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Champion 100402 - 1600/2000W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Champion 100402 is a quiet, compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1600 W and a starting wattage of 2000 W.

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  • $836.26 - October 4, 2022
  • $847.16 - October 4, 2022
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Since: August 24, 2022
  • Highest Price: $1,306.72 - September 17, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $836.26 - October 4, 2022

Description

Innovative, versatile power is yours with the Champion 2000-watt Dual Fuel inverter generator. Rely on the 80cc engine and enjoy a quiet 53 dBA for up to 11 hours of run time. Ideal for camping, tailgating, powering items around the RV or providing backup for a few basics.

Zoom on the Champion 100402

In a nutshell, the Champion 100402 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-go

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 100402 in use

The Champion 100402

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Champion 100402 provides an output of 120V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 1600W along with a peak wattage of 2000W. While propane-powered, it provides 1440 rated watts and 1800 starting watts. In addition, as it is parallel capable (ParaLINK parallel kit (opens in a new tab) not included), this power can be doubled when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

The inverter generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than rainfall). Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

With a fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon, the 100402 can operate for up to 11 hours using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH), or for up to 24 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.2 GPH) using propane. Thanks to the Fuel Fill Assist LED, an ingenious LED built right into the handle, filling up the unit’s tank is highly facilitated in poor lighting conditions. The LED can illuminate the gasoline filling area simply by pushing a button.

The 100402 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) 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.

Portability

As the Champion 100402 is an inverter generator, its encased design (L20.5 x W12.6 x H16.9 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Weighing just 47.6 lbs, the 100402 can be considered a lightweight portable generator. The generator can be moved with ease by only one person and so it can be enjoyed on-the-go. This convenience is further enhanced thanks to its handle (molded in the case) that allows you to carry it with ease.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100402

The 100402's control panel

The control panel of the 100402 includes a digital data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the power output, lifetime run hours, fuel level and remaining run time.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and the oil level is too low.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Champion 100402 also comes with some accessories: funnel, propane hose and dual port USB adapter are included.

Emissions

The Champion 100402 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 and thus, may be used in forested areas.

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The Champion 100402 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100402 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 47.6 lbs, the Champion 100402 belongs in the expected weight range for inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • Since the inverter generator's noise is rated at 53 dBA, it has the roughly average expected noise for a device of similar type and power. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of up to 11 hours at 25% load, the 100402 benefits from a higher run time than many inverter generators of a similar output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the DuroMax XP2300iH, reaching up to 13 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank’s capacity and thus, doesn’t say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.08 GPH, the DuroMax XP2300iH is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Champion 100402 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Fuel Fill Assist LED
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (47.6 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (53 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No electric start

Do you own the Champion 100402 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine80 cc Champion OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
 GasolinePropane
Running watts1600 W1440 W
Starting watts2000 W1800 W
Running amps13.3 amps12 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps15 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% load11 h24 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerPower output, fuel level, lifetime run hours and remaining run time
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeDigital
Misc
Weight47.6 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)20.5 x 12.6 x 16.9 in
Noise (lower limit)53 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel, propane hose, and dual port USB adapter
Warranty3 years
UPC817198021997

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.

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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 100402 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Bug zapper8080
Total1270 W1860 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Total1260 W1260 W

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