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DuroMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 7.0 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start

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4.2 out of 5 stars 508 customer reviews
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  • 4400 Watt Surge/3500 Watt Continuous
  • 4 Gallon Gas Tank/8 Hour Run Time
  • Electric Key Start/Includes Battery
  • EPA Approved
  • Automatic Low Oil Shut Off
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Style: Generator

Safeguard your family as well as provide portable power for work and play with the DuroMax XP4400E gas-powered generator, which features a 7.0-horsepower air-cooled OHV engine that cranks out 3,500 constant running watts of power (and a peak of 4,400 watts; learn more about wattage needs below). It includes both a standard recoil start as well as an easy electric start.

XP4400E outdoors
Includes never-flat knobby tires and flip-up handle
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XP4400E recoil
Recoil start as well as electric start (view larger).

This rugged workhorse is ideal for the jobsite where powering saws, drills, and other equipment is critical, but you can also depend on it for emergencies at home--insuring your essential appliances are running smoothly, reliably, and without interruption. It's EPA approved with a rating of 69 dBA for quiet operation thanks to its super-quiet muffler, and it's also safe to use in U.S. National Parks thanks to the super quiet exhaust with spark arrestor.

Note for California residents: This model is not CARB-compliant. Units sold to California must be CARB-compliant.

XP4400E panel
Fully loaded power panel with electric start
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The XP4400E includes two 120-volt, 20-amp standard household outlets to supply power to all of your appliances as well as a powerful 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist lock outlet for high-powered tools. A 12-volt DC output with leads functions as a charger for batteries and other rechargeable devices. Overloads are never a problem with its dual 15-amp circuit breaker. A volt meter allows you to monitor your generator's output range at all times, and the battery charge indicator light lets you know when the generator's starter battery is charging.

The exclusive DuroMax RV Switch (voltage selector) allows you to get maximum power from each of the 120-volt receptacles as well as choose between operating the generator at both 120 and 240 volts simultaneously, or at 120 only with full power.

With the electric start, it's as simple to get this generator going as turning on your car. And if the battery isn't fully charged, you can use the single-pull recoil cord to start the generator.

The XP4400E features a heavy duty steel frame roll cage with four-point fully isolated motor mounts for smooth and quiet operation. This generator is also easily portable thanks to the wheel kit with large, all-terrain knobby tires that will never deflate and a flip-up, stow-away handle. You'll get up to 8 hours of run time (at 50 percent) from a 4-gallon tank of fuel. Other features include an advanced automatic voltage regulator (AVR) system and a low oil protection system which automatically shuts the generator off to protect it from any damage should it run out of oil. It's backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

DuroMax generator; battery for electric starter; wheel kit (with never-flat tires and flip-up handle); generator tool kit; operating instructions

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Model # XP4400 XP4400E XP8500E XP10000E
49-state /
CARB compliant
XP4400 /
XP4400E /
XP8500E /
XP10000E /
Running watts 3,500 3,500 7,000 8,000
Starting watts 4,400 4,400 8,500 10,000
Engine horsepower 7.0 hp 7.0 hp 16.0 hp 16.0 hp
Starting method Manual Electric/manual Electric/manual Electric/manual
Low oil shutdown Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fuel tank size (gallons) 4.0 (steel) 4.0 (steel) 7.0 (steel) 8.3 (steel)
Run time
@ 50% load
8 hours 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours
Outlets (2) 120V, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock;
(1) 12-volt, 10-amp utility
(2) 120V, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock;
(1) 12-volt, 10-amp utility
(4) 120V, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240V, 30-amp twist-lock;
(1) 12-volt, 10-amp utility
(2) 120V, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120V, 30-amp twist-lock;
(1) 120/240V, 30-amp twist-lock;
(1) 120/240V, 50-amp heavy duty;
(1) 12V, 10-amp utility
Handle style Flip-up Flip-up Flip-up Flip-up
Wheel type 8-inch knobby all-terrain, pneumatic solid filled 8-inch knobby all-terrain, pneumatic solid filled 10-1/2-inch knobby all-terrain, never-flat solid 10-1/2-inch knobby all-terrain, never-flat solid
Warranty 1-year, limited 1-year, limited 1-year, limited 1-year, limited


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To determine whether a generator is appropriate for your needs, you need to first add up the wattage of tools, appliances, and motors you want to run at the same time. Then select a generator with the running wattage rating to match or exceed the total load.

Keep in mind that tools and appliances with electric motors require additional surge wattage at startup that can be double or triple the normal running wattage requirement. Look at the surge watts required and make sure you choose a generator with enough additional wattage to start them. (And remember that you're typically not starting more than half of the items at the same time.)

Here's a sampling of power ratings for common household appliances.

Furnace Fan (gas or oil only) 1/8 HP 300 500
1/6 HP 500 750
1/4 HP 600 1000
1/3 HP 700 1400
1/2 HP 875 2100
Refrigerator 700 2200
Microwave Oven 625 800
Coffee Maker 1750
Toaster 1050-1600 0
Electric Range/Oven 12,500 0
Well Pump 1/3 HP 750 1400
  1/2 HP 1000 2350
Sump Pump 1/3 HP 800 1300
  1/2 HP 1050 2150
Lights On Bulb

Television 300 0
Garage Door Opener 1/4 HP 550 1100
  1/3 HP 750 1400
Portable Heater 100-1500 0
Hair Dryer 1100-1600 0
Iron 1200 0
Water Heaters Gas 500 1500
  Electric 7000-7500 0
Computers Desktop 600-800 0
  Notebook 200-250 0
  Monitor 200-250 0
Printer 400-600 0
Fax Machine 600-800 0
Cordless Telephone 100 0

Note: These are only estimated wattages. Please check your particular appliance for actual wattage.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 36 x 24 x 24 inches
Item Weight 116 pounds
Shipping Weight 116 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Power Max
Domestic Shipping This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number XP4400E
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 508 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15,550 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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By Ashok Aiyar on February 7, 2009
Style Name: Generator
PowerMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 6.5 HP OHV Gas Powered Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start (CARB Compliant)

We live in Southern Louisiana, smack-dab in the middle of hurricane alley, and decided to purchase a backup generator to deal with power outages in the event of an emergency. I wanted sufficient power capacity to run our refrigerator, a small portable AC, a few lights, a small TV, charge our cell-phones, and occasionally charge laptop batteries. We figured that around 3000 continuous watts and 4000 surge watts would be sufficient for our needs.

There are several generators sold by the hardware chains (Lowe's, Home Depot) that fit this description, but they're priced around $600 - $700. After some research on the internet, we decided that the PowerMax XP4400 would match our needs, and suit our budget. Just before purchasing it, on an impulse I decided to get the model with the battery powered electric starter, instead of the one that has a rip-cord. Our purchase price (on eBay - from MaxTool - the same company selling them on Amazon) was $469.99, including a cover for the generator, and shipping.

The generator was shipped Fedex Ground and took about a week to arrive. The external cardboard box showed signs of rough handling during transportation, but the generator was well packed in foam, and not damaged during shipping. The whole box weighs about 130 lbs, and it helped me considerably that the Fedex driver wheeled it right into our garage. Unpacking took about 20 minutes. There are a couple of shipping braces that support the engine during shipment that take a little while to remove.
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Overall, I'm very pleased with this generator. It is definitely a good value for the money. The FedEx guy delivered it in good condition. The packaging was excellent. I pulled it out of the box, installed the wheel kit (5-10 minutes), filled it with fuel and oil and it started right up. It is fairly quiet for a generator, but keep in mind quiet is a relative thing. I would say it is definitely quieter than a lawn mower or a typical Briggs&Stratton generator with a lawnmower type muffler (this generator has an automotive type muffler which helps keep the noise down).

It seems to be pretty well built and I expect it to hold up just fine. I bought it as an emergency backup generator and I feel it really is perfect for that use. I think if you are looking for a generator that will get a ton of regular use, you would probably be better off to spend the extra money and get a Honda. But for something that will only see occasional use, this genny really fits the ticket.

I plugged a Killowatt into it to monitor the voltage and load and found that it puts out 120V at 60HZ with no draw. As you start to increase the load, it holds the 60HZ very well right up to the top end of what it can deliver. The voltage starts to drop some as you significantly increase the load, but still manages about 110V or so.

The published numbers are not really too realistic but that is pretty common for small portable generators. It is supposed to handle 3500 watts continuous and 4400 watts surge. In actual testing here is what I found it able to do:

0-2500 watts: it works really well. The voltage and frequency are fine and its seems to be perfectly happy in this range.

2500-3000 watts: frequency holds steady at 60HZ but the voltage starts to drop to 110V.
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By Ernie, Retired Journeyman Lineman. The XP4400E is well worth the extra cost over the XP4400, as starter rope must be pulled out at an angle.
This is an excellent generator for the money. The voltage regulation is excellent. Amazing output for it's size along with being very quite for the output that it has. The discription Amazon has for it is great, so many items are not discribed well enough. There is a couple points I want to share with present owners and would be owners.
(1) The voltage selector switch not only changes the voltage monitor 120 to 240 but it's main function is tap changing, this being the reason it must not be switched unless breaker is off (open) or generator shut down. It parallels the two power windings when set for 120 to the 120 sockets and the 120-240 socket. You can draw full capacity fron the 120 sockets or at the 120-240 socket from terminals Bu & R, the W terminal has no voltage so 240 is not available now. (Refer to owners manual wiring diagram page 23 or 24)
Set for 240 the switch series the two power windings and now the 120 sockets have only one power winding applied and so half capacity is available here, 1750 watts from either one but only 875 watts each if both are used. The 120-240 socket now has both windings in series and now has 240 from terminal W to Terminal R and will have two 120 circuits, one from terminal W to terminal Bu and the other 120 circuit from Bu to R. Full capacity is available with the 240 voltage and half capacity from each of the 120 circuits. (Bu is the common terminal to both sockets)
(2)It isn't specified the engine has a steel cyinder sleeve and I don't think it does as I run it for 6 hrs. and changed oil and the oil in the drain pan was pretty well loaded with aluminum and silicon swirling around.
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