CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Champion 3500 Watt

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8.8
Winner:

Champion 3500 Watt

Reasons to buy Champion 3500 Watt:

  • button icon It is multi-purpose- can be used on fridges, microwave, A/C
  • button icon It is good for emergency backup power
  • button icon Has a 3 year limited factory warranty with free life time technical support from dedicated experts.
  • button icon It is reliable and powerful
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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Champion 3500 Watt

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

Generac GP17500E

  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Champion 3500 Watt

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Champion 3500 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
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 3500 Watt
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

4375 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

3500 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Gas powered

No

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

12 hours

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

It can use an optional electric switch

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

It runs on dual fuel- propane or gasoline which is good for backing up your essentials

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

30A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

7.5 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

No

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RMP

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

It uses cold start technology for easy start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

No

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

3.4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

20 pound

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

9 hour

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

10.5 hour

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

It shuts down after sensing low oil levels

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

It is air cooled since it has got A/C

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

224 cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

Yes

It has a voltmeter which allows you to monitor power output at a glance

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

68 dB from 23 feet

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is multipurpose since it is able to perform multiple tasks- used at job sites, recreation, for emergency use

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is a heavy duty machine- can support lights, power tools, RV A/C units, sump pump

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
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 3500 Watt
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Recoil start method

Champion 3500 Watt

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

It has got an open frame with handles for easy transportation

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

(1)-120V 30A locking outlet,(1)-120V 30A RV outlet and (1)-120V 20A household outlet

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

It is a portable machine which makes it easy for you to transport it to anywhere you want

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

119 lb

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

No

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It has got two handle making it easy to be carried by two people

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

Yes

26.3" L x 24.8" W x 22.9" H inch

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil funnel

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down automatically indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

The generator shuts down automatically after sensing that there are low oil levels

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

68 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
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 has got a volt guard which prevents overloads and keeps your valuable equipment safe from voltage spikes. • It comes with a champion support which includes a 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts. • It can run on either gas or propane right out of the box with included hose which gives you a chance to choose the type of fuel you prefer to use. • It delivers up to 9 hours of power on gas and 10.5 hours on propane hence enabling your essential stay in a good condition

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Champion 3500 Watt
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 extremely noisy noisy during its operations hence causing noise pollution in the surrounding environment. • It is heavy and bulky making it difficult to transport. • It is associated with poor packaging hence being affected by climatic changes during transportation. • It is a potential source of electric shocks if not kept dry hence causing injury.

Overall Winner

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