The control panel includes an electric starter, an idle control, an engine shutoff, a volt meter, and an RV switch. There is also an oil warning light as well as circuit breakers that automatically trip when there's a short circuit or an overload, preventing damage to the generator and connected appliances and equipment.
In addition to the electric starter there is a manual recoil cord for use when, for example, the battery is discharged.
A wide selection of receptacles includes 2x120v household outlets, 1x120v 30A twist lock outlet, 1x120v/240v 30A twist lock outlet and 1x120/240v 50A heavy duty outlet. There is also a 12v DC facility for charging an external battery.
An MX2 switch allows you to choose between operating the generator at both 120v and 240v simultaneously, or simply at 120v at full power and amps. During operation, the Voltage Selector switch should always be in the 120v position until you need to use 240v.
As the DS10000E is EPA Certified and CARB Compliant it can be used in all 50 states. It also has a spark arrestor, which qualifies it for safe use in U.S. National Parks and camp sites.
A sensor monitors the engine's oil level. If the level falls too low, you won't be able to start it. And when running, it shuts the engine down automatically to protect it from what could turn out to be catastrophic damage.
Here is the DuroStar DS10000E manual
. The generator is not fitted with a carbon monoxide (CO) sensor so be alert to the presence of carbon monoxide gas while you use it (in the open air).