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Champion 4500 Generator Review Based on Noise, Power, & Runtime

In this article, we have given a detailed review of the Champion 4500 Generator based on load and noise, efficiency, portability, durability, and power. Our team has conducted 30 tests to get accurate data on each parameter.

Champion 4500-watts inverter generator is very close to my heart because of its quiet, safe, and uninterrupted running.

Because of this machine, I have spent lots of long winter nights comfortably.

Well after spending 5 days I have done runtime, load, noise, and other important tests of this machine to provide a clear image to our audience.

Without further wasting time let’s dive in;

Champion 4500 Generator Review

champion 4500 watt inverter generator review
  • Wattages: 4500 surge / 3500 running watts.
  • Starting/running Amps at 120V: 37.5A/29.2 Amp.
  • >3 THD (total harmonic distortions)
  • Fuel options: Gasoline
  • Runtime: 14 hours on half load.
  • EZ dial (confusion-free startup).
  • Remote start from 80ft away
  • Noise level: 58 – 59dB at low idle eco mode on, with 25% load I got 62 – 64dB.
  • Parallel Ready
  • Fuel tank size: 2.3 gallons.
  • Fully functional weatherproof control panel.
  • Engine type and size: 212cc OHV 4 – stroke engine
  • EPA and CARB certified.
  • Rv ready port.
  • Weight: 95 lb.
  • Dimensions: 23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 inches.

Unboxing Experience:

I got my package within the right time with perfect padded packaging; I didn’t find any cracks on the frame. After opening the box I got Engine Oil, some tool kits, USB Adapter Oil Funnel, remote control, the user’s manual, and a quick start guide.

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Design and Build Quality:

The Champion 4500-watt inverter generator is the prettiest machine I have ever seen in my life; it is a perfect blend of vibrant yellow and mat black.

The front of the generator has a decent foldable carrying handle, a control panel, and a small battery compartment below the control panel. The back contains a spark arrester and a bunch of vents as well.

On the right side, you will have a yellow removable panel that can be removed easily to do the necessary maintenance like cleaning the air filter, changing the spark plug, etc., however on the left side, you will have a pull starter and a small compartment, to check out the engine oil and drain the overflowed fuel.

When it comes to portability this guy has a wheel kit and a foldable handle with a compact size for transporting it like a briefcase.

Fuel Tank Size, Fuel Options, and Runtime Test:

The manufacturers have stated that at 25% load this inverter generator can provide 14 hours of runtime with a single fuel tank of 2.3 gallons.

As per my experiment, I got 13 hours of run time on a 30% load which is pretty decent. I must say the manufacturers are right about the fuel efficiency of this unit. Though this machine doesn’t have a dual fuel option, still you can spend long winter nights comfortably.

Load Test of Champion 4500 Generator:

Champion 4500-watts inverter generator has a powerful 4-stroke engine of 212cc that can provide 4500 surges and 3500 running watts. Also, it has <3 THD (total harmonic distortions), which means you will get steady fluctuations free power.

Below are some power-hungry appliances we have tested with this machine

ApplianceWattages
15000 Btu’s Rv air conditioner3500
microwave1500
Vacuum450
Well ½ water pump1000
Sump pump ½ hp1050
Space heater1800
All of the lights, TVs, etc.2000
15000Btu AC, Microwave, and Vacuum 3400

Noise Test of Champion 4500 Generator:

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At low idle(almost zero loads) on eco mode, I got 58 – 59dB from 23 ft. away, however, on normal mode, I got 61 – 63dB.

After adding 25% load, I got 62 – 64dB on average from 23 ft. away. This is a super silent model, literally, you will never find it roar even if you have placed it 30ft. Away from your RV or home.

Ports, Outlets, and Essentials (Control Panels):

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  • 4 – mode intelligauge that shows the runtime, voltage, frequency, and sessions.
  • Fuel level indicator, Eco mode button, remote start.
  • 120V, 30amp AC Rv ready port.
  • Circuit breaker for each outlet.
  • 2x 120V , 20amp AC outlets.
  • Parallel ports.
  • Battery switch.
  • Ground.
  • 12V DC 8amp.
  • EZ start dial.

Note: All ports are weatherproof, you don’t have to care about moisture, bugs, snow, etc.

Parallel Support:

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Yes, this beast can be paralleled with another similar or similar brand unit depending on the manufacturer’s statements. The bottom line is you can increase the capacity of this unit by combining another one.

Wireless Remote Startup:

Champion offers remote start from 80 ft. away which is true. I operated it at least 4 times from 80 ft. away.

Maintenance and Usage:

After removing the shipping support from the bottom, I connected the battery plugs, put the battery switch to ON, rotated the dial to the green icon, press the choke button and fire up the generator by pressing the yellow button on the EZ dial.

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battery plug of champion’s 4500 watts

Run it for a few seconds and press the choke button. That’s it. Your machine is on the eco mode by default. You have to press the eco mode button to put it on normal mode.

You can also use the remote control as well. Overall the generator is pretty easy to set up. You can operate it within a few minutes after setting it up.

Additionally, the champion 4500-watts portable inverter generator is pretty easy to maintain as compared to its competitors

Safe For Your Appliance And The Environment:

Since the champion 4500 watts remote start portable generator is approved by the EPA and CARB, you will get extremely low THD and carbon footprints.

Warranty and Customer Support:

The machine comes with three years of limited warranty and exceptional customer support, as champions have multiple service centers around the globe you can exchange your faulty unit easily.

What I Like

  • Quite and safe operation.
  • Decent capacity.
  • Multiple outlets.
  • Easy to transport.
  • Mind-blowing runtime.
  • Decent warranty and customer support.
  • Multiple startup options.
  • Durable body with compact size.
  • Easy to use and maintain.

What I don’t

  • No dual fuel option.

if your hunting for a bigger unit Checkout our review of Champion 7500-Watt Generator if you

Why should I Choose the Champion 4500-Watts Inverter Generator?

The USPs of Champion power equipment 4500-watt inverter generator are, its ideal runtime, safe and quiet operation, and super portable design that can be transported like a briefcase; moreover, it is providing clean power with extremely lower THD levels.

Overall this machine can be a good addition to your RV or house.

Aslo checkout our review about the champions 3500-watts

Alternatives Of Champion 4500-Watts Inverter Generator

Parameters
Champion Power 200987 4500W
Pulsar Products G450RN
Westinghouse iGen 4500
Generator
Champion-Power-200987-4500W
Pulsar-Products-G450RN
Westinghouse-iGen-4500
Weight90lbs.144lbs.104lbs.
Starting/Running watts4500/35004500/37004500/3700
Noise Levels60 to 63dB61-6352 to 54dB
Fuel Tank Size2.3 gal3.2 gal3.4 gal
Runtime14 hours @ 25% load15 hours @ 25% load18 hours on full tank
Fuel OptionsGasolineGasolineGasoline
Remote StartYesYesYes
Dimensions 23.2 x 17.7 x 20.1 inches27.5 x 21 x 23.5 inches24.5 x 17.5 x 20 inches
Parallel OptionYesYesYes
Rv ReadyYesYesYes
Price

As an Energy and environmental engineer, I worked in eco bottle manufacturing for the last three years. Currently, he is the leading engineer in a Lithium Iron phosphate battery manufacturing company.

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