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Champon 1500 Watt Portable Generator

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Portable power for tailgating, camping, home weather emergencies, work site and more!
Runs up to 10 hours at 50% load on 1.2 gallons of gasoline. 50-state model features cold start technology—choke plate allows more fuel into the carburetor to start faster on the first try. Volt Guard shuts the generator down if power output quality is compromised, protecting tools and appliances. Easy-to-read top-mounted fuel gauge. Digital Intelligauge displays volts, frequency (Hz) and operating hours. Offers one 120-volt outlet, push-to-reset circuit breaker, ground connection and LED power indicators. Tubular steel ¾" dia. frame protects the 80cc OHV four-stroke, air-cooled engine with low oil shut-off protection. Recoil start. Rated 1200 watts running power, 1500 watts peak power; 10 amps and 65 dB noise level. For outdoor use only.

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Tech Specs

Weight: 66 lbs.

Dimensions: 14.5"H x 17.5"L x 14"W.

Warranty: Mfr. 1 year limited warranty.

Manufacturer: Champion Power Equipment Inc

Mfg Part #: 42431

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Champon 1500 Watt Portable Generator: Customer Reviews

Camper's Choice Rating

(4 Based on 5 Reviews)

Reviewed by 5 customers


it will work

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May 30, 2013
First I gave it 4 stars because it uses more gas than it advertises. It does run really good, it charges my two batteries on my toy hauler, it will make my coffee in the morning, and it runs the convection oven, not at the same time how ever. I ran the fan in my trailer, and radio with this gen running just to see how long a tank would last, gave me about 2hrs run time.....not sure if that is good or not, I think that it was using more than 50% is only a gal or so tank....great back up generator to the one that is already on my trailer.....
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Dandy Unit

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December 07, 2012
We wanted a generator for emergency use and after looking into the subject I began to realize that these things can drink a lot of gas in a few days. A steady gas supply may be hard to come by in an emergency, look at the gas problems back east after hurricane Sandy. Accordingly I picked this one on the concept that in an emergency everything doesn't have to run all at once. It will run the Refrigerator and some other small stuff, or the Clothes Washer by itself. Refrigerators stay cold for quite a while so it doesn't need to be running all the time. Although it was back ordered it arrived sooner than expected, which is nice. I called Camping World and they were able to give me an idea roughly when I could get delivery, I'm not sure why they don't post that on the website. I installed the feet and put in gas and oil. BTW, the it has a gas gauge that says it's empty when it's about 1/4 tank. No doubt that's because of the shallow flat tank and may be typical of portable generators. I'd still rather have the gauge than not. It started in a couple pulls and ran nice. After letting it warm up for a few minutes I plugged in 1 and then 2 500 watt flood lights to test it. Each time it revved up a little and carried the load nicely. I wasn't sure what 65bd sounds like. It sounds like a somewhat quiet lawn mower at high idle. Even putting out near max capacity of 1,000 watts it was only revving a tiny bit faster. Our gardeners are quite a bit noisier since they are revving higher. It seems to be a pretty well made unit and I expect it will serve well if we ever need it.
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Worked great, for a while

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September 16, 2012
I have had this little generator for just over a year. At 99 hours, it wuit putting out power, and with the help of CPE, I diagnosed a failed condenser. I had read of other having this failure, but never so soon. It is a cool little genset, easy on fuel, and fairly quiet, and it gets along well with my AC and my converter. Too bad it left me without power for the last week of my wifes holidays.
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Nice Generator!

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August 23, 2011
I have been trying to find a generator to run the window AC, and the WFCO 8955 converter (battery charger) in our RV. I tried a CPE 2000 watt inverter model, and it could not power the converter without overloading repeatedly. I got this genset on sale for $169 all in. I immediately ran the battery on my RV very low, so the converter would go into bulk mode, to see if this unit could handle it. It passed with flying colors! I also tried loading it up with the window AC, but it struggled. Never once did it stall or cut out; even when overloaded, it kept chugging away. It effortlessly powered the 5000 BTU AC, I turned on the fridge on the 120 volt setting and it struggled for a second, and then ran them both without further protest. I was also satisfied with the low noise level, considering the type of generator. I would have no issue using this in a campground, but only with a heavy mat draped over it to keep the noise level low. Overall I am very happy with the performance, noise level, fuel efficiency, and light weight of this unit, and I am quite particular. It is only slightly noisier, similar fuel efficiency, and the same weight as the CPE 2000i, and it outperforms it when used to power my converter / charger. This was my third generator I purchased for camping, and it works perfectly so far.
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should have spent the extra $100 and bought the 4Kv model

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August 01, 2011
Although this easy to lug (65-70 lbs) is easy starting and runs quite reliably it is a little under sized for a hardside camper. It will run the battery charger, a TV, lights and any small AC load such as a laptop. It will not, however run your microwave (unless it is an 800 watt model), will not handle the AC load of a refrigerator or the AC load of your water heater. Additionally, the thing does drink gas and, although the carton states 65dba, it is a noisy little bugger to the point of being annoying. I estimate that I am getting about 2 hours per gal of gas. That makes watching TV about $2 per hour.I guess it is a small price for creature comforts. My only real negative is the gas cap gasket has already begun to degrade and a small amount of fuel does escape around the gas cap during operation. Dangerous! I have requested Champion to replace the gas cap.
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