CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E 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:

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 5500 Watt

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

Generac GP17500E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Champion 5500 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 5500 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 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 5500 Watt
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

6875 watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

5500 watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

RV is ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Gas powered

No

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

No

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

It is recoil started

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

No

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

It uses dual fuel – propane or gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Gasoline / propane (LPG)

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

22.9A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120/240 Volts

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

13 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

4 stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is certified by EPA

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

6.1 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

20 pounds

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

6.5 at ½ hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

Yes it is cooled by air

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

389 cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

Yes

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

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

74DBA

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 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 5500 Watt
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Recoil start method

Champion 5500 Watt

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Yes it has an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

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

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

162.5 lb

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Solid -fill wheel type

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel and a Wheel Kit

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 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 that the oil levels are low

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

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

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 Watt
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

74DBA from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 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 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

Generac GP17500E
Champion 5500 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 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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