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Champion 200951 - 1850/2500W Inverter Generator

The Champion 200951 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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  • $810.64 - April 21, 2024
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  • Highest Price: $810.64 - April 21, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $784.51 - September 22, 2023

Description

The Champion Power Equipment 200951 2500-Watt Portable Inverter Generator is ideal for camping, tailgating, powering items around the RV or providing backup for a few basics. This unit is not recommended for emergency home backup. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Champion 200951 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • Handcrafting enthusiasts who wish to work on-the-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 200951 in use

The Champion 200951

Running on gasoline, the Champion 200951 operates with a 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120V, with a running wattage of 1,850W and a peak wattage of 2,500W. Moreover, the parallel capability (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included) allows for doubling of power output when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and reliability for diverse needs.

Operating at a noise rating of 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), this inverter generator starts up with a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism. Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

The 200951's fuel tank holds 1.1 gallon, ensuring uninterrupted operation for up to 11.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption approximately 0.1 GPH).

The 200951 generates a clean sine wave with <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), ensuring minimal electrical noise and fluctuations. This feature makes it ideal for powering sensitive electronics, providing stable and reliable AC power through the outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries. The unit also includes a dual port USB adapter, providing the capability to conveniently charge electronics like mobile phones and tablets using the DC receptacle.

Portability

Since the Champion 200951 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L17.3 x W12 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.

Since the 200951 weighs only 39 lbs, it can be labeled as a portable lightweight generator. The device can be easily moved by just one person and thus, its power may be enjoyed on-the-go. This convenience is further enhanced by its handle (molded in the case), which allows for easy carrying.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200951

The 200951's control panel

The generator's light indicators provide visual feedback when its oil levels are insufficient, the generator is ready and the generator is on overload.

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Champion 200951 ships with supplementary accessories: dual port USB adapter, oil and funnel. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Champion 200951 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200951 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • Concerning weight, the Champion 200951 weighs only just 39 pounds, distinguishing itself as one of the lighter inverter generators amidst the 1500 to 2500 rated wattage range. Weight-conscious users may find the Genmax GM2000i appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 34.2 pounds.
  • Given its rated noise level of 53 dBA, this inverter generator aligns with the average expected noise rating for devices of similar type and power. If you are concerned with noise, check out the Honda EU2200i, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, with a noise rating of just 48 dBA.
  • Among its inverters with similar power, the 200951 offers one of the higher run times, running for up to 11.5 hours at 25% load. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the DuroMax XP2300iH shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling up to 13 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. 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 200951 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 200951 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: 12V
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 outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight39 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)17.3 x 12 x 17.7 in
Noise (lower limit)53 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and dual port USB adapter
Country of originChina
UPC817198024516

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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 200951 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 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
How long can you run this generator for at a time? (Asked January 11, 2023)

At 25% load - which means that you're only pulling 460W, the unit can run for up to 11.5h.

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