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Champion Power Equipment

Model 42436

Internet #203791696

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

$181.03 /each

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The Champion 42436 1,500 Peak/1,200 Running Watt CARB Certified Portable Generator is a snap to get up and running with a recoil start. The generator unit itself features a 1.45 Gal. fuel tank for 10 running hours at 50% load and low-oil shut-off. Champion Power Equipment's model 42436 generators produces 1,200 running Watt and 1,500 peak Watt for dependable power for your home, RV and emergencies. The generator boasts an 80cc OHV engine. The engine is 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled and includes a cast iron sleeve for durability. The generator has an integrated control panel with a 20 Amp 120-Volt outlet 10 Amp breaker. The generator is held in a 3/4 in. Dia tubular steel frame for protection and durability. Meets EPA and CARB standards. Light duty; will power lights and small utilities. Consult-Watt chart for larger appliances.

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  • 1,200 rated watts, 1,500-Watt maximum
  • 80cc OHV champion engine
  • 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled engine, recoil start
  • Low oil shut-off
  • Cast iron sleeve for durability
  • 1.45 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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Will it run a sump pump and/or a frig.???

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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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You'll need to know the power demands for the pump and frig. As long as their combined operating wattage stays within the 1200-watt operational limits of the generator, everything should run fine. Also know that both sump pumps and refrigerators place larger start-up demands on generators--i.e., they require more power during the first few seconds when they initially switch on. The best way to find out Read More
You'll need to know the power demands for the pump and frig. As long as their combined operating wattage stays within the 1200-watt operational limits of the generator, everything should run fine. Also know that both sump pumps and refrigerators place larger start-up demands on generators--i.e., they require more power during the first few seconds when they initially switch on. The best way to find out what size generator is needed is to first test them together while plugged into the wall with a clip-on multimeter. Switch them both on simultaneously and see how much power is drawn. If you stay under 1500 watts (13.6 amps at 110 VAC), you'll be fine. If you already have a generator, just plug the devices in and listen to the engine when switching the devices on. The generator will probably stumble a bit at first--perfectly normal for any generator operating near its limits--but then should recover to a nice even cadence. If the generator continues stumbling or cuts out, then you've obviously given it more of a load than it can handle. Read Less
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I ran 2 full size fridges with this no problem.
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It's 1,200 watts, or that means 10 amps on a 120 volt circuit. Just check your refrigerator and sump pump equipment for its rating.
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No it will not run those items. You would want at least a 3000/4000.
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How many amps does it push?

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Amps are a pretty basic selection factor, didn't see it in your description
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This unit will put out 10 amps. {amps x volts = watts}.
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Remember that power (Watts) = Volts x Amps. For a 1200-watt generator supplying 110 VAC, this means it should push 10.9 amps; however, this will fluctuate with whatever electrical loads you place on the generator. The start-up power demand on some devices (especially electric motors) can momentarily spike quite high, requiring more amperage during the first few seconds. This is why the manufacturer specs Read More
Remember that power (Watts) = Volts x Amps. For a 1200-watt generator supplying 110 VAC, this means it should push 10.9 amps; however, this will fluctuate with whatever electrical loads you place on the generator. The start-up power demand on some devices (especially electric motors) can momentarily spike quite high, requiring more amperage during the first few seconds. This is why the manufacturer specs this generator as a 1200/1500-watt system. Thus, it is designed to momentarily accommodate up to 13.6 amps (at 1500 watts) during start-ups, but can only run consistently with a 10.9 amp load (at 1200 watts) or less, again assuming 110 VAC operation. Read Less
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I believe it's advertised at 1,200 watts true? So that's 10 amps on a standard 120 volt home circuit.
It will do 1,500 watts for a very brief period, which is intended to get a 1,200 watt appliance going. Don't count on it to hang in there at 1,500 watts for more than a second or two, however.
It really does deliver what it says. It's a good product.
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The generator is rated for 1200 watts continuous. This equates to 10 amps at 120 volts.
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May be used
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Volt AC, 15 Amp, single phase 60 Hz electrical
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what is the weight of this unit. how long will it run on a full tank

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Dont recall exactly, but its not too heavy. Its somewhere between 30-40lbs...
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The weight I am not sure of but you can tote it by yourself and easily with two people. As far as the usage of gas I have ran mine around 3 or 4 hours without running out. The gas gauge is not that accurate it reaches full before you have it full. .
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It weighs 62 lbs. (28 kg) dry; a full tank adds another 9 lbs. (4 kg). The run time will vary with the electrical load: the more you load it, the shorter the run time. Mine easily runs all night on a full tank with a light RV load (small Dometic refrigerator, water pump, periodic forced air heating, deep cycle battery recharge).
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The gross Weight is 60 lb. (27.2 kg) and the net weight is 55.6 lb. (25.2 kg). This unit will run for 10 hours at 50% load on a full tank.
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How many strokes this machine run?

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This is a 4 cycle engine.
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this unit is a 4 stroke. easy start. my wife starts mine and uses it to run my electric chain saw pulling 9 amps. great for small tools using max 10 amps.
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This unit features a 4-stroke engine.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 43 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Won't start My son gave this to me as a gift. I had trouble starting in when I got it and could not start it at all last year. I am going to have to call a technician to bee if I can get it to work this winter. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PERFECT small utility generator for hand tools Great Value! If you just want a small PORTABLE generator to run power tools somewhere that no electricity is available this is for you! Keep in mind this is a very small unit and it will only run a skill saw by itself and no other power tools with high amp ratings. Its perfect for a small camp generator and very fuel efficient. I fly RC airplanes and this is the PERFECT generator to run battery chargers to keep you RC equipment always charged. It is very quite and portable and is BETTER in my opinion than the smaller two stoke models found at the tool outlet stores and runs at half the RPM of a two stroke generator for about the same cost. March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice little generator Arrived in within a few days of ordering. Added the oil, fuel and it started with only a couple pulls. Ran it for a few hours to test and break in. All looks good. Very happy with purchase. February 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Generator Bought this for BBQ competitions. Wanted something not so huge and somewhat quite. This hit both marks. It's really small and easy to load and move with one person. February 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A good minimalist generator Most Americans buy generators the way they buy guns and motorcycles: they look for the biggest, baddest thing out there, assuming that "bigger must be better." But if you've ever purchased a generator before, only to discover that having 4,000-6,000 watts was a total waste of energy and fuel, then this is the rig for you. I bought one of these for field work and RV use and thus far it has solidly performed to spec. There were a few minor flaws that worried me at first--a dented valve cover and a poorly aligned isolation pad on the underside--but the Champion puts out steady voltage and is indeed thrifty on fuel consumption. I was frankly disappointed that they would put something into a box with obvious dents in it because this speaks to their factory quality control standards. (There were no corresponding dents on the outside of the box, so it was obviously dented at the factory and shipped that way.) Even so, the little 80cc engine runs very solidly and reliably. I also did some research and discovered that the Chinese manufacturer is one of the main OEM suppliers for some major diesel manufacturers, so they're not turning out junk; the two-year warranty speaks to this. For the money, this is an excellent value that gets the job done. It's not as silent as a Honda or Yamaha, but very tolerable noise-wise, and it should last many years with proper, common-sense maintenance. Also be aware that, because the engine is small, if you give it too much of an electrical load it will noticeably stumble. This is not a 'quality' issue as some reviewers might suggest, it is simple physics! Don't plug in more of an electrical load than it is designed for (1200 watts) and you'll be quite happy with it. November 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bumpy transaction, but solid value Showed up at local store picked up and unpacked at home. Although obviously never opened it was already damaged. Apparently the rubber isolation mounts flex enough that simply banging around the carton crushed the petcock into the thin metal tank = leak Called HD & they suggested returning so they could arrange a replacement unit, then called Champion Tech line and talked to a guy out skateboarding ....(sun.) he suggested I call back Mon. & he'd send me replacement tank & petcock's. Took a little longer than I envisioned but it all worked out. November 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Generator It came pre-assembled;all I had to do was put the oil(does not come with it) and gas. A few pulls and started right away. Have a larger one and was told the timing comes with a plastic gadget that breaks easy so make sure you keep receipt. October 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Champion Generator Very poor quality workmanship, after receiving generator filled with gas and oil, immediately started leaking Gas from petcock, called customer service and they sent new petcock this one leaked worse than original, called customer service they sent two more they leaked took generator back to Home Depot. September 1, 2015
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