Champion Home Backup Generator Features and Benefits

Written By: MJ Logan

Champion Home Standby Powers of a Home During an Outage
Champion Standby Generators Run Automatically During an Outage

Designed in the United States for American family homes, Champion Home Backup Generators work automatically the moment power fails to keep electricity flowing to important circuits.

The Champion Standby Ranked Best Buy in Home Standby Generator Reviews - Consumer Reports.

Champion Backup Generator and CabinChampion builds Home Backup Generators to exacting standards for American families and the unique requirements of a home generator whether located in suburban neighborhoods, cities, and towns or country living. Designed for residential installations, they are quiet and reliable with a best-in-class 24-volt starting system that ensures dependable starting in all types of weather, all year long.

Champion Home Backup Generators

New for 2024: Champion 22kW aXis Generator

201222 - 22kW Generator with 200-Amp SE-Rated Automatic Transfer Switch

100837 - 14kW Generator with 200-Amp SE-Rated Automatic Transfer Switch

100179 - 12.5kW Generator  with 100-Amp 12-Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch

100177 - 8.5kW Generator with 50-Amp 8-Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch

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Champion Home Standby Benefits

Champion Home Standby Generator Outside Large Home

Champion Home Standby Generators restore security and convenience, ensure a healthy living environment, and provide a greater measure of safety during a power outage not found in a home without a generator. Moments after the power goes out, the Champion home generator turns on and restores power to the home—automatically.

No more hunting for flashlights and candles. Forget about setting up a portable generator in the dark or when it’s raining, sleeting, or snowing. No need to run extension cords or refuel every few hours. Don’t worry about where you will find fuel when your limited stored supply runs out.

A Champion home standby generator can run all your home’s necessities and conveniences including major appliances, furnace and air conditioning, security systems, lighting, and even your home business.

Consumer Reports Generators – Champion Best Buy

Outstanding Feature—aXis Platform on 14kW and 22kW Generators

Champion aXis Technology Allows Faster Installs and Less Wiring to Save Time and Money

Champion aXis technology is a programable and upgradeable standby system that lies at the heart of the Champion standby generator system for greater flexibility and more options. 

  • Power Line Carrier Technology—Eliminates Communication Wiring
  • aXis Load Management allows a smaller generator to manage power for larger homes.
  • Prioritized aXis Load Management Modules customize large appliance management.
  • Wi-Fi Direct simplifies and speeds onsite setup and programming from a laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

The aXis controller puts a 4-inch color display up front where it's easy to read and use. Prioritized load management allows up to four priorities (1-4) for your home's larget appliances like air conditioners, electric ranges, water heaters, and well pumps. During installation, the installer with put the aXis Automatic Transfer Switch into “Teach” mode that allows the aXis standby system to learn the power needs of your managed loads. During an outage, it can manage heavy loads by turning them on and off as required to prevent overloads and provide power to appliances when it's available. Loads with the highest priority run before loads with lower priority. 

aXis load management can also lock out loads that should never run on generator power.

aXis Load Management Modules control each managed load according to its priority. The LMM installs on the same wiring as the appliance, turning power on or off as instructed by the automatic transfer switch. Power Line Carrier technology allows the ATS and Load Management Modules to communicate without the additional wiring required by most systems by sending signals through the existing wiring.

Champion Generator installation becomes simpler and faster with aXis. The aXis controller establishes its own wireless network. Installers can use the controller's Wi-Fi to setup and program the generator from a smart phone, tablet, or laptop.

The Champion aXis technology means faster installs with less wiring that save time and money.

Buyer Guide: Automatic Transfer Switches

Champion Home Standby Features

Standard Requirements

A bright lightbulb surrounded by dark light bulbsChampion Standby Generators meet Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resource Board Requirements. Underwriter Labs UL2000 and CSA C22.2 Certifications for the USA and Canada.

Dependable Engines = Reliable Backup Power

Dependable starts and extended run times begin with features like an air-cooled Milwaukee Series Overhead Valve four-stroke commercial engine with pressurized lubrication and automotive-type spin-on oil filter. Add a 24-volt starting system—the best in its class—for reliable starts in any weather. Sensors protect against engine damage for low oil, over-crank, and over-speed conditions. The installer can configure the engine to run on either LP Gas or NG gas.

Excellent Power Delivery and Quality

Power capacity ranges from 8.5kW to 22kW of utility-grade power that keeps up with changing load conditions. In their standby generator reviews, Consumer Reports found that Champion Standby Generators delivered steady, reliable power and rated an excellent on their power delivery and quality tests. Key to any standby generator system is the ability to start and run heavy loads including central air conditioners. All the Champion Standby models can power air conditioners or a gas-fueled furnace.

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All Weather Operation

A Home Powered by a Champion Standby Generatir During a Power OutageAn all-weather steel cabinet permits operation in virtually any weather from snow and rain to the extreme winds of a hurricane or tropical storm. The gull-wing enclosure design makes installation, maintenance, and service easy. Champion includes a composite mounting pad to minimize site preparation. The permanent connection to your home prevents theft and eliminates the hassle of setting up a portable.

Quiet Residential Neighborhood Operation

At just 59 to 63 decibels, Champion Home Standby Generators rate among the quietest on the market. Some air-cooled home backup generators produce up to 73 dB of noise. It’s easy to enjoy the comfort provided by a Champion Home Backup Generator because the noise won’t keep you awake and the neighbors won’t complain.


Champion provides a 10-year limited warranty on Standby Generators, longer than any other manufacturer’s standard warranty along with industry-leading customer support. Champion standby owners have peace of mind knowing that if the utility power goes out, their Champion Backup Generator will keep the power on for as long as necessary.

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Updated March 21, 2024


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