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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. (Read full specs)

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  • $449.88 - May 17, 2024
  • $499.88 - January 5, 2024
  • $549.99 - August 24, 2023
  • $519.99 - August 11, 2023
  • $549.99 - July 17, 2023
  • $519.99 - July 7, 2023
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Since: July 7, 2023
  • Highest Price: $549.99 - July 17, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $449.88 - May 17, 2024

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))

Zoom on the Champion 200950

In short, the Champion 200950 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they go
  • 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 200950 in use

The Champion 200950

With a 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, the Champion 200950 operates on gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 1,850W and a starting wattage of 2,500W. Additionally, as the generator is parallel capable (ParaLINK (opens in a new tab) not included), it can be linked to a second unit for more power.

Operating with a noise level of 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a quiet suburb), the inverter generator starts up via a manual recoil starter system.

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

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

Outlets

The control panel features the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Additionally, it offers 2 DC outlets: there's two 5V USB ports providing convenient charging capabilities for mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

Portability

Since the Champion 200950 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in) not only provides an aesthetic advantage but also contributes to reduced noise levels compared to conventional, open frame devices. This modern design aims to provide an ideal power solution to recreational users.

Weighing just 39 lbs, the 200950 can be considered a lightweight portable generator. Thanks to its lightweight design, one person can easily move it around, ensuring power availability wherever you travel. This convenience is further enhanced by its handle (molded in the case), which allows for easy carrying.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200950

The 200950's control panel

A light indicator serves to show you when the oil level is too low.

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.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Champion 200950 ships with supplementary accessories: oil and funnel.

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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 weight, the Champion 200950 comes in at only 39 pounds, positioning itself as one of the lighter options among inverter generators spanning from 1500 to 2500 in rated wattage. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • With noise emissions reaching as low as 53 dBA, this inverter generator has a noise level typical for devices of its type and power category. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the Honda EU2200i. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 48 dBA.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of up to 11.5 hours at 25% load, the 200950 benefits from a higher run time than many inverter generators of a similar output. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, boasting with up to 13 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. Among generators of similar power, this inverter generator stands out with a better fuel efficiency than most, with consumption rates around 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the DuroMax XP2300iH, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.08 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, 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

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

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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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes iron12701270
Total1462 W2462 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Slow cooker270270
Total1460 W2050 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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