Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)

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Champion Power Equipment 73536i Portable Generator

The Champion 1,700 running Watts and 2,000 starting Watts portable inverter generator is quiet, lightweight and has great fuel efficiency to make it  perfect for camping and tailgating.

If you’re looking to power your 13,500 BTU RV air con unit – no worries – you can purchase 2 of these connect them and have the juice required to keep your RV at the perfect temperature no matter how hot it is outside.

Read this in-depth review to find out if it’s the correct generator for your needs.

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Features and Benefits of the Champion 73536i Portable Inverter Generator

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True Sine Wave Utility Company Quality Electricity – You can rest easy knowing your inverter generator provides True Sine Wave alternating current (AC) perfect for sensitive electronics like laptops and other microprocessor controlled appliances.

Economy Mode – With the touch of a button you can switch to eco-mode which means that the engine will idle – saving fuel and decreasing noise – when the full electrical output is not required. When in eco-mode the generator will automatically adjust its engine speed to match load.

Low Oil Shutoff – Built into the Champion OHV engine is a low oil shutoff sensor to ensure your engine never runs without lubrication. This feature alone will increase the engine life and decrease the maintenance required. In addition to the auto shutoff there is an indicator light to tell you the oil level is low.

Overload Protection – Your generator will cut power to the receptacles before you can overload it. This is in case you plug appliances in that require more power than the generator can provide. It works by constantly monitoring the generator’s output. Champion has included an overload indicator light that will switch on when you have exceeded 1,750 Watts. If you exceed 1,900 Watts the indicator light will blink and cut power. You will have to restart the engine at this point.

DC and AC Outlets – Thanks to the wonder of inverter technology you will have the ability to not just power your appliances and gear but also recharge batteries on the go. The inverter technology is the future people!

Parallel Capability / Stackable – The box shape of these generators is to stack them and connect them to get 3,000W. A typical RV air con unit (13,500 BTU) will require 2 Champion inverter generators connected in parallel.

CARB Compliant – California Air Resources Board have stringent emission standards on non-road based engines. Champion has ensured  this generator has full compliancy so that you can enjoy all the camping California has to offer (and the other states).

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Specification of the Champion 73536i Portable Inverter Generator

Model Details

Brand: Champion Power Equipment


Model: 73536i (2,000 Surge Watts and 1,700 Running Watts)

Model Webpage: Champion 73536i Portable Inverter Generator


Champion Generator Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Schedule

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Run-Time: 9.5 hours at quarter load

Fuel Tank Size: 1 Gallon

Fuel Gauge: No

Watts: 2,000 surge Watts, 1,700 running Watts

Alternator: Inverter

Frequency: 60 hertz

Sound Level: 53 dBA measured at 23 ft when in Eco-mode (Place it 23 ft away and easily have conversation around the campfire)

Outlets: (1) 12V DC, (2) 120V AC – 14.2 Amps


Brand: Champion

Starter: Recoil

Size: 80 cc

Oil Level Alarm: Yes


Dimensions: 19.3″ Length x 13.2″ Width x 16.3″ Height

Weight: 57 Pounds

Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty (Namely, free of defect in workmanship and material)

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Reasons To Buy

5 Reasons to Buy the Champion 73536i Inverter Generator (and Some Customer Complaints)

1) It Produces True Sine Wave Electricity

If you want to power sensitive electronics like a laptop then you’ll want one with true sine wave electricity. This one has it.

2) It Has Very Low Emissions 

California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded this genset the ability to be used in California, which means it has very low emissions. Rest easy knowing you’re doing good for the environment.

3) Its Power Can Be Doubled Easily

Champion has decided to design their inverter generator so that it can be connected easily to another – to double the juice. The main reason they did this was because a normal 13,500 BTU RV air conditioner unit requires more power than just one can provide. And one of the main uses of this genset is RV’ing and camping.

4) It has Exceptional Fuel Efficiency

It uses 1 can of Coca-Cola worth of gasoline every hour while providing about 500 Watts. Since its tank is 1 gallon, that means 9.5 hours of run-time. Easily enough to power a small space heater through the night.

5) It is Lightweight and Compact

Given most of you will use this inverter generator camping, you’ll be happy to know it is a cube shape and only weighs 57 pounds. It will easily fit into the trunk, and when next to the cooler you’ll notice it’s small size in comparison.

Customer Complaints

1) Refilling Oil is a Pain

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