- Wattage (Gas): 2,000 W / 1,700 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 53 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: 11.5 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 39.5 lbs
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The Champion 200959 is powerful and versatile, and its 120V and dual-fuel technology make it so. It has a running wattage of 1,700W and a peak wattage of 2,000W when it is powered by gasoline. When powered by propane, it has a rated 1530 watts and a peak of 2000 watts. 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 (just slightly more noisy than rainfall). It uses a simple, traditional pull-start mechanism to get going. With a fuel capacity of 1.05 gallons, the 200959 can run for up to 11.5 hours on a full tank of gas (fuel consumption is approximately 0.09 GPH). It can last up to 34 hours if you use propane (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.14 GPH). The 200959 makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 3%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into its AC outlets.
On the control panel, there are two 120V 20A duplex outlets (5-20R).It also has 2 DC outlets: two 5V USB ports that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones or tablets.
Some lights let you know right away if the generator is too full, if the oil level is too low, or if it is ready to use.As far as safety goes, the device has an automatic shut-off for low oil and a circuit breaker for overheating, so you can use it without worrying.The Champion 200959 comes with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a propane hose, oil, and a funnel.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
Since the Champion 200959 is an inverter generator, its closed frame (L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in) makes it look better than traditional devices with open frames.The design fits with what’s popular now and is perfect for generating power for fun.The 200959 can be thought of as a lightweight and portable generator because it weighs only 39.5 lbs.Since one person can move it without much trouble, the generator and its power can be used anywhere.Its case has a handle that makes it easy to carry.This makes it even more convenient.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200959 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.
|Yes, cable not included
|Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
|79 cc OHV 4-stroke
|AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
|2x 5V USB port
|Low oil, overload and output ready
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Oil, funnel, and propane hose
- 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 200959 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.