This generator powers our A/C with no problems. It's a little louder than a Honda, but for the price you can't beat it. This powered our 3 day camping trip with only one gas refill. This is a great little generator for the price and I highly recommend it.
I purchased two of the Champion 75531i for my DJ/Karaoke business. I got a great deal by ordering from Overstock. After they arrived I thought to myself that's why they were so cheap (minor damage). Well I followed the instructions and contacted Champion support instead of Overstock. They assured me that all of there products were shipped brand and that they were inspected prior to shipment. So not Overstocks fault. They are shipped from Champions warehouse somewhere in Ohio. They did say however that they had seen an increase in damage resulting from mishandling in shipping. Because of that they extend their warranty to customers that incur damage during shipping. They offered to set me up with the nearest repair shop or send the parts and I could install myself. I opted for the self install. This was on Monday, the parts arrived on Friday (along with two free generator covers). I had already ordered two from another distributor, so now I have four. I did all the correspondence through email using the support link on their website. Never had to place a call. They even offer to update my warranty with my sales receipt so I wouldn't have to mail in the warranty card. One of the parts that was broken was a left side handle. They sent another portion of the handle instead. Almost the same part number. (one number different). I emailed them back and the next Friday I received a complete handle. Left, right and back. I gased and oiled the generators and ran for 5 hours per the instructions. They run great. They are very quiet generators, though I can only compare to regular generators (or other devices that make noise) not Honda or Yamaha since I have never owned either of these. I plugged in an air compressor on eco mode and they didn't even blink. I have seen several tests where the sound levels are measured from the exhaust end of the generator and its about 56-58 db. I noticed that from either side, left or right, that the level is even lower. I later ordered two of the champion 25 foot generator power cables for these but they did not fit. The cables have a 3 prong L5-30P plug and the generator has a TT-30R outlet. Can probably be used with an adapter. I emailed overstock and they sent me the prepaid return postage label so I can return them. No hassle. Overall I think these excellent for the price. In the end you will have to decide if they will fit your needs. For me they were just what I needed price wise and performance wise. I see the price has dropped since I purchased, so now would be a good time to buy.
With all the things going on in this world EVERYONE needs one of these!! Light enough to move and strong enough to power multiple things from a brand you know you can trust.
Ordered this from Overstock.com as they had the best price and it arrived in less than a week. Great job by Champion as the generator was well packaged and protected. This is my second Champion generator and my experience with the first one is very favorable. I added 10W-30 oil as directed and about one gallon of 9 month old gasoline that was initially treated with a fuel stabilizer. The generator fired right up and I put different size loads on it (600, 900, 1500 watts) as was suggested for the initial 5 hour break in period. I had no problems restarting the generator after shutting it down. After the 5 hour break in period, I changed oil as recommended. Break in oil was very clean! Going to give it a real test soon on my travel trailer and fire up the 13,500 btu AC unit. After break in period, I hooked up generator to my 2012 travel trailer with a 13,500 btu Dometic AC unit and it started & ran the AC almost effortlessly, drawing 11 amps & maintaining 125 volts. I bet it would run my trailers microwave at the same time! Should have tried it! Great gen set!
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