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DuroMax XP2200EH Spec Review

The DuroMax XP2200EH is a compact and lightweight dual fuel portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1800 W and a starting wattage of 2200 W.

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Description

Clean, quiet, and unsurpassed in its class. The DuroMax XP2200EH Digital Portable Inverter is capable of generating a maximum 2,200 watts of power! With the integrated handle and lightweight maneuverability of only 46 pounds, the Side Kick is the perfect companion for emergency power, tailgating or camping. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the DuroMax XP2200EH is a compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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 XP2200EH in use

The DuroMax XP2200EH

The dual-fuel technology of the DuroMax XP2200EH allows for an output of 120V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 1800W and a starting wattage of 2200W. If propane-powered, it gives 1710 rated watts and 2090 starting watts. In addition, as it is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), this power can be doubled when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 61 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a normal conversation). Its starting mechanism is based on a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Regarding its running time, the XP2200EH, with a 1.2 gallon fuel capacity can operate for around 7 hours at 50% load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.17 GPH). When using propane, it can run for around 19 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.25 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the XP2200EH generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI

Portability

As the DuroMax XP2200EH is an inverter generator, its encased design (L20 x W11.2 x H18 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

Labeled a lightweight portable generator, the XP2200EH weighs just 46 lbs. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. Its handle (molded in the case) allows you to carry it easily, further enhancing its convenience.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP2200EH

The XP2200EH's control panel

The device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is on overload.

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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the DuroMax XP2200EH, the following accessories are also included: propane hose, tool kit and funnel.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP2200EH 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.

The DuroMax XP2200EH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP2200EH compare to generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the DuroMax XP2200EH weighs just 46 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 1500 to 2500 rated wattage generators. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN 56202i with only 38.6 pounds.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this inverter generator with a lowest noise of 61 dBA can be judged as noisy. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU2200i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 48 dBA.
  • The XP2200EH’s autonomy is somewhat low end compared to devices of its power range, as it reaches only around 7 hours at 50% load on a full tank. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Westinghouse WGen2000, boasting with around 20 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 inverter generator has an estimated fuel consumption of roughly 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, rendering it somewhat average compared to devices of a similar output. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen2200, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.12 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W generators, the DuroMax XP2200EH 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (46 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (61 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time

Do you own the DuroMax XP2200EH and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine80 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts1800 W1710 W
Starting watts2200 W2090 W
Running amps15 amps14.3 amps
Peaks amps18.3 amps17.4 amps
Run time @50% load7 h19 h
Run time @25% loadN/AN/A
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
DC outletsNo
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight46 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)20 x 11.2 x 18 in
Noise (lower limit)61 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
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

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 XP2200EH 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 generator sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Washing machine9001650
Radio100100
Total1192 W2192 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Mixer200200
Pair of small speakers4545
Total1435 W2025 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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