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8500-Watt Electric Start Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Wheel Kit

  • Powered by a Duromax 420cc OHV engine with 3 year warranty
  • All copper winding genset doubling the life of your generator
  • RV & home power back up ready 240V 30 Amp & 240V 50 Amp outlet
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Be ready for anything with the DuroMax XP8500E. With 8,500 peak watts and 7,000 running watts, this generator can handle heavy loads, from home appliances to high-amperage tools. Easy to transport over any terrain, the XP8500EH generator will keep you going!
  • With 8,500 peak watts and 7,000 running watts, this unit can handle heavy loads, from lights and a refrigerator to a home air conditioner and high amperage power tools.
  • The DuroMax 420cc OHV engine is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs, from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools.
  • Idle control lowers the RPMs of the generator when not in use, saving fuel and reducing noise. Ideal on job sites where power is used intermittently.
  • Get the maximum power from each of the 120-volt receptacles with our MX2 Technology. Choose between operating the generator at both 120V and 240V simultaneously, or at 120V only with full power. Ideal for usage with RVs.
  • The low oil shutoff feature protects your investment by automatically shutting the generator off when it senses that the oil is low.
  • The fully featured power panel includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 4 120V household GFCI outlets and 1 120/240V twist lock outlet. The panel also includes a voltmeter and 12V DC charging posts for charging external batteries.
  • All DuroMax generators are both approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and follow strict guidelines to ensure our generators are as environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Also includes an advance oil warning light that warns you of a low oil condition before the unit shuts off due to low oil
  • Super quiet muffler reduces engine noise, includes spark arrestor for use in brushy areas
  • Idle control (auto throttle) switch
  • Super quiet exhaust with built-in spark arrestor
  • Electric key and EZ-pull recoil start
  • All new high impact interior and exterior packaging insures your generator will get to you in 100% factory perfect condition
  • Rest assured you're buying a quality unit at a low price from one of the largest independent generator sellers






  • California residents

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Ratings
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(2095)
Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedBriggs and StrattonOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage4500700070008000
FeaturesElectric Start,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload ProtectionAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,MufflerAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,CO Shutoff,Electric Start,Extended Handles,GFCI Outlet(s),Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Replaceable Battery,Resettable Circuit BreakerAuto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Dual Fuel,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelDual Fuel
Starting Wattage55008500875010000
ApplicationJob Site,RecreationHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationHome StandbyHome Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Start TypeElectric Switch,Recoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil Start
Voltage (volts)120/240120/240120.240120/240
Number of Outlets3555
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
26 in
Product Length (in.)
30 in
Product Width (in.)
30 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Blue
Engine Displacement (cc)
420
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine manufacturer
Duromax
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.9
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.29
Half-Load Run Time
11.5
Horsepower (hp)
16 hp
Included
Battery,Oil Funnel,Spark Plug Wrench,Wheel Kit
Number of Outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
72
Outlet Type
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power/Fuel Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
200 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Running Wattage
7000
Start Type
Electric Switch,Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8500
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances
Voltage (volts)
120/240
Wheel Kit Included
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Residential Warranty

Questions & Answers

298Questions14Answers

Can you convert this gasoline powered generator to natural gas?

Asked by Tony March 25, 2021
1
Answer

No, we don't recommend converting this generator to natural gas to avoid potential damage to the generator. Please note any conversion can also affect existing warranties on the unit. We apologize for the inconvenience. For further questions please feel free to contact us at 844-DUROMAX.

We are trying to have a generator hook up installed on our home for this generator. The power co...

Asked by NatureNurse March 23, 2021
1
Answer

We don't include a transfer switch for these models and the transfer switches will need to be purchased third party, but you can hook this generator up to any 10 circuit manual transfer switch with a 50 amp inlet. For further questions please feel free to contact us at 844-DUROMAX.

Does the battery need to be kept on a trickle charger or should you just run it now and again ex....

Asked by Scott128 March 14, 2021
4
Answers

The generator will need to be ran for at least an hour a month to keep its battery charged, or if you're planning on storing the generator for a longer period of time; then we'd recommend using a 12V trickle charger that's compatible with SLA batteries to keep the battery maintained. For further questions please feel free to contact us at 844-DUROMAX.

Do you have this in stock at store

Asked by Carter February 14, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Carter, thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We sincerely apologize for this item being out of stock. At this time, we do not have a forecasted date for the return of the 3300-Watt Recoil Start Gasoline Powered Portable Generator. We recommend adding your email for notification of their arrival. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

Can this generator keep the hot-tub runing among other applinces at outage?

Asked by Habiby4ever February 1, 2021
1
Answer

it can only do up to 50 amps, so if your hot tub pulls and is hooked to a 60 amp, then i would say no. if it pulls less, then it could. you need to do a load test. thats what we did. we tested every item that would be used during the outage. in our case, we had a sub panel installed, so you pick and choose what you want to run, and maybe turn some items off while using a hefty one like the hot tub.

Can this unit be run outside in the rain?

Asked by Juice January 30, 2021
1
Answer

they should be covered, not meant to run in the rain or snow, so we got this. you can raise the flaps and one side is clearly venting the exhaust.

Can this unit be converted to run on natural gas

Asked by Andy December 19, 2020
1
Answer

Not this model. Duromax sells a model of this same rating but they put its dual fuel capability right in its name. If it doesn’t say propane it doesn’t work with propane. As for natural gas I do not know but I wouldn’t want this unit attached to my domestic natural gas line.

do you need a regulator on the propane bottle

Asked by George December 15, 2020
2
Answers

No, the generator will be already provided with the propane regulators needed for the generator to hook up directly to the propane bottle. For further information please feel free to contact us at 844-DUROMAX.

I want to add a tickle charger to this. What would be the best one to get for this generator?

Asked by Jade November 29, 2020
1
Answer

You can use any 12V trickle charger that's compatible with SLA batteries. For further information please feel free to contact us at 844-DUROMAX.

If this generator is rated for 10500 watts continuous load why is the main breaker only 35 amps? ...

Asked by Greg November 26, 2020
1
Answer

We apologize for the confusion, that information will be incorrect. The main breaker for this generator will be rated for 43.75 tripping amps to accommodate for the full 10,500 running watts at 240V. For further information please feel free to contact us at 844-DUROMAX.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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  • 84% recommend this product
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First Use Review
I have 50 amp service to an outlet box. I hooked up the 50 amp cord and turned the key, the generator started instantly. It ran EVERTHING that we wanted. At the time of the power outage there was a load of wet towels in the clothes dryer. We ran the dryer, no problem at all. If you want an easy way to power your whole house, get this generator and the 50 amp service, hook up one cord and you’re done. The generator is easy to move around, not that heavy at all and holds a lot of gas. Excellent generator.
by Readyforpoweroutagenow
It works great and if you have any problems with it the customer service for DuroMax is awesome
It works great and if you have any problems with it the customer service for DuroMax is awesome
by julio
1 person found this helpful
Very easy to assemble. Very easy. Very fast to start .
Very easy to assemble. Very easy. Very fast to start .
by Liz
3 people found this helpful
I’ve only had to use this generator once but it saved the day. Our power was out for a day and a ...
I’ve only had to use this generator once but it saved the day. Our power was out for a day and a half, the generator never missed a beat. I would recommend to anyone.
by Shawneymac
4 people found this helpful
This dependable workhorse run reasonably quiet starts on the second pull. If you were expecting ...
This dependable workhorse run reasonably quiet starts on the second pull. If you were expecting to start it with the key right out of the box you're in for a surprise! This Duromax 12000 E is factory shipped with the battery disconnected, naturally. First remove black battery access plate. Then fish out the negative cable that is tucked away on the side with handles on top of the generator cover. This not mentioned in the manual. On another matter...the white closed cell foam pad provided to rest generator on during leg assembly, SAVE IT, it makes for an excellent knee pad when gardening.
by Ned
11 people found this helpful
This generator came through for us. It easily supported our well pump, 2 refrigerators, 2 TVs, 2 ...
This generator came through for us. It easily supported our well pump, 2 refrigerators, 2 TVs, 2 DVDs, and a few low power accessories such as chargers and a fluorescent light. Easy to set up, start, change oil, and gas up. Ran 13.5 hours on a single tank supporting this list before I gave up and refilled it.
by Starbasel
7 people found this helpful
Packaged very well, good instructions and powered our entire 34' travel trailer with ease - inclu...
Packaged very well, good instructions and powered our entire 34' travel trailer with ease - including the air conditioning! Performed as advertised - starting easily, runs quiet and is pretty fuel efficient for a larger generator of this size. We've owned and ran this generator pretty much every single day for the last 2 months without an issue. Home Depot provided fantastic customer service and they were excellent deal with - getting the generator in 2 days sooner than expected! Thank you!!
by PJR
1 person found this helpful
came broken and nonfunctional. was a hassle to return...
came broken and nonfunctional. was a hassle to return as it was so heavy and I live by myself. 0 stars
by Dontbuy
4 people found this helpful
disappointed.
bought it for hurricane Irma. It worked well for 7 days and after that, it shut off un expectedly. when I looked to see what had happen I saw that the coil that goes to the inverter it was shredded. Don't really know what went wrong but is going back to the store.
by Eloy1990
9 people found this helpful
damaged and will not support over 15 amps!
The unit came damaged like someone dropped it several times. The unit would not pull 30 amps to run the a/c on my camper. The breaker fails at 15 amps! It is pretty quiet, starts right up, but it is not as advertised.
by Brad
13 people found this helpful
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