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Model # 73540i

Internet # 204367010

1,700/2,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Inverter Generator

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$649.00 /each




Model # 73540i

Internet # 204367010

The Champion Power Equipment 73540i gasoline powered, portable inverter generator is powered by an 80cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 1,700 rated Watts and 2,000 max Watts. With a 1 gal. Fuel tank this unit can run up to 9.5 hours at 25% load. The OHV engine features an easy-pull recoil start, is equipped with a low oil shut-off sensor and is designed for long life and easy maintenance. This unit also contains true sine wave inverter technology making it safe to power all of your sensitive electronic devices. This unit is ideal for camping trips, hunting, traveling, tailgating, and light jobs around the house. CARB approved for all 50 states.

  • Quiet (53 dBA), lightweight (48 lb.) and portable
  • Sine wave technology at an affordable price (less than 5% total harmonic distortion) makes it great for sensitive electronics
  • Built-in carrying handle for convenience and portability
  • Economy mode: engine automatically idles lower when electrical load is reduced, saving fuel and engine wear
  • Innovative design for stacking, parallel operation kit sold separately to double the power of 2 Champion inverter generators
  • Overload protection
  • US forest service approved spark arrester
  • 120-Volt plus 12-Volt DC outlet
  • Cast iron sleeve for durability
  • Tubular steel frame for protection and durability
  • Includes 12-Volt DC charging cables and 12-Volt DC automotive USB adapter
  • CARB/50 state compliant
  • Cover and parallel kit available separately
  • Home Depot Protection Plan:

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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Fuel type 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
Generator Features 
Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown 
Horsepower (hp) 
3.5 hp 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
48.1 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Wheel Kit Included 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 Year Manufacturer Limited 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happy with it... After many hours of research and deep thought, I pulled the trigger and purchased (2) of these units w/the parallel kit. We have a Travel Trailer with the 15k BTU A/C, running the A/C was the primary reason for the purchase. I have read Tons of Reviews about how these Inverted 2000W Champions will not power a 15K A/C, will not power the TV, Microwave etc. I can just tell you that is just Not True, Not only does it (In parallel) Power my 15K A/C, it also runs my 42 in Flat screen & microwave in ECO mode! Runs my A/C, Fridge, outdoor mini fridge, 42 inch Flat screen and microwave with Eco turned off... I just put 8 Hours on the Generators and changed the oil like the instructions suggested, now I'm good for the next 100 hours. I Just could not justify the cost of the Honda when we only plan on using these units a couple of times a year. So far, I am extremely Happy with my purchase and will be traveling to the beach soon, Looking forward to be able to pull off the interstate and plug up if we need to take a break from the road... May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Champion generator I order the champion generator and its pretty good. I couldn't believe how quite it was. I plugged a 1400w portable ac and heater to it and it reb up a little then it idle back down.Then I plugged in a small refrigerator to see if it could with stand both of my appliances plugged in at once and it flip the 20A switch,but other than that it's pretty good and it also crank up on the second pull with the choke out.I think it's worth the money . April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome generator!! This is a great little generator! It really light and easy to carry around. It is incredibly quiet, I couldn't believe it when I fired it up!! I tested this with my Fluke multimeter and found the voltage to be right at 124 volts. When I fired up a 1500 watt heatgun the voltage would dip to 122 volts for a split second and then right back to 124. I hooked up my oscilloscope to the outlet and found it to have a perfect 60hz sine wave and retained the nice clean wave when I fired up the heatgun. I had it on econo mode when I did these tests too! It did kick the idle up when I started the heat gun and leveled right out. The only problem I had with this was when I was putting the oil in. It tells you to add just under 1/2 quart of oil before starting. I used the included funnel and added the recommended amount of oil and found it pouring out of the motor when I pulled the funnel out. It apparently had a little oil in there, so be careful when filling it!! Other than that I love this little generator! March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lite weight unit Took delivery of my unit in one week as promised. After putting in the oil (which is a pain, with no measurng cup provided, so oil spilled out) and adding gas, it only needed two pulls to start it. I am using the gen for my travel trailer ( I also have a Champion 4kw, but is noisy) to power stuff like the microwave. I tested it with a 1500w heater with no problem. the ECON mode is great, it's so quiet. All in all, this is a very nice unit, especially if it last as long as my larger gen I bought back in '08. April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Did what it said it woud do! I did my math and research before I did my shopping and knew I needed 1500 watts running wattage to run sensitive electronic equipment. Runs in Economy mode my whole set up. 70 inch Plasma Bose surround sound sys Dell computer internet satellite sys DVD player Fan large printer So far so good , started out of the box on the second pull. Keep my fingers crossed. January 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product is better than a Honda For the cost the Champion out performs the pricey Honda. November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job I can run my cabover camper ac & charge my boat trolling batteries when I set gen on high not that loud when set on economy mode , but cannot run ac on economy mode,but quiet just little difference compare to Honda also cost, but over all weights 55lbs with gas , I'm happy with product May 20, 2014
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