A quick look at the specs of the the DuroMax XP4400E is enough to figure out why it’s Amazon’s #1 seller in its category of outdoor generators (of course, there is no such thing as an indoor generator–the fumes could kill you). Lots of power, a large tank, and nice finishing touches–like a battery-powered electric start and wheel kit–make this a good buy. With 4.2 starts out of over 400 reviews, lots of customers seem to agree.
The DuroMax XP4400 offers 3500 running watts, enough to power a fridge, heater, TV and lights pump simultaneously, and up to 4,400 surge watts.
The generously appointed power panel sports two 120 volt, 20-amp outlets, so household appliances can beplugged in directly. The power panel also has an additional 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist lock outlet for power tools. As well, a 12-volt DC output can charge batteries or other electronics.
Unique to the DuroMax line is the voltage selector switch, which allows you to toggle between 120 or 240 volts, or use them both simultaneously.
The electricity supply is protected by a dual circuit breaker, and is measured by a voltmeter.
Fuel type, capacity and efficiency
This gas powered generator has a 4 gallon tank. When full, it can run up to 8 hours at 50% load.
Certifications and Compliance
The DuorMax XP440E emissions are EPA-compliant, and it is safe to use in national parks becasue of its 69dBA noise rating and the spark arrestor it is equipped with. However, California residents should note that it is not CARB-compliant.
Size and portability
At 36 x 24 x 24, and wighing in at 116 pounds, this unit is no featherweight. However, it is equipped with a sturdy wheel frame for easy maneuverability, and there is a foldaway handle for ease of use.
The DuroMax XP4400E has an electric start, a step up from the XP4400. It also features a low-oil shutoof to prevent the engine from being damaged by running with insufficient oil.
On the whole, customer feedback for the DuroMax XP4400E is positive. With over 4oo reviews, this popular Amazon product has reviews consistently averaging over 4 stars. However, of the negative reviews, a number complained of shoddy construction and packaging, and poor service from the company.
For under $400, the DuroMax XP4400E serves up a lot of generator. With an excellent feature set for an affordable price, this is a good buy, but buyers should be sure to inspect the packaging ant test the generator with a decent load before their return window runs out.
Once that is done, you can rest assured that you have chosen a product that will serve you well.