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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 hobbyists looking for a portable power source

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 XP9000iH in use

The DuroMax XP9000iH

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the DuroMax XP9000iH delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 7600W and a peak wattage of 9000W. When propane-powered, it has 7200 rated watts and 8550 peak watts. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (parallel kit not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

With a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than an office), 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 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <5% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

In addition, it provides 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.

Even though this DuroMax generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the XP9000iH is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L27 x W21 x H25 in), the DuroMax XP9000iH, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

Since the generator weighs 237 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Still, once it is on the ground, its set of 4 wheels and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the DuroMax XP9000iH

The XP9000iH's control panel

To help you monitor the XP9000iH's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital data center, giving you information on the voltage, power output and lifetime run hours.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the inverter generator.

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.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the DuroMax XP9000iH also comes with several accessories, including: funnel, key fob, battery charger, propane hose and tool kit.

Emissions

The DuroMax XP9000iH 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, making it usable in forested areas.

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).

  • At a dry weight of 237 pounds, the DuroMax XP9000iH is one of the heavier devices which can produce between 7500 and 8500 running watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Dewalt DXGNR8000, weighing 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.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 11 hours at 50% load, the XP9000iH benefits from a higher run time than many generators of a similar output. Furthermore, considering the run times, one of the generators which have a roughly same power output, with the highest autonomy, is the Firman H08053, as it provides around 12 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.61 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this inverter generator is a rather fuel efficient one within its wattage category. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Pulsar PG10000B16, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.55 GPH, may be the right generator for you.
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
Peaks 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 and voltage
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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