- Wattage (Gas): 11,500 W / 9,200 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 11.5 h
- Weight: 219 lbs
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The Champion 100485 has an OHV 4-stroke engine that is 459 cc. It gives out 120/240V, runs on gasoline, and has a running wattage of 9,200W and a peak wattage of 11,500W. The noise level of this generator is 74 dBA, which is just a little louder than a dishwasher. It can be started with a simple pull-start or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system makes the engine more reliable, uses less fuel, starts better, needs less maintenance, works better with stale fuel, and works better at higher altitudes. With a fuel capacity of 7.7 gallons, a full tank on the 100485 could run for about 11.5 hours at 0.5 load (fuel consumption is approximately 0.67 GPH). The 100485 can’t be used to power sensitive electronics because its THD is quite high (20%).
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle are all on the control panel.Since it has a 14-50R outlet, this Champion unit is ready for use with an RV with a 50-amp service.The 100485 also has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, which makes it ready for a transfer switch.It is easy to connect to a breaker box and can power your home if the power goes out.
One part of the 100485’s control panel is a digital Intelligauge data center.This gives you information about the power output, lifetime run hours, and voltage, which helps you keep track of its activity and status.From a safety point of view, the product has an automatic shut-off for low oil 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 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.Along with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you get the generator going right away, the Champion 100485 comes with a funnel, a battery charger, and oil.
The Champion 100485 is made with a typical open frame that measures L27.7 x W26.8 x H26.6 in, This gives it support and stability and lets you raise it above ground level.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it weighs 219 pounds and can be hard to move and use without special tools.But its wheel kit (dia:9.5) makes up for the fact that it is hard to move around “) and a folding handle that makes it easy to move once it’s on the ground.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-100485 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.
|459 cc OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120/240V 60 Hz
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R); 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
|Power output, lifetime run hours and voltage
|Steel, 7.7 gal
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|27.7 x 26.8 x 26.6 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
|Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring
|Oil, funnel, battery charger, 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
Champion Power Equipment is an American company that has been making power tools since 2003.The small company has made a name for itself in the portable generator business and in the power equipment business in general, with a focus on heavy duty equipment like log cutters, snow blowers, chipper shredders, etc.Every one of their products is made in the US.But the company does not say anything about where their parts come from.
There is a warranty on the Champion 100485 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.