Champion Power Equipment 42436 Review
Powered by Champion 80cc OHV (overhead valve) engine, the Champion Power Equipment 42436 portable generator offers a reliable power supply for both domestic and outdoor purposes. Capable of supplying an impressive 1500 watt maximum output with a rated output of 1200 watts, the engine will run will run 10 hours on a full tank of fuel at 50% load. Featuring a durable, lightweight frame (56 lbs) for maximum mobility, the 42436 also offers quiet performance compared to other competitor portable generators on the market. Ideal for emergency household blackouts as it is capable of powering multiple household appliances simultaneously, such as TV’s and fridge freezers. Also features useful applications such as a voltmeter, low oil sensor and overload protection.
Many users deem the Champion 42436 a useful investment, commenting that it is the ideal generator for camping and other outdoor pursuits in addition to use in a domestic power shortage scenario. However, most users have purchased the unit as a backup power source during extreme weather conditions and have been extremely pleased with the reliable performance of the 42436. Satisfied customers have also claimed that it takes very little current to run the machine and that it offers a quiet alternative to many other similar models on the market. Recommendations in order to decrease the noise emitted even further have included simply not tightening the rubber feet too much so as to absorb the vibration and to prevent the unit from bouncing. The lightweight design of the generator has meant that users have been able to transport the generator with ease, enabling a handy backup source for any modern home.
Champion customers have commented that the 42436 can struggle when supplying three or more small-medium household appliances at once, however, have all been thoroughly impressed at the overall performance of the generator for the value for money and compact size. Most users have also commented on how the generator starts quickly and easily using the manual pull start and how the instruction manual is fool-proof and extremely simple follow, even for those with little previous knowledge of generators. The new model updated addition of the gauge which measures voltage has also been viewed positively by users in order to aid efficiency and monitoring of usage.
On the whole, the 42436 has generated very positive reviews for its versatility with regard to purposes for use and the reliability and dependability of its solid power output.