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Champion 200915 Spec Review

The Champion 200915 is a compact and lightweight open frame generator with a rated wattage of 1200 W and a starting wattage of 1500 W.

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  • $253.10 - October 3, 2021
  • $269.00 - August 29, 2021
  • $269.09 - August 2, 2021
  • $280.69 - July 11, 2021
  • $270.48 - June 19, 2021
  • $259.00 - May 30, 2021
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Since: May 16, 2021
  • Highest Price: $280.69 - July 11, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $248.70 - May 23, 2021

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
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

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 200915 in use

The Champion 200915

The Champion 200915's design includes a gasoline-fueled 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1200W and also a peak wattage of 1500W.

With a noise rating of 65 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a normal conversation), the generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

The fuel capacity of 1.5 gallon allows the 200915 to operate for around 10 hours at 50% load with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.15 GPH).

Since the 200915 has a somewhat high THD (<20%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Portability

The Champion 200915 has the following dimensions: L18.1 x W14.1 x H16.9 in. In combination with its conventional, open frame design, they provide support and allow the generator to be raised above ground level. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

With a dry weight of 58 lbs, the 200915 can easily follow you wherever your power needs are. Moreover, grabbing and moving this product is made even easier by its open frame design.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200915

The 200915's control panel

The 200915's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features an Intelligauge meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Champion 200915, the following accessories are also included: oil and funnel.

Emissions

The Champion 200915 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, so it is adequate for use in forested areas.

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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).

  • At a weight of 58 pounds, the Champion 200915 places in the expected weight range of the generators in the 1000-2000 rated wattage range. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the ECHO EGi-1200, weighing just 30 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 65 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. 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.
  • Offering around 10 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the 200915 is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful generators. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Westinghouse WGen2000, reaching around 20 hours.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.15 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, is one of the more fuel efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Cat INV1250, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.1 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, 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
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (58 lbs)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • 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
PortableYes
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Running watts1200 W
Starting watts1500 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%
EmissionsCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil and funnel
Warranty3 years

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 wattage calculator.
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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