- Wattage (Gas): 10,000 W / 8,000 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Tri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 12.5 h
- Weight: 207 lbs
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The Champion 100416 has 120/240V and can run on gasoline, propane, or natural gas thanks to a technology called “tri-fuel.” It has a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W when it is powered by gasoline. When it is powered by propane, it has a rated power of 7200 watts and a peak power of 9000 watts. It runs on natural gas and has a rated wattage of 7,000W and a starting wattage of 8,750W. The noise level of the generator is set at 74 dBA (A tad noisier than a vacuum cleaner). It has both a traditional pull-start mechanism and a simple but elegant electric starter (battery included). The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. With a fuel capacity of 8.5 gallons, the 100416 can run for about 12.5 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.68 GPH). With propane, it can last up to about 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.94 GPH). Because the 100416 has a THD of about 20%, it shouldn’t be used to power sensitive electronics.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are all on the control panel.Even though this Champion generator isn’t quite RV-ready, an L5-30P to TT-30R adapter makes it easy to connect it to an RV.The 100416 also has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, which makes it ready for a transfer switch.You can easily connect it to your breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The 100416’s control panel has a digital Intelligauge data center that tells you how long it has been running, how much power it puts out, and how much voltage it has.This lets you keep track of its status and activity.A built-in fuel gauge makes it easy and quick to check how much gas is in the generator.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off when the oil level gets too low.The unit also has CO ShieldTM technology, which keeps an eye on the amount of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gas that builds up in the generator when the engine is running.CO ShieldTM automatically turns off the engine and lights up a red LED if it finds high levels of CO gas.It’s a nice extra safety measure, but don’t forget to take your generator outside at all times.The Champion 100416 comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to get you started right away.It also comes with a natural gas hose with an NPT adapter, a funnel, a propane hose, and oil.You can also buy the official storage cover and running cover on their own.
The Champion 100416 is 27.6 inches long, 28.2 inches wide, and 26 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be raised above ground level.This type of design is great for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.The generator weighs 207 pounds, so it may be hard to move or transport it by hand, even though it is technically a “portable” generator (movable).Still, its wheel kit (dia:9.5) makes it easy to move “) and its handle that folds up, once it’s on the ground.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-100416 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||Tri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)|
|Engine||459 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||8,000 W||7,200 W|
|Starting watts||10,000 W||9,000 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||66.7/33.3 amps||60/30 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||83.3/41.7 amps||75/37.5 amps|
|Run time @50% load||12.5 h||5 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||No|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Data center||Power output, lifetime run hours and voltage|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 8.5 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||27.6 x 28.2 x 26 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, 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 100416 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.