Model # 42436

Internet #203791696

Champion Power Equipment 1,200-Watt/1,500-Watt Recoil Start Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Champion Power Equipment

1,200-Watt/1,500-Watt Recoil Start Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

$20428 /each

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Product Overview

The Champion Power Equipment 42436 1200 Watt Multi Purpose Portable Generator is the perfect “What if?” generator when you’re in a pinch or need “just enough” power – RV-use, camping, tailgating, weekend trips, family vacations and small jobs around the house. This unit also makes a great solution during an emergency to power a few essential items you need in a power outage – lights, microwave, fan, TV, modem/router, cell phone charger, etc. The 1200 Watt Multi Purpose Portable Generator operates at 65 dBA from 23 ft. and has a run time of up to 10 hours on a full tank of gasoline at 50% load. The generator features Volt Guard™, a built-in surge protector which protects your appliances from any spikes in voltage above a safe threshold, as well as Cold Start technology which optimizes the generator to start easily in cold weather. The unit also comes with a voltmeter: displays power output from the generator. The 1200 Watt Multi Purpose Portable Generator has a 1.5 gal. fuel tank, 0.4 qt. oil capacity (recommended 10W-30) and automatic low oil shut-off sensor. The generator is 50-state/CARB compliant. Champion Power Equipment is a market leader in power generation equipment. Champion has years of experience providing dependable and durable power equipment designed and engineered in the US for the North American and world markets. Champion products are the standard of performance excellence – for work, for play, for home. We make the power that makes your life easier.

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  • 1500 starting watts, 1200 running watts with up to 10 hours run time on a full tank of gas
  • Powered by a reliable 80cc Champion engine with Cold Start, optimized to start easily in cold weather
  • Outlets - 120V 20A household outlet with voltmeter, controls and monitors stable power
  • Rugged - Durable steel frame
  • Champion Support - 3 year limited warranty with FREE lifetime technical support
  • 1.5 Gal. fuel tank runs 10 hours at 50% load
  • 3/4 in. Dia tubular steel frame for protection and durability
  • 65 dBA at 23 ft.
  • Voltmeter
  • Lightweight 62 lb. and portable
  • Weather-proof custom made vinyl cover available separately
  • CARB compliant, can be sold in California
  • Includes oil funnel and spark plug socket
  • SAE 10W-30 oil recommended (not included)
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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Name 1800-Watt Gasoline Portable Generator - CARB Compliant 1,200-Watt/1,500-Watt Recoil Start Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 1,150-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Generator with Briggs & Stratton Engine Energy Storm 2,000-Watt 98cc 3 MHP Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
Brand WEN Champion Power Equipment PowerBoss LIFAN
Ratings (70) (72) (1) (49)
Certifications and Listings CARB Compliant,EPA Approved No Certifications or Listings CSA Certified 1-UL Listed
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,No Additional Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown No Additional Features
Continuous Wattage 1500 1200 1150 1600
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
Built-in inverter No No No No
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Customer Questions & Answers

Will it run a sump pump and/or a frig.???

Asked by: Rich
Yes it should. Depend on how big a sump pump you have. To be sure you need to know the amps of the things you will be plugging up to it. This unit will put out 10 amps. {watts divided by voltage = amps.} So if you have a power tool that requires 5 amps you will need 600 watts to power this tool. [5 amps x 120 volts = 600watts.] The amp rating should be located on the equipment or tool or the motor itself.
Answered by: EDJ009
Date published: 2016-09-01

How many amps does it push?

Amps are a pretty basic selection factor, didn't see it in your description
Asked by: Tootsie
This unit will put out 10 amps. {amps x volts = watts}.
Answered by: EDJ009
Date published: 2015-10-14

what is the weight of this unit. how long will it run on a full tank

Asked by: rich
Dont recall exactly, but its not too heavy. Its somewhere between 30-40lbs...
Answered by: Meli
Date published: 2016-02-08

How many strokes this machine run?

Asked by: Henry
This is a 4 cycle engine.
Answered by: Mr. Champion
Date published: 2016-09-30
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Customer Reviews

1,200-Watt/1,500-Watt Recoil Start Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid dependable. Started on the second pull out of the box and has performed flawlessly. Simply an awesome value. I did have a problem with the gas cap, but Champion had the replacement to me on the third day after calling them. In short, awesome support after the sale and a great product. I would absolutely recommend and but Champion again.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trouble with cold weather start I bought this generator to use in the mountains to plug into my diesel truck to warm up the engine block and oil in the morning. Problem is that at cold temps (0F to -15F) I cannot get the generator to start. Altitude is 8k to 10k. I tried changing to a synthetic oil but did not help. Next step is to try disconnect of low oil indicator and then starting fluid. Any suggestions?
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small and powerfull I brought this generator last month to power an electric chain saw and it works great. Glad i purchased it.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from almost as quiet as a honda I've had this generator for about two years and I love it!! I put royal purple oil in it after break in and this generator is great on gas and is very quiet. I recently bought a newer trailer and just got my new champion 3500/4000 watt with remote start today. Fired right up I'm ready to go camping again in a couple of weeks. I'll review that one when I try everything in the trailer
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 1st Champion Generator and I love it! This was my 1st generator purchase of any kind and I could not be happier. I recently needed a generator for a 4 day outing at a race track hosting a national event. There was no power at the track so I needed a small compact generator that would get me through the long weekend. The 42436 did not disappoint! From powering a small TV and DVD player to powering a car charger the 42436 performed like a champ. I reserached and studied how far I could push the generator and although I never exceeded its limits, this small generator exceeded my expectations. Light weight and easy to cary. Very easy to start and the automatic low oil shut off sensor is a great feature that sets this generator apart from all other in its class. Anyone considering purchasing the generator will not be disappointed. If you are looking for a small unit to power some small items and want a portable easy to start greater, the 42436 is a great option.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not out of the box yet Just got this less than a week ago, have not needed it yet, so still in box. Bought it as a back up should we have a power outage so we can still have use of our pellet stove. If we are lucky it may be years before we need this, so cannnot comment one way or the other on the performance, quality, etc.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good basic generator Unit arrived well packaged and undamaged. We inspected the unit and installed the vibration dampers, filled with oil and gasoline, and it cranked on the third pull. After about 20 seconds the engine settled down, and we plugged in a large fan with no issues. We ran the unit for a couple of hours and had no problems. I like the fuel shut-off that allows the carburetor to completely empty of gasoline. The analog voltmeter showed a steady 120v, but I think the fuel gauge is broken due to the fact it never moved the entire time - or the unit is super fuel efficient. Not a big deal, since no other generator I've owned has had a gauge. Basic, no-frills unit that gets the job done.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts everytime. Been using this generator for three winters now. Just remember to turn off the gas to shut it off. Remove any gasoline that has been sitting in the machine for long periods of time. Gas goes bad and it will gum it up, making starting difficult.
Date published: 2017-03-12
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