- Wattage (Gas): 4,375 W / 3,500 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 68 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 14 h
- Weight: 103 lbs
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The Champion 200963 has a 212 cc OHV 4-stroke engine that drives it. It runs on gasoline and has a running wattage of 3,500W and a peak wattage of 4,375W. It gives off 120V. The generator has a simple pull-start mechanism that has been used for a long time. It has a noise level of 68 dBA (less noisy than an office). With a fuel capacity of 4.7 gallons, the 200963 can run at 0.5 load for about 14 hours on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.34 GPH). The 200963 can’t be used to power sensitive electronics because its THD is quite high (20%).
The control panel has 4 AC outlets: a 120V 20A (5-20R) duplex outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, and a 120V 30A (L5-30R) outlet.This Champion generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R plug (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”).
The 200963’s control panel has an Intelligauge meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This makes it easier to keep track of its status and activity.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in it.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has an automatic shut-off for low oil and an overload protection (circuit breaker).Volt GuardTM, which is built into Champion, protects your equipment and appliances from voltage spikes.The Champion 200963 comes with the standard paperwork and an owner’s manual, which will help you get the machine going quickly.Also included are oil and a funnel.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
With dimensions of L23.2 x W18.3 x H20 in, the Champion 200963 is a traditional, open-frame generator that is stable and can be raised above ground level.The design shown is great for the outdoors and other rough places.Even though the generator is technically considered to “be portable,” it will be very hard to move it by hand because it weighs 103 pounds (in the sense that it is movable).To make the generator easier to move, you might want to buy an official wheel kit.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200963 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||0.2 gal/kWh|
|Engine||212 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||3,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,375 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||29.2 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||36.5 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||14 h||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 4.7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.2 x 18.3 x 20 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||68 dBA|
|Security||Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection|
|Accessories included||Oil and funnel|
- 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 200963 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.