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Champion 200994 - 3650/4650W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator With Electric Start

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. (Read full specs)

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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 who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Tailgating and campground aficionados with the desire of enjoying power anywhere they 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 200994 in use

The Champion 200994

The Champion 200994, equipped with dual-fuel technology and delivering 120V, ensures both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 3,650W and a starting wattage of 4,650W. On propane, it provides 3,285 running watts and 4,650 starting watts. Moreover, the parallel capability (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included) allows for increasing of power output when paired with another similar or compatible unit, providing increased energy capacity and reliability for diverse needs.

The inverter generator is rated for a noise of 61 dBA (just slightly more noisy than an office). Its starting mechanisms include a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism and a practical and straightforward electric starter (battery included). Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

In terms of running time, the 200994, equipped with a 2.3 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for up to 14 hours on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.16 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides up to 21 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.22 GPH) of operation.

The <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the 200994 ensures a clean sine wave output, providing a secure power source for your sensitive electronics through its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 3 AC outlets:

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

Furthermore, it has 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle making battery charging a breeze. With the unit, you will also find a dual port USB adapter, allowing for the convenient charging of electronics like mobile phones and tablets using the DC receptacle.

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

Portability

The Champion 200994's characteristic encased inverter generator design (L23.2 x W17.7 x H20.1 in) provides an aesthetic advantage and contributes to quieter operation compared to any ordinary, open frame product. The design follows the contemporary trends and is perfect for recreationally generating power.

Since the generator weighs 103 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). However, the lack of maneuverability can be offset with its set of 2 wheels (⌀5") and its folding handle, which allows for convenient shifting once the generator 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 power output, lifetime run hours and voltage and is one of the features of its control panel.

In addition to this info, the light indicators show you if the generator is ready, the generator is overloaded and the oil level is too low.

Thanks to its built-in fuel gauge, the inverter generator allows you to quickly, conveniently, and easily check the gas level at a glance.

In terms of security, the generator features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during its use.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Champion 200994 also comes with some accessories: propane hose, funnel, dual port USB adapter, tool kit and oil are included. An official storage cover is also available, as a separate purchase.

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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).

  • At a weight of 103 pounds, the Champion 200994 places in the expected weight range of the inverter generators in the 3500-4500 rated wattage range. If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC with only 58.4 pounds.
  • With noise emissions reaching as low as 61 dBA, this inverter generator has a noise level typical for devices of its type and power category. If noise is a concern for you, you could consider the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, rated at 52 dBA.
  • Concerning its runtime, the 200994 provides up to 14 hours at a 25% load, indicating that it falls on the lower side compared to other generators of its type and power range. 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.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider fuel consumption as well. This inverter generator, with an estimated fuel consumption of just 0.16 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, is one of the most fuel-efficient generators, for the previously mentioned wattage range.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
  • Parallel capable
  • 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
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: 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
UPC817198024400

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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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Laptop150150
Total2917 W4417 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Electric grill16501650
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Cell phone charger2020
Total2915 W3505 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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