Champion Power Equipment 46533 Review
The Champion Power Equipment 46533 portable generator offers an impressive maximum output of 4,000 watts (3,500 watts rated) for dependable power supply for the home or jobsite. Encased in a durable 24.2-inch (L) x 18.3-inch (W) x 18.9-inch (H) frame with a cast iron sleeve and powered by a Champion 196cc OHV (Overhead Valve) engine which is also CARB approved. With a running time of 12 hours from a full tank of fuel at 50% load, the Champion 46533 is capable of supplying multiple household appliances during emergency blackouts simultaneously. The generator also features a voltmeter, useful low oil sensor and overload protection for safety and ease of use. The outlets that the 46533 provides include an 1 – 120V outlet (5-20R), 1 -120V Twistlock Receptacle (L5-30R) and 1 – RV Receptacle (TT-30R).
Satisfied Champion customers have commented that the portable generator provides a longer running time for the same amount of fuel than other competitor generators of a similar size on the market. This combined with the reliability and reasonable price of the 46533 has impressed users considerably. Mostly, users seem to have purchased the generator as a backup power supply during emergency domestic blackouts to run various household appliances such as TV’s, security systems and fridge freezers. The 46533 has proven to be reliable when supplying numerous appliances at once consistently and for long periods of time.
In terms of maintenance, users have suggested starting and running the generator every 2 weeks for 20 minutes when not in use as opposed to the 30 days recommended by the instruction manual. In addition, users recommend changing the oil more regularly than stated in the handbook for the best performance. However, on the whole users have found the instructions to be simple and start-up problem free as the Champion generator starts almost immediately after a couple of pulls. Although some customers have expressed criticism at the mechanical noise generated by the 46533, generally it seems to be no louder than the average fuel portable generator on the market today.
For the most part, users seem extremely satisfied with their purchase of the Champion Power Equipment 46533 portable generator, praising it for its reliability and the continuous, dependable power supply that it offers. Users have also emphasised the value for money of the generator, comparing its performance, durability and output to other competitors which are priced much more steeply.