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Champion 201153 - 1850/2500W Inverter Generator

The Champion 201153 is a quiet, compact and lightweight inverter generator with a rated wattage of 1,850 W and a starting wattage of 2,500 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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To sum up, the Champion 201153 is a quiet, compact and lightweight portable inverter generator tailored for:

  • Camping and tailgating buffs looking to enhance their experience
  • DIYers who wish to improve their efficiency with tools

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 201153 in use

The Champion 201153

With a 79 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, the Champion 201153 operates on gasoline, providing 120V, with a running wattage of 1,850W and a starting wattage of 2,500W. In addition, as it is parallel capable (ParaLink (opens in a new tab) not included), this power can be doubled when linked to another similar or compatible unit.

Operating with a noise level of 53 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a conversation at home), the inverter generator starts up via a manual recoil starter system. Champion’s EZ Start Dial lets you intuitively start the engine with easy access to all the controls you need.

Thanks to a fuel capacity of 1.1 gallon, the 201153 can operate for up to 11.5 hours with a full tank (fuel consumption around 0.1 GPH).

The 201153 generates a clean sine wave: providing <3% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), delicate electronics can be plugged in its AC outlets safely.

Outlets

The control panel features 2 AC outlets as follows:

Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)

Furthermore, it has 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style) receptacle providing easy battery charging capabilities. Thanks to the included dual port USB adapter, you can conveniently use the DC receptacle to charge electronics such as mobile phones and tablets.

Portability

The Champion 201153 is an inverter generator and features an encased design with the following dimensions: L17.3 x W11.5 x H17.7 in. This design enhances aesthetics and helps minimize noise levels, distinguishing it from conventional, open frame products. The featured design follows the latest trends and is ideal for easy and recreational use.

The 201153's weight, at just 38.8 lbs, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a lightweight and portable generator. The device can be easily moved by just one person and thus, its power may be enjoyed on-the-go. It can also be carried without effort with a featured handle (molded in the case), further improving its convenience.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201153

The 201153's control panel

To help you monitor the 201153's status and activity, its control panel is equipped with a digital Intelligauge data center, giving you information on the voltage, lifetime run hours, frequency and power output.

In addition to this info, the device's light indicator will illuminate to indicate if its oil levels are insufficient.

As far as security is concerned, the generator can be used with a peace of mind, as it features an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off.

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.

Beyond the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to assist with setup, the Champion 201153 ships with supplementary accessories: dual port USB adapter, funnel and oil.

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The Champion 201153 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201153 compare to inverter generators of similar power (between 1500 and 2500 W).

  • In terms of its weight, the Champion 201153 weighs merely 38.8 pounds, earning it a spot among the lighter inverter generators within the 1500 to 2500 rated wattage category. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Genmax GM2000i is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 34.2 pounds.
  • As this inverter generator can emit noise as low as 53 dBA, it finds itself in the average expected noise for this kind of power. 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 Honda EU2200i, whose lowest noise levels reach just 48 dBA.
  • At 25% load, the 201153 boasts a higher run time than most similarly powerful inverters, reaching up to 11.5 hours. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the DuroMax XP2300iH, boasting with up to 13 hours.
  • Though run time is a significant parameter, it's closely tied to the generator's fuel tank size. To get a comprehensive understanding, fuel efficiency must also be taken into account. This inverter generator can be considered as fuel-efficient, due to its low estimated fuel consumption of only 0.1 GPH (gallon per hour) at 25% load, within the aforementioned wattage range. To prioritize fuel savings, we advise considering the DuroMax XP2300iH, which stands out for its gasoline efficiency, consuming just 0.08 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 1500-2500W inverter generators, the Champion 201153 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
  • Parallel capable
  • Inverter
  • Lightweight (38.8 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (53 dBA)
WEAKNESSES:

The Champion 201153 doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the Champion 201153 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterYes
Parallel capableYes, cable not included
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine79 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Running watts1,850 W
Starting watts2,500 W
Running amps15.4 amps
Peak amps20.8 amps
Run time @50% loadUnknown
Run time @25% load11.5 h
Features
GFCI outletsNo
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationInverter
AC outlets1x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A (cigarette lighter style)
Data centerPower output, lifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tankSteel, 1.1 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight38.8 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 in
Noise (lower limit)53 dBA
THD< 3%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralFloating
Accessories includedOil, funnel, and dual port USB adapter
Country of originChina
UPC817198025735

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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 201153 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 homeRefrigerator (energy star)1921192
Clothes iron12701270
Total1462 W2462 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Slow cooker270270
Total1460 W2050 W
For workDemolition hammer12601260
Bug zapper8080
Total1340 W1340 W

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