Great value at very lows price with lot of optiona! Review by Jerry
Great for Emergency Power Off in House as well as use for Outdoor Recreation Trips!
(Posted on 11/26/2015)
A good value for the price. Something to... Review by BF
A good value for the price. Something to keep in mind when comparing models: this is actually a 4000 Watt (33 Amp) peak / 3500 Watt (29.2 Amp) continuous generator. Most generators are listed by their higher peak wattage. For some reason this one is listed by itâ€™s continuous wattage.
This is a Champion model 46515 recreational generator. You can view the full specs and owners manual at the manufactures website (www.championpowerequipment.com)
I ordered the generator and added priority shipping / package assurance (only a few dollars more) and it arrived six days later.
Assembly / setup was straightforward. After unpacking the generator you attach a spark arrestor if required (2 screws), add motor oil (10W-30 weight), gas (85 octane or higher) and itâ€™s ready to go. My unit had problems starting. The manufactureâ€™s tech support recommend starting at Â½ choke as opposed to full on or full off. This worked perfectly and it starts on the first or second pull every time.
Itâ€™s a relatively quiet generator. About 50 feet away from it you only hear a dull hum.
As for portability it weighs about 100 pounds dry / shipping weight and 120 pounds with oil and a full tank (4 gallons) of gas. The vendor offers a wheel kit to make it easier to move and Iâ€™ve seen them being resold through other websites as well. A small wagon would work too.
For power, the generator has three outlets:
120 volt, 30 amp (3500 Watt) twist lock receptacle (Type L5-30R)
120 volt, 30 amp (3500 Watt) RV receptacle
120 volt, 20 amp (2400 Watt) standard 20 amp outlet (Type 5-20R)
A household extension cord can be plugged into the standard outlet (5-20R) which will allow you draw up to 20 amps / 2400 Watts. This is however only 69% of the generators full 29 amp / 3500 Watt capacity. To draw the full capacity you will need a cord that can plug into the twist lock (L5-30R) or RV receptacle. You can find these online for between $25 - $80.
I was able to power my furnace (oil burner without a blower, about 6 Amps) and several other items.
All said and done, Iâ€™m happy with my purchase and would recommend it to others. (Posted on 11/23/2011)
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