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Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 4,500 Watts/3,500 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start

Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 4,500 Watts/3,500 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start

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4,500-Watt inverter generator delivers on-the-go power 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. Remote start from up to 80' away. 1-800-940-8924 to order Champion generators part number CH94FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Champion products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 4,500 Watts/3,500 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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Champion Generators - CH94FR

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

4,500-Watt inverter generator delivers on-the-go power 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. Remote start from up to 80' away.


Features:

  • 4,500-Watt 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
  • Wireless key fob remote allows you to start and stop the generator from up to 80' away
  • 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 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
  • 4-stroke engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
    • Meets CARB and EPA standards
  • 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: 4,500 watts/37.50 amps
  • Running (rated) power output: 3,500 watts/29.20 amps
  • Continuous run time at 1/4 load: up to 14 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: 101 lbs
  • Dimensions: 24" long x 17-1/8" wide x 19-1/2" tall
  • Handle width:
    • Side A: 9-1/2"
    • Side B: 9"
  • 3-Year limited warranty

Includes:

  • 4,500-watt generator
  • Bottle of engine oil
  • Oil funnel
  • Spark plug tool
  • 8/10mm Wrench
  • Reversible Phillips/flathead screwdriver
  • Integrated outlet covers


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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, 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 power 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 Champion parallel kit (CH84FR sold separately). All outlets and ports have covers to help keep out moisture and debris.


Parallel-Ready Generator

Parallel Ready Generator

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.


Wireless Remote Start

Remote Start Generator

Start and stop your generator from up to 80' away with the push of a button. Simply flip the generator's battery switch to "on" and turn the EZ-start dial to the "run" position. The remote system automatically opens and closes the choke, so there's no need to manually adjust it. Fasten the remote's nifty D-ring clip to your belt loop for security and easy access.


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 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.



200990 Champion 4,500 Watt Inverter Generator with ParaLINK - Gas - Remote Start

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Video Transcript for Champion Portable Inverter Generator Review

What's up everybody. It's AJ with etrailer.com. Today, we're checking out this champion generator. It's gonna be an inverter generator and it's gonna work with the starting Watts of 4,500. Let's check it out. This champion generator is gonna be a gasoline powered generator.

Now they also have a 4,500 starting Watts generator that does dual fuel, so that's propane and gas. You can check that out if that's something you're interested in. But today we're just focus on the gas one here gonna have three different ways to start it. Two of them electronics. So you can have the switch.

You just turn the snob, push this button, it'll start. You also have a remote. You can start it with a remote once you've turned on the battery and you have the pull start on the other side too, just in case those aren't working or that's just what you wanna do to fire it up. Now I'll show you the three different ways. We'll make sure we turn on our battery.

We'll turn the knob into the start position here. Now this version you're gonna hit this yellow button in just push in on it. Starts up. That easy. You don't pull the cord in the end.

Maybe you don't want the generator constantly running. You wanna save gas when you can, you can use the remote start. You can turn it on and off with the remote from up to 80 feet away. So you hit the button and it should fire up over there. The third way you can start it is the pull start. You're gonna have the handle here on the side. Make sure you push the button to activate the choke. It'll glow green when it's turned on. Something a lot of people are concerned with is the noise level of the generator cause it's gonna be running to run your rig and the air conditioning. You don't want to be disturbing you while you're outside. I'm standing right next to it right now. Now the microphone on. So you're gonna hear me a little bit better but it's not too bad actually. You know, this is out of eco mode so it's gonna be as loud as it gets and it's not too bad. I can still talk to cameraman, Tom. He can hear me just fine standing right next to the generator. Over here where we'll normally be hanging out with our rig. You can barely hear the generator. I mean, it's there. I'm not gonna lie, but you can barely hear it. It's not interrupting. I'm not having yell or even raise my voice to talk to cameraman Tom. Also as a gas gauge here let me know how much gas is in the generator so you can always keep tabs on it. This generator has a dry weight of a hundred, one pounds. You got two handles on top so if you need to lift it up and set it in a truck or on a cargo carrier, you can do that. I suggest using a handle up front. It's a lot easier to just tilt it back on the wheels and move around this way. We got a voltage meter here. It cycles through on its own so is gonna tell you the volts and this one is gonna be the frequency. This next one's gonna be running time, how long the generator's been running. That's going to be total run time. And here on the side you can see the power meter. We have turned on the air conditioning. You're gonna see the power meter. It's gonna be about 50% of output power. And then when I turn it off, it'll go all the way back down. Look at the front of the generator let's go over some of the features it has. So right here's gonna be the inteli gauge. This is what's gonna give you different readings on watts and voltage. It's also got these buttons here, this is gonna be the choke and push that one. That one's also going to help you link up remotes. You can link up up to two remotes, to the same generator. This is the eco mode. So you can turn that on, so it drops down to a lower idle. This it gonna be the overload reset right here, so if things get tripped up you can hit that and it'll reset it. Right here you are gonna be turning this switch and put the engine in the starting position there, that way it fires up. It's the same with this is gonna be the battery switch and turn that on before you can use the remote start or the button start here. This is gonna be for USBs and get a port there. I like that it's built in, you don't have to plug in or waste one of the plugs here to plug in a USB device. It has its own USB dedicated. And since it's an inverter, you don't have to worry about the sensitive electronics being plugged in here, it's okay to plug those in there and get those charged. So then we've got the 120 volt section here. Those two plugs, we've got the reset for up there the circuit breaker, you push that if that gets tripped. And we have 30 amp. It's got a nice rubber cover on there, it goes on easily just to keep it protected from the elements, and it also has a reset here. Then at the bottom we have the connections for the paralleling system if you wanna hook up two generators together. Underneath are 120 volt plugins we have the grounds. So that you use this to ground your generator, so that it does have a flowing neutral, it would be a good idea to do that. Let's see how much power it's got. So we're gonna plug in our rig and try and power the AC and some other electronics while inside. We're gonna turn on the AC unit. I can hear the generator working a little harder outside but it's running, we're not having any issues. With the AC running, let's try some of the other electronics. We got the microwave here and set up for a minute and see how that runs. Now it does all come down to what kind of air condition you have. I would reach out to your manufacturing and get the specs for your air conditioning that way you get the right generator for the right rig, for the right air conditionings. Something that does change things up just a little bit is gonna be the starting capacitor. Some of them air conditionings have them in there and that's gonna help keep those starting watts down. So it's not gonna be as aggressive as it was if it didn't have one that could change things up on you and help you decide on generator too. Really comes down to what kind of air conditioner you have. So I would go ahead and reach out to your manufacturer or check your manual and see the exact specs so you can get the right generator for the right air conditioning unit the first time. Now another thing that changes stuff is if you have a starting capacitor that's gonna bring down the starting watts. It's gonna make it a lot easier for a lower watt generator to fire up that air conditioning. Overall, I did like this generator. There's some features that grow on me as we worked without throughout today, the push button start with the remote or the button on there was pretty nice. I didn't have to pull in the cord on the side at all and I can get used to that, I like that. As we used it today, though, we mainly focused on using it with the air conditioning on your rig. You could use this at a job site, it's not the best for that, but it will power those tools with those outlets there, you can take it, tailgating whatever you need a generator for, it should be good for that. It's just a little bulkier. So with the bulkiness, if this is about the right watts that you needed to run your air, air conditioning but you don't have anywhere to store this there's another option from champion. So they have a parallel kit. Those are gonna be a little easier to put in your basement doors and fit and store. Plus you'll have two different generators to you can use in two different spots if you need them. That's another option. If storage was an issue, I would check those out as well. But I think that about does it. Thanks for hanging out hope this helped..


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Champion Portable Inverter Generator - 4,500 Watts/3,500 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start - CH94FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

4,500-Watt inverter generator delivers on-the-go power 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. Remote start from up to 80' away.

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