CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Champion 3800 watts VS. Firman W03082

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Runners Up:

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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Runners Up:

Firman W03082

Reasons to buy Firman W03082 :

  • button icon Long run time of 9 hours
  • button icon Features a wheel kit and built durable wheels
  • button icon Has a whisper series muffler – 59 decibels only
  • button icon Portable and powerful generator with only 109 pounds
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Firman W03082

  • Gas Powered
  • Recoil Start
  • CSA Certified
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Champion 3800 watts

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Champion 3800 watts VS. Firman W03082

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it is a portable generator

Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Starting Watts

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

4750 watts (gasoline) – 4275 watts (propane)

Yes

3300 watts

Running Stats

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

3800 watts (gasoline) – 3420 watts (propane)

Yes

3000 watts

RV Ready

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

It is ready

Yes

Features easy to use control panel with covered outlets – RV ready

Gas Powered

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
No

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

NA

Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Recoil Start

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
No

Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Electric Start

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Electric start and first pull

Dual Fuel

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

It uses dual fuel to operate-gasoline/propane

No

FUEL TYPE

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

Gasoline / propane

Yes

Gas type

AMPERAGE

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

31.7A

Yes

Gas type

VOLTAGE

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

120 volts

Yes

120 Voltage

FREQUENCY

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

NA

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

Max Pro Series 171cc Farman Engine – enough to deliver 9 hours of run time

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

3600RMP

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

CARB certified

CSA Certified

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Up to 3 starting options – easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull. All are user friendly

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

3.4 gallons (12,9L)

Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

20 lb

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

9 at ½ load (h)

Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

10.5 at ½ load (h)

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Air Cooled

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Yes

Yes, it can be air cooled. Prevents overheating of engine

Engine Capacity

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

224 cc

Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Voltmeter

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
No

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

68 Dba from 23feets

Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Multi-Purpose

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
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 multi-purpose – can be taken to camps, home, tailgating and work places

Heavy Duty

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Yes – use the Eco mode to vary power load required and built in parallel kit to maximize power for different appliances

Solar Generator

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Yes

N/A

Starting method

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

Electric / recoil start method

Yes

Effortless push the button to start. No need for complicated startup steps

Firman W03082

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

It has an open frame

Yes

Built with an open frame design

Outlets

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V, (1) USB 5VDV and (1)DC Outlet 12V8.3A

Portable

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Weight

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

122 pound

Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Wheel type

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

Solid – fill wheel type

Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Handle style

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Has a built tuff-stuff handle. U Shaped and folding Handle

Warranty

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

3 years limited factory warranty

Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

No

Included Accessories

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

Comes with oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel

Champion 3800 watts

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

It shuts down indicating low oil levels

Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Low oil shutdown

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

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

Yes

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Noise Level

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
Yes

68 dBA from 23 feet

Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
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

- Generator is EPA, CARB and cETL certified - Has a running watts of 3000 and starting watts of 3300 - Built with a U shaped folding handle for a comfortable grip - Fuel system is made using steel for durability - Features and idle control switch to save fuel for later use - Runs on fuel in its 1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Comes with all the accessories required such as oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel - Engine is efficient and can run cool - Control panel placed at the front for easy and quick access - Contains a powerful inverter built to last long - Up to 3 starting options such as easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull - Built with an overload indicator lights to show low oil - Has an automatic voltage regular for consistent and clean power supply - Measures only 109 pounds – can easily be carried up stairs - Whisper Series muffler ensures a peaceful operation - Up to 3 years on warranty - Has an eco mode that varies power load if required to maximize fuel efficiency - Inbuilt parallel kit for double power in inverter generator - Multi-purpose and heavy duty generator

Cons

Champion 3800 watts
Firman W03082
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

- Not able to be solar charged - Makes use of only one fuel type - Wheels made using plastic material – might be slippery - Doesn’t run using propane fuel type

Overall Winner

Draw

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