- Wattage (Gas): 4,500 W / 3,500 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 Champion 201184 has a 212cc OHV 4-stroke engine that runs on gasoline and puts out 120V and 3,500W while running and 4,500W at its most powerful. Also, because it can work in parallel (ParaLink is not included), its power can be increased by connecting it to a second unit that works with it. The noise level of this inverter generator is 61 dBA, which is just a little bit louder than a normal conversation. It can be started with a pull-start mechanism or 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. For more convenience, the 201184 can also be started from a distance (key fob included). The 201184 can run for up to 14 hours on a full tank of 2.25 gallons of fuel (fuel consumption is approximately 0.16 GPH). The 201184 makes a clean sine wave with a Total Harmonic Distortion of 3%, so it is safe to plug sensitive electronics into the AC outlets (THD).
On the control panel, there are 3 AC outlets: a duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) outlet and a 120V 30A (TT-30R) outlet.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”.
A digital Intelligauge data center makes it possible to keep track of the 201184’s status and activity.This center gives information on the lifetime run hours, frequency, voltage, and power output, and it is one of the features of the 201184’s control panel.In addition to this information, the featured light indicator will let you know when the oil level is too low.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.For safety, the generator has an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), so you can use it without worrying.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 start the generator right away, the Champion 201184 comes with a key fob, tool kit, dual port USB adapter, oil, funnel, and other accessories.
Since the Champion 201184 is an inverter generator, its enclosed design (L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1 in) looks better than a traditional open frame product.This kind of design is the most modern and easy way to make 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.Once it’s on the ground, though, its set of two wheels (dia:5 “), and its folding handle can easily fix the problem of limited mobility and make the device easy to move.
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The following charts show how some of the most important features of the Champion-201184 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.
|Yes, cable not included
|212 cc OHV 4-stroke
|Recoil, Electric, Remote
|AC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
|Running amps (@120/240V)
|Peak amps (@120/240V)
|Run time @50% load
|Run time @25% load
|Automatic Voltage Regulator
|1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R); 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
|1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
|Power output, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
|Approx. dimen. (L x W x H)
|23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 in
|Noise (lower limit)
|CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
|Low oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
|Oil, funnel, tool kit, 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 201184 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.