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6250/5000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Generator

  • Cold Start Technology ensures quick starts in cold weather
  • Runs up to 9 hours at 50 percent load when tank is full
  • 6250 starting watts and 5000 running watts.
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Product Overview

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Power For Your Projects

Perfect for handling multiple power tools at the same time.

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Power Your Work Site

This rugged generator is the power solution you need for your remote work site.

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Essential Power in an Emergency

This generator will provide plenty of backup power for your essentials during an outage.

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Never Flat Tires

Move your power where you need it with the foldaway handle and included wheel kit.

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3-Mode Intelligauge

This digital meter helps you monitor voltage, frequency and operating hours with ease.

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Covered GFCI Outlets

Covered outlets include a 120-Volt/240-Volt 30 Amp locking outlet and four 20 Amp GFCI protected household outlets.

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Convenient Toggle Switch

Includes a convenient engine switch on the control panel.

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9 Hours

Enjoy 9 hours of run time on a full tank of gasoline.

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74 dBA

From 23 ft. the noise level is a bit louder than a vacuum.

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Reliable Power

Count on the 292cc Champion engine for power on the go or emergency backup.

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3-Mode Intelligauge

Monitor voltage, frequency and operating hours with ease.

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Volt Guard

Prevent overloads and keep your valuable equipment safe from voltage spikes.

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Cold Start

Built in technology for easy starts in cold weather.

The Champion Power Equipment 100496 5000-Watt Portable Generator is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience. Power up with Champions reliable recoil start, plus Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather. Designed for safety with convenient push-to-reset circuit breakers, a low oil shut-off sensor plus an included oil funnel for easy changes, this unit includes 1.2 qt. of recommended 10-Watt-30 engine oil. The reliable 292 cc single-cylinder OHV Champion engine produces 6250 starting watt and 5000 running watt and will run for up to 9-hours at 50% load when the 5.7 Gal. tank of gasoline is full. Easily monitor power output and track maintenance intervals with Intelligauge, which allows you to keep track of voltage, frequency and operating hours. With a noise level of 74 dBA from 23 ft., which is a bit louder than a vacuum cleaner, this machine can handle most essentials in an outage. All the outlets have covers for protection and include a 120-Volt/240-Volt 30 Amp locking outlet (L14-30R) and four 120-Volt 20 Amp GFCI protected household outlets (5-20R). The foldaway handle installs easily with no tools necessary, while the included wheel kit with never flat tires make it a cinch to move your power where you need it. EPA certified and CARB compliant. Champion Support and our nationwide network of service centers will back up your purchase with a 3-year limited warranty and free lifetime technical support.
  • Includes a low-oil shut-off sensor and 1.2 Qt. of recommended 10W-30 engine oil
  • At 6250 starting Watt and 5000 running Watt, enjoy up to 9-hours of run time on a full tank of gasoline with a noise level of 74 dBA from 23 ft.
  • One 120-Volt/240-Volt 30 Amp locking outlet and four 120-Volt 20 Amp GFCI outlets
  • Volt Guard prevents overloads and keeps your valuable equipment safe from voltage spikes, plus Intelligauge keeps track of voltage, frequency and operating hours
  • Includes 3-year limited warranty with free lifetime technical support from dedicated experts

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6250/5000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Generator
11,500/9,200-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
BrandSportsmanPulsarChampion Power EquipmentChampion Power Equipment
Name4,000/3,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with RV Outlet6,580/5,500-Watt Dual Fuel Gasoline/Propane Powered Recoil Start Portable Generator with CARB Compliant 274 cc Engine6250/5000-Watt Gasoline Powered Recoil Start Portable Generator11,500/9,200-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage3500550050009200
FeaturesAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionBuilt-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Dual Fuel,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,LCD Display,Low Oil Shutdown,On Indicator Light,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit ProtectionLow Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload ProtectionElectric Start,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelDual FuelSingle FuelSingle Fuel
Starting Wattage40006580625011500
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingJob Site,RecreationCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingEmergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil Start
Voltage (volts)120120/240120/240120/240
Number of Outlets6656
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Product Height (in.)
25.2 in
Product Length (in.)
30.1 in
Product Width (in.)
25.7 in


Campsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,Tailgating
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
Half-Load Run Time
Horsepower (hp)
Oil Funnel,Wheel Kit
Number of Outlets
Operational Volume (dB)
Outlet Type
120V 20A,120V 30A,240V 30A
Power/Fuel Type
Product Weight (lb.)
152.1 lb
Running Wattage
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
Suggested Uses
Large Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


Is there any big problem causing if I have both line power (after meter) and generator power coming the same time to the load panel box?

Asked by Jim April 14, 2021

I cannot answer this question. I am not an electrician. You should consult a n electrician for safety. I only use it directly to appliances. I do not use to connect to the house wiring.

How much does it weigh?

Asked by Rich March 4, 2021

Too heavy for me put in truck by myself. Should be in specs. I think was 250lbs

Why is my brand new out of the box 5000 watt generator leaking fuel

Asked by Tt February 22, 2021

sounds like it has a issue.

Does it come with a cover

Asked by Vance February 16, 2021

nope I used a tarp.

does this require regular or diesel gas?

Asked by Connie January 12, 2021

regular gas

Do you like this side with them electric start ?? The next size up has electric started and is ba...

Asked by Carebear1996 December 6, 2020

Really Champion with power. Really helps our Gutter Cleaning Business. Awesome product and brand!!!

Can you please send me a quote for this item the champion power equipment 6250 to 5000 W gasoline powered recoil start portable generator

Asked by Jordan December 1, 2020

Hi you would need to contact your local home depots pros desk and go from their.

How much does this model weigh? Thanks

Asked by JoeG November 8, 2020

152 lbs

how much does this unit weigh?

Asked by Barry September 8, 2020

It was the better part of a hundred pounds.

Try to pick up this generator at you summerville locatin.Is it available.need today

Asked by Msmac August 22, 2020

then you need to go to that location and buy it.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 410 reviews
  • 97% recommend this product
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Starts easily and works well. Would buy another one.
Impressed on the easy startup of the unit. Runs great. Use it for emergencies hit and for offsite jobs. It is a little heavy with a full tank of gas, but operates well.
by RalfW
Fired right up
I bought this after a severe power outage. It fires right up every time. Easy to follow instructions, easy assemble and a great price.
by TumTumCTPB
Better than the others
Already submitted review just wanted to send a photo
by Robert
Performs well
So far, so good! Just got it and added the oil that comes with it. Then gas. Then ran it for five hours for the required break-in period. I added different loads to see how it would run. Did great and the price was good for the amount of power it has. It is a bit loud, but on par with the average models out there.
by Larry
Keeping our essential appliances up and running.
5000 running watts of power is more than enough to keep large essential appliances running for hours on end in an event of a power outage. This generator is a must have for anyone who is in an emergency situation when power isn't available. It's a great looking generator and it runs consistently. 5 stars.
by PlaidTurtle
Great product!
This boy is amazing, gas lasts a lot and a lot of power!
by Hacienda Boy
This is a tough machine
Now since having this generator for over a month now this will be a genuine review... 2 nights ago had a terrible rain storm with thunder n lightning.. I have yet to buy a cover for it but I will say I was extremely worried that it would have gotten water logged but the next day it was sunny n slightly windy so I let it sit dry... Within a few hrs I fired her up n let it run for a min worried that there was still water inside if any but she ran wonderfully... Just like the first day I bought it... This is a good machine if u want to get the job done this is the one for u... I use it with my camper n it works perfectly.... I would recommend this again n again to anyone I Kno that needs a good stronger generator ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
by The queen anne's revenge
Many years of use to come
Purchased this exact unit by recommendation of my electrician and friend. He also has a Champion generator that he's used for 10+ years and hasn't had a single issue with it. This will be an invaluable asset to have if/when the power goes out. Hoping to never have to use it, but I know that if I do I won't have any issues.
by 300Lane1
Worth Every Penny
I did some homework before buying this unit, and I was impressed with what I learned. A great value for what you get. Im using this unit for my house when the power goes out. Its a little loud, but some small background noise is worth it to have a running fridge. It started on the second pull and I let it run for a few minutes to break in. Stores nicely in the garage. The cover is on its way
by JOhnnyBoy227
Champion Generator Saved Us During Tropical Storm Isaias
We recently lost power for 5 days during tropical storm Isaias. Thankfully we had a Champion generator, model 100496 and were able to keep our refrigerator cool in the 97+ degree temps, run the washing machine to keep our clothes smelling fresh and clean and cook warm food in our air fryer. We also watched TV, played PlayStation and charged our cell phones. I'm so thankful for the quality of Champion products because you know they're going to be there when you least expect to need them.
by Skippermark
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