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Champion 100416 - 8000/10000W Tri Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The Champion 100416 is a portable open frame tri-fuel generator with a rated wattage of 8,000 W and a starting wattage of 10,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

Champion’s 8000-watt natural gas ready generator has Tri-Fuel technology, allowing it to run on natural gas, gasoline, or propane. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In a few words, the Champion 100416 is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

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

Power & Run Time

The Champion 100416 in use

The Champion 100416

The Champion 100416 delivers 120/240V and features a tri-fuel technology, granting it the capability to utilize gasoline, propane, or natural gas. When utilizing gasoline, it achieves a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. Upon switching to propane, it benefits from 7,200 rated watts and 9,000 peak watts. Transitioning to natural gas operation provides 7,000W of rated wattage and 8,750W of starting wattage.

The generator features a manual recoil starter system and also an intuitive and practical electric starter (battery included). It is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower). Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

In terms of run time, the 100416, boasting a 8.5 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 12.5 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.68 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH) of operation with propane.

As the 100416 exhibits a THD of less than 20%, which is high, it is best avoided for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features 6 AC outlets as follows:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Though it may not be labeled as 'RV Ready,' this Champion generator offers the benefit of hassle-free RV connectivity through its L5-30R receptacle, allowing you to easily power your RV with the assistance of an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. Besides, with its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 100416 is designed to be transfer switch ready, allowing easy connection to your breaker box for powering your home during a blackout.

Portability

With dimensions of L27.6 x W28.2 x H26 in, the traditional open frame design of the Champion 100416 ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Despite its weight of 207 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. Despite the restricted maneuverability, its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle provides a solution, allowing for convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100416

The 100416's control panel

With a digital Intelligauge data center integrated into its control panel, the 100416 provides real-time insights into the power output, lifetime run hours and voltage, enabling easy monitoring of its status and activity.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

The unit also benefits from the CO Shield™ technology, which monitors accumulation of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gas produced by the engine's exhaust when the generator is running. If CO Shield™ detects elevated levels of CO gas, it automatically shuts off the engine and illuminates a red LED.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Champion 100416 also comes with some accessories: propane hose, oil, natural gas hose with NPT adapter and funnel are included. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Champion 100416 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100416 compare to multi-fuel generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • Regarding weight, the Champion 100416 comes in at only 207 pounds, positioning itself as one of the lighter options among multi-fuel generators spanning from 7500 to 8500 in rated wattage. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Cummins Onan P9500df with only 194 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 74 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. 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 DuroMax XP9500iH, whose lowest noise levels reach just 61 dBA.
  • Since the 100416 boasts with a run time of around 12.5 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as one of the inverters with the highest run time among those of a comparable output.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. This generator is one of the more fuel-efficient options in its power range, consuming approximately 0.68 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the Cummins Onan P9500df, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.6 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W multi-fuel generators, the Champion 100416 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Tri-fuel
  • CO Shield™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (207 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (74 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelTri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)
Engine459 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolineLPGNG
Running watts8,000 W7,200 W7,000 W
Starting watts10,000 W9,000 W8,750 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps60/30 amps58.3/29.2 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps75/37.5 amps72.9/36.5 amps
Run time @50% load12.5 h5 hN/A
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknownN/A
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationNo
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerPower output, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 8.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight207 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.6 x 28.2 x 26 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, natural gas hose with NPT adapter, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC817198020617

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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 100416 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Paint sprayer600600
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W
What size natural gas supply line does it need? Will 3/4” work? (Asked July 02, 2021)

Supply size should be 1/2” FNPT.

What is the BTU number for natural gas (Asked October 22, 2021)

NG fuel supply should have a BTU content of at least 1,000 BTU’s per cubic foot.

What is a 50amp outlet used for? Do I need a 50amp to run my house central AC? I noticed this Champion 100416 model has 30 and 20amp outlets but no 50amp. Thanks for any help! (Asked July 13, 2022)

50A outlets are mostly used to power demanding appliances such as electric cooking ranges. They are also commonly used to charge electric vehicles. You may learn more about the different kind of outlets in our receptacle guide.

Does or could it have remote start (Asked October 27, 2022)

The unit does not have a remote start. There are no official remote start kits.

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