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Champion 200994 - 3650/4650W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Champion 200994 is a compact dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,650 W and a starting wattage of 4,650 W.

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  • Highest Price: $1,099.99 - October 29, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $1,069.88 - August 17, 2022

Description

The Champion Power Equipment 4650-Watt Inverter Generator is ultra-quiet and ideal for camping, tailgating, powering items around the RV or providing backup for your essentials. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In a nutshell, the Champion 200994 is a compact portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • 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, including its emission compliance information.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 200994 in use

The Champion 200994

The dual-fuel technology of the Champion 200994 allows for an output of 120V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 3,650W and a starting wattage of 4,650W. If propane-powered, it gives 3,285 rated watts and 4,650 starting watts. In addition, the device is parallel capable (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included) and thus, can be linked to a similar or compatible unit for added power.

Enjoying a noise rating of 61 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office), this inverter generator can be started thanks to a conventional pull-start mechanism, but also to a simple and elegant electric starter (battery included). Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

Regarding its running time, the 200994, with a 2.3 gallons fuel capacity can operate for up to 14 hours with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.16 GPH). When using propane, it can run for up to 21 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.22 GPH).

Delicate electronics can be plugged in an AC outlets safely, as the 200994 generates a clean sine wave, reaching a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).

Outlets

The control panel features the following 3 AC outlets:

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

It also sports 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle with which you may charge your batteries with ease. Since a dual port USB adapter is included with the unit, you will also be able to use the DC receptacle to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

This Champion generator is RV Ready, as it features a TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer').

Portability

Since the Champion 200994 is an inverter generator, its closed design (L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1 in) has an esthetical advantage over conventional, open frame devices. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Even though this device may be technically portable (as in movable), manipulation and transportation without special equipment can be a challenge, as it weighs 103 pounds. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 200994

The 200994's control panel

Monitoring of the 200994's status and activity is made possible by a digital Intelligauge data center, which provides information on the voltage, lifetime run hours and power output and is one of the features of its control panel.

In addition to this info, several light indicators serve to show you when the generator is on overload, the generator is ready and the oil level is too low.

A built-in fuel gauge allows for a quick, easy and convenient check of the fuel level of the inverter generator.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker).

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Champion 200994's package also includes these accessories: oil, dual port USB adapter, funnel, tool kit and propane hose. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

Emissions

The Champion 200994 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 and therefore, can be used in forested areas.

Product Videos

The Champion 200994 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 200994 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 103 lbs, the Champion 200994 belongs in the expected weight range for inverters which can produce between 3500 and 4500 rated watts. If weight is your top priority, one of the champions in this power category is the WEN GN400i, weighing just 66.1 pounds.
  • Because this inverter generator emits noise as low as 61 dBA, it can be considered to have a pretty average expected noise rating for a device of its power. 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.
  • Regarding its autonomy, the autonomy of the 200994, reaching up to 14 hours at a 25% load, can be considered as low end, compared to other inverters of a roughly equal output. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Firman W03661OF, with up to 25 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.16 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, this inverter generator is one of the most fuel efficient units within its wattage category.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel inverter generators, the Champion 200994 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
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
  • Parallel capable
  • Dual Fuel
  • Inverter
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (103 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (61 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
PortableYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine212 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,650 W3,285 W
Starting watts4,650 W4,650 W
Running amps30.4 amps27.4 amps
Peak amps38.8 amps38.8 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 outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
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, dual port USB adapter, and battery
Warranty3 years
UPC817198024400

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 200994 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Hair dryer18001900
Washing machine9001650
Cell phone charger2020
Total2912 W3912 W
For campingRadiant heater13001300
RV refrigerator180600
RV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
Blender400850
Cell phone charger2020
Total2910 W3500 W
For workTable saw18004500
Bug zapper8080
Total1880 W4580 W
Other than a small wattage difference, what is the difference between this model and the Champion 4500 model 200988? (Asked September 05, 2021)

None other than wattage. You may read the full spec comparison here.

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