- Wattage (Gas): 4,650 W / 3,650 W
- THD: < 3%
- Noise Level: 61 dBA
- Fuel Type: Gasoline
- RV Ready: Yes
- Run Time@ 25% load: 14 h
- Run Time@ 50% load: Unspecified
- Weight: 101 lbs
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The gasoline-powered 212 cc OHV 4-stroke engine is the heart of the Champion 201155. 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 noise level of the inverter generator is set at 61 dBA (little noisier than an office setting). It has both a traditional pull-start mechanism and an electric starter that is convenient and easy to use (battery included). The EZ Start Dial on Champion makes it easy to start the engine and get to all the controls you need. For even more convenience, you can also start the 201155 from a distance (key fob included). Because it has a 2.3-gallon fuel tank, the 201155 can run for up to 14 hours on a full tank (it uses about 0.16 GPH). As the 201155 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of 3%, you can safely plug 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: a 12V 8A receptacle that looks like a cigarette lighter so you can easily 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 201155’s status and activity.This center gives information on the voltage, lifetime run hours, frequency, and power output and is part of the control panel.In addition to this information, a light will show you when 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.In terms of safety, the generator can be used without worry because it has a circuit breaker for overheating and an automatic shut-off when the oil level gets too low.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 can be used right away to start the generator, the Champion 201155 comes with a key fob, a dual port USB adapter, a funnel, and oil.
Since the Champion 201155 is an inverter generator, its enclosed design (L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1 in) looks better than a traditional open frame product.The generator has a modern look and is easy to use when generating power for fun.The generator is technically “portable” in the sense that you can move it, but at 101 pounds, it may be hard to move it by hand.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.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201155 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||0.177 gal/kWh|
|Parallel capable||Yes, cable not included|
|Engine||212 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||4,650 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||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, key fob, 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 201155 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.