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Old 08-17-2010, 01:56 PM
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Default 2000W Champion Inverter Generators selling at Costco

Saw them on the shelf and couldn't resist. $499.99. Brought it home, filled it with oil and gas and away she goes. Nice quiet little unit.

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:30 AM
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So whats the scoop with these ? What does the paralell swith do, it says it doubles your output power ? Im looking into getting a generator so what is the benefits from this one to the regular champion gen's ?
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Let us know how it works after a few weeks. I've been on the market for a generator recently.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:35 PM
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So whats the scoop with these ? What does the paralell swith do, it says it doubles your output power ? Im looking into getting a generator so what is the benefits from this one to the regular champion gen's ?
Honda and Yamaha inverter gens are made to operate in parallel also I believe. Yes, connecting two of them together in parallel doubles your output. Champion put some effort into the design i.e., parallel connections, making them stackable, econ mode, oil and gas fillers that drain away spilled/overflowing liquids. The regular Champion gens are not inverter gens. These are quiet and operate with a clean sine wave.........Champion just responding to the rv community to come up with affordable, QUIET, suitcase type, inverter gens. If you need a gen for an rv an inverter gen is what everybody else using the park wants you to have and if you need a gen for emergency power or operating tools at a remote site a regular gen is the standard.
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IMO, I've seen a lot of these "economical" or in other words "Made in China" generators come and go. Some work fine, more often than not, they have issues. Eventually China might build a decent. reliable product, but they're not there yet. EHNTR, I hope yours is one of the good ones.
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Does one of these have enough juice to run an AC unit on an RV?
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Does one of these have enough juice to run an AC unit on an RV?

Not at 1600 Watts Rated,,, though it does say 2000 Watts (Peak). Thats the key word,,, No, this genny is too small for a standard RV AC unit. You are better to go up to the 3000 Watt size genny's
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