Champion 2000 Watt Generator Review: High Stackability and Lightweight Design

Champion 2000 watt generator review

Hi guys! Today we will be going to be doing some discussions about the Champion 2000-watt stackable portable inverter generator!

In this review, we will be discussing the features that are available in the generator. It’s important for us as consumers to know which portable power generator is good and bad for us to buy so that we don’t end up spending more money than we need to.

And in the Champion 2000 watt generator review we will be discussing about all types of things that you may need to know regardless of whether you are a beginner or a professional. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it right now!

Reasons of buying the Champion 2000 watt inverter generator
Champion 2000 watt inverter generator

  • Compact
  • Highly portable (Lightweight design)
  • Clean energy
  • High efficiency
  • Low noise level
  • Highly durable
  • Operations are completely safe
  • High stackability
  • Excellent level of protection from external environmental effects

 

Champion 2000 Watt Stackable Portable Inverter Generator Review

The one interesting feature about the champion 2000 watt stackable portable inverter generator is that it’s actually stackable. If you have two of these generators, you may be able to actually stack the other one on top of each other.

Champion 2000 watt stackable portable inverter generator
Champion 2000 watt stackable portable inverter generator
This is really interesting because firstly, if you have a limited amount of space and you would want to save up as much space as you can, then this generator is definitely for you. If you have more generators like this, then you can make a generator tower which actually is really cool as it saves you a lot of space but at the same time still gives you more power.

 

The way to stack this generator is really simple. You just need to put one generator on top of the other and then just connect it to the other generator by using the cables provided. The manuals are included so you don’t have to worry about it so much.

Besides that, if you get stuck and still can’t figure out how to connect these two generators together, they also provide champion support which you can use to ask them any questions that you may have and they will help you with any of the problems that you may have. This generator also comes with a 3-year limited warranty and a free lifetime technical support from their experts. This generator is also lightweight and it can be carried around with just one hand.

Performance

In my opinion. the performance of this generator is excellent but first, let me tell you my story. Just before Hurricane Irma, I have ordered one of these generators and I actually have no intention of using this generator as the main source of power for my family while we recover from the storm.

At the point of time where we have no power because of Irma, I was able to run a full-size refrigerator, 7 cube feet of a chest freezer, my LED lights as well as my box fan. This operation was able to be maintained for up to 12 hours per day with the one-gallon tank provided. I really love it as I don’t actually have to be worrying about refueling the tank for every 4 hours so I can just enjoy my sleep and refill it later on.

The hurricane was actually the best test that I could have possibly get to try out the performance of my Champion 2000 watt generator. On top of that, the generator was also smooth and very reliable for the whole time.

When you want to plug in the items, you need to actually give it approximately 30 seconds between turning the generator on to plugging in other appliance. This is done so that the generator would not overload when you plugging in the appliances.

Design

This generator has a lightweight design so that it’s very easy to carry around. I personally can carry this generator with just one hand. The weight of this generator is only 48.5 lb. It was designed in such a way that it’s convenient for us to carry it as it has a handle that allows for a nice tight grip.

Champion 2000 watt generator lightweight design
Champion 2000 watt generator lightweight design

Besides that, this generator is also extremely easy to start as it does not need a heavy pulling. Even my small weak wife can start this generator by herself.

In my personal opinion, I think that a normal adult should be able to move this generator around effortlessly. I also do love for the fact that I could actually stack the generators up so that by doing this, I could have saved more room for myself. Due to this fact, I can say that this generator has a space-saving design that allows for more space to be conserved for other purposes.

The handle of the generator is also not slippery and I am able to hold it without any problems. I’ve actually had a problem before with other generators where the handle gets too slippery and I ended up had to buy a new cloth specifically for that generator just so that I could get more grip on the handle.

Noise Level

The noise level of this generator is 53dBA from 23 feet. I’ve tested it and I could actually speak to my wife and we could have a conversation when we are standing near the generator.

Unlike other generators, I could actually hear my wife talking to me clearly so the noise level can be considered as low enough compared to other generators out there. The noise level is about the same as the typical dishwasher running in the other room.

However, if you still find the noise level to be too high for you (which I actually doubt that), you may turn on the economy mode which will reduce the noise level that the generator produces.

 

Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator Problems

Problem number 1: Sudden Gas Leak

I’ve had an experience where the generator suddenly starts to leak some gas. At first, I did check the gas line and found out that there seems to be nothing wrong with it. However, after a more thorough inspection was made I found out that the problem seems to be coming from the carburetor of the generator itself.

Then, I disassemble it and found that there seem to be no problems with it at all but then I found out that I have not covered the fuel valve but have close the ventilation tank on the cap. I have no problems with the generator leaking gas since then.

My advice is that for as long as you turn off the valve of the gas while you close the vent cap, you won’t have any problems as I do back then.

Problem number 2: Not Specifically Versatile

Champion 2000 watt generator application
Champion 2000 watt generator application

In my personal opinion, the disadvantage of this generator is that it’s not really that flexible. Given that the watts are quite small, in some cases, I cannot actually power up as many appliances that I wanted to simultaneously.

For example, if you have an air-conditioner in your vehicle that you intended to use for recreation purposes, you may have to deal with the fact that the output power that is produced from this generator may not be enough to run your air-conditioner.

I strongly advise you to do some detailed calculations before you even begin to purchase this generator so that you will know whether this generator is fit for you or not.

 

Comparison Between Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator and Honda 2000

Both have the same weight and wattage. The price for Honda 2000 is twice to that of Champion 2000 watt inverter generator.

When it comes to generators, the Honda 2000 is said to have the gold standard in which the Champion 2000 watt inverter generator does not. The Honda 2000 is a little bit more compact compared to the Champion 2000 watt inverter generator. It has the controls on the side of the generator while the Champion 2000 watt inverter generator has a cubic shape and the controls are on the front part of the generator.

It’s also said that the parts that are in the Honda 2000 are the same as the parts in the Champion 2000 watt inverter generator. The noise level produced by both generators is pretty much the same. It’s from 50 to 60 decibels for eco mode for champion and honda and it fluctuates from 60 to 78 decibels without eco mode with a load on it.

The Honda 2000 generator has been proven to be able to function properly for 6 years while the Champion 2000 watt inverter generator has not yet been fully tested but I’m pretty sure that the little champion here may function just as well as Honda 2000.

Both of these two generators are inverter technology and are CARB compliant. Let’s take a look at the engine size of these two generators. The one that has the biggest engine size is the Honda 2000 which has an engine size of 98.5 ccs whereas the Champion 2000 only has an engine size of 79 ccs.

Both generators have about the same runtime which is approximately 9.5 hours runtime. The Champion is the biggest one since it’s measured at 3.5 cube feet while the Honda 2000 is only measured at 2.2 cube feet.

The one that is considered to be the most reliable and requires the lowest maintenance of these two is the Honda 2000. It’s the quietest and has a high fuel efficiency compared to Champion 2000. It works exactly as it’s being advertised.

However, it’s also the one that requires the highest initial cost compared to the Champion 2000. On top of that, the opening of the fuel is also narrow which makes it more difficult for refueling. The voltage also does have the probability to decrease during the need for more loads but at the same time, the motor also did not bog down. Besides that, it also does not have a fuel gauge.

VS. Champion 2000 Honda 2000
Start Type Recoil Recoil
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Weight 48.5 lb 45.6 lbs
Noise level 53.0 dBA 60 to 78 dBA
Engine size 79 ccs 98.5 ccs
Run Time 9.5 hours
measured at 3.5 cube feet
9.5 hours
measured at 2.2 cube feet
Gasoline Capacity 1.0 gal 0.95 gal
Champion 2000 vs. Honda 2000

 

The one that is considered to be the cheapest one is the Champion 2000. It’s also very quiet and does not produce too much noise.
Besides that, it’s also easy to start. It can be literally started by almost anyone. Any normal adult should be able to start it without having to put too much effort into it. It’s also considered to be dependable as it can be used to power up pretty much anything. It also has a high power output so that you can power up multiple appliances simultaneously.

However, Champion 2000 also has the tendency to bog down and it also has some problems with a greater wattage load. Champion 2000 also does not have any fuel gauge as well as the gas plug. Champion 2000 also does not have any drain plug so you will need to drain the gas via some kind of pump. I’ve tried to power up my Electric Chainsaw which is at 1570 watts and it failed. I’ve also tried to power up my Skil Saw which is at 1500 watts and it failed. It’s also the one that is the heaviest and biggest of these two generators.

 

Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator Parallel Kit Review

The champion 2000 watt inverter generator parallel kit is said to be designed in such a way that it instantly increases your power and save a lot of space by connecting two inverter generator. This kit is also particularly designed for a connection between two Champion inverters.

 

There are no tools required to integrate the two with a simple clip-on linking. This parallel kit works well with two inverters each with a wattage of 2800 or more. The customer service may even give you some free additional plug adapter with no additional charge.
Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator Parallel Kit
Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator Parallel Kit
It’s considered to be a great box for RV use and it also has 30 and 50 amp RV hookups. This parallel kit is also a wonderful way to double your inverter power. It works great as it provides almost 50 amps using a two Champion Digital Hybrid setup. It also provides both hot plugs with 120 volts even by running just one generator.

 

This generator parallel kit also works great with 2 Champion 3100 inverter generator for a 50 amp 5th wheel. It’s also considered to be an RV ready as it is equipped with a standard 50A RV outlet. Besides that, you may also seamlessly integrates two 2800 watts or greater inverter with a smart clip link. You don’t need any tools to connect these two and that’s the reason it’s said to be toolless installation. Connecting two generators may give you sufficient power to power up and run two 15,000 BTU RV air conditioners.

 

There are also some extra outlets provided. There are a 120V 50A RV and a 120V 30A locking outlets. On top of that, there is also a 30-amp and 50-amp circuit breakers provided to prevent cases of overloads. Besides that, if you need anything else, there is Champion support which includes a 1-year limited warranty with a FREE lifetime technical support from their dedicated experts.

 

Conclusion

So there you go, guys! I hope that you guys really enjoy reading my Champion 2000 watt generator review and the reason why I’m doing the generator review is because I would like to help those who are confused and are unsure of what to look at when purchasing a generator so that they could actually gain a lot of beneficial information from reading my review.

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