- Wattage (Gas): 4,375 W / 3,500 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 68 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: Unspecified
- Run [email protected] 50% load: 14 h
- Weight: 108 lbs
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The Champion 200965 has a 120V output and great power and versatility thanks to its dual-fuel technology. If it is powered by gasoline, the device has a running power of 3,500W and a starting power of 4,375W. If it runs on propane, it has a rated power of 3150 watts and a starting power of 3950 watts. The generator has a simple pull-start mechanism that has been used for a long time. It has a noise level of 68 dBA (quieter than a regular conversation). The 200965 has a fuel capacity of 4.7 gallons, and at 0.5 load, it can run for about 14 hours on gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.34 GPH). If you use propane instead, it can run for about 10.5 hours on a 20-pound tank (propane uses about 0.45 GPH). Due to its relatively high THD (20%), the 200965 can’t be used to power sensitive electronic devices.
The control panel has 4 AC outlets: two 120V 20A (5-20R) outlets, one 120V 30A (L5-30R) outlet, and one 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet.This Champion generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R (TT stands for “Travel Trailer”) plug.
The Intelligauge meter on the control panel makes it easy to check on the status and activity of the 200965.It shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.A built-in fuel gauge makes it easy and quick to check how much gas is in the generator.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.Volt GuardTM, which is built into Champion, protects your equipment and appliances from voltage spikes.The Champion 200965 comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a funnel, a propane hose, and oil, among other things.
The Champion 200965 is 23.4 inches long, 19.7 inches wide, and 19.8 inches high.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be raised above ground level.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.The generator is technically “portable” because it can be moved, but at 108 pounds, it may be hard to move it by hand.If you want to make the generator easier to move around, it might be a good idea to buy an official wheel kit as well.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200965 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||0.198 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||208 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||3,500 W||3,150 W|
|Starting watts||4,375 W||3,950 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||29.2 amps||26.3 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||36.5 amps||32.9 amps|
|Run time @50% load||14 h||10.5 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Yes|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|Fuel tank||4.7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.4 x 19.7 x 19.8 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||68 dBA|
|Security||Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge 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 200965 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.