The DuroStar DS4000S 4,000 Watt 7.0 H.P. O.H.V. 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator is an ideal unit for camping, R.V.s, sporting events, home back-up power, job sites, and more.
This Duro Star DS4000S rugged workhorse is ideal for a wide variety of uses from getting you through a power outage to keeping you and your family supplied with all the necessary conveniences of home while being miles from nowhere.
DuroStar DS4000S is very simple to use with high-quality components and construction. The unit is relatively small in size. It features a recoil start, super quiet muffler that reduces engine noise, and also an automatic low-oil shut-off to protect the motor from damage.
The power panel features the main controls, including start switch, volt meter, plus circuit breaker. It gives two 120-volt, 20-A.M.P., 3-prong outlets (N.E.M.A. 5-20 R.) on supply power to all of your home devices, plus one 120-volt, 30-A.M.P. outlet (N.E.M.A. L. 5-30) for high-powered tools.
This generator came in handy when needed it performs like a champ. It runs a refrigerator, electric start stove; charge smartphones, a battery charger charging 8 A.A. batteries, lamps using energy efficient bulbs, laptops, an L.C.D. T.V. screen, Blu-ray player all at the same time. And it is the less power consuming equipment.
The DuroStar DS4000S Portable Generator has an 8-hour run time at 1/2 load, and it has a 4-gallon fuel tank that also includes an easily readable gauge. The heavy duty steel frame has four-point fully isolated motor mounts for smooth and quiet operation. An optional drum kit is also available for this unit enabling easy portability.
The DuroStar DS4000S looks very well made and the fit and finish are excellent. I put in some low cost 10 W-30 for the first couple runs. I went the generator yesterday for half an hour just to be sure it worked; it started on the very front pull and some seconds later it did running nice and smooth. I let this warm up for a few minutes also tested function with some power tools, no issues except for the smell of melting plastic
I ran it again today for two hours under load; I connected it to my fridge, 50″ plasma, sound system, cable box, media P.C., and N.E.S. I opened up the doors in the refrigerator for a few minutes to ensure the compressor would kick on and run for a while.
The DuroStar DS4000S generator barely flinched when the compressor started (slight dimming of the light inside), no noticeable effects on the T.V. The generator had plenty of extra power to spare which will come in handy down the road. Overall it seems to be an excellent quality generator for a high price.
I am very pleased with that quality from this DuroStar DS4000S generator… it started up on the first pull of the cord. I also recommend that you consider purchasing the wheel kit assembly package, which makes moving this machine while full of fuel was so much easier. Even if you can carry it, there may be a need for someone else to relocate the generator while you’re unavailable.