- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,650 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 64 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: 17 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 87 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine is the heart of the Champion 201054. It has a 120V output and a running power of 3,650W and a peak power of 4,500W. 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 this inverter generator is 64 dBA, which is just a little louder than an office. It can be started with a simple pull-start mechanism or an easy-to-use electric starter (battery included). For even more convenience, you can also start the 201054 from a distance (key fob included). Because it can hold 2.9 gallons of fuel, the 201054 can run for up to 17 hours on a full tank (it uses about 0.17 GPH). As the 201054 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of 3%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into the AC outlets.
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets for: Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle.It also has 1 DC outlet, which is a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter and 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”.
A digital Intelligauge data center makes it possible to keep track of the 201054’s status and activity.This center gives information on the frequency, lifetime run hours, voltage, and power output and is part of the control panel.In addition to this information, the device’s light indicator will show if there isn’t enough oil.The inverter generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas it has.When it comes to safety, this product has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worry.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.The Champion 201054 comes with some accessories, like oil, a key fob, a funnel, a dual port USB adapter, and a tool kit.It also comes with standard documentation and an owner’s manual to help you get started right away.
The Champion 201054 is 23.9 inches long, 23.5 inches wide, and 20.9 inches high.Together with its traditional, open-frame design, they support the generator and allow it to be raised above the ground.The generator is built to work well outside and in rough places.Since the 201054 weighs only 87 pounds, you can take it anywhere you need power.Also, its wheel kit (8-inch diameter) and folding handle will make it easy to move once it’s on the ground.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201054 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||0.156 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||224 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric, Remote|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,650 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30.4 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||37.5 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||17 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)|
|Data center||Power output, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 2.9 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.9 x 23.5 x 20.9 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||64 dBA|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, dual port USB adapter, battery, and wheel kit|
- 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 201054 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.