Champion 201047 - 1800/2400W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator

The Champion 201047 is a quiet, compact and lightweight dual fuel inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,800 W and a starting wattage of 2,400 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

Zoom on the Champion 201047

In a nutshell, the Champion 201047 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator mostly geared towards:

  • Camping and tailgating hobbyists looking for a portable power source
  • Amateur DIY lovers

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 201047 in use

The Champion 201047

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Champion 201047 provides 120V, as well as versatility and power. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 1,800W and a peak wattage of 2,400W. Alternatively, when fueled by propane, it offers 1,620 running watts and 2,400 peak watts. Furthermore, its parallel capability (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included) allows for doubling of power output when connected to another similar or compatible unit, ensuring expanded energy capacity and reliability for various applications.

Rated for 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a quiet suburb), the inverter generator's starting mechanism relies on a simple traditional pull-start mechanism. 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 201047, with a 1.1 gallon fuel capacity, can operate for up to 11 hours with a full tank of gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH). When using propane, it can run for up to 34 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.14 GPH).

Featuring a <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), the 201047 delivers a clean sine wave, guaranteeing the safety of your sensitive electronics plugged into its AC outlets.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 2 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Moreover, it presents 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle offering a convenient battery charging option. 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.

Portability

As the Champion 201047 is an inverter generator, its encased design (L19.6 x W11.8 x H18.1 in) offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

As the 201047's weight is only 50.5 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. Moreover, the convenient handle (molded in the case) greatly enhances the grip, ensuring that carrying the 201047 from A to B is always an easy task.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201047

The 201047's control panel

The light indicators show you if the generator is on overload and its oil levels are insufficient.

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

As for its security measures, the device features an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), letting you use it with a peace of mind.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Champion 201047 ships with supplementary accessories: propane hose, oil, dual port USB adapter, tool kit and funnel.

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The Champion 201047 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201047 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • With a dry weight of 50.5 pounds, the Champion 201047 finds itself in the expected weight range for inverter generators able to produce between 1500 and 2500 rated watts. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the Genmax GM2000i, standing at just 34.2 lbs.
  • With noise emissions rated as low as 53 dBA, this inverter generator falls within the typical noise range expected for devices of similar type and power. If you value reduced noise levels, the Honda EU2200i could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 48 dBA.
  • In terms of run time, the 201047 surpasses similarly powerful inverters, boasting one of the higher run times at up to 11 hours. If runtime is a priority for you, the DuroMax XP2300iH stands out as one of the generators with the longest run time in its power range, providing up to 13 hours of continuous use.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. Among devices of similar power, this inverter generator has one of the better fuel efficiency, with consumption rates of around 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If fuel consumption is your top priority, we suggest to check out the DuroMax XP2300iH, which has a fuel consumption of only 0.08 GPH and thus, is one of the most efficient devices in our database.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (50.5 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (53 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No data center

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine80 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts1,800 W1,620 W
Starting watts2,400 W2,400 W
Running amps15 amps13.5 amps
Peak amps20 amps20 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknownUnknown
Run time @25% load11 h34 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerNo
IndicatorsLow oil and overload
Fuel tank1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight50.5 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)19.6 x 11.8 x 18.1 in
Noise (lower limit)53 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, and dual port USB adapter
UPC817198024530

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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 201047 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
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Radio100100
Cell phone charger2020
Total1387 W2387 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Mixer200200
Pair of small speakers4545
Total1435 W2025 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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