- 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 Champion 200972 is powerful and versatile, and its dual-fuel technology gives it 120V and power. When powered by gasoline, it has a running wattage of 3,650W and a maximum wattage of 4,550W. When run on propane, it has a rated power of 3285 watts and a peak power of 4100 watts. The generator is meant to make 68 dBA of noise (a little lower than background music). It has a pull-start mechanism, which is a common way to start a motor. As for how long it can run, the 200972, which has a fuel capacity of 4.7 gallons, can run for about 14 hours at 0.5 load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption is approximately 0.34 GPH). It can run for about 10.5 hours if propane is used (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.45 GPH). Since the 200972 has a THD of about 20%, it is best not to use it to power devices that are sensitive to noise.
The control panel has 4 AC outlets: a 120V 20A (5-20R) duplex outlet, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) outlet, and a 120V 30A (TT-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 200972.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 for safety features, the device has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without worry.Volt GuardTM, which is built into Champion, protects your equipment and appliances from voltage spikes.Along with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you get the generator going right away, the Champion 200972 comes with a propane hose, a funnel, and oil.
The Champion 200972 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 shown is great for the outdoors and other rough places.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it weighs 110 pounds and can be hard to move and use without special tools.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-200972 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||0.168 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 (L5-30R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 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 200972 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.