- Wattage (Gas): 4,550 W / 3,650 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: 110 lbs
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The powerful and versatile Champion 200970 gives off 120V thanks to its dual-fuel technology. Even though it runs on gasoline, it has a running wattage of 3,650W and a peak wattage of 4,550W. It runs on propane and has a rated power of 3285 watts and a starting power of 4100 watts. The generator has a noise level of 68 dBA, which is less than a normal conversation. It is started with a pull-start mechanism. With a fuel capacity of 4.7 gallons, the 200970 can run for about 14 hours at 0.5 load on a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.34 GPH). It can last up to 10.5 hours with propane (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.45 GPH). The 200970 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 Intelligauge meter on the control panel makes it easy to check on the status and activity of the 200970.It shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.The generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in it.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.Volt GuardTM, which is built into Champion, protects your equipment and appliances from voltage spikes.The unit also has CO ShieldTM technology, which keeps an eye on the amount of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gas that builds up in the generator when the engine is running.CO ShieldTM automatically turns off the engine and lights up a red LED if it finds high levels of CO gas.It’s a nice extra safety measure, but don’t forget to take your generator outside at all times.Along with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you start the generator right away, the Champion 200970 comes with a funnel, an oil hose, and a propane hose.
The Champion 200970 has a standard, open frame that measures L23.4 x W19.7 x H19.8 in, This frame gives it support and lets it be raised above the ground.The design works well in rough places and for hard outdoor use.Even though this generator is technically “portable” in the sense that it can be moved, it weighs 110 pounds, which makes it very hard to move by hand.To make the generator easier to move around, you might want to buy an official wheel kit.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200970 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||0.179 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||224 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||3,650 W||3,285 W|
|Starting watts||4,550 W||4,100 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30.4 amps||27.4 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.9 amps||34.2 amps|
|Run time @50% load||14 h||10.5 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||No|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R); 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)|
|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|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring|
|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 200970 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.