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Champion 3400-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Electric Start
|Brand||Champion Power Equipment|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||25.1 x 17.3 x 18.3 inches|
|Item Weight||95.7 Pounds|
|ignition system type||Electronic|
|fuel type||Dual Fuel|
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- Dual Fuel – Operate your 3400-watt portable generator right out of the box on either gasoline or propane, plus the unit holds 0.6-quarts of oil (recommended 10W-30) and has a low oil shut-off sensor
- Convenient Electric Start with 3-Position Ignition Switch – Battery included, plus Quick Touch Panel allows you to access all your controls in one spot.Noise Level :59 dBA at 23 feet. Frequency 60 Hz
- Ultra-Quiet Operation – 59 dBA is perfect for RVs, tailgating, your next project or backup power for your home, featuring 3400 starting watts and 3100 running watts with up to 7.5 hours run time on gasoline
- Clean Power for Sensitive Electronics – RV Ready with a 120V 30A RV, plus two 120V 20A household outlets with clean electricity (less than 3% THD) and 12V DC outlet with dual USB adapter
- Champion Support – Includes 3-year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support from dedicated experts
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Champion has years of experience providing dependable and durable power products designed and engineered in the US for the North American and world markets. For home, work or play, Champion products are the standard of performance excellence. We make the power that makes your life easier.
Champion 3400-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Electric Start
Our 3400-watt inverter with electric start features Dual Fuel, allowing the 192cc engine to run on either gasoline or propane. Enjoy a quiet 59 dBA for up to 7.5 hours on gasoline or 14.5 hours on propane, and increase your power with the optional Parallel Kit which includes a 50-amp RV Ready outlet.
- 4 Stroke
- Single Cylinder
- Air Cooled
- Low Oil Shut-Off
- Electric and Recoil Start
- Cast Iron Sleeve for Durability
• Dual Fuel - Runs on GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box
• Quiet, Lightweight and Portable - Operates at 59 dBA and weighs less than 99 lb. with wheel kit, great for RVs, campsites, cabins and more
• Touch Start - Push-button electric start and battery maintenance Smart Charger (battery included)
• Parallel Ready - Connect with another Champion inverter for increased power
• Clean Power (<3% THD) - Clean electricity for powering sensitive electronics
• Runs up to 7.5 hrs. on a full tank of gas or 14.5 hrs. on a 20 lb. propane tank
• Economy Mode - Quieter operation, more fuel savings, longer engine life
• Quick Touch Panel – Easily access all controls in one convenient area
• Propane hose included
We make the power that makes your life easier.
|Champion 3400-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Inverter with Electric Start||Champion 3800-Watt Dual Fuel RV Ready Portable Generator with Electric Start||Champion 5500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Wheel Kit||Champion 7500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Electric Start|
|Start Type||Recoil, Electric||Recoil, Electric||Recoil||Recoil, Electric|
|Fuel Type||Gasoline, Propane (LPG)||Gasoline, Propane (LPG)||Gasoline, Propane (LPG)||Gasoline, Propane (LPG)|
|Item Weight (lb.)||95.7||119.0||162.5||202.4|
|Propane Run Time||14.5 at 1/4 Load (h.)||10.5 at 1/2 Load (h.)||6.5 at 1/2 Load (h.)||5.5 at 1/2 Load (h.)|
|Gasoline Run Time||7.5 at 1/4 Load (h.)||9.0 at 1/2 Load (h.)||9.0 at 1/2 Load (h.)||8.0 at 1/2 Load (h.)|
|Gasoline Capacity (gal.)||1.6||3.4||6.0||6.1|
|Noise Level (dBa)||59.0||68.0||74.0||74.0|
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|Item Dimensions||25.10 x 17.30 x 18.30 inches||27.20 x 26.10 x 26.00 inches||26.30 x 24.80 x 22.90 inches||23.20 x 18.00 x 20.10 inches||23.50 x 24.80 x 20.50 inches||23.20 x 17.70 x 20.10 inches|
|Item Weight||95.70 lbs||200.00 lbs||122.00 lbs||110.80 lbs||96.80 lbs||95.00 lbs|
|Power Source||Gas, Propane||Dual Fuel||Gas, Propane||Gas Powered||Gas Powered||Gas Powered|
|Wattage||3400.0 watts||12000.0 watts||3800 watts||3800.0 watts||4000.0 watts||—|
The Champion Power Equipment 100263 3400-Watt Portable Inverter Generator is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience whether you need power for your home, RV or project. The convenient electric start includes a battery, plus Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather. Connect your sensitive electronics with confidence since this inverter produces only Clean Power (˂ 3% THD). Designed for safety with a low oil shut-off sensor, this inverter has a 0.6-quart oil capacity (recommended 10W-30). Operate your Dual-Fuel generator right out of the box on gasoline or propane, and easily switch fuels with a quick turn of the fuel selector dial. Using gasoline, the 192cc Champion engine produces 3400 starting watts and 3100 running watts, and will run for 7.5 hours at 25% load. It produces 3060 starting watts and 2790 running watts, and will run for 14.5 hours at 25% load when using a 20-pound propane tank. Champion’s Inverter Technology includes smart Economy Mode, which can reduce the electrical load, providing quieter operation, extended engine life and better fuel economy. Included are a 120V 30A RV (TT-30R), two 120V 20A household outlets (5-20R), a 12V DC automotive-style outlet with dual USB adapter, plus a propane hose with a built-in regulator. Operates at 59 dBA from 23 feet – about the same noise level as normal conversation. The optional Parallel Kit provides a quick clip-on connection which allows you to increase output by connecting up to two 2800-watt or higher inverters. Also included is a standard 50-amp RV outlet with power to start and run two 15,000 BTU RV air conditioners. Fully assembled with foldaway handle for easy storage and built-in handles and never-flat tires for easy transport. Buy this EPA certified and CARB compliant generator with confidence – Champion Support and our nationwide network of service centers will back up your purchase with a 3-year limited warranty and FREE lifetime technical support.
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Like many, I was attracted to the Hondas, but there was a recall on some and others do not accept propane. I REALLY wanted a propane option to avoid messing with old gasoline, stabilizers, gummed-up carburetors and fumes. Propane's energy output is 10% lower than gasoline, but I'm willing to take the hit for a clean engine.
Eventually I discovered the Champion 3400 Dual Fuel Inverter Generator with Electric Start at half the price of a comparable Honda. Amazon delivered this bad boy in five days and it comes ready to rock and roll with minimal setup. You connect the (included) battery, add 20 ounces of oil for the initial five hour break in and it's good to go. I found small 20 ounce bottles of 10-30 weight oil at Home Depot, eliminating leftovers or over- or under-filling the reservoir.
ACCESSORIES: The Champion 3400 dual fuel is a feature-rich machine, but I added a few goodies. For some reason almost no generator sports an hour meter. I found the Docooler® Inductive Hour Meter on Amazon for under ten bucks. It's a snap to install with no cutting.
I replaced the standard dipstick with an nicely-machined aluminum dipstick tipped with a powerful magnet for keeping the oil free of metallic shards.
I don't own an RV, so I can't use the RV outlet on the Champion 3400. Yet half the generator's power diverts to this socket. I picked up the rugged five dollar Camco PowerGrip Durable Electrical Adapter that even matches the yellow color scheme. I ran a 12 amp, 1440 watt electric lawnmower off it for 30 minutes and it didn't even get warm (I checked). An alternative suggestion is the Epicord RV Y Cable Adapter that feeds two 15 amp standard outlets from the RV outlet. Sweet!
The Champion Weather-Resistant Storage Cover is kinda "meh." It's fine for a stationary machine, but much too flimsy for road warriors, work sites or campers. A tarp offers superior protection.
FIRST EXPERIENCE: After adding oil and connecting the propane tank I followed the simple instructions for the electric start. The generator wouldn't quite catch--I figure the battery might be a bit sluggish from storage. I used the manual pull rope and the generator fired up.
DOWNSIDES: The battery must be kept charged if you use gasoline--the pull rope will NOT work if the battery is low! If you only use your generator for emergencies the battery should be kept on a trickle charger. I keep an inexpensive Black & Decker charger connected to mine.
The built-in folding handle and wheels allow easy transport of this near 100-pound machine on smooth surfaces. I wish it offered a bit more ground clearance for rough surfaces, however; the bottom drags when tall guys (I'm 6-foot) lift the handle too high.
NOISE: I was surprised at the quiet purr of the Champion 3400 Dual Fuel. Seriously, you can hold a normal conversation standing six feet from the running generator! I placed it about 40 feet from the house and I could barely hear it with the door closed.
POWER: This thing runs like a (excuse the pun) champ. During the five hour break in period, I connected my refrigerator (7 amps, 840 watts) and ran the generator on the economy setting for hours. It easily powered my 12 amp, 1440 watt electric lawnmower through the RV adapter plug when I mowed the lawn. My 1000 watt microwave worked fine.
I changed the oil after the five hour break in period. Champion improved this model so you can now drain the oil through a flexible tube instead of out the bottom. You still need to tilt the body to get the last few drops, though.
The Champion 3400 Dual Fuel Inverter generator is precisely what I was looking for. I have little experience with generators or motors, but Champion put some real thought into making their quiet, powerful generator user-friendly. Five stars!
Will not order anything else from ACME.
I just finished the 5hr break in period and added synthetic 5W30. The oil change was incredibly easy, took all of 5 minutes. The drain plug has a hose already attached to it so All you do is un-clamp the hose which is inserted into a metal plug, extend it and drain! When done just insert the hose back into the plug, clamp, close the side panel and done! AWESOME!! It is details like this that make it a pleasure to use and maintain.
The Generator has been excellent, until our recent long 3 week RV trip across the country. The generator still runs but the electric start has failed. It will still start and run if pull started. I have a call into Champion support. It currently has 120 hrs. on the meter.
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I have delt with champion in the past for service with another generator i had before and there customer service is really amazing, honestly companys these days with good customer service is very rare, and its awsome to see how champion takes pride in there products and service, and have extremely competitive prices.