CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Champion 8000 Watt

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Winner:

Champion 8000 Watt

Reasons to buy Champion 8000 Watt:

  • button icon 4 Stroke
  • button icon Cast Iron Sleeve for Durability
  • button icon Electric and Recoil Start
  • button icon Single Cylinder
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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 8000 Watt

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Runtime (Propane)
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Wheel type
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Champion 8000 Watt

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Runtime (Propane)
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Champion 8000 Watt

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is portable

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

10,000 watts – gasoline, 9025 watts - propane

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

8000 watts – gasoline, 7250 watts - propane

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is powered by gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

No

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

It is electric started since it has an on and off switch

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

Yes

It is a dual fuel equipment

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

33.3A

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

15.3 Hp

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

4 stroke engine

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600 EPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

No

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

Yes

Has in built technology for easy start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 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 since it is designed with a push and pull button which enable you to start to stop it

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

20 pounds

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

8 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

Yes

5 hours

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

Has a low oil shut off sensor

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

It is air air cooled

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

459cc

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

N/A

Yes

74dba from 23feets

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is multi-purpose for example it can be used at camps, for home power backup and others

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 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 be used at construction sites, in ranches, sump pump

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 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 8000 Watt
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Electric switch / Recoil method

Champion 8000 Watt

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

(one)-120/240V 30A locking outlet,(one)-120V 30A locking outlet, and (four) 120V 20A GFCI

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

It is portable since it has never flat tires for easy transportation

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

209.4 pounds

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

No

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It is designed with U-shaped foldaway handles for easy storage and never flat tires for easy transportation

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil, Battery and Propane (LPG) Hose

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
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 shut down automatically indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

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

Yes

It shuts down automatically when it senses that the oil level is low

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 Watt
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

74dba from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 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 dependable in case of power outage. • It is easy to start since it has an on and off power switch. • It has good power output. • It is a powerful machine with 10,000 starting watts and 8000 running watts. • It is well packed and has clear directions which makes setup hassle free. • It has a button which enables quick and safe switching between fuel sources.

Cons

Generac GP17500E
Champion 8000 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 burns much oil during its operations which makes it costly to use. • It produces a lot of vibration during operations. • It is heavy and bulky which makes it difficult to be transported. • It is noisy during work processes since it has a high noise level (74dba) . • It does not have wheels.

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