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Champion 201194 - 9200/11500W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The Champion 201194 is a powerful open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 9,200 W and a starting wattage of 11,500 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Champion 201194 is a powerful portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • Homeowners who wish to power almost all appliances in their house under any circumstances
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

In the forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Champion 201194 in use

The Champion 201194

Thanks to its dual-fuel technology, the Champion 201194 delivers 120/240V and offers power and versatility. When gasoline-powered, it benefits from a running wattage of 9,200W and a peak wattage of 11,500W. When propane-powered, it has 8,280 rated watts and 10,350 peak watts.

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 conventional pull-start mechanism or an easy-to-use and reliable electric starter (battery included).

In terms of its run time capability, the 201194, furnished with a 7.7 gallons fuel tank, can maintain operations for around 10 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.77 gallons per hour). It also provides around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH) of operation with propane.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the 201194 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 features a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the 201194 is tailored to be transfer switch ready, making it easy to connect it to your breaker box for home power support during outages.

Portability

With dimensions of L28.9 x W28 x H26.2 in, the standard open frame design of the Champion 201194 provides stability and easy maintenance access to components, as well as good air circulation. The generator is designed for ideal use outdoors and in rough environments.

Since the generator weighs 209.4 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 201194

The 201194's control panel

The 201194's control panel is equipped with a digital Intelligauge data center, furnishing detailed information on the voltage, lifetime run hours and frequency for you to easily track its activity and status.

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

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.

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Champion 201194 also comes with some accessories: oil, funnel and propane hose are included.

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The Champion 201194 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Champion 201194 compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 8500 and 9500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Champion 201194 weighs just 209.4 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 8500 to 9500 rated wattage dual fuel generators. If weight is an important consideration for you, the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc stands out as one of the top contenders in this power category, with a dry weight of 187.4 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 74 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If noise emissions are one of your priorities, you may want to take a look at the DuroMax XP11000iH. It's one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, rated at 61 dBA.
  • The 201194 provides a higher run time than similarly powerful dual fuel devices, reaching around 10 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 Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, boasting with around 12 hours.
  • While run time matters, it's heavily influenced by the fuel tank's capacity. Hence, it's important to consider fuel efficiency alongside. At an estimated fuel consumption of 0.77 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load, this generator is a rather fuel-efficient one within its wattage category. If gasoline efficiency is at the top of your list, you may want to have a look at the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, which has great fuel efficiency, with a gas consumption of only 0.66 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 8500-9500W dual fuel generators, the Champion 201194 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
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (209.4 lbs)
  • High run time
  • Fuel efficient
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (74 dBA)

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine459 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty3 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts9,200 W8,280 W
Starting watts11,500 W10,350 W
Running amps (@120/240V)76.7/38.3 amps69/34.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)95.8/47.9 amps86.3/43.1 amps
Run time @50% load10 h5 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)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours, voltage and frequency
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank7.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight209.4 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)28.9 x 28 x 26.2 in
Noise (lower limit)74 dBA
THD< 20%
ComplianceCARB, EPA
SecurityLow oil, overload and Volt Guard™ surge protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
UPC817198026039

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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 201194 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
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total7342 W8842 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Electric fry pan15001500
Toaster oven800800
Blender400850
Total7340 W7930 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Reciprocating saw730960
Bug zapper8080
Total6870 W11370 W

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