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Champion 201085 - 5500/6875W Dual Fuel Generator

The Champion 201085 is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 5,500 W and a starting wattage of 6,875 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $799.00 - June 18, 2024
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Since: April 6, 2024
  • Highest Price: $979.99 - April 6, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $799.00 - June 18, 2024

Description

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In short, the Champion 201085 is a portable generator adequately designed for:

  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food truck owners who want to ensure that their business is fully self-contained and does not rely on potentially unreliable external power
  • Homeowners who want to be able to use the most necessary devices in their household, even during a blackout
  • Professionals who want to be able to deliver results, even during a power failure

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 201085 in use

The Champion 201085

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Champion 201085 provides 120/240V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 5,500W and a starting wattage of 6,875W. When propane-powered, it offers 5,000 running watts and 6,250 starting watts.

Operating at a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a dishwasher), this generator starts up with a classic hand-operated recoil starting mechanism.

In terms of run time, the 201085, boasting a 7.7 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 11 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.7 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 6.5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.72 GPH) of operation with propane.

The quite high THD (<20%) of the 201085 makes it unsuitable for powering sensitive electronic devices.

Outlets

The control panel includes the following 5 AC outlets:

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

With its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 201085 is configured to be transfer switch ready, allowing straightforward connection to your breaker box to supply backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

With a size of L28.3 x W27.4 x H25.6 in, the Champion 201085 features an open frame design, providing stability and simplified maintenance access to components, enhancing air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

While weighing 172 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. Nevertheless, it can still be moved quite conveniently with the help of its wheel kit (⌀8") and its folding handle, once it is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201085

The 201085's control panel

To help you monitor the 201085's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with an Intelligauge meter, providing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours data.

With its built-in fuel gauge, the generator provides quick and convenient gas level checks.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, allowing you to 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 201085 also is packed along with the following accessories: propane hose, oil and funnel.

Product Video

The Champion 201085 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201085 compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 5000 and 6000 W).

  • As its dry weight is 172 pounds, the Champion 201085 is one of the heavier of the dual fuel products which can generate 5000 to 6000 running watts. If you are mindful of weight, the Genmax GM6000iED is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 117.9 pounds.
  • When stacked up against other devices of similar running wattage, this generator's lowest possible noise rating of 74 dBA places it in the louder category. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may be interested in the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO, one of the least noisy generators similarly powerful as this one, rated for 62 dBA.
  • Compared to dual fuel devices of similar power, the 201085 stands out with one of the higher run times, lasting around 11 hours at 50% load. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Firman H05751, boasting with around 12 hours.
  • Run times are important, yet thanks to their dependence on the fuel capacity, they should be judged along with the fuel consumption of the device. This generator is not fuel-efficient compared to devices of similar output: its estimated fuel consumption stands at 0.7 GPH at a 50% load. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the DuroMax XP7000iH, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.38 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5000-6000W dual fuel generators, the Champion 201085 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
  • CO Shield™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • High run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • On the heavy side (172 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (74 dBA)
  • Low fuel efficiency

Do you own the Champion 201085 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)
Engine389 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts5,500 W5,000 W
Starting watts6,875 W6,250 W
Running amps (@120/240V)45.8/22.9 amps41.7/20.8 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)57.3/28.6 amps52.1/26 amps
Run time @50% load11 h6.5 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)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 7.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight172 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.3 x 27.4 x 25.6 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, propane hose, and wheel kit
Country of originChina
UPC817198024950

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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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 201085 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 homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
Dish washer15003000
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4397 W5897 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Radiant heater13001300
Radio100100
Total4390 W4980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total4010 W6710 W

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