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Champion 5500 Watt VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

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Winner:

Champion 5500 Watt

Reasons to buy Champion 5500 Watt:

  • button icon Dual Fuel - Runs on GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box
  • button icon Rugged & Portable
  • button icon Runs up to 9 hrs. On a full tank of gas
  • button icon Safety Fuel Selector Switch
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30743

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30743 :

  • button icon Built with a multi featured control panel
  • button icon Simple recoil starting system
  • button icon Up to 7185 of starting watts and 5750 watts of running watts
  • button icon Lasting operation with 8 hours of run time on a 50% load
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 5500 Watt

  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton 30743

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Champion 5500 Watt

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • CARB Compliant
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Noise Level (dBA)
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COMPARISON – Champion 5500 Watt VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Yes this generator is portable – wheels and handles enhance its portability from place to place

Starting Watts

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

6875 watts

Yes

7185 watts – powerful wattage

Running Stats

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

5750 watts – can run large motor driven appliances and tools at ago

RV Ready

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

RV is ready

Yes

Has 10 a fold up handle and 10 inch never go flat wheels – RV ready

Gas Powered

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

N/A

Recoil Start

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is recoil started

Yes

Recoil starting system

Electric Start

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Dual Fuel

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It uses dual fuel – propane or gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Gasoline / propane (LPG)

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

22.9A

Yes

Runs on 59.9/29.9 amperage

VOLTAGE

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

120/240 Volts

Yes

AC - 120/240V 60 Hz – includes an automated voltage regulation

FREQUENCY

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

13 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

208cc OHV engine type

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is CARB complaint

No

CSA Certified

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

EPA Certified

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is certified by EPA

No

Cold Start Technology

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It uses cold start technology which ensures a quick start in cold weather

No

Easy to Start

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is easy to start

Yes

Uses a traditional pull to start mechanism – easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

6.1 gallons

Yes

Large 7.5 gallons – metallic tank capacity. Provides long hours of run time

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

20 pounds

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

9 hours

Yes

Spends 8 hours at 1/2 load – enough lighting and connection during power shortage

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

6.5 at ½ hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut off sensor which protects

Yes

It is built with low oil shut down. Includes built in fuel gauge and circuit breaker

Air Cooled

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Yes it is cooled by air

No

Engine Capacity

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

389 cc

Yes

389 cc OHV – powerful engine capacity

Voltmeter

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

has a Voltmeter which makes it easy to keep track of power output

Yes

AC: 120/240V 60 Hz

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

74DBA

No

Multi-Purpose

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is multipurpose – it can run many appliances such as A/C, lights, fridges, for camping

Yes

Generator is multipurpose – can cool foods, light the house and others connect devices

Heavy Duty

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is a heavy duty equipment since it can run high voltage devices such as lights, construction machines at job sites

Yes

Can perform heavy duties – provides lighting to homes, offices, camps and tailgating

Solar Generator

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Yes

Yes, it has been bonded to frame for durability

Starting method

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Recoil start method

Yes

Recoil start

Champion 5500 Watt

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Yes it has an open frame

Yes

Created as an open frame

Outlets

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

(1)120/240V 30A Locking (L14-30R) 94)9 GFCI 120V 20A Duplex (5-20R) (2)

Yes

Features 4 household GFCI 120 V outlets and 1 120/240 V. Use the 30 A locking outlet for any portable needs. Rubber outlet covers guard against elements

Portable

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It is a portable device since it can easily be transported from one place to where you need it

Yes

Easy to shift to a different location

Weight

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

162.5 lb

Yes

125.6 pounds

Wheel type

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Solid -fill wheel type

Yes

Solid never go flat wheels. Easily maneuvers over multiple surfaces

Handle style

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It has got foldaway handles for easy storage, never flat tires for quick transportation

Yes

Fold up handle style. helps in traveling and storage

Warranty

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

3 years factory warranty

Yes

2 years – effective on purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

25.53 x 21.12 x 21.43 inches

Included Accessories

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Oil Funnel and a Wheel Kit

Yes

Rubber outlet covers and oil

Briggs and Stratton 30743

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating that the oil levels are low

Yes

Shuts down when oil level is low

Low oil shutdown

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

It shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil levels are low

Yes

Low oil and overload protection. Turns off generator on low oil and overload

Noise Level

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

74DBA from 23ft

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

• It is designed with a powerful engine of 389 cc which enables it to perform tasks. • It has foldaway handles which makes its storage easy. • Never has flat tires for easy transportation to the destined place. • It is able to run on either gasoline or propane which gives you a chance to choose the fuel type that you prefer to use. • It is designed with a switch which enables you to change from one fuel type to another with ease

Yes

- Built with a circuit breaker for protection - Will spend up to 11.5 hours on a 1/2 load - 10 inches never go flat wheels - Created with an open frame - An instant built in overload protection - Handles Fold once placed on the ground - An automatic oil shut off function - Comes with a spark arrestor – suitable for use in forested areas - Makes use of 7185 watts and 5750 watts for start and running - Includes an automated voltage regulation - High quality metallic fuel tank – 7.5 gallons of fuel - Up to 2 years of warranty - Compact size for simple storage - 29 x 26 x 29 inches - Portable to transport to different location - Has a power surge alternator for large motor driven appliances - Delivers a 120240 Voltage run using gasoline - Easily connects to breaker boxes in homes - Comes with data center on control panel - Rubber outlet covers – protects against elements - Keeps your food cold, lights on and family connected during power blackout - No loud noises during run time - Affordable to purchase and maintain - Comes with easy owner’s manual - Has 4 GFCI 120V household outlets, one 120/240V and 30A locking outlet

Cons

Champion 5500 Watt
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

• It is extremely noisy when switched one since it has a big motor which produces 74db from 23fts hence polluting the environment with noise. • It a heavy and bulky machine which hinders its storage and transportation to where it is needed. • It uses recoil start method which requires manual power hence making it tiresome to use it.

Yes

- Does not have an electric start option - Not complaint to EPA and CARB - Cannot be run using solar - No dual fuel option – doesn’t use propane - Engine cannot be air cooled - Only one color option – black - Heavy to lift in high surfaces like cars and stairs

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