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Champion 200913 - 3500/4250W Open Frame Inverter Generator With Remote Start

The Champion 200913 is a portable open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,500 W and a starting wattage of 4,250 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

The 4250-watt inverter generator with remote key fob allows you to start and stop your generator from up to 80 feet away. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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To sum up, the Champion 200913 is a portable inverter generator tailored for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 200913 in use

The Champion 200913

Champion 200913 is equipped with a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, running on gasoline and providing 120V, boasting a running wattage of 3,500W alongside a starting wattage of 4,250W. Moreover, the parallel capability (parallel kit not included) allows for increasing of power output when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and reliability for diverse needs.

At a noise rating of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office), this inverter generator provides the choice between a manual recoil starter system or a user-friendly and hassle-free electric starter (battery included) for starting. Furthermore, the 200913 can be remotely started, providing users with added ease of use (key fob included).

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 4 gallons, the 200913 can operate for up to 22 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.18 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in the AC outlets safely, as the 200913 generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel is equipped with the following 3 AC outlets:

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

Moreover, it comes equipped with 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports perfect for conveniently charging mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

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

Portability

Measuring L27.9 x W23.4 x H21.7 in, the classic open frame construction of the Champion 200913 provides stability while enabling convenient maintenance access to components and adequate air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

The 200913's dry weight of 90 lbs lets you use its power anywhere needed. Additionally, its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle enable easy movement of the generator once it's in place.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200913

The 200913's control panel

Included in the control panel of the 200913 are an Intelligauge meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data, essential for monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, the device’s light indicators will display if its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is overloaded and the generator is ready.

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

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during operation.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Champion 200913, the following accessories are also included: oil, key fob and funnel.

Product Video

The Champion 200913 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200913 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3000 and 4000 W).

  • At 90 lbs dry, the Champion 200913 is consistent with the standard weight profile for inverters ranging from 3000 to 4000 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Pulsar PGD40iSCO, standing at just 46 lbs.
  • As this inverter generator has its lowest possible noise of 64 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. 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.
  • Since the 200913 boasts with a run time of up to 22 hours at 25% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most inverter generators of a comparable output. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the Firman W03661OF shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling up to 25 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. As this inverter generator uses an estimated 0.18 GPH (gallon per hour) at a 25% load, it finds itself in the average gasoline consumption range of similar products. If minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the Energizer eZV3500P is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.13 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3000-4000W inverter generators, the Champion 200913 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
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (90 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the noisy side (64 dBA)

Do you own the Champion 200913 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts3,500 W
Starting watts4,250 W
Running amps29.2 amps
Peak amps35.4 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load22 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 4 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight90 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)27.9 x 23.4 x 21.7 in
Noise (lower limit)64 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, key fob, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC817198023670

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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 200913 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Cell phone charger2020
Total2787 W3787 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric fry pan15001500
Radio100100
Total2790 W3380 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W

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