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Champion 100233 - 3100/3400W Inverter Generator

The Champion 100233 is a quiet and compact inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,100 W and a starting wattage of 3,400 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $750.00 - September 9, 2023
  • $800.00 - June 25, 2023
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Since: June 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $800.00 - June 25, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $750.00 - September 9, 2023

Description

Portable power with versatility is all yours with the Champion 3400-watt RV Ready portable inverter generator. Rely on the 192cc engine and enjoy a quiet 59 dBA for up to 7.5 hours of run time at 25% load. Increase your power with the optional Parallel Kit which features a 50-amp RV Ready outlet.

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In summary, the Champion 100233 is a quiet and compact portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 100233 in use

The Champion 100233

The Champion 100233 houses a 192 cc Champion 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 3,100W along with a peak wattage of 3,400W. In addition, the device is parallel capable (ParaLINK (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 59 dBA (less noisy than a conversation at home).

The fuel capacity of 1.6 gallon allows the 100233 to operate for up to 7.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.21 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the 100233 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 3 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease. Since a dual port USB adapter is included with the unit, you will also be able to use the DC receptacle to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

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

Portability

As the Champion 100233 is an inverter generator, its encased design (L22.4 x W17.3 x H18.3 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

The 100233's dry weight of 80.9 lbs lets you use its power anywhere needed. Additionally, it can be easily moved with the help of its set of 2 wheels (⌀5.5") and its folding handle, once it is on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100233

The 100233's control panel

When its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is on overload and the generator is ready, you will be informed by the featured light indicators.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off, which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Champion 100233's package also includes these accessories: funnel and dual port USB adapter.

Emissions

The Champion 100233 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, making it usable in forested areas.

The Champion 100233 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100233 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 2500 and 3500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 80.9 lbs, the Champion 100233 belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 2500 to 3500 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, weighing just 46 pounds.
  • Because this inverter generator emits noise as low as 59 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU3000iS, whose lowest noise levels reach just 50 dBA.
  • The 100233's autonomy is somewhat low end compared to devices of its type and power range, as it reaches only up to 7.5 hours at 25% load on a full tank. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Champion 200914, which is able to run for up to 22 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. Compared to its peers, this inverter generator is not exactly fuel efficient, compared to similarly powerful devices, with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.21 GPH at a 25% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Energizer eZV3500P, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.13 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 2500-3500W inverter generators, the Champion 100233 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (80.9 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (59 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine192 cc Champion 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3,100 W
Starting watts3,400 W
Running amps25.8 amps
Peak amps28.3 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load7.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x 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
Weight80.9 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)22.4 x 17.3 x 18.3 in
Noise (lower limit)59 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel and dual port USB adapter
UPC850878006648

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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 100233 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 (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-338-0999.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeElectric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Rice cooker650650
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2397 W3397 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Bug zapper8080
Total2470 W3060 W
For workGrinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total2210 W3310 W

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