- Wattage (Gas): 10,625 W / 8,500 W
- THD: < 20%
- Noise Level: 74 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: No
- Run Time@ 25% load: Unspecified
- Run Time@ 50% load: 10 h
- Weight: 209.4 lbs
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With its dual-fuel technology, the Champion 201083 is a powerful and versatile generator that can put out 120/240V. It runs on gasoline and has a running power of 8,500W and a peak power of 10,625W. It runs on propane and has a rated power of 7650 watts and a starting power of 9565 watts. The noise level of the generator is set at 74 dBA (Slightly louder than a shower). It has a simple pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter to get it going (battery included). As for how long it can run, the 201083, with its 7.7 gallon fuel tank, can run for about 10 hours at 0.5 load with a full tank of gas (fuel consumption is approximately 0.77 GPH). It can run for about 5 hours if propane is used (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.94 GPH). Since the 201083 has a THD of about 20%, it is best not to use it to power devices that are sensitive to noise.
There are 6 AC outlets on the control panel: two 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI duplexes, a 120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle, and a 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle.Even though this Champion generator is not RV Ready, an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor can be used to easily connect it to an RV.Also, the 201083 has a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, which makes it ready for a transfer switch.It can power your home during a power outage because it is easy to connect to your breaker box.
In the control center of the 201083, there is an Intelligauge meter that shows voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours.This helps you keep track of its status and activity.A built-in fuel gauge makes it easy and quick to check how much gas is in the generator.For safety, the generator has an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, so you can use it without worrying.Volt GuardTM, which is built into Champion, protects your equipment and appliances from voltage spikes.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 201083 comes with basic instructions and an owner’s manual to help you start the generator quickly.It also comes with a funnel, an oil hose, and a propane hose.
The Champion 201083 is 28.9 inches long, 27.7 inches wide, and 26.1 inches tall.It has a typical open frame design that makes it stable and allows it to be raised 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 weighs 209.4 pounds, which makes it very hard to move by hand.Still, because of its wheel kit (dia:9.5), “Once the generator is on the ground, it is easy to move thanks to its wheels and folding handle, which make up for its lack of maneuverability.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201083 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||0.207 gal/kWh|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||459 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||8,500 W||7,650 W|
|Starting watts||10,625 W||9,565 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||70.8/35.4 amps||63.8/31.9 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||88.5/44.3 amps||79.7/39.9 amps|
|Run time @50% load||10 h||5 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Automatic Voltage Regulator||No|
|AC outlets||1x 120V 30A (L5-30R); 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)|
|Fuel tank||Steel, 7.7 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||28.9 x 27.7 x 26.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, propane hose, 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 201083 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.