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Champion 100261 Generator

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100261
This Champion medium sized Inverter generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 3100 watts/3400 watts surge load. Has a 12-volt cigarette style output for charging phones, etc. and includes a 30 amp RV/marine outlet. Push button electric start and is parallel capable but lacks a fuel gauge, which tells you how much fuel is left. Has a unique remote control for starting and stopping the generator.
Description
This Champion medium sized Inverter generator is Gasoline-powered and is rated for 3100 watts/3400 watts surge load. Has a 12-volt cigarette style output for charging phones, etc. and includes a 30 amp RV/marine outlet. Push button electric start and is parallel capable but lacks a fuel gauge, which tells you how much fuel is left. Has a unique remote control for starting and stopping the generator.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Power delivery

Power delivery

How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

 /  5
Power quality

Power quality

A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

 /  5
CO safety technology

CO safety technology

The presence and responsiveness of built-in CO-sensing technology to automatically shut the generator off in an enclosed space before CO builds up to dangerous levels.

 /  5

About

The Champion 100261 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Inverter Generators models like the 100261 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Power delivery How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

Power quality A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.

Noise Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.

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