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Champion 201035 - 8000/10000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

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  • Lowest Price: $639.99 - November 26, 2023

Description

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In a few words, the Champion 201035 is a portable generator perfectly suited for:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

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 201035 in use

The Champion 201035

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Champion 201035 provides 120/240V, as well as versatility and power. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 10,000W. Alternatively, when fueled by propane, it offers 7,200 running watts and 9,000 peak watts.

Featuring a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a shower), the generator is equipped with both a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism and a straightforward and intuitive electric starter (battery included) for starting.

In terms of run time, the 201035, boasting a 7.7 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 10 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.77 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH) of operation with propane.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the 201035 is not recommended due to its high THD (<20%).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

With its 14-50R outlet, this Champion unit is RV-ready for owners with a 50-amp service in their RVs. In addition, equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 201035 is engineered to be transfer switch ready, enabling simple hookup to your breaker box to provide backup power for your home during blackouts.

Portability

With dimensions of L28.7 x W28.5 x H25.8 in, the standard open frame design of the Champion 201035 provides stability and easy maintenance access to components, as well as good air circulation. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 203 lbs. Nonetheless, the limited maneuverability is compensated for by utilizing its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle, which facilitates shifting once the generator is set on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201035

The 201035's control panel

Integrated into the control center of the 201035 are an Intelligauge meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours, facilitating the monitoring of its status and activity.

The inclusion of a built-in fuel gauge in the generator streamlines gas level checks for quick and convenient assessments.

In terms of security, the generator features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), ensuring peace of mind during its use. 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 201035 features extra accessories: propane hose, oil and funnel. The official storage cover and running cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Champion 201035 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201035 compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • In terms of its dry weight, the Champion 201035 stands at only 203 lbs, meaning that is one of the lighter dual fuel devices of the 7500-8500 rated wattage category If weight matters to you, one of the champions in this power range is the Cummins Onan P9500df with only 194 pounds.
  • When compared to devices able to produce a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 74 dBA is on the noisier side. 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 DuroMax XP9500iH, whose lowest noise levels reach just 61 dBA.
  • Given that the 201035 reaches an autonomy of around 10 hours with a full tank and at 50% load, it is placed within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful dual fuel generators. For those prioritizing autonomy, the Firman H07553 could be considered, as it offers one of the longest run times among generators with similar power output, reaching around 12 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 generator doesn't excel in fuel efficiency when compared to others of its kind: it consumes approximately 0.77 GPH at a 50% load. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the Cummins Onan P9500df, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.6 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W dual fuel generators, the Champion 201035 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (203 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (74 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Champion 201035 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine458 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts8,000 W7,200 W
Starting watts10,000 W9,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps60/30 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps75/37.5 amps
Run time @50% load10 h5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight203 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.7 x 28.5 x 25.8 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC817198024622

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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 201035 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 homeDish washer15003000
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Drill600900
Bug zapper8080
Total5480 W9980 W

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Champion 201035
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    Deneace J Possuch August 31, 2023 at 5:13 pm
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    we .just got it. we are happy with the generator. started right up, was really easy to put together

    + PROS:
    • easy to put together
    - CONS:
    • it was heavy
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  2. 5
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    I had to use my generator for the first time last night. It started running around 3:30 pm and ran until 7:00 pm when power was restored – on less than a half tank of gas. It ran with no problems at all. I really liked the way I could tell when power was restored because the lights flickered. I then turned all the breakers off and turned off the generator. Turned breakers back on and sure enough, power was restored. I would recommend this generator! Best investment for living in the country.

    + PROS:
    • Easy to use.
    - CONS:
    • Not ready to go out of the box
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  3. 2.4
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    Good generator like the propane option noise is not an issue being located far away from people. Weight is not a problem either since its stationary. Electric start is awesome since I can’t pull start anymore. Can’t seem to get this thing to run more than 2 hours with out shutting down don’t plan on anything from tech support or tractor supply nobody wants to know anything.

    + PROS:
    • Dual fuel
    - CONS:
    • Does not run more than 2 hrs usually 1.5 hrs
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    Michael Smith May 14, 2022 at 11:50 am
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    This unit is not ready to go from the store. Does not describe why there is no power from the unit after it is started in the manual or the control panel. Very frustrating and still having problems.

    + PROS:
    • Looks like a million bucks
    • Nice paint job
    - CONS:
    • Heavy
    • Not ready to use from the store
    • It is loud
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    DANIEL J WESTERGAARD April 28, 2022 at 7:36 pm
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    For the price great investment. Just if it could be a bit less noisy.
    Powers up the RV both AC unites with no problem along with the other appliances.

    + PROS:
    • Has the power no problem.
    • Easy to start. Like the idea of using LP better on the engine.
    - CONS:
    • NOISY. Get complaints from other campers.
    • Could use two sets of wheels to move around easier.
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    Willie J.Jordan April 6, 2022 at 7:56 pm
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    my Generator is a valuable assets during ice storm light,refrigerator ,heat.

    + PROS:
    • all star
    - CONS:
    • portable
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    Anthony Inosencio February 9, 2022 at 9:40 pm
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    I had to get a generator after not having electricity for 2 days and being fed up. I don’t know anything about them but there are 4 people living here and I knew I needed something with some wattage. SO grabbed this one as the price was pretty good for how big and powerful it was. I thought for sure I was going to have to make a bunch of phone calls and get help getting up and running not being very mechanically inclined. I was up and going in seconds once I got it put together (which was much easier than expected) and filled it up with gas. It performed beautifully and man do I feel better about having one as we lose power here 3 to 5 times a year.

    + PROS:
    • Great features, super easy to get started, and looks really sharp as well :)
    - CONS:
    • None so far
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  8. 4.9
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    Bought this unit as an upgrade from a smaller unit that I use around the ranch. After this past winter 4 day freeze with no power or water I decided to get a bigger unit to power my whole house. This model has excellent power and it’s quick to start. I use propane so I don’t have to bleed the carburetor and so far so good. Champion makes a great product.

    + PROS:
    • Duel fuel
    • Electric start
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Performance
    - CONS:
    • A bit on the heavy side
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