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DuroMax XP5500EH - 4500/5500W Dual Fuel Generator

The DuroMax XP5500EH is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 4,500 W and a starting wattage of 5,500 W.

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  • $450.00 - August 16, 2023
  • $400.00 - August 7, 2023
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Since: August 7, 2023
  • Highest Price: $450.00 - August 16, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $400.00 - August 7, 2023

Description

The XP5500EH Dual Fuel portable generator is designed as a powerful user-friendly unit that provides 5,500 watts of power using gas or liquid propane. Perfect for running household appliances and providing power to the jobsite. This Dual Fuel workhorse packs a punch and will keep you powered at home, at work, and at play. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the DuroMax XP5500EH

In summary, the DuroMax XP5500EH is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP5500EH in use

The DuroMax XP5500EH

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile DuroMax XP5500EH provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 4,500W along with a peak wattage of 5,500W. While propane-powered, it provides 4,275 rated watts and 5,225 starting watts.

The generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 69 dBA (less noisy than background music).

The running time of the XP5500EH, with its 4 gallons fuel capacity, can reach up to 19 hours on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.21 GPH). With propane, it can reach up to 15 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.31 GPH).

Since the XP5500EH has a somewhat high THD (<12%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 3 AC outlets:

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

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A output with which charging your batteries is made easy.

Because the XP5500EH is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.

Portability

The design of the DuroMax XP5500EH is a typical, open frame, with the dimensions of L25 x W22 x H22 in, offering support and stability and enabling the possibility of raising it above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 124 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP5500EH

The XP5500EH's control panel

The control panel of the XP5500EH includes a handy voltmeter that allows you to easily monitor power output anytime, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, a light indicator shows you 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 far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the DuroMax XP5500EH, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, propane hose and funnel.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP5500EH is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

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The DuroMax XP5500EH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP5500EH compare to generators of similar power (between 4000 and 5000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 124 pounds, the DuroMax XP5500EH finds itself in the expected weight range for generators able to produce between 4000 and 5000 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN 56477i, weighing just 72.7 pounds.
  • Since the generator's noise is rated at 69 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Yamaha EF4500iSE with only 58 dBA.
  • The XP5500EH provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching up to 19 hours at 25% load. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the DuroStar DS5000X, as it provides up to 22 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. This generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.21 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the DuroStar DS5000X, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.18 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

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Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 4000-5000W generators, the DuroMax XP5500EH 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
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (124 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (69 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine224 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts4,500 W4,275 W
Starting watts5,500 W5,225 W
Running amps (@120/240V)37.5/18.8 amps35.6/17.8 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)45.8/22.9 amps43.5/21.8 amps
Run time @50% load9 h8 h
Run time @25% load19 h15 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
Weight124 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)25 x 22 x 22 in
Noise (lower limit)69 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC811640013486

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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 XP5500EH 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 homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes iron12701270
Security system180180
Total3567 W5042 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Slow cooker270270
Pair of small speakers4545
Total3595 W4015 W
For workTable saw18004500
Reciprocating saw730960
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total2780 W5480 W
How does one get service and/or repair? (Asked April 10, 2020)

DuroMax offers service centers all across the USA. You can find their list here (opens in a new tab).

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