Making the decision to buy a generator may or may not have been easy, but choosing which one you actually want can take some serious time! What with all the different brand names, fuel types, designs and power limits, how are you supposed to know which one suits your needs and which one doesn’t? Well, in order to make things a tiny bit easier for you, let’s take a look at this generator from Champion.
What’s it like?
The 46539 is a gas powered generator and is designed to run with an output of 3,500 watts (with a maximum output of 4,000 watts). It can be started by electric remote control and will give you 12 hours of power running at 50% load. It’s a lightweight 140 pounds, 25.8 x 21.1 x 20.7-inch piece of kit with a portable, two-wheel, barrow design.
Who is it for?
As a medium power and lightweight portable generator, the 46539 would be ideal for a number of uses. If you’re working outdoor and have a number of power tools you want to use, this could be the ideal power supply for them. At the same time, it can be used as a simple backup generator for your house in case out power outages. This generator will support your fridge, lights plus a few other appliances for a whole half-day, giving you time to ride out the power outage.
What’s so good about it?
Unlike some generators, this one is pretty compact and doesn’t weigh too much, giving it more of a right to truly call itself ‘portable’. It’s also got a good reputation for fuel efficiency – something which saves you money and buys you time. I also like the fact that it can also do a good job as a ‘standby’ generator. While I would probably use it for power while doing outdoor work or for outdoor parties, it’s great to know that, if the power were to go down at home, I could just roll out the 46539 and not have to worry about falling in the dark while trying to stop food from spoiling!
What’s not so great
There’s not much to dislike about the Champion Power Equipment 46539, apart from the name, of course. Surely, a product so good deserves a decent name, right?
One thing that I have heard mentioned is that it’s not a particularly quiet generator. I agree with this, and probably wouldn’t want to try to sleep next to it. Having said that, when you’re working outside, especially with power tools, the noise from the generator is not going to overly bother you.