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Champion 200991 - 3500/4500W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator With Electric Start

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Description

This 4500-watt inverter generator features Dual Fuel allowing the 212cc engine to run on gasoline or propane. Enjoy the quiet 61 dBA for up to 14 hours on gasoline or up to 21 hours with a 20-lb propane tank. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Champion 200991 is a compact portable inverter generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Amateur DIY lovers
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 200991 in use

The Champion 200991

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Champion 200991 provides 120V, as well as versatility and power. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 3,500W and a peak wattage of 4,500W. Alternatively, when fueled by propane, it offers 3,150 running watts and 4,500 peak watts. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be increased if linked to a second compatible unit.

At a noise rating of 61 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a normal conversation), this inverter generator provides the choice between a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism or a user-friendly and efficient electric starter (battery included) for starting. Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

With a fuel capacity of 2.3 gallons, the 200991 can operate for up to 14 hours using gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.16 GPH), or for up to 21 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.22 GPH) using propane.

The 200991 produces a clean sine wave: thanks to a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), your sensitive electronics can be safely plugged in the AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 3 AC outlets:

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

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

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'), this Champion generator is RV Ready, making it ideal for powering recreational vehicles.

Portability

The Champion 200991 is an inverter generator and features an encased design with the following dimensions: L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1 in. This design enhances aesthetics and helps minimize noise levels, distinguishing it from conventional, open frame products. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Despite its 103 lbs, the generator falls under the category of 'portable,' signifying its movability, although its weight may hinder easy portability. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200991

The 200991's control panel

The 200991's control panel is equipped with a digital Intelligauge data center, furnishing detailed information on the lifetime run hours, voltage and power output for you to easily track its activity and status.

In addition to this info, several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is ready, the generator is on overload and its oil levels are insufficient.

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

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during use.

In addition to the traditional documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to help you get started promptly, the Champion 200991 also includes several accessories: tool kit, propane hose, oil and funnel. An official running cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

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The Champion 200991 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200991 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3000 and 4000 W).

  • With a dry weight of 103 pounds, the Champion 200991 finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 3000 and 4000 rated watts. If you are mindful of weight, the Pulsar PGD40iSCO is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 46 pounds.
  • The inverter generator can be considered average in its noise for its type and power category, as it is rated at 61 dBA. If you value reduced noise levels, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 52 dBA.
  • The 200991's runtime of up to 14 hours at a 25% load on a full tank positions it within the average autonomy range compared to other inverter generators with similar power. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Firman W03661OF, reaching up to 25 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel tank capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary for a complete understanding. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.16 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is a rather fuel-efficient one within its wattage category. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Energizer eZV3500P, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.13 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3000-4000W dual fuel inverter generators, the Champion 200991 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its kind, purchasing it would most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (103 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (61 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No remote start

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine212 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 5V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,500 W3,150 W
Starting watts4,500 W4,500 W
Running amps29.2 amps26.3 amps
Peak amps37.5 amps37.5 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% load14 h21 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outlets2x 5V USB port
Data centerPower output, lifetime run hours and voltage
IndicatorsLow oil, overload and output ready
Fuel tankSteel, 2.3 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight103 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 in
Noise (lower limit)61 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, and battery
UPC817198024370

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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 200991 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 homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Cell phone charger2020
Total2787 W3787 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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    I bought this for back-up power during outages and to use while camping in our RV. I love the fact that it is RV ready and will power out 13.5kw A/C and other appliances simultaneously. I have only run it on propane, and really don’t plan on using gasoline unless necessary. It starts easily and runs very quietly. I run it on our RV’s onboard propane and it will run all weekend on our RV tanks with gas to spare. I would highly recommend this generator to any of my friends.

    + PROS:
    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Fuel efficient
    - CONS:
    • It may be a bit heavy for a smaller person to move around, although, the folding handle works very well.
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