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Champion 2,500-Watt Portable Inverter Generator with CO Shield - Gas - Manual Start

Champion 2,500-Watt Portable Inverter Generator with CO Shield - Gas - Manual Start

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Avoid any carbon monoxide issues with this 2,500-watt inverter-generator with CO Shield. Automatically shuts off when unsafe levels of carbon monoxide are present. Add another Champion generator and a parallel kit (sold separately) for more power. 1-800-940-8924 to order Champion generators part number CH69FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Champion products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Champion 2,500-Watt Portable Inverter Generator with CO Shield - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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Champion Generators - CH69FR

  • 2500 Starting Watts
  • Inverter
  • Gas
  • 12 Volt Output
  • 120 Volt Output
  • Recoil Start
  • 1850 Running Watts
  • Champion
  • Hand Carry

Avoid any carbon monoxide issues with this 2,500-watt inverter-generator with CO Shield. Automatically shuts off when unsafe levels of carbon monoxide are present. Add another Champion generator and a parallel kit (sold separately) for more power.


Features:

  • Lightweight 2,500-watt gas inverter generator provides a portable power source
    • Perfect for dry camping, tailgating, or DIY projects
  • CO Shield automatically shuts off generator if harmful levels of carbon monoxide are detected
    • Meets PGMA/ANSI G300-2018 standards
  • Additional integrated safety features promote accident-free use
    • Outlets are covered to protect against the elements
    • Low oil shut-off sensor automatically stops engine if oil level is too low for safe use
    • AC overload reset button allows you to restart the generator if power is cut off
    • Circuit breakers stop power flow to connected devices if overload is detected
  • Intelligauge monitors voltage, frequency, run time, and lifetime hours
  • Built-in inverter lets you safely run sensitive electronic devices like HDTVs and computers
  • Parallel capability lets you pair with another 2,500-watt inverter generator to double your power
    • Parallel kit (CH74FR) with RV ready outlet and additional generator sold separately
  • Easy-start, 4-stroke engine with recoil handle offers reliable startup
    • Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather
    • Engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
  • Eco mode reduces engine noise, saves fuel, and extends run time and engine life
    • Quiet operation produces the same noise level as a dishwasher running in the next room
  • Built-in handle makes it easy to carry it where you need it
  • EPA certified


Specs:

  • Outlets: 120V 15.4 A household duplex outlet (5-20R), plus a 12V automotive-style outlet, and Parallel outlets
    • Parallel kit gives you 120V 30A locking and 120V 50A RV outlets
  • Starting (surge) power output: 2,500 watts/20.8 amps
  • Running (rated) power output: 1,850 watts/15.4 amps
  • Continuous run time at 1/4 load: 11.5 hours
  • Noise level: 53 dB when measured at 23' away
  • Engine type: 80-cc, Champion 4-stroke OHV
  • Fuel tank capacity: 1.05 gal
  • Oil tank capacity: 0.4 qt of SAE 10W-30 oil
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • Dry weight: 39.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 17-5/8" long x 12-5/8" wide x 18-1/8" tall
  • 3-Year limited warranty

Includes:

  • 2,500-watt generator
  • Bottle of engine oil
  • Oil funnel
  • Spark plug wrench


Notes:

  • Gas generators produce carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. For your safety, always be sure to operate this gas-powered generator outdoors.
  • This generator is not recommended for emergency home backup.

Choosing a Generator

When choosing a generator, you need to match the generator's starting and running output with the electrical demands of the equipment you want to operate.


Power Demands

Starting (surge) wattage is the power a device requires at startup. Running (rated) wattage is the power needed to keep the device running. A large appliance with an electric motor such as a furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, or washing machine may require 2 to 3 times more starting wattage than running wattage.


It is always best to start your generator with no load connected, then add each device one at a time. Additionally, a good practice to consider is connecting your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. As you connect and start devices, your available wattage decreases. This order of operation allows you to start devices with the highest power demands when there is more power available.


Running Watts and Starting Watts of Common Appliances


ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Air compressor (1/2 hp)1,0002,000
Air conditioner (15,000 Btu)1,600*
Air conditioner (13,500 Btu)1,300*
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,000*
Blender400850
Cell phone charger110
Clock radio40
Coffee maker (high setting)1,0660
Crock pot (low setting)1260
Crock pot (high setting)3740
Desktop computer150 - 3500
DVD player140
Electric drill (3/8" / 4 amps)450600
Electric space heater (high setting)1,4500
Floor fan1000
Hair dryer (low setting)1600
Hair dryer (high setting)1,3000
LCD television (32")680
Microwave1,0000
Refrigerator8001,600
Washing machine1,1502,250
Work light (quartz halogen)1,0000

* The starting wattage on air conditioners can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the assistance of built-in capacitors and cold starts. Because of this, we can't list a standard starting wattage as every application can be different.


Determining Your Power Needs

The following section provides calculations for wattage estimates. This will give you an overall picture of your potential power usage and help you decide on the generator that is right for you.


Industry Standard Calculation

The Industry Standard Calculation is a quick and easy way to determine your required wattage. It may provide some padding in your wattage requirements, which could give you more power than you actually need, but you shouldn't have to worry about not having enough power. The following steps will help you quickly calculate the correct size generator to meet your application.


As stated earlier, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation requires this approach to work. However, using this calculation removes the worry of connecting devices in a certain order.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for the devices that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List all of your starting watts and running watts as seen in Table 1 below.


Table 1

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

2. To find the total starting watts required, add the starting watts for the device with the highest value to the running watts of all the other devices from Table 1.


2,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 4,200 total starting watts


3. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 1.


1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts


To run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 4,200 starting watts and 3,200 running watts.


Advanced, Precise Calculation

While the method for calculating your power needs outlined above will work, it isn't the most precise. If you aren't afraid of doing a little more math, you can use the Advanced, Precise Calculation to get a more accurate idea of how much power you will need and potentially save yourself some money. Because the calculation above pads in enough power to ensure you can start your devices in any order, it may point you to a bigger and more expensive generator than you need. However, by following the more regimented, order-of-operations calculation below, you'll get a much more precise idea of how much power you need, which could in turn point you to a smaller and less expensive generator.


Again, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation also requires that you start your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. When you connect devices in this order, you can start high demand devices when there is more power available.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List out these devices from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts as seen in Table 2 below.


Table 2

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

2. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 2.


1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts


3. In Table 3, shown below, the values from Table 2 are used to calculate the highest total starting watts required as devices are connected and running. This number represents the highest power requirement you will encounter as you connect all of your devices to the generator. To find this, add the starting watts of each new device you connect to the combined running watts of all connected devices. The highest of these numbers will be the total starting watts required. And again, remember to always connect devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts.


Table 3

DeviceStarting WattsRunning Watts of All Connected DevicesTotal Starting Watts Required
1. Air compressor2,000 +0 (nothing connected)= 2,000
2. Refrigerator1,600 +1,000 (air compressor)= 2,600
3. Microwave1,000* +1,800 (air compressor + refrigerator)= 2,800
4. Blender850 +2,800 (air compressor + refrigerator + microwave)= 3,650

* Even though the microwave does not have starting watts listed, you have to account for the power needed to actually run it.


850 + 2,800 = 3,650 highest total starting watts required


In order to run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 3,650 starting watts and 3,200 running watts.



201317 Champion Inverter Generator with CO Shield - 2,500 Watts - 120 Volts and 12 Volts - Portable - Gas

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Video Transcript for Review of Champion Generators - 2500 Watt Portable Gas Inverter Generator - CH69FR

Hi, everybody, Andy here with etrailer.com. Let's take a look together at this Champion 2,500-watt portable gas inverter generator. Now, if you're looking for a lightweight inverter generator that's going to give you power for activities such as dry camping, tailgating, or DIY projects, it's gonna be a great generator for you to consider. As you can see, we have a built-in handle that's gonna make it easy to carry this right to where you need it. And this 2,500-watt gas generator features a built-in inverter that's going to let you safely run sensitive electronic devices, like HDTVs and computers. And it also features a CO shield that will automatically shut this off if harmful levels of carbon monoxide are detected.

It does meet PGMA/ANSI G300-2018 standards. But of course, as you know, for your safety, you always wanna make sure that you're running this gas-powered generator outdoors, not indoors. I've given you just an overview of this. Let me give you a brief overhead view of it just so you can see. Course, this is where you're going to fill it up with fuel.

But I wanted to take a close look at the control panel just to walk through some of the features that this is going to offer. First, we do have this intelligauge that's going to monitor voltage frequency, frequency, rather, runtime, and lifetime hours. This is where you're going to see your CO shield LED indicator, and then we have an economy mode button right there, and then, AC overload button, reset button right here, and then, a low oil warning indicator light. Quite a bit of information in this really nice panel, here. And then we have our easy start dial.

This is gonna be used to start, stop, and choke this generator. Then, we have a circuit breakers you just push to reset. Of course, as you know, this is going to protect the generator against electrical overloads. We do have a ground terminal, and then we also have these parallel outlets, and those are, this is where you can use this generator to parallel two inverters together for increased power output. The parallel kit is sold separately, but if you would like to check that out in a little bit more detail, on your screen, I'm including our model number for that parallel kit.

You can just take that item number and put it in the search field of our website, and that will take you to that parallel kit if you would like to take a look at it and maybe even add it to your order. We also have two 120-volt AC outlets, see if I can lift that cap up there so you can see, so you can run your household appliances, there. If you notice, it does have this cap here that's going to protect it from the elements when it's not in use, and we also have a cap here for our 12-volt DC outlet. And I also wanted to point out that this does have a spark arrester, so that's a additional feature of this generator. So, a really easy-to-use, easy-to-view control panel. You're not gonna have to be stumbling around looking for the function that you need. Everything is gonna be right at your fingertips and very easy to see. Now, this easy-to-start engine does have this recoil handle that's going to give you reliable startup even in cold weather. This generator does feature a Champion 80cc four-stroke overhead valve engine. Of course, this uses the standard of unleaded gas. I'm just gonna pop this panel off here just so you can get a view of the inside. It's gonna be pretty easy to pull this off so you get a view of the inside. This is where you can add the oil. You probably saw this, but it does include a bottle of oil along with the funnel to easily add the oil. Hopefully, you got a nice view of the inside, there. This panel's gonna be very easy to remove and replace. I'm just gonna line this back up here, and it's going, once we have it in place, then it just tightens down with these knobs right here. And it feels really solid, especially when you have that panel back on. It's gonna do a great job of keeping it safe from the elements. The gas tank has a capacity of 1.05 gallons. This is a clean-running engine. It does meet EPA standards. And what's nice about this generator is there's no need to mix gas and oil, so it's going to be very, very easy to run. It also includes a spark plug wrench with this generator. Now, the starting surge power output is 2,500 watts. The running rated power output is 1,850 watts, and then, the continuous runtime at 1/4 load is 11 1/2 hours. Now, this generator will run quietly, so it won't drown out your campground conversation. And as I pointed out when we we inchesre looking at this panel together, this does have an eco mode, or an economy mode. When you have that economy mode activated, that's gonna reduce engine noise and it does conserve fuel to increase the runtime. The quiet operation basically produces the same noise level as your dishwasher running in the next room. When this is dry, when you don't have any fluids in it, fuel or oil, this is gonna weigh a little bit under 40 pounds. And just to give you an idea of the the size of it, looking at the overall length from end to end, we're sitting at about 17 5/8" long. The overall width, we're sitting at about 12 5/8" wide. And then, the overall height from the top of the handle all the way to the base, about 18 1/8" tall. Instructions are gonna be included with this to go over in a little bit more detail all of the features that it has and to help you make sure that you are running this the way that it's intended. But overall, this is going to be a great item to consider if you are looking for a generator this size for some of those activities that we mentioned at the beginning of our time together. (fingers drumming) Well, I think that's gonna wrap up our look today. I do hope that our time together has been helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me.


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Champion 2,500-Watt Portable Inverter Generator with CO Shield - Gas - Manual Start - CH69FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Avoid any carbon monoxide issues with this 2,500-watt inverter-generator with CO Shield. Automatically shuts off when unsafe levels of carbon monoxide are present. Add another Champion generator and a parallel kit (sold separately) for more power.

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