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In summary, the Champion 100592 is a portable generator especially useful for:
- Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
- Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
- Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure
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 dual-fuel technology of the Champion 100592 allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 6,250W and a starting wattage of 7,850W. If propane-powered, it gives 5,600 rated watts and 7,050 starting watts.
Enjoying a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), this generator gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.
Regarding its running time, the 100592, with a 6 gallons fuel capacity can operate for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.6 GPH). When using propane, it can run for around 6.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.72 GPH).
As the 100592 has a high THD (<20%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.
The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:
Due to the featured twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 100592 is transfer switch ready: you may connect it to a breaker box to power your household during a power outage.
With its dimensions of L27 x W27.7 x H24.4 in, the conventional, open frame design of the Champion 100592 offers stability and allows the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.
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 162.5 lbs. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.
The 100592'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.
As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind. 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.
Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Champion 100592 also comes with some accessories: propane hose and funnel are included. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.
The Champion 100592 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 therefore, can be used in forested areas.
The unit also meets the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 safety and performance requirements.
The Champion 100592 versus other generators
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100592 compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).
- At a weight of 162.5 pounds, the Champion 100592 places in the expected weight range of the dual fuel generators in the 5500-6500 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Pulsar G65BN with only 126 pounds.
- The generator can be considered average in its noise for its type and power category, as it is rated at 74 dBA. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Genmax GM7250iEDC, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 63 dBA.
- The 100592, offering a run time of around 10 hours with a full tank at a 50% load, falls within the average autonomy range when compared to its peers. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Firman H05752, reaching around 12 hours.
- Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This generator reaches an estimated fuel consumption of 0.6 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 50% load, making it average, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the Genmax GM7250iEDC, with a fuel consumption of 0.45 GPH could be in your good books.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 5500-6500W dual fuel generators, the Champion 100592 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
- CO Shield™ technology
- Several accessories included
- GFCI Outlets
- Dual Fuel
- Decent weight (162.5 lbs)
- Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
- Decent run time
- Decent fuel efficiency
- No 50-amp output
- No electric start
Features and Specifications
|Fuel||Dual Fuel (gasoline/propane)|
|Engine||389 cc Champion 4-stroke|
|Voltage||AC: 120/240V 60 Hz|
|Running watts||6,250 W||5,600 W|
|Starting watts||7,850 W||7,050 W|
|Running amps (@120/240V)||52.1/26 amps||46.7/23.3 amps|
|Peak amps (@120/240V)||65.4/32.7 amps||58.8/29.4 amps|
|Run time @50% load||10 h||6.5 h|
|Run time @25% load||Unknown||Unknown|
|Automatic Voltage Regulation||Yes|
|AC outlets|| |
|Fuel tank||Steel, 6 gal|
|Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)||27 x 27.7 x 24.4 in|
|Noise (lower limit)||74 dBA|
|Compliance||CARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018|
|Security||Low oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring|
|Neutral||Bonded to frame|
|Accessories included||Funnel, propane hose, and wheel kit|
|Other model numbers||100592V|
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.
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.
The Champion 100592 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?
|Item||Running Watts||Starting Watts|
|At home||Electric fry pan||1500||1500|
|Microwave (1000 watts)||1500||1500|
|Refrigerator (energy star)||192||1192|
|Total||4962 W||6462 W|
|For camping||RV AC (11,000 BTU)||1010||1600|
|Total||4990 W||5580 W|
|For work||Table saw||1800||4500|
|Electric fence (25 miles)||250||250|
|Total||4960 W||7660 W|
What is the THD rating for the 100592 Inverter generator? (Asked September 28, 2019)
The 100592 is not an inverter generator. It's THD will be around 12-20%, depending on load applied.
Can you run an electric dryer? (Asked February 20, 2021)
The approximate wattage required for starting an electric clothes dryer is 6750 watts and the approximate wattage for running it is 5400. If your dryer has similar wattages, and runs on 240V, the 100592 should be able to run it. Remember that these are approximate values. You should determine the actual running and starting watts of your appliance.
What type of gasoline can be used in this generator? should i be using non ethinol gas? (Asked June 05, 2022)
Gasoline should be clean, fresh, and unleaded with a minimum octane rating of 87 and an ethanol content of 10% or less by volume.
Great generator, powers my whole camper, AC,refridgerator, heat, lights, radio, everything at once. I lost all the extra attachments to use the propane. Where can I purchase them? Thanks for your time. (Asked April 13, 2023)
The LPG hose + regulator part number is 77300-YJ70110-0000. It can be purchased directly from Champion (opens in a new tab).
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Got this at home depot for a clearance price, it was worth the buy. I used this generator as a hurricane precaution for energy outages.
Does what it says and at a decent price. Easy to assemble and use. I wish the fuel tank was larger at 7.7 gal, but it does allow propane gas as an alternative fuel source. It does run about 10 hours at 50-60 energy capacity. So far satisfied with it at a total of 40 hours of use.
I bought this generator after 3 uses it doesn’t work. It’s a year old. I live in P.R,bought it in home depot. Please tell me what to do for we still don’t have
electricity. IN P.R