- Wattage (Gas): 6,500 W / 5,250 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 69 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 13.5 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 123.2 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 301 cc OHV 4-stroke engine in the Champion 201066 can put out 120/240V. It has a running power of 5,250W and a maximum power of 6,500W. The noise level of the inverter generator is set at 69 dBA (less noisy than an office). It uses a simple, traditional pull-start mechanism to get going. The 201066 can run for up to 13.5 hours on a full tank of fuel, which is 4.3 gallons (fuel consumption is approximately 0.32 GPH). The 201066 makes a clean sine wave. With a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 3%, you can safely plug sensitive electronics into its AC outlets.
Two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle are on the control panel.It also has 1 DC outlet, which is a cigarette lighter-style 12V 8A receptacle that 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 201066 is also transfer switch ready because it has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle.You can easily connect it to your breaker box to power your home when the power goes out.
The 201066’s control panel has a digital Intelligauge data center that tells you the frequency, power output, voltage, and lifetime run hours.This helps you keep track of its status and activity.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 find out how much gas is in it.From a safety point of view, the product has a circuit breaker for overload protection and an automatic shut-off for low oil, 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 201066 comes with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual, which makes it easy to start the generator.It also comes with a dual port USB adapter, oil, and a funnel.
The Champion 201066 is made with a typical open frame that measures L26.6 x W25.5 x H24.6 in, This gives it support and stability and lets you raise it above ground level.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 is very hard to move by hand because it weighs 123.2 pounds.Still, once it’s on the ground, its set of wheels (dia:8 “), and its folding handle can easily fix the problem of limited mobility and make the device easy to move.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201066 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||0.118 gal/kWh|
|Engine||301 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||5,250 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||6,500 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||43.8/21.9 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||54.2/27.1 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||13.5 h||n/a|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||Inverter|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (TT-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|DC outlets||1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)|
|Data center||Power output, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency|
|Fuel tank||4.3 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||26.6 x 25.5 x 24.6 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||69 dBA|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, dual port USB adapter, 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 201066 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.