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Champion 200915 - 1200/1500W Portable Generator

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Champion 200915 is a compact and lightweight portable generator mostly geared towards:

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

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 200915 in use

The Champion 200915

The Champion 200915's engine, 79 cc OHV 4-stroke, fueled by gasoline, can deliver 120V. It provides a running wattage of 1,200W and reaches a peak wattage of 1,500W.

With a noise rating of 65 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a normal conversation), the generator's starting mechanism is centered around a conventional pull-start mechanism.

The 200915's fuel tank, boasting 1.5 gallon, allows it to operate for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (with an estimated fuel consumption of 0.15 GPH).

Due to the high THD (<20%) of the 200915, it is advised against using it for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

With dimensions of L18.1 x W14.1 x H16.9 in, the traditional open frame design of the Champion 200915 ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Weighing 58 lbs, the 200915 is easily handled, ensuring it can go wherever your power needs are. Moreover, the open frame design of the generator simplifies grabbing and relocating it.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200915

The 200915's control panel

The control panel of the 200915 includes an Intelligauge meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

The generator includes a built-in fuel gauge, a quick, easy and convenient method of checking the device’s gas level.

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.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Champion 200915's package also includes these accessories: oil and funnel.

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The Champion 200915 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200915 compare to generators of similar power (between 1000 and 2000 W).

  • Weighing 58 lbs, the Champion 200915 is one of the heavier generators within the 1000-2000 rated wattage bracket. Weight-conscious users may find the Pulsar PGD16iSCO appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 24 pounds.
  • When stacked up against other devices of similar running wattage, this generator's lowest possible noise rating of 65 dBA places it in the louder category. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Honda EU2200i, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 48 dBA.
  • With a run time of around 10 hours at 50% load, the 200915 has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. If run time is one of your main concerns, the Pulsar PG2200 could be worth looking at. It boasts one of the highest run times among units of comparable power, lasting around 12 hours.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. Among generators of similar power, this generator stands out with a better fuel efficiency than most, with consumption rates around 0.15 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the Pulsar PGD16iSCO, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.09 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 1000-2000W generators, the Champion 200915 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
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the heavy side (58 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (65 dBA)

Do you own the Champion 200915 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1,200 W
Starting watts1,500 W
Running amps10 amps
Peak amps12.5 amps
Run time @50% load10 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 1.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight58 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)18.1 x 14.1 x 16.9 in
Noise (lower limit)65 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil and funnel
UPC817198023571

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 200915 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
Slow cooker270270
Total462 W1462 W
For campingRV refrigerator180600
Rice cooker650650
Radio100100
Total930 W1350 W
For workReciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total810 W1040 W

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    They are absolutly wonderful working machine’s. I have had ( and still have ) a fair number of Champion generaters, of all sizes, and could not be happlier. Dave

    + PROS:
    • Always starts !
    - CONS:
    • Oil 'shut off' is a bit to sensitive
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