Champion Power Equipment 3,500/4,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start RV Ready Portable Generator-46596 - The Home Depot

Champion Power Equipment

Model # 46596

Internet # 203589520

3,500/4,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start RV Ready Portable Generator

Champion Power Equipment 3,500/4,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start RV Ready Portable Generator

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$335.77 / each


Model # 46596

Internet # 203589520

The Champion 46596 3,500-Watt gasoline-powered portable generator (not CARB) with 196 cc Champion OHV engine features a durable tubular steel frame for protection, and the 4-gal. gas tank helps run the generator for up to 12 hours at 50% load for long-lasting, reliable power. This generator includes an automatic shut off when the oil level gets too low to help protect your machine from damage.

  • 3,500-Watt running power (4000-Watt peak) provides reliable power to run small appliances, power tools and more
  • 4-gal. fuel tank capacity runs the generator for 12 hours at 50% load
  • Push-to-reset circuit breakers help protect the generator and connected appliances from damage
  • 68 dB sound rating from 23 ft. helps ensure low operational noise for peace and quiet
  • Voltmeter monitors output for your convenience
  • Automatic shut off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • 1 in. dia. tubular steel frame for protection and durability
  • EPA/49 states, not for sale in California
  • Wheel kit available separately
  • Oil funnel and spark plug socket included
  • 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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Assembled Depth (in.)  24 in  Assembled Height (in.)  25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  29 in  Product Height (in.)  18.3 
Product Length (in.)  24.2  Product Width (in.)  18.3 
Auto idle control  Yes  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  3500  Engine Displacement (cc)  196 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Fuel Gauge  Yes 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  3.8  Fuel type  Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  1.5  Horsepower (hp)  6.5 hp 
Low oil shutdown  Yes  Muffler  No 
Number of circuits/outlets  Operational volume (dB)  68 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No  Peak Wattage  4000 
Product Weight (lb.)  107 lb  Returnable  30-Day 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  12  Voltage (volts)  120 
Wheel Kit Included  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  No Certifications or Listings  Manufacturer Warranty  2 Year Manufacturer Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So far, so good. Received with some shipping damage. Champion was very helpful & sent me the required replacement parts, free of charge and very quickly. Very helpful "customer service" at Champion who actually know what that means. I've only used the generator twice. Time will tell on it's durability. It starts easily and runs smoothly. Just remember to read the entire owner's manual and remember to only choke it on the first pull, then pull three times before choking it again. I've only had to choke it the first time, and it's started right up on the 2nd or third pull. I'm an old woman, so I am very happy you don't have to pull and pull. September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Runs great with all the power I need. I followed the quick start guide and the unit started up on the second pull. I purchased this unit to run my RV AC unit and it handles that load without any trouble. A week later our power went out for 20 hours. I was able to use the 30 Amp plug to run the RV while I used the 20 Amp plug to supply power for 2 refrigerators and a freezer. August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quietest Generator!!! Used to power my Slide in Camper. RV plug is a great feature!!! Quieter generator and other I have compared. Only inverters are quieter, but you would pay 7 times the amount to get the same KW output!!! GREAT VALUE!!! August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Generator I am very well pleased with the Generator, was easy to setup, is ready for use. The price was fair and it shipped/arrived well before the stated estimated times for same. July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for emergencies or on the job site We live in an older portion of town and the power goes out frequently. After the Ice Storms last December, we decided this was a must. Assembly was easy. After added oil and fuel it fired up first pull. February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great generator I had ordered a PowerStroke unit. It finally got here and the box was all beat up! Opened it up and the rubber mounting pads between the frame and the generator were all broken. Looked @ the sparkplug and the insulator and brass terminal was broken. Immediately got a hold of HD and said I was returning it to the nearest store. I then ordered the Champion unit and it was on sale. The rep from HD also gave me 10% off of the price which made it @273.00. Got in a week and opened the box...added oil and fuel....started on the second pull. Would recommend this to anybody needing a small 4K unit. We plan on using it for our 5th wheel and it comes with a 30amp RV plug on the unit. October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product Put oil in it and gas pulled rope 3 times ran great. I bought it for my 5th wheel to run heat and it does a fine job and is quiet for a big generator. well pleased. November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great! Love the generator, starts up easy and works great! December 24, 2013
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