Champion Power Equipment launched in 2003 and has sold over 2.5 million generators in North America.
The company has a huge line up of products catering to all kinds of customers. One of its flagship generators is Champion 100302.
This digital hybrid generator uses inverter technology to produce clean power.
Let’s get to know more about this beauty in this Champion 100302-3500w digital hybrid portable generator review.
Champion Power Equipment Hybrid Generator Specifications:
4-stoke 4300-5000 RPM OHC engine
CARB, EPA, CSA approved
Plastic and others
Two 120V, 20A AC – one 120V, 30A RV – One 12V DC
Champion Power Equipment Hybrid Generator Features:
Champion Power Equipment Hybrid Generator Review: FAQ
Q. How can I improve run-time?
Ans. You have two options:
Connect two units to increase power. This would allow you to even run bigger appliances without any trouble.
Run it at reduced capacity to increase run-time. However, reduced power means you will not be able to run heavy appliances.
Q. Is it enclosed?
Ans. This generator is not enclosed like most inverter generators and has a steel frame instead. This makes the generator look like a conventional generator unlike other inverter generators out there. However, don’t let it scare you as the generator is still very quiet.
Q. Are there special considerations?
Ans. The company recommends to first run the generator for about five hours using Oil SAE 10W-30. You can then change the oil.
Q. Can I run it in rainy conditions?
Ans. Yes, it can if you purchase the storm shield. It consists of frame rods that can handle tough weather conditions without affecting the natural flow of air.
Other than this, you can also purchase a cover to prevent dirt and dust.
Q. How altitude affects this generator?
Ans. You should swap the main jet with the altitude jet if you are 1,000ft above sea level.
Not doing so can cause the generator to malfunction. Similarly, switch back to the main jet once you get lower.
Champion 100302 3500W can be a good option if you want a generator that’s reliable but not too big or powerful. While it does lack a few features, the benefits are still there. Plus, it’s affordable as well.