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Champion Inverter Generators w/ Parallel Kit - 5,000 Watts/3,700 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

Champion Inverter Generators w/ Parallel Kit - 5,000 Watts/3,700 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start

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Perfect for small RVs, these portable 2,500-watt inverter generators combine to manually start and run a 15,000 Btu AC and more. Dual setup is great for power outages or boondocking. Ultralight design allows for easy transport and compact storage. 1-833-496-1390 to order Champion generators part number CH39FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Champion products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Champion Inverter Generators w/ Parallel Kit - 5,000 Watts/3,700 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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Champion Generators - CH39FR

  • 3700 Running Watts
  • 5000 Starting Watts
  • Gas
  • Inverter
  • Recoil Start
  • Champion
  • 120 Volt Output
  • Outdoor Use Only
  • Hand Carry
  • CARB Approved

Perfect for small RVs, these portable 2,500-watt inverter generators combine to manually start and run a 15,000 Btu AC and more. Dual setup is great for power outages or boondocking. Ultralight design allows for easy transport and compact storage.


Features:

  • Dual 2,500-watt inverter generators provide a portable power source for extra power
    • Perfect for full-time RVers with a small camper, 5th wheel, or travel trailer
    • Can also be used for dry camping, remote job sites, outdoor events, or food trucks
  • Parallel kit links generators together to produce up to 3,700 running watts
    • 30-Amp TT-30R outlet provides a convenient RV connection point
    • 30-Amp L5-30-R twist-lock outlet powers household appliances and tools
    • Rubber anti-vibration wedges prevent rattling during operation
    • PowerLINK cables insert into corresponding ports on each unit
  • 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
  • Ultralight construction makes is easy to load, unload, and carry all by yourself


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 2,500 watts/20.80 amps
    • In parallel: 5,000 watts/41.6 amps
  • Running (rated) power output: 1,850 watts/15.40 amps
    • In parallel: 3,700 watts/30.80 amps
  • Continuous run time at 1/4 load: up to 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
  • Generator weight: 39 lbs dry
  • Dimensions:
    • Generators: 17-1/2" long x 11-1/2" wide x 17-3/4" tall
    • Parallel kit: 8-5/8" long x 5" tall x 6-3/8" wide
  • Parallel kit cable lengths: 34" each
  • Warranty:
    • Generators: 3-Year limited warranty
    • Parallel kit: 1-Year limited warranty

Kit Includes:

  • (2) 2,500-watt generators
  • Parallel kit
  • 2 Bottles of engine oil
  • 2 Oil funnels
  • Integrated outlet covers


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


Parallel Generators Double Your Power

Dual Generators with Parallel Kit

When you're a full-time RVer or have a small fifth wheel or travel trailer with tons of appliances, one generator just isn't enough. Whether you're at the campsite, boondocking, or powering your food truck to sling a few street tacos, these compact and ultralight Champion inverter generators will combine to give you the power of a large generator with the portability and storage convenience of smaller generators


Parallel Kit

Complete with a 30-amp parallel kit, this powerful setup combines (2) 2,500-watt generators to produce up to 5,000 watts of startup power to fire up your 15,000 Btu air conditioner and other essential RV appliances with ease. With up to 3,700 running watts, you can enjoy the spoils of your coffee maker, hair dryer, and other must-have appliances anytime.


Gas Powered Generators

Generator with Control Panel

Each gas-powered, 2,500-watt inverter generator features (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. Lastly, they each have (2) ParaLINK ports used in conjunction with the included parallel kit. All outlets and ports have covers to help keep out moisture and debris.


Quick and Easy Setup

Generator with ParaLINK Cables

Combining your generators is a cinch. First, clamp the parallel kit around the inverter's handle and tighten down with knob. The kit's anti-vibration wedges will prevent rattling during operation. Next, simply connect the grounding wires from the parallel kit to the grounding terminals on each generator. Finally, insert the PowerLINK cables into the corresponding ports on each generator's control panels and away you go! When the parallel kit is not in use, the attached spring clips hold cords in place.


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 Breakers: The generator is equipped with a 20-amp breaker and the parallel kit has a 30-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. These generators, on the other hand, have built-in inverters that control the voltage that is produced. This important feature ensures each 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 BtuYes

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.



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