- Wattage (Gas): 10,000 W / 8,000 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 8 h
- Weight: 209.4 lbs
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The Champion 100297’s dual-fuel technology lets it put out 120/240V and gives it a lot of power and versatility. If the device is powered by gasoline, it has a running power of 8,000W and a starting power of 10,000W. If it runs on propane, it has a rated power of 7250 watts and a starting power of 9025 watts. The generator has both a traditional pull-start and a simple, elegant electric starter (battery included). It has a noise level of 74 dBA (slightly noisier than running a dishwasher With a 6-gallon fuel tank, the 100297 can run for about 8 hours at 0.5 load on gasoline (fuel consumption is about 0.75 GPH), or about 5 hours on a 20-lb propane tank (propane consumption is about 0.94 GPH). Because the 100297 has a THD of about 20%, it shouldn’t be used to power sensitive electronics.
The control panel has 6 AC outlets: two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle, and a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle.Even though this Champion generator isn’t quite RV Ready, its L5-30R receptacle makes it easy to connect to an RV with an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor.The 100297 is also ready for a transfer switch because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can connect it to a breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The 100297’s control panel has an Intelligauge meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This makes it easier to keep track of its status and activity.For safety, the generator has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.Volt GuardTM, which is built into Champion, protects your equipment and appliances from voltage spikes.The Champion 100297 comes with a basic set of instructions and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a propane hose, oil, and a tool kit.
The Champion 100297 is made with a typical open frame that measures L27.8 x W28.7 x H26 in, This gives it support and stability and gives you the option to raise it above the ground.The generator is built to work well outside and in rough places.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, but at 209.4 lbs., it may be hard to move it by hand.It is hard to move around, but its wheel kit (dia:9.5) makes it possible “Once it’s on the floor, it will be easier to move because of the handle that folds down.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-100297 compare to other generators with the same power output.
**Fuel efficiency is give in relative percentage, 0 being the lowest and 1 being the highest value. Please see below specification table for actual value.
|Fuel efficiency||0.148 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||459 cc Champion 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||8,000 W||7,250 W|
|Starting watts||10,000 W||9,025 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||66.7/33.3 amps||60.4/30.2 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||83.3/41.7 amps||75.2/37.6 amps|
|Run time @50% load||8 h||5 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 6 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.8 x 28.7 x 26 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Security||Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit|
- We compared more than 500 portable generators at 50% load. We found that there is “skewed right” distribution for the difference between 50% load and 25% load and the median comes at 1.43. With this number we converter all the 25% load runtime to 50% load. Same with the propane efficiency, where median is 1.38.
- For some generators where propane runtime was not given, we used NIST 1994 GGE (Gasoline Gallon Equivalent) formula: 5.66 lbs. of propane = 1 gal of gasoline. All propane runtime is for 20 lbs. propane tank (4.7 gallons).
- Unlike many other sites, we actually tried to find out information about each of the above requirements. However, we are human and are therefore capable of the odd oversight or mistake. Please let us know if you spot any missing or erroneous values so that we can fix them.
About the Manufacturer
A US-based producer of power equipment, Champion Power Equipment was established in 2003.The comparatively tiny business has established a name for itself in the portable generator market as well as the larger power equipment market, with a concentration on heavy duty machinery like log cutters, snow blowers, chipper shredders, etc.Their whole product line is American-engineered.The corporation does not, however, disclose the country of origin of its parts.
There is a warranty on the Champion 100297 for up to 3 years.This warranty may not cover all parts of the generator or may only cover certain parts.Champion’s warranty policies can tell you more about how long the warranty on a Champion generator lasts.You can also call their customer service line at 1-877-338-0999.