CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Firman P03601 VS. Champion 5500 Watt

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8.8
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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summary Review:

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 – Firman P03601 VS. Champion 5500 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Portable when the need to move is required

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

4550 starting watts

Yes

6875 watts

Running Stats

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

3550 running watts

Yes

5500 watts

RV Ready

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Is only powered by gas

No

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Delivers a 14 hour runtime

No

Recoil Start

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Can recoil start

Yes

It is recoil started

Electric Start

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

Dual Fuel

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

It uses dual fuel – propane or gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Gas

Yes

Gasoline / propane (LPG)

AMPERAGE

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

30 Amps

Yes

22.9A

VOLTAGE

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

120 V

Yes

120/240 Volts

FREQUENCY

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

13 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

208 cc

Yes

4 stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Complaint with CARB

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

No

EPA Certified

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Certified by EPA

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt tank gauge

Yes

6.1 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

20 pounds

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Spend up to 14 hours on a 1/2 load

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

6.5 at ½ hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Phoenix fat head block helps the engine to become air cooled

Yes

Yes it is cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Max Pro Series 208 cc Firman Engine

Yes

389 cc

Voltmeter

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

68 dBA

Yes

74DBA

Multi-Purpose

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Recoil start method

Champion 5500 Watt

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

This generator has an open frame design s

Yes

Yes it has an open frame

Outlets

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

You can easily move it to another location

Yes

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

Weight

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

110 lbs

Yes

162.5 lb

Wheel type

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

Solid -fill wheel type

Handle style

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Warranty

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

3 years

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel and a Wheel Kit

Champion 5500 Watt

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Engine will power off automatically to signal low oil

Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating that the oil levels are low

Low oil shutdown

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Shuts down on its own when fuel tank is low

Yes

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

Noise Level

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

68 decibels - quiet with a whisper Series muffler

Yes

74DBA from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
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

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

Cons

Firman P03601
Champion 5500 Watt
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

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.

Overall Winner

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