Champion 2000-Watt Gas Inverter Generator review

This fully-assembled Champion 2000-watt generator is a popular power-to-go inverter for outdoor enthusiasts. My cousin Dan has been using this model in his frequent camping trips since his residency days in the Northwest.

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  • At only 39 pounds, this inverter is one of the lightest 2000-watt inverters in the industry.Engine Oil Type :...
  • 53 dBA from 23 feet is perfect for camping, tailgating or to backup a few home essentials, featuring 2000...
  • The optional clip-on parallel kit enables this inverter to connect with another 2000-watt Champion inverter to...

This gas-powered unit wins in the categories of the light weight, durable, low noise level, and it has a built-in parallel capacity feature.

And, yes, it checks the box for EPA emission, and it is CARB compliant.

Specification:

Brand: Champion 100692 2000-Watt Portable Inverter.
Starting Watts: 2000 watts.
Running Watts: 1700 watts.
Fuel type: Gasoline.
Fuel tank capacity: 1.1 gallon.
Run Time: up to 11.5 hours @ 25% load.
Noise Level: 53dBA from 23 feet.
Weight: 39 pounds.
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Key Features:


Designed for portability. This Champion 2000-Watt has been consistently voted as the uber portable inverter for camping. Why? It weighs in at 39 pounds – it is one of the lightest unit in its class in the market today. And, it has a built-in handle.

Engine displacement. This 4-stroke unit packs an impressive 79 cc. in a compact body of 17.3″ L x 11.5″ W x 17.7″ H.

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This inverter has a reliable and easy to use recoil start. No worry about getting it started in the cold weather – thanks to the integrated Cold Start Technology. This helpful function provides more fuel to the engine during a cold weather start. Hence less effort to hand-start your engine.

It also has an integrated safety feature of low-oil shut-off. It’s a peace of mind that you won’t accidentally burn out the unit with this useful low-oil shut-off feature.

Peak wattage. With a starting 2000 Watts, and 1700 running watt, this Champion can certainly handle most of your essential power need at camping, tailgating or a boating trip.

Run Time. This unit is capable to have up to 11.5 hours @ 25% load. This is an impressive production time given that it has only a 1.1. gallon gas tank capacity.

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Bonus. Included in the package are three useful items:

  • A battery charging cables
  • A Dual USB adapter
  • 10W-30 engine oil
  • A Oil funnel
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Control Panel. Outlets include two covered 120V 20A household outlets (5-20R) and a covered 12V DC automotive-style outlet.

This unit has a built-in fuel-dial and an alert indicator of low oil LED.

 Note:  Engine Oil type is 10W-30; capacity is 0.5 quart.

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Covered Outlets and Circuit breakers. For those of us camping enthusiasts, we so appreciate this enclosed and covered-design when living in the unpredictable outdoor elements.

Champion’s Inverter Technology includes the Economy Mode. When operating in this smart mode, it will reduce the electrical load, extend the engine life, and contribute to better fuel usage.

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Safe for sensitive electronics. This inverter is designed with clean power for sensitive electronic – less than 3% total harmonic distortion (THD).

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Parallel Ready. If and when your need for power on-the-go increases, you can purchase the optional clip-on-parallel kit (sold separately) designed specifically for this generator.

Yes, it’s great to have an easy option to double the power by adding another Champion 2000-watt inverter.

 Note:  The add-on parallel kit has a standard 30A RV outlet and a 120V 30A locking outlet.

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Noise Level: This 100692 inverter registered at 53 dBA from twenty-three feet – making it one of the quietest generator in the market. It is like having your dish washer running at the background. Yes, you can still have a conversation while it’s running at the background.


The model is fully guaranteed by the manufacturer, Champion Power Equipment, with a 3-year limited warranty.

Plus, you get a FREE lifetime technical support to answer any technical questions or problems you may have.

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PROS

  • Lightweight with built-in carrying handle.
  • Run time up to 11.5 hours.
  • A reliable recoil start with Cold Start technology.
  • Safe electricity for sensitive electronics.
  • Covered outlets and covered circuit breakers.
  • Low engine oil alert.
  • Low-noise output at 53 dBA.
  • Fuel efficiency with Smart Economy Mode.
  • Parallel Capability.
  • EPA and CARB compliant.

CON

  • There are no GFCI outlets.

Comparable Models: Champion 100692 2000-Watt vs. WEN 56203i 2000-Watt vs. Generac 7117 Gp2200I W 50St Portable Inverter

Brand
Champion Power Equipment 2000-Watt Ultralight Portable Inverter...
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel...
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Champion Power Equipment 2000-Watt Ultralight Portable Inverter...
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel...
Surge Wattage
2000 Watts
2000 Watts
Running Wattage
1700 Watts
1700 Watts
Runtime
11.5 hours @ 25% load
10.8 hours @ 25% load
Weight
39 lbs.
39 lbs.
Warranty
3-year warranty
2-year warranty
Parallel Option
Parallel ready
Parallel ready
Noise level
53 dBA from 25 feet
51 dBA from 25 feet
$629.00
$429.99
Brand
Champion Power Equipment 2000-Watt Ultralight Portable Inverter...
Image
Champion Power Equipment 2000-Watt Ultralight Portable Inverter...
Surge Wattage
2000 Watts
Running Wattage
1700 Watts
Runtime
11.5 hours @ 25% load
Weight
39 lbs.
Warranty
3-year warranty
Parallel Option
Parallel ready
Noise level
53 dBA from 25 feet
$629.00
Brand
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel...
Image
WEN 56203i Super Quiet 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/Fuel...
Surge Wattage
2000 Watts
Running Wattage
1700 Watts
Runtime
10.8 hours @ 25% load
Weight
39 lbs.
Warranty
2-year warranty
Parallel Option
Parallel ready
Noise level
51 dBA from 25 feet
$429.99

All three inverters have 4-stroke 79 cc engine. They have the same running wattage of 1700 watts.

If you prefer a longer run time, quieter and better warranty, go for Champion Power Equipment 100692 2000-Watt. It has a longer run time up to 11.5 hours and 3-year warranty.

If you want a model with an auto fuel shutoff feature, go for WEN 56203i. It is known for low maintenance, and its carburetor has a long life-span. It also has a low noise level at 51 dBA.

If you want a higher surge wattage of 2200 watts (vs 2000 watts), go for the Generac 7117 Gp2200I. The plus of this unit is its fully-enclosed design, and an integrated OFF/Run/Choke knob to simplify startup operation. The minus is that it has the highest noise level among the three.

Summary

At 39 pounds with a built-in carrying handle, the Champion 100692 2000-Watt Gas Portable Inverter (view on Amazon) is one of the lightest and most reliable generator in the 2000-watt class.

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This Champion has a reliable recoil start with Cold Start technology. It has an excellent run-time up to 11.5 hours @ 25% load. This inverter is fuel efficient and it has clean electricity for sensitive electronics. With 1700 running-watts, this 79-cc engine has plenty of power-on-the-go for your outdoor living essentials.

10BestPowerGenerators has rated it as the BEST VALUE inverter for camping or an outdoor recreation outing (boating, anyone?).

2000 peak-watt, 39 pounds, 11-hour Run Time, Cold Start technology, clean power for electronics, super quiet at 53 dBA, parallel-capability, covered outlets and circuit breakers.