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DuroStar DS10000EH - 8000/10000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The DuroStar DS10000EH is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 8,000 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $899.00 - January 12, 2024
  • $1,199.00 - November 2, 2023
  • $899.00 - October 12, 2023
  • $1,199.00 - June 5, 2023
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Since: June 5, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,199.00 - June 5, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $899.00 - October 12, 2023

Description

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To sum up, the DuroStar DS10000EH is a portable generator tailored for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The DuroStar DS10000EH in use

The DuroStar DS10000EH

The DuroStar DS10000EH, equipped with dual-fuel technology and delivering 120/240V, ensures both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 8,000W and a starting wattage of 10,000W. On propane, it provides 7,600 running watts and 9,500 starting watts.

Featuring a noise rating of 72 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator is equipped with both a manual recoil starter system and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included) for starting.

Regarding its running time, the DS10000EH, with a 8.3 gallons fuel capacity, can operate for up to 22 hours with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.38 GPH). When using propane, it can run for up to 8.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.55 GPH).

Since the DS10000EH has a somewhat high THD (<12%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

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

Even though this DuroStar generator isn't quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle allows an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, with its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DS10000EH is configured to be transfer switch ready, allowing straightforward connection to your breaker box to supply backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

At L29 x W30 x H26 in, the traditional open frame structure of the DuroStar DS10000EH ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Since the generator weighs 220 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). Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroStar DS10000EH

The DS10000EH's control panel

The DS10000EH and its control panel include a handy voltmeter that allows you to easily monitor power output anytime. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicator will display if its oil levels are insufficient.

With its built-in fuel gauge, the generator provides quick and convenient gas level checks.

Regarding security, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during operation.

Apart from the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to facilitate setup, the DuroStar DS10000EH features extra accessories: funnel, battery charging cables, tool kit and propane hose. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

The DuroStar DS10000EH versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroStar DS10000EH compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • At a weight of 220 pounds, the DuroStar DS10000EH places in the expected weight range of the dual fuel generators in the 7500-8500 rated wattage range. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Cummins Onan P9500df, with a dry weight of only 194 lbs.
  • The generator can be considered average in its noise for its type and power category, as it is rated at 72 dBA. If you'd like a less noisy alternative, the DuroMax XP9500iH is a strong contender. It boasts a noise rating of 61 dBA, placing it among the quietest generators in its power category.
  • In terms of run time, the DS10000EH surpasses similarly powerful dual fuel devices, boasting one of the highest run times at up to 22 hours.
  • 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. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.38 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this generator is a rather fuel-efficient one within its wattage category. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the DuroMax XP9500iH, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.34 GPH.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: DuroStar DS10000EH vs DuroMax XP10000EH.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W dual fuel generators, the DuroStar DS10000EH 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
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (220 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (72 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine439 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts8,000 W7,600 W
Starting watts10,000 W9,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps63.3/31.7 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps79.2/39.6 amps
Run time @50% load10 h4.5 h
Run time @25% load22 h8.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A output
Data centerVoltmeter
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankMetal, 8.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight220 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29 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
UPC811640014421

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About DuroStar

The DuroStar brand belongs to DuroMax, a company founded in 2003 and based in Ontario, California. DuroStar generators usually have a DuroMax twin, and only differ in their color scheme and in the factory in which they were produced. While DuroStar generators and engines are manufactured in China, the design and servicing centers reside in the US.

Warranty Information

The DuroStar DS10000EH 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 DuroStar generators, please consult DuroStar's (DuroMax) 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
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Paint sprayer600600
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
Warranty service providers near palm coast Fl (Asked April 28, 2024)

We recommend using DuroMax service center locator (opens in a new tab).

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