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Champion 201033 - 6000/7500W Portable Generator

The Champion 201033 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 6,000 W and a starting wattage of 7,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $559.99 - July 10, 2024
  • $859.99 - May 30, 2024
  • $759.99 - May 14, 2024
  • $859.99 - November 23, 2023
  • $809.99 - November 14, 2023
  • $859.99 - October 18, 2023
  • $759.99 - October 10, 2023
  • $859.99 - August 2, 2023
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Since: July 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $859.99 - August 2, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $559.99 - July 10, 2024

Description

Convenient and versatile power is yours with the Champion 6000-watt portable generator. Rely on the Champion 389cc engine and enjoy up to 11 hours of run time at 50% load with a dBA of 74. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the Champion 201033 is a portable generator especially useful for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in sporting competitions, open-air performances and outdoor festivals
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 201033 in use

The Champion 201033

The Champion 201033's design includes a gasoline-fueled 389 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. With a 120/240V output, it gives a running wattage of 6,000W and also a peak wattage of 7,500W.

The generator is rated for a noise of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner). Its starting mechanism is based on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism.

With its 7.7 gallons fuel tank, the 201033 can operate for around 11 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.7 GPH).

Since the 201033 has a high THD (<20%), it is advisable to not use it for the powering of sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 5 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle

Since it features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 201033 is tailored to be transfer switch ready, making it easy to connect it to your breaker box for home power support during outages.

Portability

At L28.7 x W27.6 x H25 in, the traditional open frame structure of the Champion 201033 ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Despite its weight of 164 lbs, the generator is considered 'portable,' signifying its capability to be moved, albeit its heaviness may hinder easy transport. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201033

The 201033's control panel

The 201033's control center features an Intelligauge meter showing you voltage, frequency and lifetime hours to aid you with the monitoring of its status and activity.

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

As for its security measures, the device features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, 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.

The unit also benefits from the CO Shield™ technology, which monitors accumulation of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gas produced by the engine's exhaust when the generator is running. If CO Shield™ detects elevated levels of CO gas, it automatically shuts off the engine and illuminates a red LED.

Apart from the typical documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), which lets you start it right away, the Champion 201033 also is packed along with the following accessories: oil and funnel.

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The Champion 201033 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201033 compare to generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • As for its weight, the Champion 201033 weighs only 164 pounds, making it one of the lighter generators in the 5500-6500 rated wattage category. If you are mindful of weight, the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 118 pounds.
  • Given its rated noise level of 74 dBA, this generator aligns with the average expected noise rating for devices of similar power. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the Honda EU7000iS, whose lowest noise levels reach just 52 dBA.
  • With around 11 hours of runtime at a 50% load on a full tank, the 201033 is in line with the average autonomy range for generators of comparable power. If extended autonomy is what matters most to you, the Predator 6500 could be an excellent choice, offering one of the longest run times among units in its power category, reaching around 14.5 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. In fact, this generator is not one of the most fuel-efficient options in the aforementioned wattage range: its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 0.7 GPH. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the A-iPower SUA7000L, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.36 GPH.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5500-6500W generators, the Champion 201033 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • CO Shield™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Lightweight for its kind (164 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • No electric start
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine389 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts6,000 W
Starting watts7,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Run time @50% load11 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank7.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight164 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.7 x 27.6 x 25 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2023
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and wheel kit
Country of originVietnam
Other model numbers201033C
UPC817198024769

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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 201033 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
Dish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total4792 W6292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4795 W5385 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total4790 W7490 W

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