Saturday, February 18, 2012

DuroMax XP4400 4,400 Watt 6.5 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit

DuroMax XP4400 4,400 Watt 6.5 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit Description

Safeguard your family as well as provide portable power for work and play with the DuroMax XP4400 gas-powered generator, which features a 7.0-horsepower air-cooled OHV engine that cranks out 3,500 constant running watts of power (and a peak of 4,400 watts; learn more about wattage needs below). This rugged workhorse is ideal for the jobsite where powering saws, drills, and other equipment is critical, but you can also depend on it for emergencies at home--insuring your essential appliances are running smoothly, reliably, and without interruption.

This generator is EPA approved with a rating of 69 dBA for quiet operation thanks to its super-quiet muffler, and it's also safe to use in U.S. National Parks thanks to the super quiet exhaust with spark arrestor.

The XP4400 includes two 120-volt, 20-amp standard household outlets to supply power to all of your appliances as well as a powerful 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist lock outlet for high-powered tools. A 12-volt DC output with leads functions as a charger for batteries and other rechargeable devices. Overloads are never a problem with its dual 15-amp circuit breaker. A volt meter allows you to monitor your generator's output range at all times.

The exclusive DuroMax RV Switch (voltage selector) allows you to get maximum power from each of the 120-volt receptacles as well as choose between operating the generator at both 120 and 240 volts simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power.

The XP4400 features a heavy duty steel frame roll cage with four-point fully isolated motor mounts for smooth and quiet operation. This generator is also easily portable thanks to the wheel kit with large, all-terrain knobby tires that will never deflate and a flip-up, stow-away handle. You'll get up to 8 hours of run time (at 50 percent) from a 4-gallon tank of fuel. Other features include an advanced automatic voltage regulator (AVR) system and a low oil protection system which automatically shuts the generator off to protect it from any damage should it run out of oil. It's backed by a one-year limited warranty.

This review is from: DuroMax XP4400 4,400 Watt 6.5 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit

Good so far, December 5, 2011 By DN (Worcester, MA USA)

Easy to set up. Fired up right away, and ran it a bit, but haven't yet used it for-real. Materials quality seems average. One minor dent found in it upon opening the box. Costs less than a Honda, but probably not a long-term investment, either.

good buy, November 5, 2011 By Andrew Hui

bougth this unit right after iren and used it during Oct 2011 east cost power outage for 5 days on and off to keep my basement from being flooded and some basic lighting. It had no problem during my first use. I am giving it a 4 star because I have not used it long enough yet. So far so good.

Excellent generator, November 2, 2011 By TW "Gadget Geek" (Northeast, USA)

Purchased the XP 4400 2 years ago in case of a power outage. It has been an incredible asset during the 2011 Halloween snowstorm here in New England. It keeps the furnace running overnight on 2 gallons of gas and I've yet to use 5 gallons in a 24 hour period even though I am running it about 20 hours a day. Have a qualified electrician install a transfer switch for safe and convenient use.

great choice, great service., September 29, 2011 By J. Galuska

This is the first generator I bought. I am very skeptical. Delivered on time,
easy assembly, easy start, what a surprise. I'm VERY happy.

Good deal for the price, September 23, 2011 By mk

Was shopping for some time. Had a hard time spending tons of $ for something that just sits there. This was $200 less then anything else I looked at. Motor received was 7 HP, not 6.5. Started right up. Ran the furnace, 2 refrigerators, and pump for the water as well as a few lights w/out much stress. Easy to remove the gas also when stored. Loved the DC charger as well. Great item for the $ for something used sparingly.

Great Value, September 16, 2011 By dobbw

Received the generator in 5 business days. Box was a little banged up but the generator well packaged and in good condition, even when the delivery driver dropped it out of his truck. Followed the instructions, installed the wheel kit and was ready to run in an hour. From other reviews I was prepared with a long spout flexible funnel to fill the oil (you'll need one).

The generator started with the first pull. I put a load on both circuits, electric heaters on high, 1500 watts each side. The generator pulled down a bit but did not quit. After a few minutes I set the load to 800 watts and let the generator run two hours. Changed the oil after the two hour run, it was black. Do Not Skip the breakin phase if you really want it to last. Started up, again on the first pull, and let it run for four hours. Changed the oil, much cleaner the second oil change. Will run again for eight hours with another oil change. Then the breakin will be complete.

This generator is everything advertised. It can pull a load at 30 amps without stalling and is reasonably quiet. I am impressed. For the price I am very pleased. When I receive the transfer switch I have ordered I'll test the 240 circuit on my home a/c... with the 30 amp capacity it should handle the load. Will update...

Great Emergency Generator, August 28, 2011 By Mike

I am somewhat of a prepardness freak and this was my last major purchase prior to getting married. My wife thought having a emergency generator was a waste of money. That changed when we had the Jan 2010 Ice Storm in southern Oklahoma. The ice snapped about every power line in southern OK and we were without power for several days in subzero weather. I had been watching the weather and made sure the generator was ready to go (Oil in, grounding rod emplaced, etc). I had not had time to test run it so was a bit nervous. But when the power went out it started on the first pull and worked without a hitch. We used it for three days with no major issues.

This generator was able to power a space heater, floor light, TV, DVD with no issues. I was initially concerned with the Space heater as it used a lot of watts, but I followed the instructions on adding items and it was no problem. We did switch out with a Forman grill to have hot meals.

The only issue I had with this generator was a slight leak (slow drip) on the gas valve. This was fixed after the storm with a slightly bigger gasket and some of the white tape you wrap around pipe fittings. For a tank of gas we ran non-stop for 12 hours and still had gas left over. I didn't run it while we slept at nights as our bedroom trapped the heat fairly well and we had plenty of blankets. I covered it with a old army blanket and it was quite quiet. I had to make a couple of runs for gas because I had drained my emergency gas tank as we were going be moving in a couple of months. As my wife was pregnant at the time, having light, heat, and hot food was VERY important and this generator came through with flying colors. I am not planning on getting a new one yet as this one has less than 100 hours of use, but I am planning on getting this same brand.

No Problems
, December 16, 2010 By Tim

The XP4400 generator has performed very well for me although I have only about 8 hours running time on the machine. Very economical!!!

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