Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Irelandchristian So far so good
Item was received in good condition. Shipping only took a few days. Took about 5 minutes to install wheels and .6 quarts of oil. I have put 50 hours on it running 2 cabins at the same time. I have been getting aroun 14 hours per tank drawing somewhere around 1500 watts total. I have used it with a chop saw with no problem even though it stated on the outside of the box that it doesn't have enough power to run power tools. The remote works well but the range is fairly limited. It is fairly loud in comparison to inverter models but it is much quieter than most industrial generators. I really like that it has a display showing hours and voltage.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Remote Control works through walls!
The remote control is the most awesome thing about this generator!! We keep it in an outdoor shed, and can turn it on from inside the house!! Yes, it works through walls!!! It helps save on gas, too, because you can wait to turn generator on until you absolutely need it, and then can turn it off as soon as you are done, because you can do so with one push on the remote!! One warning--spark arrestor will drive you nuts!!! Take it off right away!!! If it clogs up (which mine did every 100 hours), it will make the generator shut off repeatedly, and without warning!!! So either pitch it like I did, or clean it every 50 hours!!
August 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris The champion 3500/4000 watt generator
This unit is well worth the money. At 1660 ft. this unit puts out a little less than 3500 nominal. It will easily hold 2500 watts at a clean 60hz all day but any more distorts the output. For faster starting change the spark plug after break in, i used the recommended ngk and it cranks up right away. The remote start with power delay is really convenient cause you can start it from your bed and it will idle a bit before powering your rig. I was surprised at the thickness of the cage, guards and the rather large muffler. Its is the quietest generator i own now, unbelievable from a low priced genny. It is a smooth runner and has every thing you should have in a generator.
May 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kentfire Excellent product for the price
I searched for an economical generator that would be reliable and easy to use. This one is it. It will power your basic home essentials during an outage and is light enough to take camping also. It is a good mid-range generator that won't break the bank. I have only fired it up twice but it seems to be fine so far. I like the remote start and it was easy to assemble. It even included the perfect amount of oil in the shipping container to get it up and running, (sign of a good product), and the battery had enough charge to start it right up. Instructions were clear and simple and shipping was fast. I am very happy with this purchase so far. Hope it lasts for the long haul.
September 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chuck medium noise level, great product
I received this generator 2 weeks after the big storm that knocked out power in northern Virginia for almost a week. Delivered by UPS via Home Depot online order. Delivered in good condition. total of 15 min setup out of the box, partialy filled it with stabilized gas, hit the wireless remote start to "on"........started right up within 5 seconds. No damage from delivery...............ran great. would recommend this model to friends...........cost a lot less than the honda or yamaha models of same wattage..........comes with two year warranty. Great choice.
July 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JPSzcz It arrived broken... TWICE!
My mother ordered one, and I had to assemble it for her. During assembly, I saw that the end cap was cracked all the way through where it attached to the motor mounts. We called HD, and they had us take it back and ordered another one for us. It arrived a couple of weeks later. I inspected it and it was cracked again, and in the EXACT SAME PLACE! The end cap was cracked all the way through in the exact same place as the first one. Keep your junk. I won't buy another Champion generator, or another generator from Home Depot.
October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WEREOTR We're quite pleased.
The noise is loud, but about like most. It powers more than we expected. It runs our roof mounted a/c unit that we bought it for. To our surprise, it also runs the a/c, our electric frying pan, tv, and dvd player all together. We've tried nothing more, but sounds like it could handle more. The remote works from inside and at a distance. The fuel consumption seems to be as advertised. It's great! We've only had it a short time. Quality and value can really only be judged over time, but so far, we are thrilled with our purchase.
July 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by handyman 3500/ 4000-Watt Portable Gas Generator
After being without power in the Northern Virginia area for more than two days a few weeks ago I decided to purchase a generator that would keep a few appliances (like the freezer and 'frig) going. This Champion was easy to assemble and started on the first touch of the remote control starter button. (Very nice feature.) It run quieter than I expected.
Instructions are good.
The only reason I didn't give it a five-star rating is because I haven't really put it to the test. Nonetheless, it's looking like a good buy.
August 1, 2012