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Champion 201158 - 7500/9375W Portable Generator With Remote Start

The Champion 201158 is a portable open frame generator with a rated wattage of 7,500 W and a starting wattage of 9,375 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $999.00 - May 23, 2024
  • $1,149.00 - February 22, 2024
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Since: February 22, 2024
  • Highest Price: $1,149.00 - February 22, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $999.00 - May 23, 2024

Description

The Champion Power Equipment 201158 7500-Watt Portable Generator with CO Shield® is designed with your safety and convenience in mind. A cost-effective solution that delivers power and peace of mind, this generator will provide all the backup power you need for power outages and emergencies. (source: Champion (opens in a new tab))

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The Champion 201158 is the newer version of the 201004. It's a portable generator especially useful for:

  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
  • RV travellers looking for even more independence

In the sections ahead, the power characteristics, availability of various outlets, the portability, and any additional features of the device shall be discussed.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 201158 in use

The Champion 201158

Champion 201158 runs on gasoline, powered by a 439 cc OHV 4-stroke engine, delivering 120/240V, boasting a running wattage of 7,500W alongside a starting wattage of 9,375W.

Enjoying a noise rating of 74 dBA (just slightly more noisy than a vacuum cleaner), this generator offers the versatility of starting with either a simple traditional pull-start mechanism or a hassle-free and practical electric starter (battery included). Furthermore, the 201158 can be remotely started, providing users with added ease of use (key fob included).

With its 5.7 gallons fuel tank, the 201158 can operate for around 8 hours at 50% load when fully fueled (with fuel usage averaging around 0.71 GPH).

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the 201158 is not recommended due to its high THD (<20%).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

If you own an RV with a 50-amp service, you can consider this Champion unit as RV-ready, as it features a 14-50R outlet. In addition, since it boasts a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 201158 is engineered to be transfer switch ready, ensuring easy integration with your breaker box to provide backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

Measuring L28.5 x W26.1 x H25.2 in, the Champion 201158 showcases a classic open frame layout, guaranteeing stability and simple maintenance access to components, while facilitating air circulation. The design is ideal for rough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Since the generator weighs 198.4 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). However, its challenging mobility is solved by its wheel kit (⌀9.5") and its folding handle, which will ease its displacement, once it is on the floor.

Features

Panel of the Champion 201158

The 201158's control panel

The control panel of the 201158 is equipped with an Intelligauge meter, which displays voltage, frequency and lifetime hours, aiding in monitoring its status and activity.

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

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. 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 standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to facilitate setup, the Champion 201158 features extra accessories: funnel, key fob and oil.

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The Champion 201158 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201158 compare to generators of similar power (between 7000 and 8000 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 198.4 lbs, the Champion 201158 belongs in the expected weight range for devices which can produce between 7000 and 8000 rated watts. If you are mindful of weight, the Sportsman GEN85KIDF is among the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 133 pounds.
  • With noise emissions rated as low as 74 dBA, this generator falls within the typical noise range expected for devices of similar power. If noise emissions are important to you, one of the least noisy generators of this power range is the Champion 201175 with only 61 dBA.
  • As for its autonomy, the 201158, with an autonomy of around 8 hours at a 50% load, is placed on the low end among the generators of its kind. If extended autonomy is what matters most to you, the Predator 9000 could be an excellent choice, offering one of the longest run times among units in its power category, reaching around 13 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. With an estimated fuel consumption of 0.71 GPH at a 50% load, this generator aligns with the average gasoline usage range of comparable products. If not satisfied with the afore-mentioned fuel consumption, you may wish to check out the Cummins Onan P9500df. With a fuel consumption of as little as 0.6 GPH, it is one of the most efficient generators currently on the market.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7000-8000W generators, the Champion 201158 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Remote start
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (198.4 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dBA)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • Relatively low run time

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelGasoline
Engine439 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty3 years
Power
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Running watts7,500 W
Starting watts9,375 W
Running amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)78.1/39.1 amps
Run time @50% load8 h
Run time @25% loadUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tankSteel, 5.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight198.4 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.5 x 26.1 x 25.2 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, key fob, battery, and wheel kit
Other model numbers201182
UPC817198025636

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 201158 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Satelite receiver250250
Total5992 W7492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radiant heater13001300
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total5995 W6585 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Total4800 W9300 W

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