The control panel is comprehensive and fully featured, befitting a generator of this size. It has a key-operated electric starter, an idle control, an engine shutoff, a volt meter, and an RV switch. Additionally, there is an oil warning light as well as circuit breakers and a grounding nut.
Besides the electric key start you also have a manual pull recoil cord in case, for example, the battery is discharged.
Multiple connection options are available. These include 2x120v household outlets, 1x120v 30A twist lock outlet, 1x120v/240v 30A twist lock outlet and 1x120v/240v 50A heavy duty outlet. Plus, you have a 12v DC facility for charging an external battery.
A proprietary MX2 switch allows you to choose between operating the generator at both 120v and 240v simultaneously, or simply at 120v at full power. During operation, the Voltage Selector switch should always be in the 120v position until you need to use 240v.
The DS10000EH is EPA Certified and CARB Compliant so you can use it in all 50 states. And a spark arrestor qualifies the generator for safe use in U.S. National Parks and camp sites.
A sensor monitors the engine's oil level and shuts it down when it detects the level is too low. And if it remains too low, you won't be able to start it again.
Here is the DuroStar DS10000EH manual
. Owing to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, do not operate this generator in an enclosed environment. And know that it does not have a carbon monoxide sensor.