Champion Power Equipment Videos


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How To Videos

How To: Add Oil To Your Generator

How To: 2000-watt Inverter Recoil Assembly Replacement

How To: Assemble Your Aftermarket Champion Wheel Kit

How To: Assemble Your Generator's Wheel Kit

How to: Champion Generator Quickstart Guide

How To: Disconnect Your Low Oil Sensor

How to: Fix a Broken Recoil Rope

How To: Operate A 2000 Watt Parallel Kit

How To: Properly Store Your Generator

How To: Replace A Broken Choke Lever

How To: Change a control unit on a Champion inverter generator


About Champion Power Equipment

Who are Champion Generators?

Champion Engine Technology

Champion Power Equipment - Santa Fe Springs


Why Champion are the best!

CET - Dynamometer

CET - Rain Test

CET - Siberia Cold Test Chamber

Champion 101: Cast Iron Sleeve

Champion 101: Volt Guard


How to choose a generator

1000 Watt Inverter

Dual Fuel Generators

Home Standby Generators - 8.5kW

Inverter vs Frame Type Generators


Champion Generator Videos

1000 Watt Inverter Start-up Procedures

2000 Watt Inverter

3100W Inverter Generator

Champion Generator Quickstart Guide

Champion Home Standby Generators

Home Standby Generator - 11Kw


Safety Videos

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Generator Safety Tips

Generator Storage and Maintenance

Keeping Your Portable Generator Safe and Secure


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.