- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,500 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 61 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 14 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 95 lbs
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The Champion 200986 has a 212cc OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline and puts out 120V and 3,500W while running and 4,500W at its most powerful. Also, since the generator can work in parallel (but does not come with a ParaKink parallel kit), it can be linked to a second unit to make more power. The pull-start mechanism on the inverter generator is standard. It has a noise level of 61 dBA (little noisier than an office setting). The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. The 200986 can run for up to 14 hours on a full tank of 2.3 gallons of gas (fuel consumption is approximately 0.16 GPH). The 200986 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of 3%, so it is safe to plug sensitive electronics into the AC outlets (THD).
The control panel has 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, and a 120V 20A (TT-20R) outlet.It also has 1 DC outlet: a 12V 8A plug that looks like a cigarette lighter so you can easily charge your batteries.Since the unit comes with a dual port USB adapter, you can also use the DC receptacle to easily charge devices like cell phones and tablets.The TT-30R plug on this Champion generator is ready for an RV.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.
The Intelligauge meter in the 200986’s control center helps you keep track of its status and activity by showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.In addition to this information, there are several lights that tell you when the oil level is too low, when the generator is overloaded, and when it is ready to use.The inverter generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to find out 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.The Champion 200986 comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a tool kit, funnel, oil, and a USB adapter with two ports.
Since the Champion 200986 is an inverter generator, its enclosed design (L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1 in) looks better than a traditional open frame product.This kind of design is the most modern and easy way to make power for fun.Since the 200986 weighs only 95 lbs, you can take it anywhere you need power.Also, its two wheels, which are 5 “Once it’s on the ground, you can easily move it with its folding handle.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-200986 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||0.163 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||212 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,500 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||29.2 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.5 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||14 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Indicators||Low oil, overload and output ready|
|Fuel tank||2.3 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||61 dBA|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, and dual port USB adapter|
- 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 200986 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.