CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

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Generac GP17500E

Reasons to buy Generac GP17500E:

  • button icon Inbuilt with an automatic idle control system
  • button icon Uses a powerful Generac's OHVI engine
  • button icon Starts 26250 watts at and runs at 17500 watts
  • button icon Very large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity
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Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

Reasons to buy Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator :

  • button icon Ultra-Powerful – At 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts
  • button icon Electric Start
  • button icon Built-in Cold Start Technology for easy starts in cold weather
  • button icon Reliable 717cc V-Twin Champion engine
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

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

COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Yes, effortless to move from one place to another for emergency power supply

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

15000 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

12000 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

Portable and Rv Ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gasoline – powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Takes up to 10 hours after a 1/2 fuel load

Yes

9 hours

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

It is electric started

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

50.0A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

23.9 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

4 stroke V-Twin

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Cold Start technology for easy starts in cold weather

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Hassle free starting method – electric start using the on/off switch that is placed on the engine without any complicated steps

Yes

It is easy to start since it has an on and off switch

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

A large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity – delivers fuel for extended running

Yes

10.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

it has a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents engine damage.

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

No

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

717cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Equipped with a Power Meter

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

78dba from 23ft

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Multi-purpose generator that can be used both indoors and outdoors to deliver emergency power.

Yes

It is multipurpose since it can work on lights, sump pump, refrigerator, security system, window AC, furnace blower.

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Heavy duty - delivers enough energy to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances

Yes

It is a heavy duty device since it can run high voltage equipments

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Framed for durability – features a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle that provides strength and is long lasting

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Electric start

Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Outlets include - 120/240V 30-Amp (L14-30R) and 50-Amp (14-50R) plus receptacles

Yes

(one)120V 30A (L5-30R), (two) 120/240V 30A (L14-30R) locking outlets, (one) 120/240V 50A outlet (14-50R) and (four) 120V 20A GFCI protected household outlets (5-20R).

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy to be stored and transported

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

329.6 lb

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Moves using a 12 inch pneumatic wheel type. Can climb raised surfaces

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

An integrated lifting eye handle – attached to the frame for easy lifting and movement

Yes

Has lift hooks for easy transportation, unloading

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

1 year warranty for commercial engine and 2 years for consumer engine

Yes

3 year limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Power cords, cold weather kits, covers and amp tents, inlet boxes and wheel kits

Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil and Battery

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Built with a low oil alert system. Alerts you when oil is reaching minimum in the 16 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Shuts down on its own to prevent engine damage on low oil

Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil levels are low in order to protect you engine from damage

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

78dba from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

- Has a powerful engine speed of 3600 RPM - Features a panel mounted hour meter that makes it simple to keep tract of run time and maintenance intervals - Multipurpose generator that is built for job sites, camps among others and home backup power supply - Uses a large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt fuel gauge - Electric starting method with a simple button push and 12 VDC 36665-CCA battery included - It is a portable generator with a 12 inch pneumatic wheels and integrated lifting eye handle for transportation - Has a full pressure lubrication ability with an automatic low oil shutdown to prevent engine damage - It is RV ready through multiple outlets and automatic idle control system - Heavy duty enough to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances - Framed for durability using a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle

Yes

• It is designed with a lift hook for safe and easy transport, loading and unloading. • it is Ultra-Powerful with 15,000 starting watts and 12,000 running watts which enables it to perform work. • Has a strong and reliable engine of 717cc. • Has covered outlets which includes; One 120V 30A locking, a 120/240V 30A locking, a 120/240V 50A and four 120V 20A GFCI outlets. • Has Portable - Folding handle and never-flat tires for easy transportation. • It is easy to start since you just need to press the on button.

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

- Not built with a voltmeter - It is Non CARB complaint - This engine doesn’t have dual fuel ability - Cannot be solar charged - Uses only one type of fuel source which is gasoline - Cold start technology is not included - Very heavy to lift in areas where wheels cannot maneuver on like stairs

Yes

• It is very heavy and bulky which limits it transportation. • It has no fuel gage. • It is loud during operations

Overall Winner

Draw

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