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Ultimate Inverter Decibel Challenge

September 19, 2017

YouTube user Generator Power Source has recently conducted some very cool and in-depth field tests to find out which inverter was the quietest in real-world conditions. Guess what? Champion came away with the “Quietest Generator Under Load” award. Check out that video below and also check out the Generator Power Source YouTube channel for more great videos.

Video: Quietest Generator Under A Load

Much to our surprise the largest inverter generator that http://www.generatorpowersource.com tested was the QUIETEST generator under a load. The 3500 Dual Fuel generator by Champion really impressed us! Not only was it the quietest under a load, it was the quietest at 50′ in eco mode.

What makes this generator more enticing than the super quiet operating levels is the fact that this generator is RV ready. Additionally, it can be paralleled (although this unit is supposed to provide enough power for a 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner).

Video: Ultimate Decibel & Load Test

Generator Power Source conducts a sound and load test on the top name portable inverter generators including, Honda EU 2000i, Generac iQ2000, Energizer eZV2000P and eZV3200P, Westinghouse iGen2000, Champion Dual Fuel 3,500, & Coleman Powermate (open frame) 3,500.

So which is the quietest? Well, it turns out that, it depends on whether the generator is under a load and at what distance we take decibel readings. We have included readings from at the unit, 20′, 30′ and 50′. Surprising enough, one of the largest generators in the test was the quietest generators under a load.

We also tested voltage drop when a load was applied. We used a 1500 Watt Heat Gun to apply a load to these inverter generators. This is a silent, yet, power hungry device which would tax the generators. The smaller generators experienced the largest voltage drop. one generators even went form an idle of 124V down to 80V when the load was applied.

Hurricane Prep and Important Notice to Lowe’s Customers

September 8, 2017

Shipping Update 9/12/17

Due to the extreme weather in south eastern US, all carriers have temporarily embargoed parts of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and all of Florida. Because of this, they will not pick up any shipments headed to the embargoed areas. They are updating us on a day to day basis. This will cause delays in orders being processed. We are holding all shipments going to those areas until they have been cleared by the carriers. Please do not cancel the order. Thank you for your understanding and we will do our best to get the order out in a timely manner as soon as we have the go ahead.

Hurricane Prep & Recovery

If your generator has been improperly stored for a long period of time with gasoline in the fuel tank or carburetor, all fuel must be drained and the carburetor must be thoroughly cleaned before you can safely run your generator.

Watch this video in our Help Center on how to properly remove your generator from storage and prepare it for use.

 

Lowe’s Customer Shipping Notice

If you are checking the status of a recently placed order, due to the extreme rates of orders and calls, Champion is providing the following general shipping information:  For orders placed & received before 5:00PM on Sunday, September 3rd we are trying to ship by Friday, September 8th.  All orders placed after 5:00PM on September 3rd have been canceled due to out of stocks, and we are working with our retail partners to communicate this status directly.

Summer of Racing

September 6, 2017

Champion Power Equipment is a proud sponsor of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Grant Enfinger and his #98 Toyota Tundra by Thor Sport Racing. We had the chance to follow Grant around Ohio’s Eldora Speedway as he met race fans, talked about Champion Generators, and handed out some autographs and free merchandise.