- Wattage (Gas): 4,000 W / 3,500 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 64 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 17 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 96.8 lbs
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The gasoline-powered Champion 4-stroke 224 cc engine is the heart of the Champion 100573. It has a 120V output and a running power of 3,500W and a peak power of 4,000W. Also, the generator can be connected to a second unit to make more power (ParaLINK is not included). The inverter generator has both a simple pull-start mechanism and an electric starter that is easy to use (battery included). It is said to make 64 dBA of noise (a little louder than background music). For even more convenience, you can also start the 100573 from a distance (key fob included). The 100573 can run for up to 17 hours on a full tank of fuel, which is 2.9 gallons (fuel consumption is approximately 0.17 GPH). As the 100573 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of 3%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet and a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet.It also has 1 DC outlet: a 12V 8A receptacle that makes it easy to charge your batteries.Since the unit comes with a dual port USB adapter, you can also use the DC receptacle to easily charge devices like cell phones and tablets.This Champion generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”) plug.
Light indicators will let you know when the generator is overloaded, when it is ready to go, and when it doesn’t have enough oil.The generator has a safety feature that turns it off when it runs out of oil, so you can use it without worrying.The Champion 100573 comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you get the device up and running quickly.It also comes with a key fob, a dual port USB adapter, and a funnel.
The Champion 100573 is 23.5 inches long, 24.8 inches wide, and 20.5 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.The generator is built to work well outside and in rough places.Since the 100573 only weighs 96.8 lbs, you can take it anywhere you need power.Also, once it’s on the ground, its wheel kit (dia:8 “You won’t have to work hard to move it because the handle folds down.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-100573 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||0.199 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||224 cc Champion 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,000 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||29.2 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||33.3 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||17 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 2.9 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.5 x 24.8 x 20.5 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||64 dBA|
|Security||Low oil protection|
|Accessories included||Funnel, key fob, dual port USB adapter, 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 100573 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.