CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Champion 5500 Watt VS. Firman P03601

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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:

Firman P03601

Reasons to buy Firman P03601 :

  • button icon A strong and compact tubular roll cage frame design
  • button icon Reliable recoil start ability
  • button icon A 5 gallon fuel tank integrated with a fuel gauge
  • button icon Provides a long 14 hours run time on 50% load
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PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 5500 Watt

  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Champion 5500 Watt

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Champion 5500 Watt

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – Champion 5500 Watt VS. Firman P03601

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It is a portable device

Yes

Portable when the need to move is required

Starting Watts

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

6875 watts

Yes

4550 starting watts

Running Stats

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

5500 watts

Yes

3550 running watts

RV Ready

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

RV is ready

Yes

Generator contains a 1 TT 30 R outlet and a multi feature control panel - RV ready

Gas Powered

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
No

Yes

Is only powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
No

Yes

Delivers a 14 hour runtime

Recoil Start

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It is recoil started

Yes

Can recoil start

Electric Start

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
No

No

Dual Fuel

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It uses dual fuel – propane or gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Gasoline / propane (LPG)

Yes

Gas

AMPERAGE

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

22.9A

Yes

30 Amps

VOLTAGE

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

120/240 Volts

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

13 HP

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

208 cc

ENGINE SPEED

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

3600RPM

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It is CARB complaint

Yes

Complaint with CARB

CSA Certified

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
No

Yes

N/A

EPA Certified

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It is certified by EPA

Yes

Certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

No

Easy to Start

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It is easy to start

Yes

Easy to start through using the usual recoil method. Takes a few seconds to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

6.1 gallons

Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt tank gauge

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

20 pounds

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

9 hours

Yes

Spend up to 14 hours on a 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

6.5 at ½ hours

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

It has an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection system. Shuts down when low oil is remaining

Air Cooled

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Yes it is cooled by air

Yes

Phoenix fat head block helps the engine to become air cooled

Engine Capacity

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

389 cc

Yes

Max Pro Series 208 cc Firman Engine

Voltmeter

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Noise Level (dBA)

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

74DBA

Yes

68 dBA

Multi-Purpose

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Can be used in different places – camps, tailgating, job sites and homes

Heavy Duty

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Easily handles heavy duty tasks. powers up appliances and provides heavy duty lighting

Solar Generator

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
No

No

Framed for Durability

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Yes

Features a compact roll cage frame design. It is very durable and compact

Starting method

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Recoil start method

Yes

No complicated steps during startup. Also has a engine off and on switch

Champion 5500 Watt

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Yes it has an open frame

Yes

This generator has an open frame design s

Outlets

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Outlets includes 1 TT 30 R (RV Ready), 1 L 530 R, 2 120 V Standard (5-20 Duplex)

Portable

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

You can easily move it to another location

Weight

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

162.5 lb

Yes

110 lbs

Wheel type

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Solid -fill wheel type

No

Handle style

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Warranty

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

3 years factory warranty

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
No

No

Included Accessories

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

Oil Funnel and a Wheel Kit

Yes

Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12

Champion 5500 Watt

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating that the oil levels are low

Yes

Engine will power off automatically to signal low oil

Low oil shutdown

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

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

Yes

Shuts down on its own when fuel tank is low

Noise Level

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
Yes

74DBA from 23ft

Yes

68 decibels - quiet with a whisper Series muffler

CONCLUSION

Pros

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
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 4 in one data minder that measures hertz, volts, hours and indicates low oil - Can be air cooled through the Phoenix fat head block - Has a long run time of about 24 hours on a 50% fuel load - Generator has a Volt Lock automatic voltage regulator that creates a clean and dependable power output from stream alternator - It has been framed with a tubular roll cage that lasts for years - Outlets includes 1 TT 30 R (RV Ready), 1 L 530 R, 2 120 V Standard (5-20 Duplex) - Uses gasoline which is easy to get - It features up to 4550 starting watts and 3650 running watts - Generator runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 68 decibels only - Built with a large 5 fuel tank capacity with inbuilt tank gauge - This generator contains an automatic low oil shutdown (LOS) protection - Its multi featured control panel is located conveniently with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty - Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench – 2 x open wrench 10 × 12 of included accessories - Certified by EPA and CARB complaint - Portable with low weight of 110 lbs only - Provides reliable 30 Amps

Cons

Champion 5500 Watt
Firman P03601
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

- It is not built with wheels that ease transportation - Not a solar generator - Cannot operate using propane - This generator is not built with simple electric start ability

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