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Model #42436

1200-Watt Generator

Versatility and power are yours with the Champion 1200-watt portable generator. Rely on the Champion 80cc engine and enjoy up to 10 hours of run time at 50% load with a noise level of 65 dBA. Featuring Voltmeter, this versatile generator is your perfect portable power solution.


Designed for Safety

Includes a low-oil shut-off sensor and has a 0.4-quart oil capacity (recommended 10W-30)


At 1500 starting watts and 1200 running watts, enjoy up to 10 hours of run time on a full tank of gasoline with a noise level of 65 dBA from 23 feet


Includes a 120V 20A household outlet, and provides “just enough” power for RV-use, camping, tailgating, boating, weekend trips, family vacations and small jobs around the house


Easily monitor power output at a glance

Champion Support

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


The Champion Power Equipment 42436 1200-Watt Multi-Purpose Portable Generator is designed with your safety and convenience in mind, and is the perfect “what if” generator.

At 1500 starting watts and 1200 running watts, this rugged generator with its durable steel frame is easy to transport and provides just what you need for RV use, camping, tailgating, boating, hunting, weekend trips, family vacations and small jobs around the house.

The next time there’s an outage, the 80cc Champion single-cylinder OHV engine will provide the power you need for a few essential items in an emergency - lights, microwave, fan, TV, modem/router, cell phone charger, etc. (Note: this unit is not recommended for emergency home backup for powering air conditioners, stoves, furnaces or sump pumps.)

Champion’s Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather, while Voltmeter allows you to easily monitor power output anytime.

This unit includes a 120V 20A household outlet (5-20R).

Fill up the 1.5-gallon tank of gasoline and enjoy up to 10 hours of power at 50% load. From 23 feet, the noise level is 65 dBA, which is a little bit louder than normal speech.

Designed for safety with a convenient push-to-reset circuit breaker and a low oil shut-off sensor, this unit has a 0.4-quart oil capacity (recommended 10W-30) and comes with an oil funnel for easy changes.

This generator is EPA certified and CARB compliant. Buy with confidence - Champion Support and our nationwide network of service centers will back your purchase up with a 3-year limited warranty and FREE lifetime technical support.

What’s included

  • Oil Funnel
  • Spark Plug Tool


Gasoline Starting Watts 1500W
Gasoline Running Watts 1200W
Gasoline Starting Amps at 120V 12.5A
Gasoline Running Amps at 120V 10.0A
Volts 120
Frequency 60Hz
Outlets 120V 20A (5-20R)
GFCI Outlets No
Covered Outlets No
Gasoline Run Time at 1/2 Load 10.0 h.
Noise Level 65.0 dBA
Inverter No
Parallel Capability No
DC Operation No
Voltmeter Yes
Automatic Voltage Regulation No
Battery No
Start Type Recoil
Engine Brand Champion
Engine Size 80cc
Engine Type 4-stroke
Engine Speed 3600
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Gauge No
Gasoline Capacity 1.5 gal.
Gasoline Tank Material Steel
Engine Oil Type 10W-30
Engine Oil Capacity 0.4 qt.
Engine Oil Included No
Low Oil Shut-Off Yes
Wheels No
EPA Certified Yes
CARB Compliant Yes


Length 17.8 in.
Width 14.0 in.
Height 14.8 in.
Weight 52.9 lb.