- Wattage (Gas): 5,500 W / 4,500 W
- THD: < 12%
- Noise Level: 69 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 9 h
- Weight: 122 lbs
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A DuroMax OHV 4-stroke engine with 225 cc and 7.5 hp runs the DuroMax XP5500E. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 4,500W and a peak wattage of 5,500W. The generator has a noise level of 69 dBA, which is quieter than background music. It has both a simple pull-start mechanism and an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). The XP5500E can run for about 9 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank and 4 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.44 GPH). Since the THD of the XP5500E is about 12%, it is not a good idea to use it to power sensitive electronics.
There are 3 AC outlets on the control panel: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI outlet and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) outlet.It also has 1 DC outlet with a 12V 8A output that makes it easy to charge batteries.The XP5500E is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can connect it to a breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The status and activity of the XP5500E can be easily checked on the control panel, which has a voltmeter that makes it easy to check power output at any time.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in it.As far as safety goes, the device has an automatic shut-off for low oil and a circuit breaker for overheating, so you can use it without worrying.The DuroMax XP5500E comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a battery charger, a tool kit, and a funnel.
The DuroMax XP5500E has a standard, open frame that is 25 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 21 inches high.This frame gives it support and lets it be lifted off the ground.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it can be hard to move and use without special tools because it weighs 122 pounds.But its wheel kit and folding handle make it easy to move once it’s on the ground, which makes up for its lack of maneuverability.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the DuroMax-XP5500E compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|225 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
|1x 12V 8A output
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|25 x 24 x 21 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Funnel, tool kit, battery charging cables, battery, and wheel kit
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
Small American power equipment manufacturer Duromax is headquartered in Ontario, California.Pumps, engines, pressure washers, and power generators are among the many goods in which Duromax excels.The company’s only concentration in this area is on portable generators, primarily those with small and medium power outputs as well as dual fuel devices.Although construction of Duromax generators is outsourced to other countries, they are designed and serviced in the US.DuroMax, which was established in 2003, has begun to emerge as a significant force in the market for power generators.
A warranty covers the DuroMax XP5500E for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Check out DuroMax’s warranty policies if you want to know more about the warranty on DuroMax generators.You can also call their customer service line at 1-844-DUROMAX (844-387-6629).