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Champion 100900 - 1700/2000W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Champion 100900 is a quiet, compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,700 W and a starting wattage of 2,000 W.

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Description

This 2000-watt inverter is one of the lightest in the industry and features Dual Fuel allowing the 79cc engine to run on gasoline or propane. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Champion 100900 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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

Power & Run Time

The Champion 100900 in use

The Champion 100900

The dual-fuel technology of the Champion 100900 allows for an output of 120V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 1,700W and a starting wattage of 2,000W. If propane-powered, it gives 1,530 rated watts and 2,000 starting watts. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

With a noise rating of 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

Regarding its running time, the 100900, with a 1.1 gallon fuel capacity can operate for up to 11.5 hours with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH). When using propane, it can run for up to 34 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.14 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the 100900 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which charging your batteries is made easy. Since a dual port USB adapter is included with the unit, you will also be able to use the DC receptacle to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

As the Champion 100900 is an inverter generator, its encased design (L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. The generator has a contemporary design, convenient for recreationally generating power.

The 100900 is a lightweight, portable generator, as it only weighs 39.5 lbs. The product’s power can be enjoyed on-the-go, as it can be moved by a single person without trouble. Its handle (molded in the case) allows you to carry it easily, further enhancing its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Champion 100900

The 100900's control panel

Several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is ready, the oil level is too low and the generator is overloaded.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Champion 100900 also comes with some accessories: dual port USB adapter, funnel, propane hose and oil are included.

Emissions

The Champion 100900 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, its sale and purchase are permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

Moreover, it features a spark arrestor and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

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The Champion 100900 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 100900 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the Champion 100900 only weighs in at 39.5 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter inverter generators in the 1500-2500 rated wattage range. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • At a lowest noise rating of 53 dBA, this inverter generator is one of the quieter devices of similar type and power. For those who are looking for a less noisy device, we suggest the Honda EU2200i. With just 48 dBA, it is one of the most quiet devices in this power range.
  • As the 100900 features an autonomy of up to 11.5 hours at 25% load, it has a higher run time than an average generator of its type and power range. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the DuroMax XP2300iH, with up to 13 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. This inverter generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.08 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Champion 100900 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
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (39.5 lbs)
  • Quiet for its power (53 dBA)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Champion 100900 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts1,700 W1,530 W
Starting watts2,000 W2,000 W
Running amps14.2 amps12.8 amps
Peak amps16.7 amps16.7 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% load11.5 h34 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight39.5 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 in
Noise (lower limit)53 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, propane hose, and dual port USB adapter
Warranty3 years
UPC817198024059

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.

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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 100900 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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total1355 W1355 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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Champion 100900
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  1. 4.75
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    The 2000 watt dual fuel EZ start generator runs great. Very quiet. It is well below the requirements for running in National Forest lands where generators are allowed.
    In national parks generators must conform to National Park Service regulations pertaining to audio disturbances, which states that “motorized equipment or machinery cannot exceed a noise level of 60 decibels measured on the A-weighted scale at 50 feet” (36 CFR 2.12).
    With my inexpensive meter and paced of estimate of 50 feet I got a measurement of 50 db on eco mode no load, and only slightly more non-eco mode no load.
    However, EZ start is in no way accurate when starting on propane. Lots of reviews and videos about this issue. One review gave me the idea and I figured out the solution. Now it starts easy every time on propane.
    The instructions say to move the dial to choke, pull the starter cord slowly a few times, then move the dial to propane and pull normally. That doesn’t work. I looked like I was sawing logs and wore myself out.

    The solution I found was to turn the dial to choke, pull the starter cord two or three times.
    Then turn the dial the tiniest amount toward propane, I mean TINY. Try to start one or two pulls. Keep doing this turning the dial a tiny amount toward propane then pull the starter. When you find the right dial setting it will start up easily. Remember that spot as best you can to hit it the next time.
    As soon as it starts quickly move the dial all the way to propane.
    I’ve gotten to where I can start it easily this way.

    So far I have only run the five hour break-in. Did this by plugging in a radiant heater that cycles on and off, set to 580 watts. Only the slightest hint of metal particles in the first oil change.
    I’ll do an update if my opinion of this generator changes. For now five stars.

    + PROS:
    • Very quiet, light weight, runs on propane or gasoline.
    - CONS:
    • Difficult to start on propane.
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  2. 5
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    I purchased my Champion Power Equipment model 100900 dual fuel 2000w inverter generator for a weeklong camping trip. I needed to power some lights, charge trolling motor batteries, charge phones, and recharge a medical device. I wanted the ability to run on propane, so I didn’t have to deal with packing a full gas can along with my gear. One 20lb propane tank was all I needed for 30+ hours. (I also don’t have to think about draining the carb when storing it). Post camping, I can just store it and a full propane tank together, and it will be ready for a storm. The generator did not disappoint me. It was easy to run, quiet and ran everything I wanted without sacrifice. It was small, light, easy to pack and setup. I can recommend it.

    I had a neighbor in a popup camper next to our site. We got along very well and about three days in I offered to let them recharge their battery using my generator. They were shocked and said, “You have a generator?” I responded “Yes, we have been running it every day.” They could not believe they hadn’t noticed it. Honestly, we think the generator got quieter the longer it ran.

    The propane regulator is included and once connected to the tank, it just snaps into the generator using a quick disconnect. The fitting is very good quality and easy to connect and disconnect. It is super easy to start on either gasoline or propane and you can switch between them with just a setting on the dial.

    Starting it on propane does have a learning curve. When you connect the line to the generator there is air in it. You must purge that air by setting the generator to choke, pulling the start cord 5 times (which I assume is opening a prime valve when using propane), and then switching it to the propane run setting and pulling it again. It should start on the first or second pull. If it doesn’t repeat the process.

    I don’t want you to think this was just unbox, add fuel, and run. The generator needs time to break in. the instructions state 5 hours but honestly it took 20-30 hours for the rings to fully seat. (Having the manufacturer do that I am sure would add considerable cost to the unit). My recommendation is to run it a few days before taking it off camping.

    The first 5 hours you will break it in using oil provided. The generator will do a fantastic impression of a yard fogger in that time. I used house fans to vary the load as the manual recommends. (I also let it cool a few times during the first 5 hours). After the first 5 hours you need to change the oil. You really do, its nasty and full of fine shavings (this is normal and is from the honing on the cylinders seating the piston rings). With fresh clean oil, over the next 5 hours the smoking will pretty much stop. You might get a puff of smoke mostly when you add a load, and it revs up after that. (However, you may still get a whiff of oil.) Somewhere around the 20-30hr mark, the smoke disappeared completely.

    Customer Service: I will admit this is the second generator I had. The first one had a defect and was burning lots of oil (dripping from the exhaust). I contacted customer service. The its hurricane season and wait was VERY long (over an hour). I did however get a person who knew small engines and what they were talking about. We discussed how I broke it in, and what was happening. He provided some suggestions, and I then went back and ran the generator as instructed. I called again when the issue was not resolved by the time we discussed Champion Power Equipment replaced the generator (defective ring was not cost effective to service on this small generator, full replacement is probably not typical).

    Here are things I would like to see on the product. I would like to see a way to secure the generator. A simple bar in the handle to keep someone from cutting through it. Alternatively, a metal loop somewhere connected to the motor so you could run a cable through it. An option for an hour meter. It was simple enough to add one, but a manufacturer option would be better. I added a small removable tray under the spark plug access cover for mine.

    + PROS:
    • Lightweight, Runs on propane or gasoline (user selectable with a knob), quiet, Carburetor is easy to drain for storage, Oil is easy to change and fill with little mess.
    - CONS:
    • Smokes during break-in period, starting on propane has a learning curve. no way to secure the generator except the carry handle
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