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Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 2,500 Watts/1,850 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 2,500 Watts/1,850 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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Perfect for small RVs, this ultralight 2,500-watt inverter generator delivers power to your campsite, tailgate, or small appliances. Combine with another Champion 2,500-watt inverter generator and parallel kit (sold separately) to double your power. 1-636-306-4830 to order Champion generators part number CH34FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Champion products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 2,500 Watts/1,850 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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Champion Generators - CH34FR

  • 1850 Running Watts
  • 2500 Starting Watts
  • Gas
  • Inverter
  • Champion
  • Recoil Start
  • Outdoor Use Only
  • Hand Carry
  • CARB Approved

Perfect for small RVs, this ultralight 2,500-watt inverter generator delivers power to your campsite, tailgate, or small appliances. Combine with another Champion 2,500-watt inverter generator and parallel kit (sold separately) to double your power.


Features:

  • 2,500-Watt inverter generator provides a portable power source
    • Perfect for small RVs, 5th wheels, and travel trailers
  • Parallel capability lets you pair with another Champion 2,500-watt inverter generator to double your power
    • Parallel kit (CH74FR) and additional generator sold separately
  • Manual pull-start operation with recoil handle offers reliable startup
  • Cold-start technology allows startup in temperatures as low as -22 F
  • Eco mode reduces engine noise, saves fuel, and extends run time and engine life
  • Built-in inverter can safely run sensitive electronic devices like HDTVs and computers
  • Integrated safety features promote accident-free use
    • 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 breaker stops power flow to connected devices if overload is detected
  • 4-stroke engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
    • Meets CARB and EPA standards
  • Ultra-light, compact design allows for easy transport and storage


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 2,500 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 1,850 watts
  • Continuous run time at 1/4 load: 11-1/2 hours
  • Noise level: 53 dB when measured at 23' away at 1/4 load
  • Engine type: 79-cc, Champion 4-stroke OHV
  • Fuel tank capacity: 1.1 gal
  • Oil tank capacity: 0.5 qt of SAE 10W-30 oil
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • Dry weight: 39 lbs
  • Dimensions: 17-1/2" long x 11-1/2" wide x 17-3/4" tall
  • 3-Year limited warranty

Includes:

  • 2,500-watt generator
  • Bottle of engine oil
  • Oil funnel
  • Integrated outlet covers


Dimensional Diagram

Note: Gas generators produce carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. For your safety, always be sure to operate this gas-powered generator outdoors.


Gas Powered Generator

Generator with Control Panel

Gas-powered, 2,500-watt inverter generator has (2) 120V 20-amp 5-20R outlets for powering small household appliances and electronic devices, and (2) USB type-A 5V DC, 2.1-amp outlets to charge tablets, cell phones, and other sensitive electronics. It also comes equipped with (2) ParaLINK ports used in conjunction with Champion parallel kit (CH74FR sold separately). All outlets and ports have covers to help keep out moisture and debris.


Parallel-Ready Generator

Parallel Ready Generator

This Champion 2,500-watt generator (1,850 running watts) has built-in parallel capability, which lets you pair it with another Champion 2,500-watt inverter generator (sold separately). This increases your power and allows you to easily start and run equipment with higher electrical demands, such as a 15,000 Btu air conditioner and other go-to RV appliances. You can pair it directly with another 2,500-watt generator using the Champion parallel kit (CH74FR sold separately), to double your power output to 5,000 starting watts and 3,700 running watts.


Built-in Safety Features


1. Low Oil Shut-Off Sensor: If the oil level is too low for safe use, the indicator will flash letting you know there is an issue with the oil level. If the generator gets to the point where low oil can damage the engine, it will automatically shut off.


2. AC Overload Reset Button: In the event your generator is becoming overloaded, the indicator light will begin to flash. If the generator is overloaded and shuts down, this button allows you to restart the generator. Simply unplug one or more devices, push the button, and restart.


3. Circuit Breaker: The generator is equipped with a 20-amp breaker to stop power flow to connected devices if overload is detected.



Safe for Sensitive Electronics

Electronic devices are made with delicate circuitry that requires steady, controlled electrical current. The current produced by standard generators, however, is uncontrolled, allowing extreme fluctuations in power. These fluctuations can damage your sensitive electronic devices. This generator, on the other hand, has a built-in inverter that controls the voltage that is produced. This important feature ensures the generator is safe to use with sensitive electronics such as cell phones, computers, audio and stereo equipment, and medical devices.


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.


Will This Generator Run My RV Air Conditioner?

At etrailer, we perform numerous tests on generators that put them through real-world experience. An extensive part of this testing includes starting and running RV air conditioners. The following table will help you decide if the Champion 2,500-watt inverter generator has enough power to handle this critical function in your RV.


Air ConditionerWill it start and run?
Single 13,500 BtuYes
Single 15,000 BtuYes
Dual 15,000 BtuNo

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.



200950 Champion 2,500 Watt Inverter with ParaLINK - Gas - Manual Start

Installation Details CH34FR Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for Review of Champion Generators - 2500 Watt Portable Gas Inverter Generator Manual Start - CH34FR

Hi, everybody. Andy here with the etrailer.com. And today we're gonna take a look at this Champion 2,500-Watt portable gas inverter generator with manual start. If you're looking for an ultra-light inverter generator that will provide power for tailgating, small trips, camping, or for small appliances in your RV, this might be a great option for you to consider. This 2,500-Watt ultra-light inverter generator provides a portable power source that will also allow you to safely charge and run your sensitive electronic devices like your HD TV and computers. Take a look at the control panel here.

We see that we have two, 120 volt, 20 amp 5-20R outlets for, like your household items, household appliances. Then we have two USB type A5 volt DC 2.1 amp ports for charging your smartphone, tablets, and other USB power devices. And then two para link ports that are gonna provide the built-in ability to let you pair with another Champion 2,500-Watt inverter generator for increased output. And then easy to access ground terminal and a 20 amp circuit breaker that's going to help ensure safe use. And as I'm sure you notice these ports and outlets all have covers that's gonna keep out moisture and debris.

The power line frequency is 60 Hertz. And we also have an AC overload reset button, a low oil warning light, and then an economy mode switch which we'll talk about a little bit later. And then on the opposite side, we have our muffler with a spark arrester. Now this easy to start engine with the recoil handle that we see right here, is gonna offer you reliable startup, even in cold weather. This features a 79cc 4-stroke overhead valve Champion engine that uses standard unleaded gas.

So there's no need to mix gas or oil, which is nice. And the gas tank does have a 1.1 gallon capacity. So this is a clean running engine that meets CARB and EPA standards. And it's gonna be very easy to set up. Included with the generator is going to be a bottle of oil and a funnel.

And it's gonna be very easy to start right out of the box. Of course, you're just going to add your oil. By the way, there's a little area here that if you drip oil it's going to run right out and not into the generator itself. So that's a nice touch. And so after you add your oil, you'll just want to replace, or put back into place your maintenance panel. And as you saw, as I was taking this off this is a tight fit, which is good. So you just need to push this back into place and there's no tools necessary to remove it, or to lock it back into place. Those knobs are going to make sure that your panel is secured. So after adding your oil you're just gonna go ahead and add your fuel. And you wanna make sure that your fuel cap vent is in the on position as it is right now. And then you are going to go to your control panel here and turn your fuel dial clockwise into the on position, and then pull the choke knob to the choke position, and then just pull the recoil to start the engine. And then once your engine is started, you're gonna go ahead and put the recoil, I'm sorry, the choke knob back into the run position. And then you can just plug in your devices. When you're ready to turn this off, make sure to unplug all of your electronics. And then you're just going to turn the fuel dial counterclockwise to the off position, and that will turn this off. This has a starting surge power output of again, 2,500 Watts and the running rated power output is 1,850 Watts. And then this has a continuous run time at a quarter load of 11.5 hours. Now this generator will run quietly, so it won't drown out your campground conversation. It has an economy mode, as I mentioned earlier, that is going to reduce that engine noise. And it's going to conserve fuel to increase run time. And the noise level at normal conversation is 60 decibels measured at 23 feet away. At a quarter load this is going to register at 53 decibels. So it's definitely not going to bother you while you're outside, enjoying the great outdoors with your friends and family. And we, again, we mentioned that this was ultra light. This weighs 39 pounds dry. And even for me, which I'm not terribly strong, it's very easy to lift and maneuver. The overall length, we are sitting right at 17 and 5/16 inches long and the overall width, including our handle sticking out here a little bit, we're gonna be sitting right at 11 and a half inches wide. And then the overall height, including this handle, we are sitting at 17 and 11/16 inches tall. You are going to receive a quick start guide and a really good set of instructions here. I found the instructions very helpful. And in helping you get everything set up and learning more about your generator. It is important to note that gas generators do produce carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. For your safety always be sure to operate this gas power generator outdoors. And this does also have some other features, or other items that are sold separately. If you wanna check those out, you can get a weather resistant storage cover for this. And on your screen I am including the item number on our website, if you're interested in taking a look at that storage cover. And we also provide the parallel kit here at etrailer.com and I have included our item number for you to check that out on our website as well. Overall, I'm really impressed with this generator, not only the build quality, but the features that it offers. And I think it's going to be a great generator for you, if this meets all the specifications you are looking for. Well, that's gonna conclude our look today. I do hope that it was helpful for you. Again, my name is Andy. Thank you for joining me..

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