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DuroMax XP4400E - 3500/4400W Portable Generator With Electric Start

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  • $659.99 - December 2, 2023
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  • Highest Price: $659.99 - December 2, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $559.99 - November 10, 2023

Description

The XP4400E is a tried and true piece of equipment. It is well worth its weight in gold; as soon as the box is opened you will be amazed at the amount of thought and science that was put into designing this unit.

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In short, the DuroMax XP4400E is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

With a 212 cc (7 hp) DuroMax OHV 4-stroke engine, the DuroMax XP4400E operates on gasoline, providing 120/240V, with a running wattage of 3,500W and a starting wattage of 4,400W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 69 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation), this generator can be started thanks to a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, but also to a hassle-free and practical electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the XP4400E can run for up to 25 hours when the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.16 gallons per hour).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the XP4400E is not recommended due to its relatively high THD (<12%).

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Additionally, it offers 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A output with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP4400E is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

At L25 x W24 x H21 in, the standard open frame design of the DuroMax XP4400E delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. 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 122 lbs. Nevertheless, the restricted maneuverability is counteracted by its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, enabling easy shifting once the generator is set in place.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP4400E

The XP4400E's control panel

For convenient monitoring of its status and activity, the control panel of the XP4400E includes a handy voltmeter that allows you to easily monitor power output anytime.

In addition to this info, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if its oil levels are insufficient.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

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.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the DuroMax XP4400E is bundled with additional accessories: battery charging cables, tool kit and funnel. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

The DuroMax XP4400E versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP4400E compare to generators of similar power (between 3000 and 4000 W).

  • Tipping the scales at 122 lbs, the DuroMax XP4400E qualifies as one of the heavier options among generators rated between 3000 and 4000. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Pulsar PGD40iSCO is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 46 pounds.
  • In comparison to generators with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest emitted noise of 69 dBA can be considered noisy. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Westinghouse iGen4500DF with only 52 dBA.
  • Since the XP4400E boasts with a run time of up to 25 hours at 25% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most generators of a comparable output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the DuroStar DS4000S, reaching up to 26 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. This generator has a better fuel efficiency than other units in the aforementioned output range, consuming approximately 0.16 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Energizer eZV3500P. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.13 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3000-4000W generators, the DuroMax XP4400E 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
  • Electric start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (122 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (69 dBA)

Do you own the DuroMax XP4400E and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine212 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3,500 W
Starting watts4,400 W
Running amps (@120/240V)29.2/14.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)36.7/18.3 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% load25 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
Data centerVoltmeter
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight122 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)25 x 24 x 21 in
Noise (lower limit)69 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
UPC891784001037

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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 XP4400E 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 sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2797 W3897 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Radio100100
Total2790 W3380 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W
How much oil does a duromax xp4400e take (Asked July 05, 2022)

Engine oil capacity is 20 fl. oz.

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    Robert Treadwell October 29, 2022 at 9:17 am
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    This is a really nice unit right out of the box with lots of accessories. It starts and runs well. Being a 4400 starting and 3500 running, It ran most all of my need appliance with no issue. Just be careful not to overload with too many heavy appliances at once. Like make coffee and turn coffee of for the microwave or hairdryer..

    + PROS:
    • The Generator is very easy to move around ,also having an interlock on my panel makes it easy to turn on most all needed items. Ran TV and two fridge and all needed lights perfectly.
    - CONS:
    • The gas cap is a tight one and a little hard to remove when new. Also make sure to tighten the handle so that it does not try to fold when lifting.
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