- Wattage (Gas): 5,500 W / 4,000 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 61 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: 20 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 119 lbs
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The Champion 201001 has a 224cc OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline and can put out 120V. It has a running power of 4,000W and a maximum power of 5,500W. Also, because it can work in parallel (ParaLink is not included), its power can be increased by connecting it to a second unit that works with it. The noise level of the inverter generator is 61 dBA, which is just a little louder than background music. It has a simple pull-start mechanism and an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). For more convenience, the 201001 can also be started from a distance (key fob included). The 201001 can run for up to 20 hours on a full tank of fuel, which is 3.7 gallons (fuel consumption is approximately 0.19 GPH). With the Fuel Fill Assist LED, a clever light near the fuel cap, it is much easier to fill up the unit’s tank when there isn’t much light. By pushing a button, the LED can light up the area where the gas is filled. The 201001 makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 3%, you can safely plug your sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
On the control panel, there are 5 AC outlets for: Two 120V 20A (5-20R) and 120V 30A (TT-30R) duplex plugs.Also, it has 1 DC outlet: a 12V 10A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter.This makes it easy to 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.This Champion generator is ready for an RV because it has a TT-30R plug.TT stands for “Travel Trailer”.
The Intelligauge data center, which is part of the 201001’s control panel, is one of its many features.It gives you information about the power output, voltage, and lifetime run hours, which lets you keep an eye on its activity and status.The LED lights on the panel give you even more control and make it easy to use at night.In addition, the lights tell you if the generator is ready, if it is overloaded, and if the oil level is too low.When it comes to safety, this product has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off for low oil, so you can use it without any worries.The Champion 201001 comes with the usual paperwork and an owner’s manual , which lets you start using it right away.It also comes with oil, a funnel, a key fob, and a dual port USB adapter.You can also buy the official storage cover and running cover on their own.
Since the Champion 201001 is an inverter generator, its enclosed design (L24.6 x W19 x H20.9 in) looks better than a traditional open frame product.The design shown here is in line with the latest trends and is great for easy and fun use.Even though this device is technically portable (meaning it can be moved), it can be hard to move and use it without special tools because it weighs 119 pounds.Still, the generator is easy to move once it’s on the ground.This is because it has two wheels with a diameter of 5.5″ and a telescoping handle, which makes up for the fact that it’s not very maneuverable.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201001 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.
|Yes, cable not included
|224 cc OHV 4-stroke
|Recoil, Electric, Remote
|AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
|1x 12V 10A (cigarette lighter style)
|Power output, lifetime run hours and voltage
|Low oil, overload and output ready
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|24.6 x 19 x 20.9 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|Low oil and overload protection
|Oil, funnel, key fob, dual port USB adapter, and battery
- 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 201001 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.