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Champion 100485 - 9200/11500W Portable Generator With Electric Start

The Champion 100485 is a powerful open frame generator with a rated wattage of 9,200 W and a starting wattage of 11,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $1,674.29 - March 22, 2024
  • $2,021.83 - January 15, 2024
  • $2,021.37 - January 11, 2024
  • $2,023.73 - January 6, 2024
  • $2,030.04 - December 25, 2023
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  • $169.71 - November 11, 2023
  • $1,799.07 - September 2, 2023
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Since: June 27, 2023
  • Highest Price: $2,948.53 - June 27, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $169.71 - November 11, 2023

Description

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In short, the Champion 100485 is a powerful portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Homeowners who wish to power almost all appliances in their house under any circumstances
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 100485 in use

The Champion 100485

With a 459 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, the Champion 100485 operates on gasoline, providing 120/240V, with a running wattage of 9,200W and a starting wattage of 11,500W.

At a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator can be started via a manual recoil starter system, or a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included).

The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system enhances the engine's reliability, lowers fuel consumption, improves startup, reduces servicing, boosts stale fuel resistance, and offers better altitude adaptability.

The 100485's fuel tank, with a capacity of 7.7 gallons, supports uninterrupted operation for around 11.5 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (fuel consumption at an estimated 0.67 gallons per hour).

Given the 100485's high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 20%, it is advisable to avoid using it to power sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this Champion unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet. In addition, equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 100485 is engineered to be transfer switch ready, enabling simple hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

At L27.7 x W26.8 x H26.6 in, the traditional open frame structure of the Champion 100485 ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 219 lbs. However, the constrained maneuverability is addressed with the assistance of its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle, allowing for easy shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100485

The 100485's control panel

Featuring a digital Intelligauge data center on its control panel, the 100485 offers you convenient access to essential information about the power output, lifetime run hours and voltage, facilitating effective monitoring of its activity and status.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during operation. Champion's built-in surge protector (Volt Guard™) safeguards your equipment and appliances against voltage spikes.

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.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Champion 100485 also comes with several accessories, including: battery charger, funnel and oil.

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The Champion 100485 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100485 compare to generators of similar power (between 8500 and 9500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 219 lbs, the Champion 100485 sits comfortably within the expected weight range for devices generating 8500 to 9500 rated watts. If you are mindful of weight, the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 187.4 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this generator with a lowest emitted noise of 74 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. 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 XP11000iH, whose lowest noise levels reach just 61 dBA.
  • At 50% load, the 100485 achieves one of the longer run times compared to devices of similar power, sustaining operations for around 11.5 hours. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling around 12 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. Among devices of similar power, this generator has one of the better fuel efficiency, with consumption rates of around 0.67 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.66 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 8500-9500W generators, the Champion 100485 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
  • CO Shield™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (219 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (74 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine459 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts9,200 W
Starting watts11,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)76.7/38.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)95.8/47.9 amps
Run time @50% load11.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerPower output, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.7 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight219 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.7 x 26.8 x 26.6 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, battery charger, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC817198022901

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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 100485 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total7342 W8842 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total7340 W7930 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total6870 W11370 W

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