Champion 3500-watt (100307) Portable Generator

Champion 100307 is an ideal power solution for RV owners. It operates on both propane and gasoline and produces enough power to run your home and RV essentials. It offers decent runtime and works at a noise rating of 68 dBA. Also, Volt Guard, cold start technology, and intelligauge features give users peace of mind.

Champion power generator 3500 watts

Features:

Generator Type: Champion 100307 is an open frame portable conventional generator. It is an ideal choice for RV travelers as it is an RV-ready unit. Also, homeowners, campers, and tailgaters can use this generator to power their essentials.

Fuel Option: It runs on both gasoline and propane. Champion’s patented fuel selector switch allows easy and safe switching from gasoline to propane and vice versa.

Portability: This Champion generator is considered a portable machine because it has an open frame design. But its 104.9 pounds weight can make it difficult for two people to move it.

If it is impossible for you to manually lift it, purchase a wheel kit to easily transport the generator.

If we focus on its dimensions, it is 20 inches in height, 19.1 inches wide, and 23.2 inches in length.

Emissions: It is an environmental-friendly generator. It closely follows the rules and regulations set by EPA and CARB to reduce air pollution.

EPA is the Environmental Protection Agency, and CARB is the California Air Resources Board. The certifications from both these agencies allow users to ship and use the generator in all the 50 states of America.

Start System: Champion 100307 generator only has a recoil start mechanism, but users will find it quite easy to operate. It also has a cold start technology that ensures quick and easy starts in extremely cold weather.

Power Output: It produces enough power to start and run a 15,000 BTU RV air conditioner. You can also power other RV essentials, home appliances, and tools through this generator. Using gasoline, it delivers 4375 peak watts and 3500 rated watts, but with propane, it gives 3950 peak watts and 3150 rated watts.

Tank capacity and Runtime: Its gasoline tank capacity is 3.4 gallons that allow the generator to run around 9 hours at a 50% load. But on a 20 pounds propane tank, you will get a runtime of up to 10.5 hours at 50% load.

Champion 100307 consumes 0.38 gallons of gasoline per hour and 0.45 gallons of propane per hour.

Noise: It creates 68 dBA of noise during operation.

Power Outlets: The power panel of this generator features 4 AC outlets.

There are two 120 Volt 20 Ampere (5-20R) household outlets, one 120 Volt 30 Ampere (L5-30R) outlet, and one 120 Volt 30 Ampere (TT-30R) outlet.

The TT-30R receptacle makes this unit RV ready.

Intelligauge: Its power panel also has an intelligauge that helps users track maintenance intervals and monitor the power output. It shows voltage, frequency, and total runtime hours.

Safety: If we focus on its safety features, we have a Volt Guard, a low-oil shutoff sensor, and a spark arrestor.

Volt guard is a surge protector that protects your equipment from damage caused by voltage spikes. The low-oil shutoff sensor detects low oil and automatically turns off the engine to prevent damage. Spark arrestor allows users to use the generator in parks and forests as it limits sparks from coming out of the engine. It protects not only the unit but also the environment around you.

Warranty: Champion 100307 is backed by a 3-year limited warranty. Also, free lifetime technical support is available.

Champion 100307 vs. Westinghouse WGen3600DF vs. WEN DF475T vs. Pulsar PG4500B

Features Models
  Champion 100307 Westinghouse WGen3600DF WEN DF475T Pulsar PG4500B
Peak/Rated Watts (Gas) 4375W/3500W 4650W/3600W 4750W/3800W 4500W/3500W
Peak/Rated Watts (LPG) 3950W/3150W 4180W/3240W 4350W/3500W 4100W/3100W
Gas Tank Size 3.4 gal. 4 gal. 4 gal. 4 gal.
Runtime (Gas) 9 hrs (1/2 load) 13.5 hrs (1/2 load) 11 hrs (1/2 load) 13.5 hrs (1/2 load)
Runtime (LPG) 10.5 hrs (1/2 load) 10.5 hrs (1/2 load) 7 hrs (1/2 load) 5 hrs (1/2 load)
Noise  68 dBA 69 dBA 69 dBA 70 dBA
Starting Mechanism Recoil Recoil, Electric, Remote Recoil, Electric Recoil
Weight 104.9 lbs. 109 lbs. 105.8 lbs. 103 lbs.

My Opinion:

Pros: Champion 100307 is a dual fuel generator that allows safe switching between gasoline and propane. It is an RV-ready unit, gives decent runtime, and operates at an acceptable noise of 68 dBA. Also, it comes with excellent safety features and an intelligauge.

Cons: It only features a recoil start system. Also, it is hard to disconnect the propane hose once connected.

FAQs

Which oil is recommended to use in Champion 100307?

It is suggested to use 10W-30 motor oil in Champion 100307. It has an oil capacity of 0.6 quarts (0.15 gallons).

When running on propane, what is the decibel rating of this generator?

You will hardly find a difference in the decibel rating of this generator when running on propane. It sounds nearly the same on both gasoline and propane.

Does this generator feature an economy mode?

No, Champion 100307 doesn’t come with an economy mode feature. It is only available in Champion’s digital hybrid and inverter generators.

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