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Champion Power Equipment

Model #201083

8500-Watt Dual Fuel Generator with CO Shield®

Champion’s powerful 8500-watt generator meets ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 requirements and features CO Shield, the Carbon Monoxide auto shutoff system. Featuring Dual Fuel, allowing the 459cc engine to run on either gasoline or propane, it provides up to 10 hours of run time on gasoline or 5 hours on propane.


Dual Fuel

Operate your 8500-watt portable generator right out of the box on either gasoline or propane, plus the unit holds 1.2-quarts of oil (included) and has a low oil shut-off switch

Electric Start

Power up the 459cc Champion engine with the handy rocker switch, battery included, plus features CO Shield® carbon monoxide auto shutoff system


Keep track of voltage, frequency and run-time hours to easily monitor output and track maintenance intervals while the UL-recognized sensor uses an LED to indicate CO shutoff or fault


At 10625 starting watts and 8500 running watts on gasoline and 9565 starting watts and 7650 running watts on propane, trust Volt Guard™ to protect your appliances from electrical voltage spikes

Champion Support

Includes 3-year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support from dedicated experts


The Champion Power Equipment 201083 8500-Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator with CO Shield® is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience. Whether you need power for your home or next project, Champion Power Equipment makes powering your life more convenient than ever.

The convenient electric start includes a battery, plus Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather.

Easily monitor power output and track maintenance intervals with Intelligauge, which allows you to keep track of voltage, frequency and run-time hours. Designed with a low oil shut-off sensor, this unit includes 1.2-quarts of 10W-30 oil.

Operate your Dual-Fuel generator right out of the box on gasoline or propane, and easily switch fuels with our patent pending fuel select dial that allows for safe switching between fuel sources.

Using gasoline, the 459cc Champion engine produces 10625 starting watts and 8500 running watts, and will run for 10 hours at 50% load when the 7.7-gallon fuel tank is full. It produces 9565 starting watts and 7650 running watts, and will run for 5 hours at 50% load when using a 20-pound propane tank. Also included is a 6.5-foot propane hose with a built-in regulator.

With a noise level of 74 dBA from 23 feet, which is a bit louder than a vacuum, this machine can provide home backup in an outage, plus the Volt Guard™ protects your appliances from electrical voltage spikes.

All the outlets have covers for protection and include 120V 30A locking outlet (L5-30R), a 120/240V 30A locking outlet (L14-30R) as well as four 120V 20A GFCI protected household outlets (5-20R).

Buy this EPA and CARB certified 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.

CO Shield® technology monitors the accumulation of carbon monoxide (CO), a poisonous gas produced by engine exhaust when the generator is running. If CO Shield® detects unsafe elevated levels of CO gas, it automatically shuts off the engine. CO Shield® is not a substitute for an indoor carbon monoxide alarm or for safe operation. DO NOT allow engine exhaust fumes to enter a confined area through windows, doors, vents or other openings. Generators must ALWAYS be used outdoors, far away from occupied buildings with engine exhaust pointed away from people and buildings. Meets the requirements of ANSI/PGMA G300-2018.

What’s included

  • Propane (LPG) Hose
  • Wheel Kit
  • Engine Oil
  • Oil Funnel


Portable Generator Technology Dual Fuel, CO Shield®
Gasoline Starting Watts 10625W
Gasoline Running Watts 8500W
Propane Starting Watts 9565W
Propane Running Watts 7650W
Gasoline Starting Amps at 120V 88.5A
Gasoline Starting Amps at 240V 44.3A
Gasoline Running Amps at 120V 71A
Gasoline Running Amps at 240V 35.4A
Propane Starting Amps at 120V 79.7A
Propane Starting Amps at 240V 39.9A
Propane Running Amps at 120V 63.8A
Propane Running Amps at 240V 31.9A
Volts 120/240
Frequency 60Hz
Outlets 120/240V 30A (L14-30R), 120V 30A Locking (L5-30R), GFCI 120V 20A Duplex (5-20R) (2)
GFCI Outlets Yes
Covered Outlets Yes
Covered Circuit Breakers Yes
Gasoline Run Time at 1/2 Load 10 h.
Propane Run Time at 1/2 Load 5 h.
Noise Level 74 dBA
Parallel Capability No
DC Operation No
Voltmeter Intelligauge
Automatic Voltage Regulation No
Battery Yes
Start Type Recoil, Electric
Engine Brand Champion
Engine Size 459cc
Engine Type 4-stroke
Engine Speed 3600
Fuel Type Gasoline, Propane (LPG)
Fuel Gauge Yes
Gasoline Capacity 7.7 gal.
Gasoline Tank Material Steel
Engine Oil Type 10W-30
Engine Oil Capacity 1.1 qt.
Engine Oil Included Yes
Low Oil Shut-Off Yes
Wheels Yes
Wheel Type Solid
Wheel Diameter 9.5 in.
PGMA G300-2018 Compliant Yes
EPA Certified Yes
CARB Compliant Yes


Length 28.9 in.
Width 27.7 in.
Height 26.1 in.
Weight 205 lb.