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Dual Fuel – Runs on GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box
4750 starting watts, 3800 running watts with up to 9 hours run time on a full tank of gas and up to 10.5 hours on a 20 lb. propane tank
Powered by a reliable 224cc Champion engine with Touch Start, push-button electric start (battery included)
Outlets – 120V 30A RV, 120V 30A locking, two 120V 20A household outlets all secured by Volt Guard, protects your appliances from power surges
Champion Support – 3 year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support
The Champion Power Equipment 76533 3800 Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator with Electric Start operates off GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box (propane hose included). On gasoline the generator will produce 4750 starting watts and 3800 running watts, and on propane 4275 starting watts and 3420 running watts. The generator also comes with a battery for easy Touch Start: push-button electric start which includes an internal battery charger that charges the batter as the generator runs. It makes a great addition to your RV as well as a cost effective and convenient solution for power outages or other emergency situations. It comes travel-ready with a standard 30A RV outlet with enough power to start and run a 15,000 BTU RV air conditioner. This unit also makes a great solution for backup power during an emergency and will power the essential items you need in a power outage â lights, sump pump, refrigerator, modem/router, furnace blower, fan, TV/DVD, computer, smartphone/tablet charger, etc. Since propane has such long stable shelf life you don’t need to worry about having fresh gasoline on hand during an emergency. The 3800 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator operates at 68 dBA from 23 ft. and has a run time of up to 9 hours on a full tank of gasoline or 10.5 hours on a 20 lb. propane tank at 50% load. The generator features Volt Guard, a built-in surge protector which protects your appliances from any spikes in voltage above a safe threshold, as well as Cold Start technology which optimizes the generator to start easily in cold weather. The generator is portable and comes in a durable steel frame with a folding handle and never-flat tires for easy maneuvering and transportation. The 3800 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator comes with a patented fuel selector switch that allows for quick and safe switching between fuel sources. It also comes with 120V 30A RV (TT-30R), 120V 30A locking (L5-30R) and two 120V 20A household outlets (5-20R). The Intelligauge (volts, Hz, hours) allows you to easily monitor power output and track maintenance intervals. The 3800 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator is powered by a reliable 224cc Champion single-cylinder OHV engine with a 3.4 gal. fuel tank, 0.6 qt. oil capacity (recommended 10W-30) and automatic low oil shut-off sensor. The generator is 50-state/CARB compliant. Champion Power Equipment is a market leader in power generation equipment. Champion has years of experience providing dependable and durable power equipment designed and engineered in the US for the North American and world markets. Champion products are the standard of performance excellence â for work, for play, for home. We make the power that makes your life easier. The Champion 3800 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator comes with a three year limited warranty. Champion demands excellence from their dedicated technicians and service network ensuring that you will receive world-class service and response wherever and whenever you need it. Give us a call today or visit www.championpowerequipment.com to view our entire product assortment.
|Product Dimensions||22.8 x 22 x 30.7 inches|
|Item Weight||122 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||132.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Manufacturer||Champion Power Equipment|
|Item model number||76533|
|Batteries||1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)|
208 customer reviews
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Unlike some of the larger units, I can actually pick this one up, weighs about 100 pounds.
Update, one year later (2016) after hurricane Matthew:
1. Propane stores without having to worry about it going bad, get one of the 30 lb bottles on Amazon like I did, JUST IN CASE!
2. If you’re like me, you don’t start it up and run it often enough to keep the battery for starting charged. This unit seems to start easier on propane, and only took me two pulls. I have found that it starts easier with 3/4 choke rather than full choke, I assume that could be adjusted somewhere.
3. Still extremely satisfied with this purchase, it runs a 10,000 BTU window unit, the fridge, and plenty left over to run the TV, modem, lights, router, etc.
4. Get a small battery trickle charger, I can recommend the “NOCO Genius G1100 6V/12V 1.1A UltraSafe Smart Battery Charger” on Amazon, it charged the starter battery no problem in about 5 hours from totally dead. You can use it on car batteries too!
Bottom line, it “just works” for me, and I couldn’t be happier with this product. The dual fuel aspect is a real selling point, no need to worry how old your gasoline is.
Arrived quickly, was very easy to assemble and fired up right out of the box on propane. Ran 11+ hours on a medium load(AC-TV-PS4-Microwave) 10 gallon tank. No problems. Have been using a gas/propane switch up for a while, performing regular maintenance as needed.
Currently at 275+ hours w/o a hiccup. Keep it clean and it’s your machine!
Would totally buy again from Champion again. The remote start/stop would truly be plush.
Approaching 2000 hrs of daily use and no problems. I have followed the maintenance schedule and all is good.
At my job they purchased 2 other generators by known companies and one of them started to rust within 48 hours of being taken out the box and the others rubber hoses and tubes are starting to rot out. Neither of these has been ran longer than 8 hour each and this was just to test them as they are for emergency purposes.
Save yourself the hassle and worry and just buy a Champion to start with!
I would definitely buy again.
July 1, 2016
I am not a fan of the grounding terminal on the front of the unit. There are two nuts. One you remove to add your ground lug, the other, if it comes loose causes the ground screw to freely turn. Re-tightening that second nut was not fun. I also have not been able to get as good of a ground as i would like. I would like around 0.4 ohms or less, i am getting around 1.2 ohms from the ground pin on the outlets. I can live with this, but prefer better grounding.
Along the lines of grounding, be aware that this generator has what is called an unbonded neutral which means the neutral is floating with respect to ground. I knew this unit does this from the circuit schematic supplied in the online user manual. This is not something I like as it can cause issues running some items, especially home central furnaces. I corrected this issue by getting a plug and wiring with 12 awg wire from neutral to ground
Before I did this, using one of the amber-amber-red outlet testers the tester showed an open ground. After I connected the plug I made, the tester indicated a properly wired outlet.
The unit while unloaded runs (for me) at around 62.5 Hz at 124 volts.
I proceeded to load the generator to 900 watts. The output voltage was measured to be 119 VAC and the generator was running at 61.87 Hz per the scope and 61.9 per the front of the generator.
I then loaded the generator to 1600 watts (i have been using my toaster oven. on broil, only the top two elements work and on full bake, all four elements work). The voltage was measured to be 120 VAC. at 1600 watts the frequency was at 60.78 Hz.
Now, pertaining to the frequency and the harmonics, there will be next to zero risk running any of my electronics off the generator. I have my entire home theater system running off APC battery backups and have not had issues. Those output square waves, with total harmonic distortion (THD) in the 30-40% range.
Update: 7/19/2016: i just measured the harmonics on the unit when running a resistive load (the toaster oven) of 800 watts. The THD was measured at 11.53%. The main culprits there the 3rd and 5th harmonics which were measured at 11% and 2.7% of the fundamental respectively.
For electronics it is ârecommendedâ that THD be below 5% and no one harmonic be greater than 3% of the fundamental. I am going to be doing some testing but this will not be an issue for anything with a switching power supply as they can handle these levels of harmonics without issue as they simply convert the AC to DC.
Remember what i said above about the square wave battery backups with 30-40% THD. almost all people who have a battery backup for their computer or other equipment also output square waves (unless your battery backup was marketed as a true sign wave it will output a “modified sign wave” which is just another term for square wave) and have zero issues with the computer or other equipment operating. Also, the operating frequency of this generator being higher than 60 Hz will also not be a problem for any switch mode power supply as almost all power supplies are designed to operate within the operating range of 47Hz to 63Hz. Some items that do not have switch mode power supplies like many home furnaces may have issues with 11% THD (possible additional heating of motor windings, timing circuitry based on the voltage frequency etc) or a non-60 Hz signal but i cannot say for certain.
for those who are not sure what a switch mode power supply is, basically all computers, TV’s, DVD/Blue ray, game consoles etc. all use switch mode power supplies to convert the 120 VAC to DC voltages.
What people need to worry about when operating electronics off generators is not the harmonics or frequency (as long as it is between 47 and 63 Hz). People hear about “dirty power” and assume it is the frequency or harmonics. That really is not true. What will damage electronics are voltage fluctuations. If the voltage goes higher than 140 or lower than 80-85 volts then you begin to have possible damage. quite often the voltage dips are actually more damaging to the equipment as it is forced to draw more current to keep the power constant and this can overheat components.
This champion generator has the volt guard which is related to the automatic voltage regular (AVR). I did step load changed from 0 to 1600 watts and back several times in quick succession and the voltage only fluctuated by around 5-7 volts which is well within the safety levels of power supplies.