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Champion 4,500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generator - Gas or Propane - Electric Start

Champion 4,500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generator - Gas or Propane - Electric Start

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This dual-fuel, 4,500-watt inverter generator delivers on-the-go power using gas or propane to your campsite, tailgate, or large RV. Combine with another Champion 4,500-watt inverter generator and parallel kit (sold separately) to double your power. 1-800-940-8924 to order Champion generators part number CH44FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Champion products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Champion 4,500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Inverter Generator - Gas or Propane - Electric Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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Champion Generators - CH44FR

  • 3500 Running Watts
  • 4500 Starting Watts
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Inverter
  • Electric Start
  • Champion
  • Wheels
  • Outdoor Use Only
  • CARB Approved

This dual-fuel, 4,500-watt inverter generator delivers on-the-go power using gas or propane to your campsite, tailgate, or large RV. Combine with another Champion 4,500-watt inverter generator and parallel kit (sold separately) to double your power.


Features:

  • 4,500-Watt dual-fuel inverter generator provides a portable power source
    • Perfect for full-time RVers with a large camper, 5th wheel, or travel trailer
    • Can also be used for dry camping, DIY projects, or power outages
  • Parallel capability lets you pair with another Champion 4,500-watt inverter generator to double your power
    • Parallel kit (CH84FR) and additional generator sold separately
  • Dual-fuel capability lets it run off gas or propane for flexibility on trips or in emergencies
    • 4-Stroke engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
    • Meets CARB and EPA standards
  • EZ start dial with ignition button offers reliable electric startup
    • Manual recoil handle lets you pull-start the engine if the battery is dead
  • 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
  • Easy-to-read displays let you to monitor power output, run time, fuel, and more
    • Intelligauge monitors voltage, frequency, run time, and lifetime hours
    • LED power meter displays the percentage of output being used
    • Fuel gauge allows you to keep an eye on the generator's fuel level
  • 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 breakers stop power flow to connected devices if overload is detected
  • Fold-away handle and flat-free wheels allow you to roll it where you need it
  • Compact design allows for easy storage


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output:
    • Gas: 4,500 watts/37.50 amps
    • Propane: 4,500 watts/37.50 amps
  • Running (rated) power output:
    • Gas: 3,500 watts/29.20 amps
    • Propane: 3,150 watts/26.30 amps
  • Continuous run time at 1/4 load:
    • Gas (2.25 gal) up to 14 hours
    • Propane (20-lb tank) up to 21 hours
  • Noise level: 61 dB when measured at 23' away at 1/4 load
  • Engine type: 212-cc, Champion 4-stroke OHV
  • Fuel tank capacity: 2.3 gal
  • Oil tank capacity: 0.5 qt of SAE 10W-30 oil
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • Dry weight: 103 lbs
  • Dimensions: 23-1/2" long x 17-3/4" wide x 19-3/8" tall
  • 3-year limited warranty

Includes:

  • 4,500-watt generator
  • Bottle of engine oil
  • Oil funnel
  • 6' Long propane hose
  • Spark plug tool
  • 8/10mm Wrench
  • Reversible Phillips/flathead screwdriver
  • 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.


Dual Fuel Generator

Dual-Fuel Generator

The Champion dual-fuel generator gives you the flexibility to operate on gasoline or propane. On a full tank of gas (2.25 gallons) you can run 3,500 watts for up to 14 hours at a 25-percent load. And the easy-to-read fuel gauge lets you monitor your fuel level, so you know when it's time to fill up. If you choose to run on propane, you'll get slightly fewer watts, but on the plus side, you'll get way more run time! For example, using a 20-pound propane tank (not included), you can run 3,150 watts for up to 21 hours at a 25-percent load.


Control Panel


This 4,500-watt inverter generator has (1) 120V 30-amp RV TT-30R outlet that provides an RV connection point to power large appliances and motorized tools with greater electrical demands. It also 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, it comes equipped with (2) ParaLINK ports used in conjunction with the Champion parallel kit (CH84FR - sold separately). All outlets and ports have covers to help keep out moisture and debris.


Parallel Ready Generator

Parallel Generators

This Champion 4,500-watt generator (3,500 running watts) has built-in parallel capability, which lets you pair it with another Champion 4,500-watt inverter generator (sold separately). This increases your power and allows you to easily start and run equipment with higher electrical demands, such as (2) 15,000 Btu air conditioners and other go-to RV appliances. You can pair it directly with another 4,500-watt generator using the Champion parallel kit (CH84FR - sold separately), to double your power output to 9,000 starting watts and 7,000 watts running watts.


Champion's Intelligauge with Power Meter

Voltage, Frequency, Run Time, and Lifetime Hours

Champion's Intelligauge with power meter lets you know exactly how your generator is operating. It features two separate displays to monitor the generator. The digital LCD screen on the left continuously cycles through each setting every few seconds to display the generator's voltage (V) and frequency (H) outputs, run time (R) for the current session, and total run time since the generator's first operation. The LED power meter on the right displays the power output in percent (%) with 100% at the top.


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 20 and 30-amp breakers 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 4,500-watt dual-fuel 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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