Champion Power Equipment 46539 3500 Portable Generator Review

Top Features

Even the most primitive-functioning consumers enjoy the luxuries of electricity. And with this 46539 portable generator, the most avid outdoorsman can enjoy the best of both worlds while camping or living though a few days without a power grid. Known for its dependable quality, this unit is RV ready with a standard 30A RV outlet to connect and power your recreational vehicle to the electric world quickly and efficiently, so you can move on to the funner things in life.

This generator also makes a great backup power option for emergency situations and will run the essential items you need, like lights, sump pump, refrigerator, microwave, furnace blower, tv, phone, and more. The 3500 watt portable generator operates at 68 dBa from a distance of 23 feet and has a runtime of up to 12 hours on a full tank of gas at 50% load.

The generator is portable with a durable steel frame, a folding handle, and never-flat tires for easy transportation. Included is a bottle of engine oil. The only thing that is needed is the gasoline. Powered by a reliable 196cc Champion engine with Cold Start allows optimization to easily power up in cold weather.

There are several outlets – one 120 volt locking, one 30A RV and two 120 Volt 20 A household outlets that are all secured by Volt Guard which protects your appliances from any spikes in voltage above the safety threshold. The intelligauge allows you to check and track power output and maintenance levels.

This portable generator has a wireless remote start – which gives you the ability to start and stop the unit from up to 80 feet away, which is a nice convenience to have. This generator also comes with a battery for easy Touch Start, which is a push-button electric start for an easy, convenient option.

Regarded as one of the quieter power generators, the exhaust system with spark arrestor puts out only 68dBa at 23 feet, making this certified for safe use in any national forest or park.

Trusted Name

Champion continues to stand proudly behind its power equipment with a three-year limited warranty and FREE lifetime support of your unit. Champion demands nothing but excellence from their dedicated, trained technicians and service network so you will continue to receive world-class response whenever you need it. Now that is service!

The reviews on this Champion 3500 watt portable generator has generated a 4.5 out of 5 stars which is excellent in terms of ratings. Overall, there are many consumers who are raving about how easy it is to start, its long-term durability with several appliances at a time, and how it runs quieter than other models. All in all, a well-rounded unit that has been well-received by many.

Why We Liked It

Reading the reviews, we had to try it out for ourselves with some serious load. Easy to assemble right out of the box, we put it to the test with a medium load (a 10,000 AC unit, refrigerator, and TV) on a 10 gallon tank with no issues. This portable unit ran smoothly and consistently. Not too heavy to pick up, it provided a great overall experience, and comes highly recommended for its overall performance to price.


With many years of providing reliable and durable power equipment, Champion remains a market leader in its field, with their products designed and engineered in the U.S. for both the North American and global markets. Champion sets the standard for performance excellence in work, play, and home, and this 46539 portable generator lives up to its Champion name in reliability and durability.

  • Durable, long-lasting
  • RV ready
  • Quiet
  • Wireless remote

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