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Champion 201052 - 3800/4750W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Champion 201052 is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 201052 in use

The Champion 201052

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Champion 201052 delivers 120V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 3,800W and a peak wattage of 4,750W. When propane-powered, it has 3,420 rated watts and 4,275 peak watts.

The generator, rated for a noise of 68 dBA (less noisy than an office), provides flexibility in starting, offering both a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism and a convenient and easy-to-use electric starter (battery included).

In terms of running time, the 201052, equipped with a 4.5 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for around 14 hours at 50% load on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.32 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides around 10.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.45 GPH) of operation.

Considering its high Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 20%, it is not recommended to rely on the 201052 for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 4 AC outlets:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120V 30A (TT-30R) receptacle

With its TT-30R receptacle (TT standing for 'Travel Trailer'), this Champion generator is RV Ready, perfectly suited for powering recreational vehicles.

Portability

At L24.7 x W25 x H22.2 in, the traditional open frame structure of the Champion 201052 ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

With a weight of 123 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. However, the constrained maneuverability is addressed with the assistance of its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, allowing for easy shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201052

The 201052's control panel

Included in the control panel of the 201052 are an Intelligauge meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics, essential for monitoring its status and activity.

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

From a security point of view, the generator is equipped with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), giving you a peace of mind during use. Champion's built-in surge protector (Volt Guard™) safeguards your equipment and appliances against voltage spikes.

Along the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), useful for starting the generator right away, the Champion 201052's package also includes these accessories: propane hose, oil and funnel.

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The Champion 201052 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201052 compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • Tipping the scales at 123 lbs, the Champion 201052 qualifies as one of the heavier options among dual fuel generators rated between 3500 and 4500. In terms of weight, one of the champions in their power range is the WEN DF402iX, standing at just 66.1 lbs.
  • When compared to other units producing a similar running wattage, this generator and its lowest emitted noise of 68 dBA stand out for being on the louder side. 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.
  • Thanks to an impressive running time of around 14 hours at 50% load, the 201052 benefits from a higher run time than many dual fuel generators of a similar output. If autonomy is your priority, one of the devices of a similar power output with the highest run time is the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, reaching around 15 hours.
  • While run time is vital, it hinges on the fuel capacity. To grasp the full picture, we must also factor in fuel efficiency. With a fuel consumption rate around 0.32 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is one of the more fuel-efficient models within the aforementioned wattage range. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the Westinghouse iGen4500DF, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.23 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W dual fuel generators, the Champion 201052 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
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the heavy side (123 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (68 dBA)

Do you own the Champion 201052 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts3,800 W3,420 W
Starting watts4,750 W4,275 W
Running amps31.7 amps28.5 amps
Peak amps39.6 amps35.6 amps
Run time @50% load14 h10.5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 4.5 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight123 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)24.7 x 25 x 22.2 in
Noise (lower limit)68 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC817198024707

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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 201052 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 homeElectric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Total3000 W3700 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Pair of small speakers4545
Total3035 W3625 W
For workTable saw18004500
Bug zapper8080
Total1880 W4580 W

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    RONALD LUBOWICZ August 3, 2023 at 5:09 pm
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    I just received my Champion model # 201052 , took no time to set it up , if i can do it anyone can ? did everything the manual said to do took a few minutes hit the button to star it , i don’t think it turn over & it was running . i plug in a few things , they ran just like they were on house power . Now i have it running to brake the generator in . Oh yea i shop all around for price on these different generator you can beat this one with all the features for the price . my wife thinks I’am NUTS i can’t wait till the power goes off ??????

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    • easy to handle , great price , easy operation , dual fuel , just agreat generator .
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    Richard Jones June 28, 2021 at 7:17 pm
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    It was easy to finish putting it together . I put it together from a handi cap scooter seat . I followed the instructions . When I was finnished rolled outside the garage on driveway and turned on choke it started right up just like it was suppose to. Very happy with the purchase would differently recommend the Champion generator

    + PROS:
    • I did not have any problem pulling the generator out of shipping box and installing wheels and removing shipping straps put in oil and gas and plugged in battery .It started right up . I did all this from a handicap scooter . I haven't been able to walk in 6 years . It was not that difficult it probably took me longer than most people but it was possible to do even in my condition . Very happy with the purchase. Richard Jones
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    • The Generator was a little heavy but I had read the specifications and was prepared . Other than that I am very happy with the purchase would recommend.
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