- Wattage (Gas): 5,500 W / 4,500 W
- THD: < 12%
- Noise Level: 69 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 9 h
- Weight: 124 lbs
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The powerful and versatile DuroMax XP5500EH has a 120/240V output thanks to its dual-fuel technology. Even though it runs on gasoline, it has a running wattage of 4,500W and a peak wattage of 5,500W. It runs on propane and has a rated power of 4275 watts and a starting power of 5225 watts. The generator has a noise level of 69 dBA, which is quieter than background music. It has both a traditional pull-start and an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). With a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the XP5500EH can run for about 9 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.44 GPH). With propane, it can last up to about 8 hours (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.59 GPH). Since the THD of the XP5500EH is around 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 one DC outlet with a 12V 8A output that makes it easy to charge your batteries.The XP5500EH is ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.If the power goes out, you can easily connect it to a breaker box to power your home.
The control center of the XP5500EH has a handy voltmeter that makes it easy to check the power output at any time.This helps you keep track of its status and activity.In addition to this information, the device’s light indicator will show if there isn’t enough oil.A built-in fuel gauge makes it easy and quick to check how much gas is in the generator.When it comes to safety, this product has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worry.The DuroMax XP5500EH comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual, which will help you get the device up and running quickly.It also comes with a tool kit, a funnel, and a propane hose.
The standard, open frame design of the DuroMax XP5500EH, which is 25 inches long, 22 inches wide, and 22 inches high, gives the generator stability and lets it be raised above ground level.The generator is built to work well outside and in rough places.The generator weighs 124 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically a “portable” generator (movable).Still, once it’s on the ground, its wheels and folding handle make it easy to move.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the DuroMax-XP5500EH 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.
|Fuel efficiency||0.09 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||225 cc DuroMax OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||4,500 W||4,275 W|
|Starting watts||5,500 W||5,225 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||37.5/18.8 amps||35.6/17.8 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||45.8/22.9 amps||43.5/21.8 amps|
|Run time @50% load||9 h||8 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A output|
|Fuel tank||4 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||25 x 22 x 22 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||69 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Funnel, tool kit, propane hose, 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 XP5500EH 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).