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Champion 100519 - 5000/6250W Open Frame Inverter Generator

The Champion 100519 is a portable open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 5,000 W and a starting wattage of 6,250 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

Champion's innovative 6250-Watt Open Frame Inverter is 50% quieter and 20% lighter than a traditional 5000-watt generator. With Quiet Technology, Extended Run Time, Economy Mode and Clean Power, this inverter is the cost-effective, advanced power solution you need. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the Champion 100519 is a portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • 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, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 100519 in use

The Champion 100519

With a 301 cc Champion 4-stroke engine, the Champion 100519 operates on gasoline, providing 120/240V, with a running wattage of 5,000W and a starting wattage of 6,250W.

With a noise rating of 69 dBA (less noisy than background music), the inverter generator's starting mechanism is centered around a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism.

With a fuel capacity of 4.2 gallons, the 100519 may run for up to 13.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.31 GPH).

The 100519 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 upcoming 5 AC outlets:

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

Moreover, it comes equipped with 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle providing easy battery charging capabilities. The unit also includes a dual port USB adapter, providing the capability to conveniently charge electronics like mobile phones and tablets using the DC receptacle.

Thanks to its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 100519 is transfer switch ready, facilitating easy hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

With dimensions of L26.6 x W25.6 x H23.7 in, the traditional open frame design of the Champion 100519 ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Despite its weight of 121 lbs, the generator is still considered 'portable,' meaning it is movable, although its heftiness may restrict portability in certain environments or require additional considerations for transportation and setup. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its set of wheels (⌀8") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100519

The 100519's control panel

The 100519's control center features an Intelligauge meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is ready and the generator is on overload.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Champion 100519 also comes with several accessories, including: funnel and dual port USB adapter.

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The Champion 100519 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100519 compare to generators of similar power (between 4500 and 5500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Champion 100519 weighs just 121 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 4500 to 5500 rated wattage generators. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the Champion 201238, weighing just 101.4 pounds.
  • The inverter generator's noise output, rated at 69 dBA, falls within the average range expected for devices in its power range. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU7000iS. With just 52 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • In terms of autonomy, the 100519 offers up to 13.5 hours at a 25% load, placing it at the lower range within its power range. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the DuroMax XP5500EH shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling up to 19 hours.
  • 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. In terms of fuel efficiency within its wattage range, this inverter generator falls short: it consumes approximately 0.31 GPH at a 25% load. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the DuroMax XP7000iH is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.19 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 4500-5500W inverter generators, the Champion 100519 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
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (121 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (69 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No parallel ports
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine301 cc Champion 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts5,000 W
Starting watts6,250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)41.7/20.8 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)52.1/26 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load13.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 4.2 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight121 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)26.6 x 25.6 x 23.7 in
Noise (lower limit)69 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, dual port USB adapter, and wheel kit
UPC817198021966

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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 100519 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total3992 W4992 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Toaster oven800800
Mixer200200
Total3990 W4580 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total3530 W6230 W
My old generator had a "load" meter display (i.e., 30% load) when used for restricted home use during power outage. The Champion 6250 W guage only shows "volts". How can I interpret this into a "load" approximation? (Asked April 02, 2021)

You can't interpret voltage into wattage (load) without knowing the amps that are being drawn. You'd have to use an extra tool, e.g., a clamp meter.

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