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Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator

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The Champion Power Equipment model 42436 is a gasoline-powered portable generator that is powered by a 196cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 3500 running watts and 4000 sta... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Champion Power Equipment model 42436 is a gasoline-powered portable generator that is powered by a 196cc Champion single cylinder, 4-stroke OHV engine that produces 3500 running watts and 4000 starting watts. Ideal for powering a trailer or an RV. Start and run 15,000 BTU RV AC. It will easily run your essential items in a power outage – lights, sump pump, refrigerator, modem/router, fan, TV/DVD, or one or two small power tools. It is comfortable running a small PA system and a couple of amplified instruments. This unit can be wirelessly controlled via remote.

Included with the 42436 generator is a mobility kit, oil funnel, spark plug socket and a wireless remote.

FEATURES

  • 3500 running watts/4000 starting watts
  • RV Ready - TT-30R outlet
  • 120V AC load
  • Up to 12 hour run time at 50% load
  • 68 dBA at 23 ft.
  • Wireless remote, push button electric and easy pull recoil start
  • Low oil shut-off sensor
  • USDA approved spark arrestor
  • Durable steel frame
  • Intelligauge - volts, frequency, hours
  • 49 state compliant (EPA certified)
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Champion Power Equipment3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator
 
4.9

(based on 69 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EASE OF ASSEMBLY & OPERATION

By Kardolly

from Big Water, Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

My husband and I are in our seventies and bought this model mainly for its electric start feature. We are unable to yank on a cord in order to start. It was incredibly easy to assemble and start up. Hopefully we won't have many electrical outages, but the last time it happened we were without power for 8 hours. In our area there are lots of glitches and once power was out for three days. It is great that all we have to do is flip a few switches to give us power and peace of mind. We can run our freezer and oxygen concentrators, which are our biggest concerns, without relying on someone to crank on the other one we had so we could have electricity. This is an incredible generator for the price and it's features. Already our neighbors are considering buying a Champion for themselves.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Aase of Use, Brand, ease of hook up, Performance, Price

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rugged & Dependable

By ScenarioB

from Northern Woods

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I purchased this generator last year to power my construction activities on my property in the North Maine Woods. The very 2nd morning we arrived at the work site only to find a huge tree had fallen squarely on top of the generator.

Even though the impact bent the top of the generator, and broke the tubular metal frame underneath, it has continued to provide us impeccable service. We typically run the generator up to 12 hours a day during our work building the cabin. It would not be possible without the Champion Generator with the ruggedness and durability to withstand a direct hit from a fallen tree and keep on working like new.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Price

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Life Saver During Hurricane Matthew

By yanks44

from Saint Augustine, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I ordered the item as we were expecting Hurricane Matthew to roll through Florida. Even though we evacuated for the first night I picked it up after the storm had passed. As we had no power I had to put it together in the dark under flashlight. The instructions were simple and after about an hour or so was able to get it started. It started on the first try and has been running ever since without any issues. The electric start is a life saver as I never like to use a pull cord. So far my family has limited power thanks to Champion.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Customer Service, ease of hook up, Features, Power Autonomy, Wattage

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

We are always prepared now!

By Awright

from Visalia, CA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I have had my Champion Generator for over a year and have never needed it, but was always ready. Then on July 22, 2016, we received a letter from our electric company saying they were going to shut off our electricity due to maintenance on the 29th for six hours. Well we were ready. It was 108 degrees that day. I started up the generator with my remote and it started right up. Our electricity was actually off for eight hours! The generator ran on one tank of gas! It powered the evaporative (1/2 HP) cooler, refrigerator and TV! Over a 100 homes were affected with no power, but we were as if nothing has happened! Thank you Champion for helping us be prepared!!!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Aase of Use, Customer Service, Features, Performance, Price, safety

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hurricane Mathew life saver !

By Patrick S

from Savannah, GA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I bought this generator about 3 weeks before Hurricane Mathew hit. So glad I did! This small generator ran my fridge and freezer,small appliances and lights for 7 days straight with very little off time.The remote start came in handy too. Didn't even have to go outside to start and stop it. The manual said it would run up to 12 hrs on half load. I got about 14 hrs on each tank of gas. The noise level was decent also.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Features, Portability, Price, Wattage

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Saved Me During a Power Outage

By JasonScottCarter

from Tallahassee, FL, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

This generator really helped us out during a prolonged power outage. Was able to run our garage freezer, refrigerator, TV, Cable modem, a few fans, and charge our cell phones. Had to speak to support at first to try to get it started (low oil sensor.) Add a little more oil, and off it took! Remote start/stop is awesome to have. Wheels make it easy to move around. This is our first time every owning/using a generator, and the quick start guide provided in the box made set up a breeze! Thanks Champion! Amazon prime free shipping made it a now brainer because I couldn't find a electronic/remote start generator locally for the price I got this one for.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Customer Service, ease of hook up, Ease of Use, Features, Price, Wattage

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Remote Start is Awesome!!!

By SivadNet

from Navajo Dam, NM, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I keep these little Champs at a couple of my telecom sites in the winter. I keep a 1.5 amp trickle charger hooked up to gen battery via AC power and leave gen in the "battery" on position and "start" mid position. I have my crew go up there and start generator from the comfort of their warm trucks if the power is out longer than the battery backups can handle. Thanks Champion!!!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Aase of Use, Brand, Customer Service, ease of hook up, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, safety, Wattage

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Our First Generator!

By Debby

from North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

We were lucky after Hurricane Matthew last October; but many people we knew were not. After talking about it for a month, we did some research and found what we felt was a good generator. Of course, this is our first, so we were excited and scared when it arrived. The wheels assembled easily and it rolls well. We fired it up today. We were amazed! With a click of the remote control, we were off and running. Best item I have purchased in a long time. Lots of power and the size is not overwhelming. With hurricane season around the corner, we are ready and can be worry free about losing perishables.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Ease of Use, Performance, Power Autonomy

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Flexible, compact, rugged

By High Plains Wrench Bender

from Wyoming, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I've owned this generator for going on two years. It has performed flawlessly. Filling/measuring the crank case oil is a bit tough. Draining the crank case oil also creates an unnecessary mess as it drains onto the frame cross member. Both simple redesign fixes. Otherwise a great tool.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Ease of Use, Features, Noise, Price, Wattage
 
5.0

Very dependable

By MikeD

from Anacortes, WA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I bought the unit with the intent to use it for camping in our 5th wheel. Haven't used it for that but have called it into service for several power outtakes. One lasted 36 hours and the unit never missed a beat. Changed the oil and it was ready for the next one. Kept us from losing a freezer full of fish and meat.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • ease of hook up, Features, Performance, Price, safety, Wattage
 
5.0

Great product

By James m

from New Mexico, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

Bought it last yr and used this year and will use again when we go camping next month

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, Features, safety, Wattage
 
4.0

Great product

By Ken S

from Billings, MT, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

Greetings,
So far after a year, I am very happy with my new generator.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, Features, Power Autonomy, Price
 
5.0

Good Generator

By Fette69

from Parkville, MO, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I needed a good generator for my 30 travel trailer to run everything while the A/C is on this does a great job with out having to spend a lot of money. Ohh and has a remote!!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Aase of Use, Brand, ease of hook up, Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, safety, Wattage
 
5.0

Great service!

By Crackit

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

Bought this 2 weeks ago. Was the last one display model. The store forgot to install the air filter cover. Called Champion, super friendly and helpful. Said mail hadn't come yet and would make sure it got out in that day's mail. Got it in a couple days!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Brand, Features, Price
 
5.0

Excellent functionality and durability

By Blake318

from Shreveport, LA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I purchased this last year to use at my deer lease and it worked perfectly all season. Remote start is a big plus on cold mornings!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Features, Noise, Performance, Portability, Power Autonomy, Price, safety, Wattage
 
5.0

Performs as advertised.

By Honz

from Manteca, CA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I brought this generator to us when dry camping (boomdocking) in my trailer to run the AC, microwave boil water in my kettle. Only owned it for a short time but seems to do all I wanted. Very much appreciate the three method start.
Cheers Lee

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Customer Service, ease of hook up, Features, Performance, Power Autonomy, Price, Wattage
 
4.0

Nice product

By Troy

from Streator, il

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I've had this product for a year and only needed it a few times but start it every two weeks to exercise it and have no problems. Would've have it a 5 if it was a little quieter.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Aase of Use, Portability, Price
 
5.0

Starts very easy and fast with remote

By Gene21

from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I have had this generator for over a year, I use it all the time and I am very pleased with it. We use it to power our cabin so it gets a lot of use.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Power Autonomy, Wattage
 
5.0

Great for my RV

By IdahoJoe

from Post Falls, ID, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

This is a great little generator. It sits strapped down in my pickup and if I need power to run my A/C I can simply push the button on the remote from inside my trailer and it starts right up. It's also relatively quiet. Great job Champion!

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • In-Store
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Aase of Use, Features, Noise, Power Autonomy, Price, Wattage
 
5.0

Champion

By Turbineagle1

from Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Champion Power Equipment 3500/ 4000 Watt Portable Gas-Powered Remote Start Generator:

I am using this model for my RV as well as a Hurricane backup power supply.

  • Where did you purchase the product?:
  • Online
  • Which of the following influenced your decision to buy this product?:
  • Noise, Portability

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