DuroStar DS4400 Review
The DS4400 model portable generator from DuroStar offers a reliable gas powered power supply suitable for domestic, outdoor and construction use. The generator is equipped with two 120-volt 20-amp 3-prong outlet and one 120-volt/240-volt 30-amp twist-lock outlet and offers a 3500 watt rated output with a maximum surge output of 4400 watts. Featuring a CARB approved engine and a Durable 7hp air cooled EPA, the DS4400 is an ideal investment during domestic blackouts and power shortages in order to power various essential household appliances such as fridge freezers and security systems. The unit is also fitted with a quiet exhaust (rated at 69dba) with spark arrestor so that noise is kept to a minimum making the performance both efficient and discrete.
Customers have praised the DuroStar DS4400 for its dependable performance during power shortages caused by extreme weather conditions and its ability to support various applications simultaneously. Most users have commented that the unit started on the first pull easily and efficiently and seems to be solidly built with a durable frame. Assembly has been viewed as simple and fool-proof, with the main requirements being only to attach the wheels, shipping brace and handles. Customers have also been impressed with the quietness of the unit whilst running, commenting that the noise emitted is significantly less than other similar competitor models on the market.
There seems to be no major criticisms of the DS4400 model, with minor ones including that the wattage/power output may be too low for some users wanting to supply large appliances or a multitude of larger appliances at once. Other minor criticisms have included a design fault in the fact that the oil filler hole is situated in an awkward location although this can be overcome with the purchase of a funnel to aid filling.
On the whole, users have been extremely impressed with the consistent, dependable performance of the DuroStar DS4400 portable generator. Some users have commented that they had originally been considering a sonar panel power supply but were dissuaded by the expense and complicated set up. These customers saw the DS4400 as a much easier and cost effective backup power supply and recommended DuroStar portable generators over investing in other alternative power generators. It seems that this unit is ideal insurance against impending extreme weather conditions and the everyday support of various power tools at a jobsite, making this generator very capable of handling various applications and extremely versatile.