CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

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Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

Reasons to buy Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel:

  • button icon It uses clean power (<3% THD) for powering your sensitive electronics.
  • button icon It is good for power backup for your home essentials
  • button icon It is super convenient and easy to use.
  • button icon It has an optional Parallel Kit
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Runners Up:

Ford FG5250PBE

Reasons to buy Ford FG5250PBE :

  • button icon Framed for durability with M frame steel
  • button icon Drop down handle with comfortable grip
  • button icon 11 hours of run time on 1/2 gasoline load
  • button icon Dual fuel with a switch and go technology
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

  • Electric Start
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Open Frame
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – Ford FG5250PBE VS. Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

It is portable

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

3400 watts (gasoline) _ 3060 watts (propane)

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

3100 watts (gasoline) _ 2790 watts (propane)

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

RV ready with a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center

Yes

It is ready to power up your next weekend gateway

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, but it is optional

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

N/A

Yes

14.5 hours

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
No

Yes

Yes, but it is optional

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

Yes

It is a dual fuel machine since it is able to operate on either gasoline or propane

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Propane oar Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

25.8A

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

N/A

Yes

6.4 hp

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

224 cc

Yes

4_stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

NA

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
No

No

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
No

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
No

Yes

It uses cold start technology to ensure a quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Utilizes a easy to start traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter

Yes

Yes, it easy to start because it has got an on an and off switch when you opt to use electric start method and a pull cable for recoil start method

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

4 gallon steel fuel tank capacity with a 0.36 GPH of fuel consumption

Yes

1.6 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

20 lbs tank size for propane – comes with about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption

Yes

20 pounds

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

7.5 hours at 25% load

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Spends up to 9 hours on a 1/2 propane load

Yes

14.5 hour at 25% load

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

Yes

Yes, the machine shuts off in case of low oil levels

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Air cooled

Yes

It is air cooled because it is designed with air conditioners

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

192 cc

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

59 dB From 23 feet

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Multi-purpose – built with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices

Yes

It is multipurpose _ it can provide power for home use, RV or projects

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Handle heavy duty lighting requirements and keeps family connected during power blackouts

Yes

It is a heavy duty machine since it can run high voltage equipments such as lights, fridges, machines at job sites and others

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Electric switch or recoil start methods

Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

No

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

(1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30)

Yes

120v 30a (tt-30r), 120v 20a duplex (5-20r), 12v dc automotive

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

It is a portable generator with a handle and tires which facilitate its easy transportation

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

95.7lb

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Attached with 8 inch never flat wheels. Big enough to mount raised surfaces

Yes

Solid _ fill wheels

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Features a pair of drop down handles – rubberized at the top for a comfort grip

Yes

It is foldaway easy – grip handle which makes it easy for you to move your power to anywhere you need it

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

3 year limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

Yes

25.1 x 17.3 x 18.3 inches

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

A battery, Propane (LPG) Hose, USB Adapter, an Oil Funnel

Ford FG5250PBE

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Low oil and over load protection- indicates once oil is low

Yes

The generator shuts down automatically indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

Yes

It shuts down after sensing that there is low oil

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

59 DB from 23 feet

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

- Features high starting watts 5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane - Running watts of 4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane - Multi-purpose generator constructed with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices - Outlets are (1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30) - Easy to start using the traditional pull-start mechanism and also features an elegant electric starter - RV ready through a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center - Generator contains a low oil and over load protection that turns off engine - Works on both gasoline and propane fuel types - Drop down handle style with a rubberized material to give you a comfortable handle - Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose of included accessories - Up to 20 lbs of tank size for propane and about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption - Noise level of 76 decibels for a quiet operation - Comes with large 8 inch never flat wheels that easily mounts over raised surfaces

Yes

• It is easy to carry since it has got handles • It has economy Mode for extended engine life and better fuel economy. • It has got foldaway handle which facilitate easy storage. • It uses dual fuel (propane / gasoline) which provides you with an alternative on which fuel type to use. • it Includes a 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts.

Cons

Ford FG5250PBE
Champion 3400 Watt Dual Fuel
Yes

- It is not EPA or CSA certified - Generator produces some sound while it is running - Heavy to lift on stairs and other highly raised surfaces - Cold start technology is not listed - It is expensive to purchase gas and propane

Yes

• In case of over leaving it to sit without using it, the battery might wear down. • It is a potential source of electric shocks in case it is not kept dry. • This model does not have a remote start.

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