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Champion 200950 - 1850/2500W Inverter Generator

The Champion 200950 is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,850 W and a starting wattage of 2,500 W.

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  • $549.99 - August 24, 2023
  • $519.99 - August 11, 2023
  • $549.99 - July 17, 2023
  • $519.99 - July 7, 2023
  • $549.99 - May 1, 2023
  • $519.99 - April 21, 2023
  • $549.99 - April 17, 2023
  • $529.99 - April 7, 2023
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Since: February 17, 2023
  • Highest Price: $549.99 - March 3, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $519.99 - April 21, 2023

Description

Champion's 2500-watt inverter generator is one of the lightest in the industry, making portable power easier than ever. Rely on the 79cc engine with a quiet 53 dBA for up to 11.5 hours of run time. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the Champion 200950 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • 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 200950 in use

The Champion 200950

The Champion 200950's design includes a gasoline-fueled 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120V output, it gives a running wattage of 1,850W and also a peak wattage of 2,500W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (ParaLINK (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be doubled if linked to a second compatible unit.

The inverter generator features a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. It is rated for a noise of 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a quiet suburb).

With a fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon, the 200950 may run for up to 11.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH).

Sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets, as the 200950 produces a clean sine wave, with a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it features 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports with which charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets is made convenient.

Portability

Thanks to its closed inverter generator design (L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in), the Champion 200950, is more esthetical than a typical, open frame generator. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Weighing just 39 lbs, the 200950 can be considered a lightweight portable generator. The product’s power can be enjoyed on-the-go, as it can be moved by a single person without trouble. In addition, a handle (molded in the case) lets you carry it easily and further increases its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200950

The 200950's control panel

A light indicator serves to show you when its oil levels are insufficient.

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 200950's package also includes these accessories: funnel and oil.

Emissions

The Champion 200950 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.

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The Champion 200950 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200950 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Regarding its weight, the Champion 200950 only weighs in at 39 pounds, which means it's one of the lighter inverter generators in the 1500-2500 rated wattage range. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • This inverter generator has a somewhat average expected noise for its type and power range, rated at 53 dBA. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Honda EU2200i with only 48 dBA.
  • With a run time of up to 11.5 hours at 25% load, the 200950 has one of the higher run times, compared to its similarly powerful peers. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the DuroMax XP2300iH, reaching up to 13 hours.
  • Autonomy holds its importance, however, it is largely dependent on the generator’s fuel capacity and so, it is nonsensible to discuss it without mentioning fuel efficiency as well. This inverter generator is one of the more fuel efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. 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 this interactive chart, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Champion 200950 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (39 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (53 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center
  • No electric start

Do you own the Champion 200950 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
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Running watts1,850 W
Starting watts2,500 W
Running amps15.4 amps
Peak amps20.8 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load11.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight39 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 and funnel
Country of originChina
UPC817198023885

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 200950 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
Clothes iron12701270
Total1462 W2462 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
LED TV150150
Cell phone charger2020
Total1470 W1470 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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