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Champion 200965 - 3500/4375W Dual Fuel Generator

The Champion 200965 is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 3,500 W and a starting wattage of 4,375 W. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $499.00 - April 23, 2024
  • $449.10 - April 16, 2024
  • $499.00 - July 18, 2023
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Since: July 18, 2023
  • Highest Price: $499.00 - July 18, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $449.10 - April 16, 2024

Description

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To sum up, the Champion 200965 is a compact portable generator tailored for:

  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 200965 in use

The Champion 200965

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Champion 200965 provides a 120V output and offers both versatility and power. When utilizing gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 3,500W and a starting wattage of 4,375W. Alternatively, when operating on propane, it provides 3,150 running watts and 3,950 starting watts.

The generator is rated for a noise of 68 dBA (less noisy than background music). Its starting mechanism is based on a conventional pull-start mechanism.

In terms of running time, the 200965, equipped with a 4.7 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for around 14 hours at 50% load on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.34 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides around 10.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.45 GPH) of operation.

Considering its high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 20%, it is not recommended to rely on the 200965 for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel features 4 AC outlets as follows:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

This Champion generator is RV Ready, thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').

Portability

Measuring L23.4 x W19.7 x H19.8 in, the classic open frame construction of the Champion 200965 provides stability while enabling convenient maintenance access to components and adequate air cooling. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

While weighing 108 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. Opting for the official wheel kit (opens in a new tab) as an additional purchase can greatly enhance the generator's mobility.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200965

The 200965's control panel

To help you monitor the 200965's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with an Intelligauge meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data.

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

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. Champion's built-in surge protector (Volt Guard™) safeguards your equipment and appliances against voltage spikes.

Apart from the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to facilitate setup, the Champion 200965 features extra accessories: oil, funnel and propane hose.

Product Video

The Champion 200965 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200965 compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3000 and 4000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 108 lbs, the Champion 200965 sits comfortably within the expected weight range for dual fuel devices generating 3000 to 4000 rated watts. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Champion 201050 with only 51.8 pounds.
  • When stacked up against other devices of similar running wattage, this generator's lowest possible noise rating of 68 dBA places it in the louder category. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Westinghouse iGen4500DF with only 52 dBA.
  • Since the 200965 boasts with a run time of around 14 hours at 50% load, it can be safely judged as a device of a higher run time than most dual fuel generators of a comparable output. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 15 hours.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. The generator burns fuel at a rate of around 0.34 GPH when running at a 50% load, which is consistent with the average fuel usage of models of comparable power output. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Westinghouse iGen4500DF. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.23 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3000-4000W dual fuel generators, the Champion 200965 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (108 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)

Do you own the Champion 200965 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine208 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,500 W3,150 W
Starting watts4,375 W3,950 W
Running amps29.2 amps26.3 amps
Peak amps36.5 amps32.9 amps
Run time @50% load14 h10.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank4.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight108 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.4 x 19.7 x 19.8 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and propane hose
Country of originChina
Other model numbers200967
UPC817198024219

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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 200965 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Total2767 W3767 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Radio100100
Total2790 W3380 W
For workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total2740 W3840 W

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