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Champion 100261 - 3100 Watt Electric Start Inverter Generator w/ RV Outlet & Wireless Remote

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Grade
Style
Run Watts
3,100
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
3,400
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Champion RV-Ready Remote Start Inverter Technology
Clean, quiet power for campsites, RV's, cabins & tailgating

Electric Start (Battery Included) w/ Wireless Remote Start
Start and stop from up to 80 ft. away
Auto-choke design for easy one-touch starting

True Sine Wave Output - Less Than 5% THD
Safer power for your electronics and appliances

TT-30 RV Receptacle
Easily connect your 30A RV cord (Not Included) for your power needs

Champion 192cc OHV Engine w/ Low Oil Shut-Off
Provides added protection to extend the life of the generator

Economy Mode - Up to 7.5 Hours of Run Time @ 1/4 Load
Adjusts engine speed to the optimum level depending on load
Reduces fuel use and engine wear for extended operation

Quiet - Only 59 dBA at 7M
Fully enclosed durable housing reduces sound output

Parallel Operation Capability
Increase available wattage when linking (2) Champion 2800-3500W Inverters

Lightweight Design w/ Built-In Carrying Handle
Makes this generator easy to move where you need it most

Integrated Wheels & Stow Away Handle
Compact design for easy storage

12V DC Outlet
Includes dual-port USB adapter

Engine Oil NOT Included

3-Year Limited Warranty - EPA & CARB/50 State Certified
Engine
Engine Brand
Champion
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
192 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Inverter
Surge Watts
3400 Watts
Rated Watts
3100 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
26 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
1.6 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
No
Decibel Rating @ 7m
59 dbA
Idle Control
Yes
Hour Meter
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Recreational
Plugs
12-Amp DC - Cigarette Adapter
1
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
RV Ready 30-Amp
1
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
95 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
25.1 Inches
Product Width
17.3 Inches
Product Height
18.3 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
850878006563
Model
100261
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Outlets
12-Amp DC (Cigarette Adapter)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

RV Ready 30-Amp
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  1 Question
Q: can this generator be setup to run duel fuel (gas/propane) and still have the remote start?
by Ev from Massachusetts on June 30, 2016

A: This generator is designed to run on gas only. If you try to convert it to another gas you would void the warranty of the unit.

If you are interested in converting this unit we would recommend calling Champion at 877-338-0999.

Thank you
by Jared, Product Expert
Champion 100261 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Price (70)
Quiet (57)
Easy To Use (54)
I'd Buy It Again (41)
Features (29)
Cons
No fuel gage (26)
No hour meter (24)
None (15)
Heavy (8)
Low Quality (4)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Champion Power Equipment 100261 3400 Watt Rv Ready Portable Inve
The Champion Power Equipment 100261 3400 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start is a quiet and lightweight addition to your RV, your next camping trip, a weekend of tailgating or as source of backup power during an emergency. The inverter produces 3400 starting watts and 3100 running watts and includes a key fob for Wireless Remote Start: start and stop up to 80 ft. away. The inverter also comes with a battery for easy Touch Start, push-button electric start which... more
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Johnnie J.
Keizer, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/4/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Hunting Buddy's Begged Me Not To Buy It! Boy, Were They Wrong
Our "hunting camp/family reunions" every year in the Upper Deschutes of Oregon consists of a couple dozen people and a bunch of RV's and generators, ALL of them are the "RED" generators, all except mine. I have been through three different gens in the past 5 years, all of them failed for one reason or another. EVERYONE told me,"go buy the RED one and it will be the last gen you ever own, blah blah blah!" Well, I am a rebel I guess, when my Father-in-Law looked... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Useless wheels, needs bigger tank
Johnnie Recommends This Champion Product
Johnnie's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I am a happy customer, will be back! And will send others your way!"
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John L.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/24/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
It's Ok For The Price And Quality
Overall I like the generator but have had a few problems with it so far. The first few times I fired it up it had a loud rattling noise. I finally pulled the back cover off and found where the noise was coming from. The metal bracket that was near the heat fins/cooling fins (whatever they are called) was vibrating against the fins. I stuck a screwdriver in between the fins and bracket and pried the bracket back a little. Problem solved. After running it for about an hour after I first bought it... more
Pros: Price, Quiet, Features
Cons: No hour meter, Heavy, rattlling noise and oil leak
John Recommends This Champion Product
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Brad L.
Cedar City, UT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/19/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Generator For Camping
I purchased the generator in June but waited until now so I could get a good feel for what it could do. Needless to say this generator is everything it claims to be. It’s quiet, light weight for its size, and runs everything in my RV. The remote is an absolute bonus, would definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Price, Quiet, Easy To Use, Features
Cons: No hour meter, No fuel gauge
Brad Recommends This Champion Product
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Arthur Z.
San Jose, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/10/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Kw/$ But Extremely Loud Versus Spec And Alternatives
Bought online for the good price, to run my RV AC. Product arrived with dead remote, and runs MUCH LOUDER than spec by nearly 10db which is huge (I know because I am an acoustical physicist with measurement gear). I could not return it though and a new battery fixed the remote so off it went on an RV trip. The good news is that it reliably ran my RV AC in a hot desert on many days, with only a handful of overload failures. But I would have returned it on noise alone and bought a pair of Honda... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Features
Cons: Low Quality, LOUD!, Unsupported
Arthur Does Not Recommend This Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Arthur,
Thank you providing feedback about your generator. The sound ratings that are displayed on our site are provided from the manufacturer. The battery inside the remote has a plastic tab that needs to be removed prior to operation.
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Michael C.
Sherwood, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/13/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Champion 3400/3100 Watt - A Good Little Generator
I purchased the Champion 3400 inverter for several reasons. (1) remote electric start, (2) to run the A/C in my RV trailer, (3) Low noise level, (4) the clean inverted ac output to run electronic devices, (5) light weight and low cost compared to comparable Red and Blue box generators of same capacity. The unit arrived at my front door in less than 5 days. Setup and first start took about 25 minutes because I did have to glance at the instructions a time or two. The built in 30 amp plug was... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: None
Michael Recommends This Champion Product
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Arbon P.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/19/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Would Buy Again
When I received generator electric starter would not work. Notified manufacturer. Had local rep repair. Was down approx. 2 weeks. Works fine now. Champion rep James went the extra mile. Outstanding customer service.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Features, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Arbon Recommends This Champion Product
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Cotteneyed J.
Hurricane Alley, SC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/14/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressive
Here in ‘hurricane alley’, it is not a luxury to own a capable genset to ride out a power loss. Keeping perishables cold, a few lights, TV, microwave, router and phone charged is all in a days work and done quietly. The remote is particularly handy for stops and starts without a trip outside. Unit arrived on time and well packed. First impression as the product was removed from the box was one of satisfaction as I saw the build quality for the first time. I did go through a 5 hour run-in... more
Pros: Price, Quiet, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: No fuel gage, No hour meter, Needs larger wheels
Cotteneyed Recommends This Champion Product
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John H.
Cleveland, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good
I really like the remote start and stop. Just beyond the break in period and haven't really loaded her up yet but have no doubt she can handle it. Plan to also replace the spark plug to a NGK small engines do seem to run better with them over stock. She will miss fire sputter every once in a while however all small engines do but a NKG usually fixes that.

Very happy with the Champion inverter.
Pros: Price, Quiet, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: No fuel gage, No hour meter
John Recommends This Champion Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick and easy ordering."
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Robert H.
Hahira, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/6/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product!
Generator worked as advertised. Simple set up and easy to run. Wish it had a larger fuel capacity, under medium load it ran out of fuel about every 4 hours.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: small fuel capacity
Robert Recommends This Champion Product
Robert's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"The people I dealt with from Generator Direct were very friendly and had extensive knowledge of the product."
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Richard B.
Leander, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/1/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Product But Needs Built-in Anti-theft Tie-downs
Very good product which performed exactly as expected for my use. I paralleled two 3400 watt units to get a low profile lightweight 50 AMP output to my RV. Two units fit nicely in the back of my pickup bed without interfering with the f5th wheel hook-up.With the optional vinyl covers I can leave them in the truck during rain. I secured them using a 12 foot security cable run through carrying handles of both units and then through my 5th wheel mount bolted to the bed of the truck and then... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: No fuel gage, No hour meter, Units need built-in theft resistant tie-down rings on the bottom.
Richard Recommends This Champion Product
Richard's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good prices and helpful support for questions regarding my use of the generators for paralleling to give 50 Amp Rv output."
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