- Wattage (Gas): 2,500 W / 1,850 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 53 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 11.5 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 39 lbs
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The Champion 200951 has a 79cc OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline and puts out 120V and 1,850W while running and 2,500W at its most powerful. The device can also work in parallel (ParaLink is not included), which means it can be connected to a similar or compatible unit to get more power. The noise level of the inverter generator is said to be 53 dBA (not much louder than a conversation at home). It uses a simple, traditional pull-start mechanism to get going. The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. With a full tank, the 200951 can run for up to 11.5 hours on its 1.1-gallon fuel tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.1 GPH). The 200951 makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 3%, you can safely plug your sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
The control panel has the following two AC outlets: Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R).It also has 1 DC outlet, which is a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter and 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.
There are several lights that let you know when the generator is ready, when it is overloaded, and when it needs more oil.From a safety point of view, the product has a circuit breaker for overload protection and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without worry.Along with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator right away, the Champion 200951 comes with a funnel, oil, and a USB adapter with two ports.
The Champion 200951’s unique encased inverter generator design (L17.3 x W12 x H17.7 in) makes it look better than any other open-frame product.The goal of this modern design is to give recreational users the best way to get power.The 200951 can be thought of as a lightweight and portable generator because it only weighs 39 pounds.The device is easy for one person to move, so its power can be used while on the go.The handle, which is built into the case, is also helpful because it makes it easy to carry.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200951 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||0.192 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||79 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||1,850 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||2,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||15.4 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||20.8 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||11.5 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||1.1 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||17.3 x 12 x 17.7 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||53 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, and dual port USB adapter|
- 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 200951 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.