Updated: December 22, 2020

Champion 2000-Watt Stackable Portable Inverter Generator Review

by Charles Jasper

Product Overview

2000-Watts is a significant amount of energy, but when you’re trying to support multiple electronics, it may not be enough. With the Champion 2000-Watt stackable portable inverter generator, you can stack another 2000-Watt generator atop that one to double your power, while saving space with the stackable design.

Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator

Champion 2000 Watt Inverter Generator
  • 2000 starting watts
  • 1700 running watts
  • 58 dBA from 23 feet
  • 39.5 pounds weight
  • 3-year limited warranty

What You Need to Know Before Ordering the Champion 2000-Watt Stackable Portable Inverter Generator

This inverter generator is EPA certified and CARB, the California Air Resources Board, compliant. You don’t have to worry about what kind of unit you’re purchasing with those certifications and what damage it may do to the environment. Because it’s CARB compliant, you don’t even need to worry about the air.

It arrives fully set up, with no needs to worry about assembly. The company promises “hassle-free set-up,” but they also promise free, full tech support whenever you need it, in case you have any questions. The unit also comes with a built-in handle, making carrying easy for you and your needs.

How Much Noise Will It Produce?

This one has an ultra-quiet operation bonus, allowing you to pretend you don’t have a generator running. No more of the noisy, rumbling generator you have to attempt to drown out with something louder. With this one, you’ll barely notice it’s running, except for the stellar power output it offers.

Exactly how loud is this generator? The specifications given by the company, Champion Power Equipment, are that it’s 53 dBA from 23 feet away. This is roughly the equivalent of a dishwasher running in the room next to you. If you have two, it would be louder at 23 feet, roughly as if you were in the room with the dishwasher. This is tolerable for most people, still, but may become annoying.

The Power in This Inverter Generator

The “Smart Economy Mode” advertised by the company, Champion Power Equipment, will reduce the electrical load. This can significantly save you on gas in the long run. The economy mode also provides a quieter operation, which makes the engine even quieter than it already is. If that isn’t enough to convince you, it extends the engine life because it’s taking it easier on the engine.

The smart economy mode should help you extend the engine life, but even if it doesn’t, you don’t have to worry. For no extra cost, the company will give you a three-year warranty on parts as well promising full access to their technical support. This should help you with any repairs you made need to do in the first three years, completely on the company. After that, you’ll have to pay for further replacement parts yourself.

This inverter generator is only 50 pounds, which is light for a generator able to handle this wattage. Plus, if you do go ahead and buy two to stack atop each other, you’re still only dealing with a hundred pounds of weight for a full 4,000 Watts. This makes it perfect for a crazy tailgate or camping trip, as you can run a significant number of things off just two light generators with major power.

The Technical Aspects

It has a reliable recoil start, so you don’t have to worry about it not starting. It even has technology in it to help it start on cold days. Cold days can cause machine to freeze up and refuse to start and you certainly don’t want that in the winter time. This generator comes with a company promise to start up even in the cold.

The gas tank only takes a gallon of fuel to fill, so you don’t have to worry about going through all those gas cans quickly. You also don’t have to worry about running out or having a massive stack in the bed of your truck or somehow in the RV without making it smell bad. Even with two generators stacked, you’re only going to go through a maximum of two gallons every two hours, if you’re running them both at 100% power output.

This inverter has a 0.4-quart oil capacity and runs on 10W-30 oil. A bottle of it comes with the generator for your convenience.

What to Use the Generator For

This one is one of the top generators suitable for camping and RV life, by far. Champion 2000-Watt Stackable Portable Inverter Generator offers a steel gasoline tank, sure to keep you from struggling with possible leaks. It features a maximum run time off one tank of 9.5 hours, when using a lower amount of energy than the maximum 2,000 Watts. It can also be used for backups on household essentials during power outages.

What about for charging electronics? Well, with this one, you can plug into two separate 120V 20A household outlets. The plugs are rated as clean electricity (less than 3% THD), keeping you from worrying about what’s going into your electronics. Smaller electronics, especially, can be very sensitive to this. This generator also offers a 12V DC outlet for your other needs.

If you’re looking for a backup generator for your whole house, this isn’t the generator for you. While it can back up your few basics such as the microwave, phone, TV, or other small appliances. Small electronics can be charged directly off the generator’s household outlets. It won’t run any kind of pump effectively, however, during power outages, nor stoves or furnaces or other large appliances.

About the author

Charles Jasper is the owner and main author of Generator Guider. He has a degree Engineering and 20 years experience on using generators on various projects, around the house, and while traveling and camping. He has a passion for everything related to home improvemen and loves to travel on his RV. When he is not working, you might find Jasper working on projects around the house or organizing a camping trip.