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Champion 201054 - 3650/4500W Open Frame Inverter Generator With Remote Start

The Champion 201054 is a portable open frame inverter generator with a rated wattage of 3,650 W and a starting wattage of 4,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $719.34 - May 27, 2024
  • $734.02 - May 21, 2024
  • $679.00 - May 6, 2024
  • $734.02 - December 4, 2023
  • $749.00 - November 6, 2023
  • $829.00 - October 17, 2023
  • $749.00 - October 8, 2023
  • $729.00 - October 7, 2023
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Since: July 4, 2023
  • Highest Price: $829.00 - July 11, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $679.00 - May 6, 2024

Description

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In short, the Champion 201054 is a portable inverter generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • 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

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics, the different outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the extra features it benefits from.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 201054 in use

The Champion 201054

The Champion 201054 is powered by a 224 cc OHV 4-stroke engine. It delivers 120V, runs on gasoline and offers a running wattage of 3,650W as well as a peak wattage of 4,500W. Moreover, since it is parallel capable (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included), its power may be increased if linked to a second compatible unit.

Featuring a noise rating of 64 dBA (just slightly more noisy than background music), the inverter generator is equipped with both a traditional recoil pull-start mechanism and a user-friendly and hassle-free electric starter (battery included) for starting. In addition, the 201054 also supports remote starting, enhancing user convenience (key fob included).

With a fuel capacity of 2.9 gallons, the 201054 can run for up to 17 hours when the tank is full (fuel consumption is approximately 0.17 gallons per hour).

The <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the 201054 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 upcoming 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. Since a dual port USB adapter is also included with the unit, you will be able to use the DC receptacle to conveniently charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Thanks to its TT-30R receptacle (TT stands for 'Travel Trailer'), this Champion generator is RV Ready, making it ideal for powering recreational vehicles.

Portability

At L23.9 x W23.5 x H20.9 in, the standard open frame design of the Champion 201054 delivers stability alongside easy maintenance access to components and good air cooling. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

As the 201054's weight is only 87 lbs, it can follow you and your power needs anywhere. Additionally, its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle enable easy movement of the generator once it's in place.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201054

The 201054's control panel

The control panel of the 201054 includes a digital Intelligauge data center, which assists you in monitoring its status and activity, as it provides information on the lifetime run hours, frequency, voltage and power output.

In addition to this info, a light indicator serves to show you when its oil levels are insufficient.

Benefiting from its built-in fuel gauge, the inverter generator allows for easy and immediate gas level inspections.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during operation.

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.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Champion 201054, the following accessories are also included: dual port USB adapter, funnel, key fob, tool kit and oil. An official running cover and a suitable storage cover are also available, as separate purchases.

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The Champion 201054 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201054 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 3500 and 4500 W).

  • When it comes to weight, the Champion 201054 tips the scales at just 87 pounds, making it one of the lighter inverter generators in the 3500 to 4500 rated wattage range. Weight-conscious users may find the Genmax GM4600iAEFIC appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 58.4 pounds.
  • This inverter generator, with its lowest noise level at 64 dBA, is noisier than most generators of comparable running wattage. If you'd like a less noisy alternative, the Westinghouse iGen4500DF is a strong contender. It boasts a noise rating of 52 dBA, placing it among the quietest generators in its power category.
  • Offering up to 17 hours of running time on a full tank at 25% load, the 201054 is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful inverter generators. 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.
  • Even though run times are undoubtedly important, they are dependent on the fuel capacity to a large extent. For a more wholesome picture, we must take into consideration the fuel consumption of the generator. This inverter generator is one of the more fuel-efficient options in its power range, consuming approximately 0.17 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load. If you are concerned with gasoline efficiency, having a fuel consumption of just 0.16 GPH, the Champion 200988 is a device you could look out for.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 3500-4500W inverter generators, the Champion 201054 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
  • CO Shield™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • RV Ready
  • Remote start
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight for its kind (87 lbs)
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the noisy side (64 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyYes
FuelGasoline
Engine224 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts3,650 W
Starting watts4,500 W
Running amps30.4 amps
Peak amps37.5 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load17 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, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 2.9 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight87 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)23.9 x 23.5 x 20.9 in
Noise (lower limit)64 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, key fob, dual port USB adapter, battery, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC817198024493

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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 201054 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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Vacuum cleaner10751175
Game console150150
Total2917 W3917 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 workGrinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Total2910 W4010 W

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