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DuroStar DS11000X - 9000/11000W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The DuroStar DS11000X is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 9,000 W and a starting wattage of 11,000 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $699.00 - April 4, 2024
  • $749.00 - March 12, 2024
  • $799.00 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $799.00 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $699.00 - April 4, 2024

Description

Powered by a 457cc OHV engine, this generator is perfect for home power backup and will run your household essentials such as lights, appliances, and central AC system with ease during a blackout, storm, or emergency event.

Zoom on the DuroStar DS11000X

In a nutshell, the DuroStar DS11000X is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Homeowners who wish to power almost all appliances in their house under any circumstances
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

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 DuroStar DS11000X in use

The DuroStar DS11000X

The DuroStar DS11000X's engine, 457 cc OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120/240V. It provides a running wattage of 9,000W and reaches a peak wattage of 11,000W.

With a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), the generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included).

With a fuel capacity of 8.3 gallons, the DS11000X may run for up to 19 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.44 GPH).

The quite high THD (<12%) of the DS11000X makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

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

This DuroStar generator isn't quite RV Ready, but it features an L5-30R receptacle, allowing a simple RV connection through an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the DS11000X is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

The DuroStar DS11000X has the following dimensions: L29 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. 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 230 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 (⌀10") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the DuroStar DS11000X

The DS11000X's control panel

The DS11000X'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.

In addition to this info, a light indicator allows you to instantly see if its oil levels are insufficient.

The generator allows for a quick, easy and convenient assessment of its gas level, as it is equipped with a built-in fuel gauge.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

The DS11000X also benefits from DuroStar’s CO Alert carbon monoxide shutdown. If CO levels become unsafe or rapidly increase, the generator will automatically shut down, an indicator will light red, and the engine will not restart for 5 minutes.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the DuroStar DS11000X, the following accessories are also included: tool kit and funnel.

Emissions

The DuroStar DS11000X 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 and thus, may be used in forested areas.

Product Video

The DuroStar DS11000X versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the DuroStar DS11000X compare to generators of similar power (between 8500 and 9500 W).

  • As its weight is 230 pounds, the DuroStar DS11000X falls in the expected weight range of the devices in the 8500-9500 rated wattage category. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc with only 187.4 pounds.
  • Because this generator emits noise as low as 74 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Pulsar PGD105TiSCO, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 62 dBA.
  • The DS11000X 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 DuroMax XP10000DX, as it provides up to 22 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 generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.44 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the DuroMax XP10000DX. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.38 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 8500-9500W generators, the DuroStar DS11000X 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
  • CO Alert technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Electric start
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (230 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine457 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty5 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts9,000 W
Starting watts11,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)75/37.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)91.7/45.8 amps
Run time @50% load9 h
Run time @25% load19 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank8.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight230 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29 x 30 x 26 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 12%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, battery, and wheel kit
SeriesX
UPC811640016715

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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 DS11000X is covered under a warranty for up to 5 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total7195 W8695 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Toaster oven800800
Satelite receiver250250
Total7190 W7780 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total6390 W10890 W

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