- Wattage (Gas): 8,500 W / 7,000 W
- THD: < 12%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 200 lbs
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The gasoline-powered DuroMax OHV 4-stroke engine with 420 cc and 16 hp is the heart of the DuroMax XP8500E. It has a 120/240V output and a running power of 7,000W and a peak power of 8,500W. The generator has a noise level of 74 dBA, which is just a little louder than a shower. It has a traditional pull-start mechanism as well as a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). With a full tank, the 7.9-gallon fuel capacity of the XP8500E lets it run for about 10 hours at 0.5 load (fuel consumption is approximately 0.79 GPH). Due to its high THD (12%), the XP8500E is not a good choice for powering sensitive electronic devices.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are among the 5 AC outlets on the control panel.It also has 1 DC outlet with a 12V 8A output, which makes it easy to charge your batteries.The XP8500E 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 XP8500E can be easily checked on the control panel, which has a handy voltmeter that lets you check the 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 the machine.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 XP8500E package comes with a tool kit, battery charging cables, and a funnel, as well as the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator right away.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The DuroMax XP8500E is 30 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 26 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be raised above ground level.The design shown is great for the outdoors and other rough places.Even though the generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it weighs 200 pounds, so lifting and moving it by hand may be hard.Once it is on the ground, it can still be moved easily with the help of its wheels and folding handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the DuroMax-XP8500E 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.
|420 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)
|30 x 30 x 26 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 XP8500E 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).