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DuroMax XP8500EH - 7000/8500W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The DuroMax XP8500EH is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 7,000 W and a starting wattage of 8,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $799.00 - April 9, 2024
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  • Highest Price: $1,099.00 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $799.00 - April 9, 2024

Description

Be ready for anything with the DuroMax XP8500EH generator. Equipped to run on either gasoline or liquid propane, this dual fuel unit can perform anywhere that portable power is needed. Easy to transport over any terrain, the XP8500EH generator will keep you going. (source: DuroMax (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the DuroMax XP8500EH is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • 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 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

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the DuroMax XP8500EH delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 7,000W and a peak wattage of 8,500W. When propane-powered, it has 6,650 rated watts and 8,075 peak watts.

The generator is rated for a noise of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher). Its starting mechanisms include a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

The XP8500EH, with a fuel capacity of 7.9 gallons, reaches a run time of up to 25 hours utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.66 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of up to 10 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.47 GPH) with propane.

Since the XP8500EH 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 5 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 3 DC outlets: there's a 12V 8A output with which charging your batteries is made easy and two 5V USB ports allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP8500EH is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The DuroMax XP8500EH has the following dimensions: L30 x W30 x H26 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 204 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP8500EH

The XP8500EH's control panel

The XP8500EH's control center features a convenient meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

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 XP8500EH, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, propane hose, funnel and battery charging cables. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP8500EH is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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

The DuroMax XP8500EH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP8500EH compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 6500 and 7500 W).

  • As its dry weight is 204 pounds, the DuroMax XP8500EH is one of the heavier of the dual fuel products which can generate 6500 to 7500 running watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Sportsman GEN85KIDF, standing at just 133 lbs.
  • As this generator can emit noise as low as 72 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Champion 201175, whose lowest noise levels reach just 61 dBA.
  • As the XP8500EH features an autonomy of around 12 hours at 50% load, it has one of the highest run times in comparison to the other dual fuel generators of its power range.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This generator has an estimated fuel consumption of roughly 0.66 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, rendering it somewhat average compared to devices of a similar output. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the DuroMax XP7500DX. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.53 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 6500-7500W dual fuel generators, the DuroMax XP8500EH 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (204 lbs)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts7,000 W6,650 W
Starting watts8,500 W8,075 W
Running amps (@120/240V)58.3/29.2 amps55.4/27.7 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)70.8/35.4 amps67.3/33.6 amps
Run time @50% load12 h4 h
Run time @25% load25 h10 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
2x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank7.9 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight204 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30 x 30 x 26 in
Noise (lower limit)72 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
UPC811640016074

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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 XP8500EH 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Pair of small speakers4545
Total5595 W6695 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Toaster oven800800
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5595 W6185 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Drain cleaner250250
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total3980 W8480 W

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