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Champion 200911 - 3550/4450W Portable Generator

The Champion 200911 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 3,550 W and a starting wattage of 4,450 W.

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Description

Convenient and versatile power is yours with the Champion 3550-watt RV Ready portable generator. Rely on the Champion 224cc engine and enjoy up to 14 hours of run time at 50% load with a dBA of 68. Featuring Intelligauge, this generator is your perfect portable power solution.

Zoom on the Champion 200911

In a nutshell, the Champion 200911 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device, along with its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 200911 in use

The Champion 200911

The Champion 200911 houses a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, which provides 120V, consumes gasoline and delivers a running wattage of 3,550W along with a peak wattage of 4,450W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 68 dBA (less noisy than a normal conversation), this generator gets running thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 4.7 gallons, the 200911 can operate for around 14 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.34 GPH).

As the 200911 has a high THD (<20%), it is not recommended to use it to power sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

This Champion generator is RV Ready, as it features a TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').

Portability

The Champion 200911 has the following dimensions: L23.6 x W23.8 x H22.5 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Although this generator is technically considered 'portable' (in the sense that it can be moved), its 108 lbs make it incredibly difficult to manually lift and transport. However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200911

The 200911's control panel

The 200911 and its control panel include an Intelligauge meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours. This feature comes handy when monitoring its status and activity.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the generator.

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

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Champion 200911, the following accessories are also included: funnel and cover.

Emissions

The Champion 200911 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, which makes it suitable for use in forested areas.

The Champion 200911 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200911 compare to generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Having a dry weight of 108 lbs, the Champion 200911 belongs in the expected weight range for generators which produce 3500 to 4500 rated watts. Regarding dry weight, one of the champions in the same power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC, with a dry weight of only 58.4 lbs.
  • Among the generators of a comparable running wattage, this generator with a lowest noise of 68 dBA can be judged as 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 Westinghouse iGen4500DF, whose lowest noise levels reach just 52 dBA.
  • The 200911 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful devices, reaching around 14 hours at 50% load. Concerning the run times, one of the several devices with a comparable output, offering the highest autonomy, is the Predator 4375, which is able to run for around 16 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. This generator can be considered as fuel efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.34 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.23 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 3500-4500W generators, the Champion 200911 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
  • RV Ready
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (108 lbs)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)

Do you own the Champion 200911 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts3,550 W
Starting watts4,450 W
Running amps29.6 amps
Peak amps37.1 amps
Run time @50% load14 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 4.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight108 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.6 x 23.8 x 22.5 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedFunnel, cover, and wheel kit
UPC817198023472

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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 200911 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
Hair dryer18001900
Freezer8101750
Total2802 W3802 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Slow cooker270270
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total2815 W3405 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W

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Champion 200911
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  1. 1.4
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    10

    Very poor power output. I can not even run a 1500 watt heater.

    + PROS:
    • Have found none
    - CONS:
    • Very low power output.
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  2. 3.15
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    Purchased a 3550. Very quiet and starts easy. Now the problem. It only runs with the choke half closed. Otherwise it runs rough with the choke open. I bought from Cabela’s. They asked if I put gas and oil in it. I said yes. They said it can’t be returned since I put gas and oil in it and started and ran it. I replied how would I know if there was a problem if I didn’t put gas and oil in it and start it. Reply was DUH…. I called Champion. The said they would be happy to repair it. All I have to do is send it back to them. The are in California….I live in Maine !! So I have no resolve. Not very happy with either Cabela’s and Champion at this point.

    + PROS:
    • quiet running and easy to start
    - CONS:
    • won't run with choke open and no help from Cabela's or the Champion company
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  3. 4.75
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    Love it very happy

    + PROS:
    • Can't say enough good finally a co that gets things right from packing it to.instructions a quality built product i.love it thank yu so much and keep up the good wrk. Don't hesitate to buy this or any other champion product I cld go on and on wth praise
    - CONS:
    • None I wld.like to see a t handle if it cld be done but ok as is
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  4. 4.5
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    Just bought it a few weeks ago and so far it works great. Haven’t had a chance to put it thru a power outage and hopefully won’t have to.

    + PROS:
    • Easy start, quiet, and reasonable price
    - CONS:
    • It's weight
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