-compliant
- On the heavy side (368 lbs)
Features and Specifications
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||744 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||13,000 W||12,350 W|
|Starting watts||16,000 W||15,200 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||108.3/54.2 amps||102.9/51.5 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||133.3/66.7 amps||126.7/63.3 amps|
|Run time @50% load||10.5 h||3 h|
|Run time @25% load||18.2 h||5.5 h|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Inverter|
|AC outlets|| |
|Data center||Power output, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||10.6 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||38.3 x 30.8 x 34.4 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||67 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Neutral||Bonded to frame|
|Accessories included||Funnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, and battery|
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 XP16000iH 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|
|Electric fry pan||1500||1500|
|AC (10,000 BTU)||1500||2200|
|Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|Sump pump (1/2 hp)||1050||2150|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||10392 W||11892 W|
|For work||Electric welder||9000||9000|
|Total||10340 W||10340 W|
What size propane tank is required (Asked August 25, 2023)
There's no size requirement, but DuroMax recommends at least 40 lbs.
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