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Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Petrol Generator

Champion, the USA’s No1 Generator, is now available in the UK and has a range of quiet Petrol and LPG Generators well suited for campsite use.

The Champion Power Equipment 73001i-P petrol powered, portable inverter generator is powered by an 171cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 3100 max watts. It's loaded with extras like Wireless Remote Start and USB interface. AND it's quiet - just 58 dBA at 23 ft.

Champion generators are in a league of their own with regards engine technology and features, and are designed, engineered and tested in the most demanding environments. Find out more by watching the video below.


The main outstanding feature on a champion inverter is the delay stop allowing equipment to stop running or power down so no power surge applies and the second outstanding feature is the start up current it has a special peak current of 15.8amp for milliseconds that is ideal for RV, motor homes and caravans allowing equipment to start up without tripping or overloading the generator especially running A/C units or similar.

With a 6 litre fuel tank this unit can run up to 8 hours at 25% load. The OHV engine is equipped with a low oil shut-off sensor and designed for long life and easy maintenance. This unit also contains true sine wave inverter technology making it safe to power all of your sensitive electronic devices. This unit is ideal for camping trips, traveling and light jobs around the house. The built-in handle and wheel kit make it easily portable.

Features

  • 3100 Max Watts
  • 2800 Rated Watts
  • 12v DC Outlet
  • True sine wave inverter technology
  • Economy mode to save fuel
  • Overload protection
  • Radio Remote Start
  • Electric Push Button Start
  • Intelligent 3in1 Volt Meter
  • 240v AC Load
  • 12v DC outlet
  • Up to 8 hours run time at 25% load
  • 58 dBA at 23 ft.
  • Built-in Handle and Wheel Kit
  • Easy pull recoil start
  • Dual Port (2.1A/1A) USB Adapter (Included)
  • Parallel Connectable

Specifications

  • Model 73001i-P
  • AC Load 2 x 240v
  • DC Output 12v / 8.3A
  • Single Phase
  • Frequency 50 Hz
  • Engine 171cc Champion OHV
  • Automatic Oveload Protection
  • Automatic RPM (based on load)
  • Fuel Capacity 6 Litres
  • Oil Capacity 0.6 Litres
  • Recommended Oil SAE 10W-30
  • Low oil shut-off sensor
  • Automatic Choke
  • Dimensions (LxWxH) 57 x 44 x 46.4 cm
  • Weight (kg) 37.4
  • Emissions EC Approved
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
So What Will it Power?

Advanced, true sine wave inverter technology provides safe, reliable power to computers and other sensitive electrical devices. Ideal for powering a small appliance and/or a few household items.

Where can I get them from?

The Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Petrol Generators come complete with a 12v DC Battery Charging Cable, TT-30 RV Adapter, Oil funnel, Spark plug socket, Wireless Remote Start and Dual USB Interface. It has an RRP of £799.99 + vat and are available direct from the Champion website! 

Competition: Win a Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Petrol Generator!

We have teamed up with Champion and are offering you the chance to win one of these fantastic 3100 Watt Inverter Petrol Generators worth £959.99! For further details and for your chance to win click here - competition now closed!

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What Did We Think? Our Review:

The Champion generator has only recently become available in the UK, but is very well known in the US. To us the real selling points of this generator is the quiet running levels, and the fantastic 2.8 kw rated output. We loved the state of the art features like the Wireless Remote Start.

Once out of the box, I put fuel and oil in the separate oil reservoir and it started on the first try, so within a few minutes later I had the generator set up and running. (By the way there is an automatic shut off feature that will turn the engine off if there is not enough oil. )

This generator is a real work horse, it just runs and runs without skipping a beat. We found it to be very quiet, and whilst it was running next to our campervan we could barely hear it. The true sine wave inverter technology makes it safe to power all of your sensitive electronic devices like laptops. The USB outlet is a nice bonus.

Economy mode: In a standard generator, the engine runs at the same speed continually, using the same amount of fuel at all times, but this generator has an economy switch that allows the engine to “power down” when the load is not required, resulting in less noise and lower fuel consumption.

For those who need it, with a little adaptation you could add an exhaust pipe to funnel the fumes upwards . It would be very simple to build a makeshift cover to protect it from the elements should the good old English weather get the better of you.

It is a bit heavy to shift around, but this is a consequence of the large power output on a machine of this spec. However the built in wheels are superb and makes it easy to move it around.

At six litres, the fuel tank is a good size, and will run for up to eight hours at 25% load, although we didn't test this in real world conditions. This should be enough to last through the dark hours of a night should you require power for medical equipment whilst away for instance.

In summary we found it to be very well built, it looks great, and has excellent features and extras. At this price point it can definitely compare favourably with more well known brands and should prove very popular here in the UK for those who require this high level of power and quiet running.

We tested the premium version, with all the extras, but a cheaper version is available, as well as lower powered versions too for considerably less money.

  Comments on this article from our visitors

    Message posted by mander on 10/08/2015 17:50:11Report Post Report this
This is a fantastic piece of kit no camper would not like to own
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    Message posted by Francais on 10/08/2015 18:47:52Report Post Report this
I often wonder why no firm has never produced an of the shelf steam powered inverter that can run of a gas cylinder, surely such a generator would be much quieter than a Petrol generator, or am I missing somthing.
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    Message posted by paulmellor on 10/08/2015 19:09:06Report Post Report this
Looks like a great prize
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    Message posted by welsh bob on 10/08/2015 19:39:44Report Post Report this
Or perhaps I'm being a bit controversial here, but perhaps they could install at strategic points around the campsite (lets call them Electric Hookup Points EHU for short) And the camper could connect to the EHU with a long flex which retailers could stock if it caught on! Seriously though, do we really want noise and engine emissions polluting the countryside?   Post last edited on 10/08/2015 19:51:05
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    Message posted by GCMS2012 on 10/08/2015 20:19:02Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 10/8/2015I often wonder why no firm has never produced an of the shelf steam powered inverter that can run of a gas cylinder, surely such a generator would be much quieter than a Petrol generator, or am I missing somthing.

Coal and steam's the way forward, I'd rather hear the gentle chuff of a steam engine than the sharp whingey drone of a petrol geni on a campsite....
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    Message posted by pepe63 on 10/08/2015 21:15:11Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by welsh bob on 10/8/2015
Or perhaps I'm being a bit controversial here, but perhaps they could install at strategic points around the campsite (lets call them Electric Hookup Points EHU for short) And the camper could connect to the EHU with a long flex which retailers could stock if it caught on!


....Hey! ya' know what,...you may just be on to something..... ..and if it all panned out, those who needed these, what were they called?..."EHU points"?, could choose a 'site equipped accordingly..  Post last edited on 10/08/2015 21:25:32
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    Message posted by Francais on 11/08/2015 07:18:16Report Post Report this
Not long now until Fuel Cell Generators become practical, affordable and mainstream.
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    Message posted by Ben-Dawson on 31/08/2015 13:56:44Report Post Report this
Not every one uses camp sites all the time, this generators is quieter than most, and will allow you to run big thing like cookers and heaters. However batteries and solar are good as well!
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    Message posted by spikeynorma on 05/09/2015 08:09:18Report Post Report this
A definite improvement in its cateogory!
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    Message posted by spiritburner on 05/09/2015 08:39:06Report Post Report this
Got a gen for home back up & the allotment but last thing I'd take camping. I think folk who do within earshot of other campers are inconsiderate. I will use ehu if it's available but can manage without. It's about camping not temporary home relocation. I'll get me coat!
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    Message posted by BIGRDL on 05/09/2015 18:06:28Report Post Report this
Hey Billy No Mates, hiding behind the wind break. I have a pal who has to have Dialysis and is brave enough to still go camping he needs electricity twice a day to stay alive. Go on get your coat stay away from us!!!
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    Message posted by spiritburner on 05/09/2015 21:32:11Report Post Report this
That's cool. Feel better now? It's like drugs, medical reasons excused.   I'm chilling, not hiding.
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    Message posted by moorlander999 on 06/09/2015 13:08:29Report Post Report this
Looks like a great piece of kit
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    Message posted by pepe63 on 07/09/2015 08:54:54Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by BIGRDL on 05/9/2015
Hey Billy No Mates, hiding behind the wind break. I have a pal who has to have Dialysis and is brave enough to still go camping he needs electricity twice a day to stay alive.
Go on get your coat stay away from us!!!
Hats off to your pal  (I recall reading a few years back, of a bloke canoeing and tenting up in Scotland  and using a portable dialysis machine and genny)... BUT..i think it is pretty safe to say that 99.99% of gennys rattling away on campsites are probably more likely being  used to just supply power to TVs, hair dryers, hair straighteners, and charging kids dvd players and computer games etc, all of which could be done via hook-up..
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 08/09/2015 14:30:25Report Post Report this
What Did We Think? Our Review: The Champion generator has only recently become available in the UK, but is very well known in the US. To us the real selling points of this generator is the quiet running levels, and the fantastic 2.8 kw rated output. We loved the state of the art features like the Wireless Remote Start. Once out of the box, I put fuel and oil in the separate oil reservoir and it started on the first try, so within a few minutes later I had the generator set up and running. (By the way there is an automatic shut off feature that will turn the engine off if there is not enough oil. ) This generator is a real work horse, it just runs and runs without skipping a beat. We found it to be very quiet, and whilst it was running next to our campervan we could barely hear it. The true sine wave inverter technology makes it safe to power all of your sensitive electronic devices like laptops. The USB outlet is a nice bonus. Economy mode: In a standard generator, the engine runs at the same speed continually, using the same amount of fuel at all times, but this generator has an economy switch that allows the engine to “power down” when the load is not required, resulting in less noise and lower fuel consumption. For those who need it, with a little adaptation you could add an exhaust pipe to funnel the fumes upwards . It would be very simple to build a makeshift cover to protect it from the elements should the good old English weather get the better of you. It is a bit heavy to shift around, but this is a consequence of the large power output on a machine of this spec. However the built in wheels are superb and makes it easy to move it around. At six litres, the fuel tank is a good size, and will run for up to eight hours at 25% load, although we didn't test this in real world conditions. This should be enough to last through the dark hours of a night should you require power for medical equipment whilst away for instance. In summary we found it to be very well built, it looks great, and has excellent features and extras. At this price point it can definitely compare favourably with more well known brands and should prove very popular here in the UK for those who require this high level of power and quiet running. We tested the premium version, with all the extras, but a cheaper version is available, as well as lower powered versions too for considerably less money.
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    Message posted by floydthe1 on 13/09/2015 07:21:36Report Post Report this
You really could be on to something here, noise and pollution in the country side on a campsite not good at all. I mean sat in my tent or outside of it enjoying or trying to enjoy the piece and quiet and all you get is ratterly old diesel camper-vans in and out all day long...
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    Message posted by dk168 on 13/09/2015 13:30:38Report Post Report this
Camp sites require maintenance: grass needs cutting, hedges need pruning, trees need trimming and cut back, etc. etc., all require the use of machinery of some sort. Therefore, normal camp site traffic aside, as in car and vans arriving/leaving, there will always be some noise, even more so if the camp site is part of a working farm! It is a way of life. If one is after peace and quiet, perhaps a tent only site for back-packers is a better option. As for a generator, I am unlikely to need one for camping as I always opt for a pitch with EHU. However, I may need one for home one day for emergency back up, and this one looks like a good buy. DK
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    Message posted by Latent on 16/09/2015 20:14:09Report Post Report this
What about us 'wild campers'.... as we do!
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    Message posted by Allan Strand on 17/09/2015 10:52:57Report Post Report this
Nice small form factor with a lot of power and outlets and the electric and remote start is perfect for my campervan!
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    Message posted by withcotejohn on 24/09/2015 02:01:07Report Post Report this
nice bit of kit, just what you need when wild capping one of the best parts is being able to start it from inside your camper if it's raining ect
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    Message posted by paulinekezza on 25/09/2015 20:04:45Report Post Report this
Good bit of kit. We go to a few sites that do not offer ehu on the tent field. We also camp all year round and are often alone in the non ehu tent field. This little beauty would come into it's own then. Especially as the solar is not very effective in the winter time.
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    Message posted by nigle on 26/09/2015 11:16:36Report Post Report this
Obviously only uses sites with EHU! Some of us like to camp on Camping and caravan nine clubs temporary holiday sites..
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    Message posted by Janemayne on 06/10/2015 07:43:37Report Post Report this
What a fantastic Generator,this would be perfect for our caravan!
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 10/10/2015 13:19:49Report Post Report this
Last couple of days to enter our competition to win a Champion 73001i-P 3100 Watt petrol generator worth £959! http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/articles/view.asp?id=847
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    Message posted by HuiYuan on 11/10/2015 02:01:26Report Post Report this
If anyone wonders what 58dB at 23 feet means - 60dB is the sound level of normal conversation at 3 feet so this machine is obviously quieter than that. What confuses some people is that the dB scale is logarithmic so using 70dB, which is the usual arbitrary comparison i.e. living room music, vacuum cleaner etc., 60dB is half as loud as 70dB which is a fairly quiet level and 50dB is one quarter as loud as 70dB. 80dB where workplace regulations can come into play is twice as loud as 70dB. Also, as a rule of thumb, sound drops 6dB with each doubling of the distance from source so theoretically if you place the genny 46 feet away (about the length of a London double decker bus), the decibel level would drop to 52dB which is roughly what moderate rain fall generates in terms of noise. Thought a comparator might be useful here. (You may guess I have some dealings with the subject at work)
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    Message posted by phil3840 on 12/10/2015 07:02:50Report Post Report this
looks an excellent piece of kit and up to date for caravans
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 19/10/2015 16:40:07Report Post Report this
We are pleased to announce the lucky winner of this awesome prize is K Longbridge from Gloucestershire.If you were not lucky enough to win, you can find out more about the the Champion Power Equipment 73001i-P petrol powered, portable inverter generator from here
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