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Old 02-28-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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Champion 73561 Inverter\Generator - 2000w

I'm considering on of these to do a lil' dry camping this spring. has anyone used one of these cubes and what can it power?
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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I'm considering on of these to do a lil' dry camping this spring. has anyone used one of these cubes and what can it power?

The two Champion generators I see are:

73540I 1700 watts continuous, 2000 starting watts. Reduce power output by 3-4% for every 1000 feet above sea level assuming car is properly jetted for that altitude. You'll need two to have ac with reserve capacity for basics.


75531i 2800 watts continuous and 3100 starting watts at sea level. Should be ok at lower elevations but you may want something that has 3000 watts continuous and higher starting watts.

I think that two of the 1700 watt (labeled 2000 watt) generators in parallel would be a good option
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You may want to consider the DB noise level of the champion.
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A friend and I have Champion 2000w inverters and like them. Tiny difference in sound than the Honda/Yamaha, if any. As stated, it will not run air conditioning. It will do most everything else, even if you have to stop some items (coffee maker) to run others (hair dryer). We have run ours in tandem for air conditioning. Worked well.


It's a nice quiet machine. I would certainly recommend it for occasional use. For heavy usage I'd prolly go Honda.
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Do you think I can run my microwave off the 2000w cube if most every other large power robbing device is off-line?
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That's good news cause wifey would be a bear without her tea in the AM.
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There are charts (Google) where you can see what common appliances pull so you can get an idea what you can run simultaneously. We bought a stainless steel carafe at Wally World to keep coffee hot so could shut down the coffee maker after brewing.
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There are charts (Google) where you can see what common appliances pull so you can get an idea what you can run simultaneously. We bought a stainless steel carafe at Wally World to keep coffee hot so could shut down the coffee maker after brewing.
That's great advice. Thanks!
Here's what i found....
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File Type: docx Approximate Starting Wattage-Dry Camping.docx (14.2 KB, 51 views)
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