Champion Power Equipment News

E10 Petrol Engines

2021-08-17

As you may be aware, during summer 2021, the standard (95 octane) petrol grade in Great Britain will...

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April Special - Free Champion Polo Shirt with all Mighty Atom Inverters!

2021-04-01

We are running a special offer in April - all orders of the Champion Mighty Atom (92001i & 92001i-EU...

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Splitting the Atom!

2020-12-18

Our best selling Inverter Generator, “The Mighty Atom”, is now available in both 240v AN...

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Champion's New Pressure Washers

2020-08-03

Champion's new Pressure Washers have arrived and there is a model available for the everyday or i...

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Introducing the 92001i Mighty Atom

2020-06-30

Looking for reduced weight & ease of use? At only 17.6kg (38.8lb) the 2.5 kW Mighty Atom is l...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Inverter Generators

2020-06-23

These generators cost a little more, However they run longer, quieter, and much more efficiently....

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The 73001i series just got better!

2020-06-15

Our range of 73001 Inverter Generators just got even better! The Champion Power Equipment 73001i ...

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New Champion logo for Europe!

2019-04-09

In recognition of our continued development of the Champion range across Europe, CPE USA have reco...

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We are at the CPDE Show in Coventry

2018-04-18

Dave Jarvis displays some of our Champion products at the Critical Power & Decentralised Energy ...

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Calling Manchester!

2018-01-17

Join us at the EventCity Caravan & Motorhome Show and see for yourself why Champion are making w...

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We are exhibiting in Birmingham this month!

2017-10-09

Catch us at UK Construction week on the 10-12th October 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham!Multi award-wi...

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UK Construction Week!

2016-10-19

You want to be here - It's a pretty amazing show with tons of great exhibitors and of course it free...

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Don't miss the Caravan and Motor Home Show

2016-10-11

Pop over to the NEC, Birmingham and look us up at Stand 12.59!The show starts today and runs until O...

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Join us at the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR Cologne!

2016-02-16

From 6 to 8 March 2016, over a period of three days, the most important decision-makers, manufacture...

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See you at The Caravan and Motorhome Show - 21-24 Jan 2016

2016-01-13

Make sure you pop in and see us at the 2016 Caravan and Motorhome Show.We will have a wide variety o...

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Starting vs Max vs Running Watts

Most motor-driven products that you will connect to your generator need extra watts when they start, this is known as starting watts.

The Starting Watts listed on your generator is the wattage the generator can output for an average of 6 seconds (Inverter) or 10 minutes (Open Frame Type).

Once this period is over, and if the wattage has not reduced the Overload Protection will activate and the generator will trip using the following methods circuit breaker (frame type) and flashing overload light (Inverter), if this happens the power (wattage) needs to reduced or disconnected immediately and the generator needs to be reset by stopping the generator and turning everything to the ‘OFF’ position and leaving for minimum 2 minutes (Inverter Only).

The Maximum Watts listed on your generator is the MAX watts output the generator can run at – however it is not recommended to run your generator at the  maximum watts for periods more than average 5 minutes (Inverter) and 60 minutes (Open Frame Type). Once this period is over, and if the wattage has not reduced the Overload Protection will activate and the generator will trip using the following methods circuit breaker (frame type) and flashing overload light (Inverter), if this happens the power (wattage) needs to reduced or disconnected immediately and the generator needs to be reset by stopping the generator and turning everything to the ‘OFF’ position and leaving for minimum 2 minutes. While working in the max zone on an Inverter you will have solid red overload light this is normal.