Champion Power Equipment 46539 Review
The 46539 Power Equipment model portable generator from Champion offers a 4000 watt maximum output power supply and a rated output of 3500 watts. This unit is made unique by the fact it can be remotely started using a power control provided the generator is placed outside (battery included). The unit is powered by Champion 196cc OHV (overhead valve) engine with a cast iron sleeve and will run 12 hours on a full tank of fuel at 50% load. The power panel features overload protection, a low oil sensor and Intelligauge which provides information upon volts, hertz and operating hours. The unit is encased in a full durable frame with portability kit and 8 inch tire wheels for maximum mobility. Outlets featured include a 120V DUPLEX outlet (5-20R), one 120V Twistlock Receptacle (L5-30R) and an RV Receptacle (TT-30R).
Champion customers have been greatly impressed with the unique feature of wireless remote control start-up which is especially advantageous for domestic use during power shortages or extreme weather conditions. The unit is more than capable of supporting various household appliances simultaneously during blackouts, including TV’s, fridge freezers and air conditioning units. Users have commented on the fact that due to the RF signal the remote control has a very good range so can be operated from within the home without the need for exact line of sight. The generator also comes with a funnel for ease of use and so to avoid oil spillages during filling. Regarding noise emission during runtime, users have been extremely impressed with the relative quietness of the unit in comparison to other similar competitor generators on the market.
A minority of customers have commented that the unit has arrived broken or damaged suggesting that design fault or poor quality control was to blame. Users have also suggested their review of the unit would be more positive had it been fitted with an extra 220V outlet for further versatility and enhanced performance. However, there are few negative comments and on the whole customers have been extremely satisfied with their purchase. Overall, users have been very impressed by the consistent, dependable performance of the Champion Power Equipment 46539, especially as an insurance backup supply for the home in light of impending power shortages or blackouts. This, coupled with the fact that the unit is great value for money in comparison to other similar portable generators on the market makes for a very favourable product.