Champion Power Equipment

| CPE-GN-42436

1,200-Watt Portable Gas Powered Multi-Purpose Generator

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When the unexpected hits, it's important to be prepared. With the Champion 1,200 Watt Multi-Purpose Generator, you have a plan-B for any power needs in the case of an emergency. With it's 1,200 running watt capacity, this generator is perfect for powering essentials in an emergency. While it's not built to handle larger electronics like air conditioners or stoves, it can power a few small necessities. That could be things like a cell phone to call for help, lights to see at night, or a TV to get updates from news sources. The tank of this portable generator can hold up to 1.5 gallons of fuel. With a full tank, it can keep running for 10 hours if you only use half of the maximum power output. That's enough to keep you through a whole night or day if necessary. If you only use it when you need to, those 10 hours can be stretched out much further. Sometimes the unexpected comes in the winter, which is why this generator comes equipped with Champion’s Cold Start Technology. This technology helps the generator start quickly in the winter, which can be vital when you need heat in the midst of a blizzard. There are also several settings that add safety to this generator. One of those is the push-to-reset button. This button makes it easy to reset the generator. It also has a low oil shut-off sensor to keep the machine from running without oil. But what about those times when it's not an emergency? Thankfully, this generator works just fine then too. Those who enjoy camping, tailgating, or who need portable power for home improvement can take advantage of the energy that this generator can provide. That way this Champion 1,200 Watt Multi-Purpose Generator can be of service in both emergencies and daily life.


  • Includes a 120V 20A household outlet to power appliances for RV use, camping, tailgating, boating, weekend trips, family vacations, more
  • Ideal for emergency power outage situations, this generator runs at 1,200 watts with a noise level of 65 dBA from 23 feet
  • Gasoline starting watts: 1,500 watts
  • 80cc Champion single cylinder OHV engine runs on gasoline and gives you power when you need it
  • Features a 1.5 gallon tank for up to 10 hours of power at 50% load
  • Includes a low oil shut off sensor and has a 0.4 quart oil capacity (10W 30 recommended)
  • Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather
  • Specifications:
  • Fuel gauge: No
  • Fuel type: Gasoline
  • Parallel capability: No
  • Inverter: No
  • Gasoline capacity: 1.5 gallons
  • Noise level: 65.0 dBA
  • Outlets: 120V 20A (5 20R)
  • Engine make: 80cc Champion single-cylinder OHV
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Keeps Basement Dry

This generator kept the basement dry and the freezer cold over 2.5 days of a power outage. A quiet running machine. It ran like a champion the whole time!

Skeeter, Oct 14, 2019

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Very Nice Small Generator. 1200 Running Watts. Model 42436.

I have a Champion 3550 watt generator with 95 hours on it and like it so much I bought this smaller Champion Model # 42436. Quite frankly I was a little shocked when I got my generator last week. A postcard in the box stated they'd send me a free T-S…

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AZEnergizer, Oct 14, 2019

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It's a handy thing

i have one of these..sort has the same engine,looks identical,except mine is painted red and the tank on mine says it's 1200w starting,1000 max and in far far smaller print,states it's only 900w continuous,...that said,i bought this several y…

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RM, Sep 14, 2019

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This generator i bought this time stop working cracking lock n i only had it for a month i tired returni g it back but there return policy exp. Like just 2day from the time i bought it.

Melanie wenceslao, Sep 7, 2019

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Great product!!

I definitely recommend this product!

Jeremy, Aug 21, 2019

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Best generator I've had

Use it on my job sites and camping as well it works perfect. Super easy start up and guide to get you going.

Cam construction, Aug 16, 2019

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like product

Well packed upon delivery. Easy instructions. Easy start up.

eb, Jul 26, 2019

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Great investment!!!

I purchased this product for this upcoming fire season when PG&E will be having planned outages to prevent the wild fires. This product for the price point delivers everything you need for essential electricity in a power outage. It's compact, instru…

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Nor Cal Dude, Jun 20, 2019

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