- Wattage (Gas): 4,650 W / 3,650 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 61 dBA
- Fuel Type: Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: 14 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 103 lbs
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The Champion 201120 has a 120V output and great power and versatility thanks to its dual-fuel technology. If it is powered by gasoline, the device has a running power of 3,650W and a starting power of 4,650W. If it runs on propane, it has a rated power of 3285 watts and a starting power of 4650 watts. Also, the generator can be connected to a second unit to make more power (ParaLink is not included). The inverter generator has a noise level of 61 dBA, which is just a little louder than an office. It has a pull-start mechanism and a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. With 2.3 gallons of fuel, the 201120 can run for up to 14 hours on a full tank (fuel consumption is approximately 0.16 GPH). It can run for up to 21 hours if propane is used (on a 20 lbs tank – propane consumption around 0.22 GPH). The 201120 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of 3%, so it’s safe to plug sensitive electronics into an AC outlet (THD).
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.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 201120’s control panel has a digital Intelligauge data center, which tells you about the power output, voltage, lifetime run hours, and frequency.This helps you keep track of its activity and status.In addition to this information, a light lets you know right away if the oil level is too low.The inverter generator has a built-in fuel gauge that makes it easy to see at a glance how much gas is in the tank.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 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.Along with the basic paperwork and an owner’s manual that will help you get the generator going right away, the Champion 201120 comes with a propane hose, tool kit, funnel, oil, and a dual port USB adapter.You can also buy a storage cover that is made by the company.
The Champion 201120 is an inverter generator with the following measurements: L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1.So, it looks better than most other products with open frames.The goal of this modern design is to give recreational users the best way to get power.Even though the generator is technically considered to “be portable,” it will be very hard to move it by hand because it weighs 103 pounds (in the sense that it is movable).Still, the generator is easy to move once it’s on the ground.This is because it has two 5″ wheels and a folding 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-201120 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||0.173 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||212 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Starting system||Recoil, Electric|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,650 W||3,285 W|
|Starting watts||4,650 W||4,650 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30.4 amps||27.4 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||38.8 amps||38.8 amps|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||Unspecified|
|Run time @25% load||14 h||21 h|
|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, 2.3 gal|
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)||23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||61 dBA|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring|
|Accessories included||Oil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, 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 201120 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.