DuroStar DS4000S Review

If you are looking for an affordable, easy to transport generator that will help out with emergency power needs, look no further than the DuroStar DS4000S. This little unit has a ton of power packed into its shiny yellow frame. Here are some of the features, details, and specifications of the generator.

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The DuroStar DS4000S portable generator includes a specialized OHV gas engine with 4000 surge watts and 3300 running watts. This makes it a good choice for people who don’t need to power a ton of appliances, but still want to know they’ll be protected in a power outage. With a 50% load, the 4 gallon fuel tank will give you 8 hours running time. Since the unit also includes a fuel gauge and auto shutoff when fuel gets low, you don’t need to worry about running out of gas.
Picking a generator can be something of a tough process unless you know what to look for. Basically, there are a few types of portable generators, including medium, large, and extra large. For folks who just want to pick a smaller unit that will power their basic needs and last for several hours, medium generators (like the DuroStar DS4000S portable unit) are a good choice. However, if you need to power a lot of appliances for several hours on end, a large or extra large unit might be better.

This portable generator is nice and quiet, running at just under 70 decibels. It has 2 120v outlets with 3 prongs, and one 30 amp outlet for power tools. Additionally, if you don’t manage to fill the oil in time, the auto shutoff also protects oil levels. Thanks to its 1 year warranty, safe design, and power surge protection, you can be sure this unit will keep your basic energy needs powered for job events, RV needs, or camping trips. Using basic unleaded fuel to keep it running, it’s also very easy to maintain and cost-efficient over years of use.

Looking at the panel on the DuroStar DS4000S, you’ll see a basic on off switch, voltmeter, and main breaker switch. Because the design of the panel is very basic and intuitive, you don’t need to be a whiz to figure out how to use it. Thanks to the generator’s steel frame and isolated motor mounts, it is extremely quietly and muffles its own sound and exhaust output.

Note that the DuroStar DS4000S is fairly small at 20 by 27 by 22 inches and only weighs 90 pounds. So you can lift and carry it on your own. There are optional wheels that come along with the unit, which you’ll need to order separately. But for the $300 price tag, you really cannot beat this incredible little beast.

Customers report being extremely happy with the DuroStar DS4000S, and it’s been known to hold up without problems for years. However, if you do find that you need to call customer service, they’ll replace the parts without any question or send maintenance to help out. If you’re concerned that a storm might knock out your power or just want to have a backup source of power on hand for those trips to the countryside, this unit is hard to beat.

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