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Champion 100900 - 1700/2000W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

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Since: May 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $852.60 - February 27, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $665.42 - July 7, 2023

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 a nutshell, the Champion 100900 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

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

With its dual-fuel technology, the powerful and versatile Champion 100900 provides an output of 120V. While gasoline-powered, it gives a running wattage of 1,700W along with a peak wattage of 2,000W. While propane-powered, it provides 1,530 rated watts and 2,000 starting watts. In addition, as it is parallel capable (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included), this power can be doubled when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

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

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

The 100900 generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries. 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

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in), the Champion 100900, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

With a weight of only 39.5 lbs, the 100900 may be viewed as a lightweight and portable generator. A single person should not have any problems moving it around and thus, enjoy power availability on-the-go. 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, its oil levels are insufficient and the generator is overloaded.

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, giving you a peace of mind during use.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Champion 100900 also comes with several accessories, including: dual port USB adapter, oil, funnel and propane hose.

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, making it usable 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).

  • Weight-wise, the Champion 100900 has only 39.5 lbs, which renders it one of the lighter inverter generators which produce 1500 to 2500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM2000i, with a dry weight of only 34.2 lbs.
  • The inverter generator can be considered average in its noise for its type and power category, as it is rated at 53 dBA. 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 Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
  • The 100900 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful inverters, reaching up to 11.5 hours at 25% load. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, boasting with up to 13 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. With an estimated gasoline consumption of 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is among the more fuel efficient of the products in the above-mentioned wattage range. 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 these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Champion 100900 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (39.5 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (53 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No data center

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

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
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
Country of originChina
UPC817198024059

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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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Toaster oven800800
Total992 W1992 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Game console150150
Total1340 W1930 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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