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Old 08-21-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on Champion 2000w inverters?

A buddy of mine is selling me a pair of champion 2000w inverters(cpe 73538) already with the parallel kit, im not to familiar with them, any suggestions, ive tried getting info online but cant find any. if by having them parallel connected will I have 4000w? how about the amps? I think each generator puts out 13.3 amps, and 1600w. any info out there guys......
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
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any thoughts on champion 2000w inverters?

I just got back from 17 days of Boondocking with my two brand new 2000w. Very happy with them as they are quiet, lightweight and run my 13,500 btu ac no problem. I was told by champion that yes you get 4000w peak watts and 3200 running watts. The ones sold in the U.S. are 3400 running watts. I can't speak to longevity but they seem to be fairly good quality. Not Honda quality , but I could buy four of them for the price of two Hondas lol
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I like having the ability to run just one genset and 90% of the time that is all we need. Toaster, hairdryer and everything in the TT can be run with just one. Ac requires both. They are very easy to start as well.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #3
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doorfx, what was fuel consumption like?
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Very good but they only have a 1 gallon tank which is a bit small. In Eco mode they say 9 hours run time. Even my on board power converter raised the idle rpm slightly so probably more like 7 hours runtime.
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Have you looked into an extended run tank system?
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I have 2 ..run them in parallel to operate 13,500 ac unit. Good product, starts easy, very good price for what I need them for. Most of the time just run one unit. Relatively easy to lift out of truck..compared to the 3000.
Would love to buy either 2 Hondas 2000s or 1 3000.. Can't justify the $ for the amount they would be used.
IMHO the Champions are a good choice.
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What's the difference between the red model and the yellow? You guys wouldn't know....the specs are the same
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Have you looked into an extended run tank system?

Yes but I never found one yet. I think the red ones have a 12 v charging port
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so I just picked them, both are the red one, haven't tried them out yet, Im stuck at work till tomorrow morning, a bit anxious though, I was looking at them and each one says it puts out 13.3 amps, and 1600w , so the total amp would be 26.6, and 3200 running watts...would that be sufficient to run tt..... is that how your setup is doorfx
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so I just picked them, both are the red one, haven't tried them out yet, Im stuck at work till tomorrow morning, a bit anxious though, I was looking at them and each one says it puts out 13.3 amps, and 1600w , so the total amp would be 26.6, and 3200 running watts...would that be sufficient to run tt..... is that how your setup is doorfx
I do not think you get double the amps or running watts when pairing two units. and concerning longevity , check the smog longevity rating on the unit , I think Yamaha is 500 hrs, that will give you a Idea of expected service life.
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According to champion ( spoke with tech) you do indeed double your running watts and peak watts when you parallel them. I cannot speak to amperage but champion has a toll free tech line that will help.
You have more than enough to run your TT. If you have a hard time starting your ac turn your fridge to propane or/and turn off your converter ( breaker). I never had any problem running my 13,500 btu carrier ac. Don't have them on econo when you first start the ac it will trip the overload. Once running it will cycle the ac on econo no problem
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