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Champion 2000W Portable Inverter Generator - $500 - YMMV

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[Canadian Tire] Champion 2000W Portable Inverter Generator - $500 - YMMV

Seems like a good deal for a well reviewed inverter generator. Only if we can go camping to test it now Crying Face

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Might be a little YMMV, as its showing at $799 for me at the only store in Winnipeg that seams to carry it.
But at $500 for a 2000W sounds like a really good deal for an inverter style.
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Shows $799 for me Langley BC. I purchased this same unit from costco 10 years ago when they first came out ($500 - $100 coupon). Still runs great. One of my better purchases.
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some places have it for 499 etc. can't get a stocktrack link to work or find it on stocktrack. odd.

But for comparison sake, I happily purchased a dual fuel 2000w Champion inverter from costco.ca for 540.00 not at that price now. it's 699. https://www.costco.ca/champion-2%2C000- ... 87614.html
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shylok wrote: some places have it for 499 etc. can't get a stocktrack link to work or find it on stocktrack. odd.

But for comparison sake, I happily purchased a dual fuel 2000w Champion inverter from costco.ca for 540.00 not at that price now. it's 699. https://www.costco.ca/champion-2%2C000- ... 87614.html
That is what I am waiting to go on sale. With the popup, it is easier with propane.
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shylok wrote: some places have it for 499 etc. can't get a stocktrack link to work or find it on stocktrack. odd.

But for comparison sake, I happily purchased a dual fuel 2000w Champion inverter from costco.ca for 540.00 not at that price now. it's 699. https://www.costco.ca/champion-2%2C000- ... 87614.html
How long ago did you get that one for $540? do they go on sale often?
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pman113 wrote: How long ago did you get that one for $540? do they go on sale often?
No it doesn't. 2020. I have been looking and would buy another. Dual fuel is a good option but not necessity. Easy to hitup a gas station for fuel.

But advantage of propane is you could conceivably if needed string up a 100 or 400 lbs tank and let it run for a really long time
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If you were to buy one generator thing so that you could use it in the winter in vancouver if the power goes off and it’s cold and you can’t cook or have any light or warmth without electricity, what would you buy? Thinking like something that has the energy to like run a lamp and heat a room and boil water for like 4 days would be really nice
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Ryes wrote: If you were to buy one generator thing so that you could use it in the winter in vancouver if the power goes off and it’s cold and you can’t cook or have any light or warmth without electricity, what would you buy? Thinking like something that has the energy to like run a lamp and heat a room and boil water for like 4 days would be really nice
'Champion engine which produces 2000 starting watts,1600 running watts and up to 9.5 hours run time at 25% load'

So, no.
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Ryes wrote: If you were to buy one generator thing so that you could use it in the winter in vancouver if the power goes off and it’s cold and you can’t cook or have any light or warmth without electricity, what would you buy? Thinking like something that has the energy to like run a lamp and heat a room and boil water for like 4 days would be really nice
Take each of the appliance power ratings, add them up, add 20% and that’s minimum power you want from generator. Next you might consider noise.
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Ryes wrote: If you were to buy one generator thing so that you could use it in the winter in vancouver if the power goes off and it’s cold and you can’t cook or have any light or warmth without electricity, what would you buy? Thinking like something that has the energy to like run a lamp and heat a room and boil water for like 4 days would be really nice
Heating a room is about 1500w. Cooking is another 1500w. I think you would need something at 5000w. But hooking it up to a house would be the more expensive part. It is Vancouver though. I would just get a couple indoor propane heaters and a butan stove.
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you can run these Parallel mode by stacking 2 for 4000 watts






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end of life for this model.

You might want to consider the features newer model bring to the table for little more money.
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2Riskit wrote: you can run these Parallel mode by stacking 2 for 4000 watts
Parallel kit is OOS everywhere
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lesoir wrote: Heating a room is about 1500w. Cooking is another 1500w. I think you would need something at 5000w. But hooking it up to a house would be the more expensive part. It is Vancouver though. I would just get a couple indoor propane heaters and a butan stove.
You can turn off the heater for 20 minutes while you cook lol
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Ryes wrote: If you were to buy one generator thing so that you could use it in the winter in vancouver if the power goes off and it’s cold and you can’t cook or have any light or warmth without electricity, what would you buy? Thinking like something that has the energy to like run a lamp and heat a room and boil water for like 4 days would be really nice
If that is of a concern for you... & you want something cheap... This is what I keep as survival equipment (doubles as camping equipment).

-Butane stove $20
-Buddy heater
-propane powered lamp. You can also get those camping LED lamps with the bigger batteries. Those give light for a week.
- 2 x 4 pack of butane $5.99
1 pound propane tanks . 3 pack is $19.99 @ canadian tire.


Make sure windows are open a few inches to ensure oxygen air flow.
Sleep in the living room. Big open space.
This setup saved me during the ice storm of 2014 when all the power got knocked out for 2 days.
This setup will easily last you the 4 days without electricity.
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Ryes wrote: If you were to buy one generator thing so that you could use it in the winter in vancouver if the power goes off and it’s cold and you can’t cook or have any light or warmth without electricity, what would you buy? Thinking like something that has the energy to like run a lamp and heat a room and boil water for like 4 days would be really nice
All depends what you want to run. I’d suggest a 3000 watt inverter generator since it’s quiet and will offer you a buffet on power. Buy a good extension cord or a through wall kit so it offers you a way to bring power inside without keeping a window open for cord. Buy a 1500 watt heater and a electric cook top. Can plug a tv in and phones etc.
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Wouldn't this model from Costco have been a better bang for your buck, when it was on sale at Costco warehouse for $750 (maybe $800) a couple of months ago ?

https://www.costco.ca/firman-9400-w-tri ... 68053.html

Features: Tri-Fuel

Gas Starting Watts / Running Watts – 9400/7500W
LPG Starting Watts / Running Watts – 8450/6750W
NG Starting Watts / Running Watts – 6900/5500W
Engine Displacement – 439 cc
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