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Champion 100416 - 8000/10000W Tri Fuel Generator

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.

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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 nutshell, the Champion 100416 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, the extra features it benefits from, and any relevant emission compliance details.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 100416 in use

The Champion 100416

The Champion 100416 delivers 120/240V and benefits from a tri-fuel technology that allows it to run on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. When gasoline-powered, it enjoys a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. When propane-powered, it benefits from 7,200 rated watts and 9,000 peak watts. Its natural gas operation offers 7,000W of rated wattage and 8,750W of starting wattage.

At a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), this generator can be started via a simple traditional pull-start mechanism, or a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

As for its running time, the 100416, along with its 8.5 gallons fuel capacity, can run for around 12.5 hours at 50% load with a full tank filled with gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.68 GPH). If propane is used, it can operate for around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH).

Since the 100416 has a high THD (<20%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

Even if this Champion generator isn't quite RV Ready, it still allows for an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor, thanks to its L5-30R receptacle. Besides, due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 100416 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.

Portability

With its dimensions of L27.6 x W28.2 x H26 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Champion 100416 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

Since the generator weighs 207 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). Nevertheless, thanks to its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle (a decent solution to its lack of maneuverability), the generator can be easily moved, once placed the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100416

The 100416's control panel

The control panel of the 100416 includes a digital Intelligauge data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the voltage, lifetime run hours and power output.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

Security-wise, this product benefits from an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), which gives you a complete peace of mind when using it.

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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Champion 100416, the following accessories are also included: oil, propane hose, funnel and natural gas hose with NPT adapter. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

Emissions

The Champion 100416 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this generator is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and thus, may be used in forested areas.

The unit also meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.

Product Video

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).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Champion 100416 weighs just 207 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 7500 to 8500 rated wattage multi-fuel generators. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Cummins Onan P9500df, weighing just 194 pounds.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 74 dBA is on the noisier side. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Pulsar PGD95BiSCO with only 62 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 12.5 hours at 50% load, the 100416 benefits from one of the highest run times among multi-fuel generators of a similar output.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.68 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Pulsar PG10000B16. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.55 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

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 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
  • 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeSump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Furnace fan (1/2 hp)8752350
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Electric range21002100
Hair dryer18001900
Slow cooker270270
Radio100100
Total6387 W7862 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Blender400850
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total6395 W6985 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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