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DuroMax XP9000iH Spec Review

The DuroMax XP9000iH is a powerful dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 7600 W and a starting wattage of 9000 W.

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Description

One of the largest inverters available on the market, the XP9000iH is excellent for home emergency backup or powering your jobsite. With clean power you can use this inverter with TV's, laptops, and other sensitive electronics.

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In summary, the DuroMax XP9000iH is a powerful portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The DuroMax XP9000iH in use

The DuroMax XP9000iH

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile DuroMax XP9000iH provides an output of 120/240V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 7600W along with a peak wattage of 9000W. While propane-powered, it provides 7200 rated watts and 8550 starting watts. In addition, the device is parallel capable (parallel kit not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

With a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than background music), the inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). For additional convenience, the XP9000iH may also be remotely started (key fob included).

The running time of the XP9000iH, with its 6.7 gallons fuel capacity, can reach around 11 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.61 GPH). With propane, it can reach around 4.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.04 GPH).

The XP9000iH generates a clean sine wave: providing <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Furthermore, it has 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports (1 x USB-A and 1 x USB-C) allowing you to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

This DuroMax generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready. Besides, as it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP9000iH is transfer switch ready: in case of a power outage, you will be easily able to connect it to a breaker box and power your household.

Portability

Since the DuroMax XP9000iH is an inverter generator, its closed design (L27 x W21 x H25 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 237 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. Nevertheless, thanks to its set of 4 wheels 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 XP9000iH

The XP9000iH's control panel

The control panel of the XP9000iH includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the power output, frequency, lifetime run hours and voltage.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is overloaded, the oil level is too low and the generator is ready.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during use.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the DuroMax XP9000iH's package also includes these accessories: propane hose, funnel, key fob, tool kit and battery charger.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP9000iH 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, making it usable in forested areas.

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The DuroMax XP9000iH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroMax XP9000iH compare to generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • Considering its dry weight of 237 pounds, the DuroMax XP9000iH is one of the heavier generators producing between 7500 and 8500 running watts. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Dewalt DXGNR8000, with a dry weight of just 183 pounds.
  • As its lowest possible noise is rated at 68 dBA, this inverter generator qualifies as one of the more quiet of the products of similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Predator 9500. With just 67 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • With a run time of around 11 hours at 50% load, the XP9000iH has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Champion 100416, boasting with around 12.5 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 is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.61 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Pulsar PG10000B16. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.55 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: DuroMax XP9000iH vs Predator 9500.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 7500-8500W generators, the DuroMax XP9000iH 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

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • USB-C port
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Quiet for its power (68 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • On the heavy side (237 lbs)

Do you own the DuroMax XP9000iH and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine459 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts7600 W7200 W
Starting watts9000 W8550 W
Running amps (@120/240V)63.3/31.7 amps60/30 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)75/37.5 amps71.3/35.6 amps
Run time @50% load11 h4.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port (USB-A and USB-C)
Data centerPower output, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank6.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight237 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27 x 21 x 25 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 5%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, and battery
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.

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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 XP9000iH 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
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Cell phone charger2020
Total6075 W7575 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total6060 W6650 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Concrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total4480 W8980 W

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