- Wattage (Gas): 4,650 W / 3,650 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 61 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run [email protected] 25% load: 14 h
- Run [email protected] 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 95 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 212 cc OHV 4-stroke engine is the heart of the Champion 201154. It has a 120V output and a running power of 3,650W and a peak power of 4,650W. Also, since it can work in parallel (ParaLink is not included), this power can be increased by connecting it to another unit that works with it. The pull-start mechanism on the inverter generator is simple and old-fashioned. It has a noise level of 61 dBA (little noisier than an office setting). The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. The 201154 can run for up to 14 hours on a full tank of 2.3 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.16 GPH). The 201154 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.
The control panel has 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet, a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet, and a 120V 20A (TT-20R) outlet.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”.
The 201154’s control panel has a digital Intelligauge data center that tells you about the power output, lifetime run hours, frequency, and voltage.This helps you keep track of its status and activity.The inverter generator has a built-in fuel gauge, which makes it quick, easy, and convenient to check how much gas is in the machine.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, which will help you start the generator right away, the Champion 201154 comes with a dual port USB adapter, a tool kit, a funnel, and oil.
Since the Champion 201154 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1) makes it look better than traditional devices with open frames.The design shown here is in line with the latest trends and is great for easy and fun use.The 201154 can go anywhere because it only weighs 95 pounds.Also, it’s easy to move once it’s on the floor because it has two 5″-diameter wheels and a handle that folds up.
The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201154 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||0.188 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||212 cc OHV 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V|
|Running watts||3,650 W||n/a|
|Starting watts||4,650 W||n/a|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||30.4 amps||n/a|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||38.8 amps||n/a|
|Run time @50% load||Unspecified||n/a|
|Run time @25% load||14 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||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, and dual port USB adapter|
- 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 201154 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.