Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator Review – Most Compact

In this article, we are going to give an unbiased review of the Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator based on capacity, portability, noise, and runtime.

After spending 4 days, I have done several tests on runtime, load, and noise to clarify whether it is worth spending on the Champion 2000w inverter generator or not.

Honest Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator Review

  • Weight: 39.5lb.
  • Dimensions: 17.3 x 11.5 x 17.7 inches
  • Peak watts: 2000
  • Running watts: 1700
  • Harmonic distortion: less than 3%
  • Fuel type: Gasoline/propane.
  • Engine cc: 79
  • Fuel Tank Size: 1.05 gal fuel tank
  • Runtime: 11.5 hours @ 25% load.
  • Noise: 61 -62dB on no load

Unboxing Experience:

I got my Champion 2000-watt inverter generator with a nice protective package; I didn’t find any cracks or bends on the frame. Well, in the box I got the engine oil, oil funnel, battery charging cables, USB adapter, LPG hose, and some user manuals.

Design And Build Quality:

The Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator is pretty compact and lightweight, with a perfect blend of black and yellow. It only weighs about 39.5 lb. and has a decent carrying handle. The front of the generator contains a control panel with all the essentials; however, the back contains some vents and a spark arrester.

On the right side, you will have a manual pull-start; however, on the left side, you will have a tool-less entry to the engine oil, air filter, etc.

When it comes to the built quality, its frame is made from durable plastic that can last for years.

Outlets and essentials:

outlets of champion 2000-watt inverter generator
  • Outlets and Essentials:
  • Fuel dial.
  • Choke.
  • Eco mode button.
  • Low fuel and AC output indicators.
  • 12V, 8amp DC outlet.
  • Circuit breakers.
  • 2x 120V, 20amp AC outlet.
  • Ground.
  • Parallel ports.

Fuel Tank Size, Fuel Options, And Runtime:

Champion’s 2000-watt inverter generator has 1.05 gallons of gasoline tank and the option to purchase a dual-fuel generator as well.

As per the manufacturer’s statement, a single tank of this unit could last for about 11.5 hours on a 25% load; however, on a 30% load, I got about 10 hours of runtime.

Humble suggestions: Go for a dual-fuel unit to get uninterrupted and cheap operation.

The Capacity Of The Unit With Load Test:

The Champion 2000-watt inverter generator comes with a 4-stroke 79-cc Champion engine that can produce 2000 starting and 1700 running watts with <3% THD, which means you will get fluctuation-free steady voltages to run even voltage-sensitive appliances.

  • A coffee maker of 1740 watts.
  • ½ HP air compressor of 1600 starting and 975 running watts
  • Space heater of 1800 watt
  • All of the lights, TVs, etc. are 1500 watts
  • The refrigerator has 450 watts.

How Loud Is A Champion 2000-Watt Generator? (Noise Level Test):

As per the manufacturer’s statements, this machine can produce 53 dB from a distance of 23 feet; however, I got the opposite results.

I put my sound, Metter, 24 feet away from the generator and did three noise tests: one on no-load with eco mode, the second on no-load normal mode, and the third with 96% load.

With no load in eco mode, I got 61–62 dB on average; however, in normal mode, I got 70–72 dB. On a 96% load, I got 73 – 74 dB.

noise test of champion 2000-watt inverter generator

Parallel Compatibility:

Yes, this tiny beast is parallel-ready; you can connect other 2000, 3500, or 4500-watt units to get double or triple capacity. Make sure to read the user manual; you will get detailed instructions about parallel connections.


The compact and easy-to-carry design is the USP of this generator. Outdoor lovers use this tiny beast for camping, tailgating, hunting, or even mini-events. Due to its small size, you can transport it within seconds.

Warranty and Maintenance:

Unlike other generators, Champion 2000 watts does not require extensive maintenance; you just need to change the oil and oil filter, do regular service, etc.

Also, its toolless entry is a lifesaver for me; I don’t need to even unscrew some bolts. You can follow our guide to do maintenance in the right way.

Also, this machine comes with 3 years of limited warranty and lifetime support from Champion.

Safe and eco-friendly:

The Champion 2000-watt inverter generator is proving to be safe for you, your appliance, and the environment; it is also certified by the EPA and CARB.

Who Should Buy Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator?

Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator is a perfect choice for camping, tailgating, hunting, mini-events, or RVs. Besides its portability, it offers 2000 surge and 1700 running watts that are sufficient to operate the lights, projector, refrigerator, or even a small grill or smoker.

If you can fulfill your needs within 2000 starting and 1700 running watts, the Champion 2000W portable inverter generator should be your priority. Or you can go for the champion 4500 watts inverter generator which is a bigger version of this.

What I Like

  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Longer runtime.
  • Safe for your appliances and environment.
  • Easy to operate and maintain.
  • Multiple outlets.
  • Fluctuations free voltages.
  • Silent operation.

What I don’t

  • No RV-ready port.
  • Smaller fuel tank.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

How long will a champion 2000-watt generator run?

On a 25% load, you will get almost 11-11.5 hours with a full tank of 1.05 gallons.

How much oil does a champion 2000-watt inverter take?

Champion 2000w inverter generator has only 1.05 gallons of tank, you can only fill 1.05 gallons of gasoline.

josh Milan


Josh is a highly skilled electrician with specialized expertise in the field of generators. With years of experience under his belt, he has established himself as an expert in all aspects of generators, ranging from installation and maintenance to troubleshooting and repairs. Josh’s in-depth knowledge of electrical systems and his commitment to staying updated with the latest industry advancements make him a reliable and sought-after professional.

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