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Champion 75531i Spec Review

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The Champion 75531i is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator with a rated wattage of 2800 W and a starting wattage of 3100 W.

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Description

Quiet, lightweight power is all yours with the Champion 3100-watt RV Ready portable inverter generator. Rely on the Champion 171cc engine and enjoy the quiet 58 dBA for up to 8 hours of run time at 25% load. Featuring Quick Touch Panel and Economy mode, it’s your perfect portable power solution. (source: Champion)

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In summary, the Champion 75531i is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 75531i in use

The Champion 75531i

The Champion 75531i's core is the 171 cc Champion 4-stroke engine, which runs on gasoline. With an output of 120V, it provides a running wattage of 2800W and a peak wattage of 3100W.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 58 dBA (less noisy than a conversation at home). Its starting mechanism is based on a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 1.6 gallon allows the 75531i to operate for up to 8 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.2 GPH).

The 75531i generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Disruption (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'), this Champion generator is RV Ready.

Portability

The Champion 75531i's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L22.4 x W17.3 x H18.3 in), provides an esthetical advantage over any ordinary, open frame product. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

With a dry weight of 83.8 lbs, the 75531i can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. Moreover, a wheel kit (⌀5.5") and a folding handle allows you to effortlessly displace it once it's on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 75531i

The 75531i's control panel

Several light indicators serve to show you when its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

With the basic documentation and a user manual, letting you start the generator quickly, the Champion 75531i also comes with several accessories, including: funnel, battery charging cables and tool kit.

Emissions

The Champion 75531i is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. It can therefore be sold and purchased in all 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

Product Videos

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The Champion 75531i versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 75531i compare to generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weigh, the Champion 75531i stands at only 83.8 lbs, meaning that is one of the one of the lighter devices of the 2500-3500 rated wattage category If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the WEN GN400i with only 66.1 pounds.
  • Since this inverter generator is rated for a lowest possible noise of 58 dBA, it can be considered as one of the more quiet of the products generating similar power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU3000iS. With just 50 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing up to 8 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 25% load, the 75531i falls into the low end in comparison with other devices of a comparable power output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Honda EU3000iS, reaching up to 20 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator has an average fuel consumption among comparably powerful devices, as it reaches 0.2 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.13 GPH, the Energizer eZV3200P is a device you should look out for.

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Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other 2500-3500W generators, the Champion 75531i is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (83.8 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (58 dBA)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General

InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine171 cc Champion 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil

Power

VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts2800 W
Starting watts3100 W
Running amps23.3 amps
Peaks amps25.8 amps
Run time @50% loadN/A
Run time @25% load8 h

Features

GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 1.6 gal
Fuel gaugeNo

Misc

Weight83.8 lbs
Dimensions (L x W x H)22.4 x 17.3 x 18.3 in
Noise (lower limit)58 dBA
THD< 3%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit and battery charging cables
Warranty3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

About Champion Power Equipment

Founded in 2003, the Champion Power Equipment is a US based power equipment manufacturer. The relatively small company has made a name for itself both in the portable generator industry, but also the power equipment sector in general, with a particular focus on heavy duty equipment, such as log cutters, snow blowers, chipper shredders, etc. All of their products are engineered in the US. However, the company does not provide information on the origin of their components.

Warranty Information

The Champion 75531i is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Champion generators, please consult Champion's warranty policies. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-338-0999.

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