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Champion 3800 watts VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

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Winner:

Champion 3800 watts

Reasons to buy Champion 3800 watts:

  • button icon Air Cooled
  • button icon Cast Iron Sleeve for Durability
  • button icon Electric and Recoil Start
  • button icon Low Oil Shut-Off
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Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator :

  • button icon Ultra-Powerful – At 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts
  • button icon Electric Start
  • button icon Built-in Cold Start Technology for easy starts in cold weather
  • button icon Reliable 717cc V-Twin Champion engine
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 3800 watts

  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Champion 3800 watts

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Champion 3800 watts

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Champion 3800 watts VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4750 watts (gasoline) – 4275 watts (propane)

Yes

15000 watts

Running Stats

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3800 watts (gasoline) – 3420 watts (propane)

Yes

12000 watts

RV Ready

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is ready

Yes

Portable and Rv Ready

Gas Powered

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Gasoline – powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

NA

Yes

9 hours

Recoil Start

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Electric Start

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is electric started since it has got a handy toggle switch

Yes

It is electric started

Dual Fuel

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It uses dual fuel to operate-gasoline/propane

No

FUEL TYPE

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

31.7A

Yes

50.0A

VOLTAGE

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

NA

Yes

23.9 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

4 stroke V-Twin

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3600RMP

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

EPA Certified

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It uses cold start technology which optimizes the generator to start easily in cold weather.

Yes

Cold Start technology for easy starts in cold weather

Easy to Start

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is easy to start because it has got an electric push-button

Yes

It is easy to start since it has an on and off switch

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3.4 gallons (12,9L)

Yes

10.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

9 at ½ load (h)

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

10.5 at ½ load (h)

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It shuts off if it senses that the oil level is low

Yes

it has a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents engine damage.

Air Cooled

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

No

Engine Capacity

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

224 cc

Yes

717cc

Voltmeter

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Equipped with a Power Meter

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

68 Dba from 23feets

Yes

78dba from 23ft

Multi-Purpose

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is multi-purpose since it can be used to run many items at ago – lights, fridges, sump pump, fan, TV and others

Yes

It is multipurpose since it can work on lights, sump pump, refrigerator, security system, window AC, furnace blower.

Heavy Duty

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is a heavy duty machine – cab be used to run high voltage equipments

Yes

It is a heavy duty device since it can run high voltage equipments

Solar Generator

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Electric / recoil start method

Yes

Electric start

Champion 3800 watts

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It has an open frame

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

(One)- 120V 30A RV outlet (TT-30R), (one) 120V 30A locking outlet (L5-30R) and (two) 120V 20A household outlets (5-20R)

Yes

(one)120V 30A (L5-30R), (two) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) locking outlets, (one) 120/240V 50A outlet (14-50R) and (four) 120V 20A GFCI protected household outlets (5-20R).

Portable

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is portable since it has got foldable handles with never - flat tires which eases its transportation

Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy to be stored and transported

Weight

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

122 pound

Yes

329.6 lb

Wheel type

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Solid – fill wheel type

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It has got foldable handles and never – flat tires which enables you to transport it to anywhere you need it

Yes

Has lift hooks for easy transportation, unloading

Warranty

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3 years limited factory warranty

Yes

3 year limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

26.3" L x 24.8" W x 22.9" H inch

No

Included Accessories

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil, Battery and Propane (LPG) Hose

Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil and Battery

Champion 3800 watts

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It shuts down indicating low oil levels

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

The machine shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil levels are low in order to protect engine

Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil levels are low in order to protect you engine from damage

Noise Level

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

68 dBA from 23 feet

Yes

78dba from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

• It has champion support which includes a 3-year limited warranty which comes with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts. • it has trust Volt Guard built-in surge protector to prevent overloads. • It has got a safety fuel selector which enables you to select the type of fuel you want to you for that time. • It comes with a battery for easy touch start • Has plenty of outlet

Yes

• It is designed with a lift hook for safe and easy transport, loading and unloading. • it is Ultra-Powerful with 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts which enables it to perform work. • Has a strong and reliable engine of 717cc. • Has covered outlets which includes; One 120V 30A locking, a 120/240V 30A locking, a 120/240V 50A and four 120V 20A GFCI outlets. • Has Portable - Folding handle and never-flat tires for easy transportation. • It is easy to start since you just need to press the on button.

Cons

Champion 3800 watts
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

• It is very loud during its operations hence causing noise pollution to the people in the surrounding environment. • It is a potential source of electric shocks if not kept dry.

Yes

• It is very heavy and bulky which limits it transportation. • It has no fuel gage. • It is loud during operations

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