CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Sportsman GEN4000DFC VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

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Winner:

Sportsman GEN4000DFC

Reasons to buy Sportsman GEN4000DFC:

  • button icon Powered by both gasoline and propane
  • button icon Runs for 10 hours 0n a 1.8 gallon tank
  • button icon Multi feature control panel with covered outlets
  • button icon 69 db quiet whisper hybrid series
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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 :

Sportsman GEN4000DFC

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Sportsman GEN4000DFC

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Sportsman GEN4000DFC

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Air Cooled
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Sportsman GEN4000DFC VS. Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is a portable generator with a lightweight build

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

4000 Starting Watts

Yes

15000 watts

Running Stats

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

3500 Running Watts

Yes

12000 watts

RV Ready

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

RV ready using its multi feature control panel with covered outlets

Yes

Portable and Rv Ready

Gas Powered

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gasoline – powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Runs for 10 hours on 50% load

Yes

9 hours

Recoil Start

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Recoil start

No

Electric Start

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

It is electric started

Dual Fuel

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Dual Fuel Capable - operates off Propane or Gasoline

No

FUEL TYPE

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Uses both gasoline or propane

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

50.0A

VOLTAGE

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

120 / 240 volts

FREQUENCY

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

120 Volts

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

23.9 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

12 cc

Yes

4 stroke V-Twin

ENGINE SPEED

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

EPA Certified

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

12cc OHV Engine; EPA & CARB (California) approved

Yes

It is EPA certified

Cold Start Technology

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

Yes

Cold Start technology for easy starts in cold weather

Easy to Start

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Just simply pull start to begin generator

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

10.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

10 hours of runtime on a 1/2 load of gasoline

Yes

9 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

10 hours of nonstop power supply

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Powers down instantly on low oil alert

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Engine air cools using through the Phoenix Fat Head Block

No

Engine Capacity

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Max Pro Series 171 cc engine

Yes

717cc

Voltmeter

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

N/A

Yes

Equipped with a Power Meter

Noise Level (dBA)

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

58 decibels

Yes

78dba from 23ft

Multi-Purpose

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It is multipurpose – great during camping, tailgating, work sites and homes

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Effortlessly powers different kinds of appliance and lighting needs – Heavy duty

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
No

No

Framed for Durability

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Framed for durability using heavy duty vinyl – guards’ generator from snow, rain, scratches, dust storms and other elements outdoors.

Yes

Yes, it is framed for durability

Starting method

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Recoil starting method

Yes

Electric start

Sportsman GEN4000DFC

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Generator contains an open frame design

Yes

Has an open frame

Outlets

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

(2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV

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

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Portable through the wheels, handle and low weight

Yes

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

Weight

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

110 pounds

Yes

329.6 lb

Wheel type

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Features a 5.5 inch heavy duty wheels. Easily maneuvers across different surfaces

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Folding handle style

Yes

Has lift hooks for easy transportation, unloading

Warranty

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

1 year warranty

Yes

3 year limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

24.5" (L) x 17" (W) x 16.5" (H)

No

Included Accessories

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

12V battery cable, oil bottle, a volt lock automatic voltage regulator, tool kit and funnel

Yes

Oil Funnel, Wheel Kit, Engine Oil and Battery

Sportsman GEN4000DFC

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Alerts user when the oil in the fuel tank is low

Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil levels

Low oil shutdown

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

Automatically switches off once more oil has not been added in fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

58 decibels noise level with a whisper hybrid dual fuel series

Yes

78dba from 23ft

CONCLUSION

Pros

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

It features up to 4000 starting watts and 3500 running watts - It runs relatively quiet with its whisper serried muffler and 69 decibels - Portable with a briefcase weight of less than 110 pounds - Runs on both gasoline and propane making it flexible - Built with a 1.8 fuel tank capacity - This generator contains an automatic low oil and overload shutdown protection - Features a 12 cc with a cast iron sleeve - Is able to provide up to 30 Amps of dependable power - Has a long run time of about 10 hours on a 1/2 fuel load - Generator is both EPA certified and is CARB complaint - Its multi featured control panel is placed suitably with a unique outlet cover to guard from dust, dirt and debris - Attached with a 3 year warranty period - Heavy duty generator avails power to light up indoors and outdoors and keep your family connected during power blackout - Accessories include Bottle of engine oil, Volt lock automatic voltage regulator, oil funnel and SP wrench. - Features a volt lock automatic voltage regulator that produces a clean and steady power output from stream alternator - Outlets includes (2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) DC Outlet 12V8.3A, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V and (1) USB 5VDV - It comes with a Less than 3% Low THD-Clean power - This model is compact with smaller storage dimensions of 30 x 22.8 x 22 inches - Comes with an easy recoil start method

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

Sportsman GEN4000DFC
Champion 12000 Watt Portable Generator
Yes

- This generator doesn’t contain an electric start - Cannot be operated using solar - Generator has not been framed using a metallic or iron roll cage - A cold start technology is not included on the generator

Yes

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

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