The Benefits of Dual Fuel Generators

Dual Fuel Generators

Champion's Dual Fuel technology makes it possible to operate your portable generator using either petrol or Propane. Switching between fuel sources is safe and simple, allowing you to choose the best fuel for your needs. Power your life with innovative options for a cleaner, easier experience.

Dual Fuel Technology was developed to allow you to choose the safest and most effective fuel option for your needs.

The benefits of Propane:

  • The biggest attraction of Propane is the lower running costs (bottled gas is about 30% - 50% cheaper to run currently than petrol, the larger the cylinder the cheaper the gas becomes). As fuel becomes more expensive this becomes an even more attractive offer.
  • You have greater flexibility with regards to extending the running time, just use a bigger cylinder if you need a longer running time; you are no longer limited by the internal fuel tank.
  • Cleaner emissions allows for use in situations where petrol is not appropriate such as around food or on those sites that do not allow petrol for fire risk precautions.
  • There are also no petrol storage problems, eg. Smells.
  • Minimal risk of fuel spillage, as the fuel is not “loose”/fluid, also there is less chance of the fuel source being stolen.
  • Lower maintenance costs due to the cleaner running; petrol decays over time and can block the carburettor or hinder its operation.
  • Propane does not have this problem as the Propane is sealed there is no chance of degradation. This leads to extended life of the spark plug and generator components.
  • A lot easier to refuel just connect up a new bottle. With more and more councils and campsites banning the use of petrol and diesel we feel that the demand of Propane Generators will only increase in the future.
  • Please note that the majority of the competitions Dual Fuel models in the UK tend to be “retrofits” which invalidate the Manufacturer's Warranty!

While Champion lead the way with their dual fuel patented technology & their machines are Factory fitted & therefore the 3 years Manufacturer's Warranty is fully supported.

The products we would wish to propose to you are innovative & unique in the Generator market, able to run on Propane (as well as petrol) therefore producing less harmful emissions, & costing less to run, both in fuel & through life costs.


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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.