The Duromax XP5500EH is a can’t-miss choice for camping, working, tailgating, or household emergencies. Lighter and more portable than other options in the Duromax dual fuel generator lineup, it still provides plenty of portable ac power to meet most needs.
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- Capable of operating heavy loads – thanks to its 5500 starting watt and 4500 running watt design. This is more than enough electricity to operate household appliances, on-the-job tools, and most RV and camping items.
- MX2 technology – allows you to operate the generator at both 120 V and 240 V simultaneously. You can also run the twin 120 V receptacles simultaneously at full power, making the Duromax XP5500EH ideal for RV applications.
- Powerful, reliable engine – with 224 cc overhead valve design for premium performance and fuel economy.
- Multi-outlet power panel – includes two 120 V household GFCI outlets and one 120/240 V 30 amp outlet with twist lock connection. The generator can even charge your smart phone and other mobile devices, thanks to the included 12 V charging ports.
- Built-in voltmeter – for easily measuring voltage levels.
- Anti-surge and low oil safeguards – to protect the generator from costly electrical or mechanical damage.
- A grounding terminal (see our article “how to ground a generator“).
- Extra-long nine hour operating time – when using gasoline at 50% load.
- Quiet 69 dB noise level – lets you focus on doing your work or simply relaxing.
An Environmentally Friendly Choice for Your Power Generation Needs
The Duromax XP5500EH is fully compliant with both EPA and CARB standards, so it’s legal to use in all 50 states. The engine is designed for both performance and fuel economy, so it produces fewer emissions than other models on the market.
An added feature is the dual-fuel design that allows the operator to use either standard gasoline or propane. Propane costs less than gasoline, burns up to 30% cleaner, and can be stored for extended periods of time. Compare this to gasoline, which can become unstable after just a few months of storage. So using propane makes your generator maintenance checklist a couple steps shorter.
Another benefit of propane is that 80 to 90% of it is harvested from domestic US sources. This is a great way to help our country reduce its dependence on imported fuel. Also, propane produces fewer toxins and deposits than gasoline, so it’s easier on your generator’s engine as well as the air you breathe.
For maximum portability, we recommend using a standard 20 pound propane tank with your Duromax XP5500EH. Always have it filled at an authorized dealer and follow established safety guidelines. You can also connect your Duromax XP5500EH to larger propane tanks or a permanent fuel line installed by your local utility company. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING NATURAL GAS WITH YOUR GENERATOR, as this requires modifications that may compromise its safety or efficiency.
It’s not all upside, though, so see our “propane vs gas generator” article for a review of the pros and cons.
- Dimensions: 25 x 22 x 22
- Weight: 124 pounds
- Engine Speed: 3600 RPM
- Engine Size: 224 cc Fuel Capacity (gasoline): 4 gallons
- Average Runtime (Gasoline): eight hours at 50% load
- Average Runtime (Propane): seven hours at 50% load. 20 pound tank recommended for maximum portability.
- Volume Level: 69 dB
Conclusion (Duromax XP5500EH)
To sum it up: the Duromax XP5500EH is an excellent all-around choice for a portable generator. See for yourself by checking out the thousands of five star reviews on Amazon! And check out availability on eBay.
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