The Champion 7500 Dual Fuel Generator is a great portable generator with many perks including an electric start, digital monitor screen, and a long run time.
While its not the cheapest generator, Champion is a reliable manufacture and I think this generator is worth the price. Continue on for a full review of the Champion 7500.
Champion 7500 Dual Fuel Generator Review
For starters, here are all the important specs you will need to know:
Champion 7500 Specs
- Dual Fuel: Gasoline and Propane (LPG)
- Starting Watts (Gas/Propane): 9375/8400
- Running Watts (Gas/Propane): 7500/6750
- Runtime (Gas/Propane): 10 hours/5.5 hours
- Gasoline Tank Capacity: 7.7 Gallons
- Weight: 205 lbs
- Outlets: 120/240Volt 30Amp RV Locking Outlet,20Volt/30Amp RV Locking Outlet, Two GFCI 120V 20A Outlets.
How long does it take to put together?
One of the best things about this generator is that it comes practically ready to run. The only thing you need to put together is the wheels, and a handle.
The wheels are easily attached with two hitch pins that come in the comes, and the handles is also attached with two hitch pins that are included. The generator rolls real easy which makes it easy to move around.
Since the generator comes with a bottle of engine oil, you can put the whole thing together and get it running within 5 minutes of after unboxing.
Below is a list of some of my favorite features of the Champion 7500.
- Electric Engine Switch Start: This make it way easier to start compared to a crank generator. It also has cold start technology which helps the generator start in cold weather.
- LPG Hose and Oil Included: The generator comes with a LPG hose, which is very convenient if you plan on powering your generator with propane. It also comes with engine oil, so you can power the generator up the second you take it out of the box. If you need an extension cord, you should check out my list of the best generator extension cords.
- Long Runtime: This generator’s 10 hour run time (gasoline) is longer than most other 7500 watt generators.
- Digital Control Screen: This is perhaps my favorite feature. The digital screen displays current session and total run time, volts, frequency, and output. This makes it very easy to load test your generator.
While the Champion 7500 does offer some great features, there are a couple shortcomings.
- Inconsistent Warranty: While the generator does come with a 3 year warranty, there are plenty of complaints that the customer service was bad and the warranty was not honored. Therefore, you might find yourself in a pickle if your generator has some mechanical issues.
- Price: If you are looking for a cheap generator, it is probably better to look for other options, as this generator costs around $1,100. This is definitely in the higher range for 7500 W generators.
- Noise Level: While they advertise the product as being 68db from 30 feet away, I found it was much louder.
Is the Champion 7500 noisy?
Unfortunately the Champion 7500 generator is noisy. I found that at a distance of 30 feet, the noise level was close to 80 db. This means that it is not the best generator if you plan on taking it to campgrounds or you have neighbors that live close by.
If you are looking for a quieter generator, you should check out a 3000 Watt generator.
Troubleshooting Champion 7500 Generator
Just like any generator, the Champion 7500 is not perfect. A small percentage of people will likely encounter problems with operating their generator. The first step you should take if your Champion 7500 is not working is to make sure you are not putting to big of a load on the generator. You might wear out the engine if you run it on a high running wattage (above 7,500) for a long period of time).
Secondly, I have read online that the Champion 7500 sometimes has a faulty Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). This regulates the amount of voltage running through the generator, and it is supposed to shut of the generator if the voltage reaches a dangerous level. However, a faulty AVR will shut down the generator even if the voltage isn’t at a high level. If this is causing the problem, you will need to get a replacement AVR.
Luckily, if your generator is less than 3 years old, Champion will send you a replacement part free of charge. Just call their customer service and have your purchase information, and they will help you troubleshoot the generator and send you a replacement part if needed.
Just keep in mind, the customer service lines might be backed up if you call during a large snow or ice storm.