- Wattage (Gas): 2,000 W / 1,700 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 53 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 11.5 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 39 lbs
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The Champion 200960 is powerful and versatile, and its dual-fuel technology gives it 120V and power. 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 53 dBA, which is just a little louder than a quiet suburb. It has a traditional pull-start mechanism. The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. The 200960 can run for up to 11.5 hours on a gallon of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.09 GPH). If you use propane instead, it can run for up to 34 hours on a 20-pound tank (propane uses about 0.14 GPH). The 200960 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of 3%, so it’s safe to plug sensitive electronics into an AC outlet (THD).
The control panel has the following two AC outlets: Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R).It also has 2 DC outlets: there are two 5V USB ports that make it easy to charge devices like cell phones and tablets.
The lights let you know if the generator is ready, if it is overloaded, or if it doesn’t have enough oil.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.Along with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you get the generator going right away, the Champion 200960 comes with a propane hose, a funnel, and oil.
Since the Champion 200960 is an inverter generator, its closed frame (L17.3 x W12 x H17.7 in) makes it look better than traditional devices with open frames.The design shown here is in line with the latest trends and is great for easy and fun use.The 200960 is called a lightweight portable generator because it only weighs 39 lbs.Since one person can move it without much trouble, the generator and its power can be used anywhere.It can also be carried easily thanks to a handle that is built into the case.This makes it even more convenient.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200960 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||0.167 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||79 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V|
|Running watts||1,700 W||1,530 W|
|Starting watts||2,000 W||2,000 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||14.2 amps||12.8 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||16.7 amps||16.7 amps|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Run time @25% load||11.5 h||34 h|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)|
|DC outlets||2x 5V USB port|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||1.05 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 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 200960 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.