DuroMax Elite MX4500 4,500 Watt 7 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit lower price with consumer reviews

DuroMax Elite MX4500 4,500 Watt 7 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit

  • Durable 7.0 HP, Air-Cooled Engine with Low-Oil Shut-Off.
  • Output: 4500 Watts Max / 3500 Watts Rated
  • Automatic Idle Control
  • 2 – 120vAC 20A 3-Prong Outlets / 1 – 120/240vAC 30A Twist Lock / 1 – 12v DC Battery Charging Outlet.
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

Great for camping, RVs, sporting events, home back-up power, job sites, and more, the top-of-the-line DuroMax Elite MX4500 gas-powered generator has a 7.0-horsepower air-cooled, 4-stroke engine with a recoil start that cranks out 3,500 constant running watts of power (and a peak of 4,500 watts; learn more about wattage needs below). This generator is 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.

MX4500 ties
Never-flat knobby tires (view larger).

 

MX4500 panel

Fully loaded power panel (view larger).

 

MX4500 handles

Flip-up handle (view larger).

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

The MX4500 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.

The fully loaded power panel features the main controls, including RV switch, engine shutoff switch, volt meter, and circuit breaker. It offers two 120-volt, 20-amp, 3-prong outlets and one 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock outlet (all NEMA Certified).

What’s in the Box

DuroMax generator; wheel kit (with never-flat tires and flip-up handle); RV switch for 120-volt, 30-amp power; spark plug wrench; operating instructions


Compare the DuroMax Elite Portable Generators
Model # MX1500 MX4500 MX4500E
CARB compliant No No No
Running watts 1000 3500 3500
Starting watts 1500 4500 4500
Engine horsepower 3.0 hp 7.0 hp 7.0 hp
Starting method Manual Manual Electric
Low oil shutdown Yes Yes Yes
Fuel tank size (gallons) 1.0 4.0 (steel) 4.0 (steel)
Run time @ 50% load 4.5 hours 8 hours 8 hours
Outlets (2) 120-volt, 9-amp, 3-prong (2) 120-volt, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock
(2) 120-volt, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock
Handle style Flip-up Flip-up
Wheel type Knobby, never-flat Knobby, never-flat
Warranty 1-year, limited 1-year, limited 1-year, limited

 


Your Generator Needs

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.

ITEM RUNNING WATTS SURGE WATTS
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
0
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
ITEM RUNNING WATTS SURGE WATTS
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.

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