New Champion ELITE Increases Jobsite Productivity with Power to Weld and Run Auxiliary Tools at the Same Time

Designed to be a jobsite workhorse, the Champion™ ELITE from Hobart Welding Products combines a 11,000-watt generator with an AC/DC welder for general construction and emergency power applications. Features a rugged fully enclosed case, which

Designed to be a jobsite workhorse, the Champion ELITE from Hobart Welding Products combines a 11,000-watt generator with an AC/DC welder for general construction and emergency power applications. Features a rugged fully enclosed case, which provides a protective barrier to environmental particulates and lowers noise.

provides a protective barrier to environmental particulates and lowers noise.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • Generates 11,000-watt peak power (9,500-watts continuous at 100 percent duty cycle)
  • Offers two welding processes: AC Stick or scratch-start DC TIG
  • Features a “No Tools” oil change and digital hour meter
  • 12-gallon fuel tank for extended operation
  • Rugged, fully enclosed case for increased protection

To meet the demands of today’s construction and emergency power applications, Hobart Welding Products introduces its new Champion™ ELITE engine-driven welding generator. Powered by a 23 hp OHV, twin-cylinder Kohler or Subaru gasoline engine, this machine produces 11,000 watts of peak auxiliary power and offers a 225-amp AC or 210-amp DC weld output. And with 9,500 watts of continuous power at 100-percent duty cycle, the Champion ELITE was designed to allow operators to weld and work with auxiliary tools at the same time.

When contractors, fabricators, maintenance personnel and service truck owners need auxiliary or emergency back-up power, a welder/generator is the best investment they can make. For roughly the same price as a standalone generator, Hobart offers an added value in their all-in-one machine that runs motors, powers tools and appliances and provides Stick and TIG welding capabilities as well.

The Champion ELITE boasts 9,500 watts of continuous power (while welding) from four 120 V (20 amp) receptacles and one 120/240 V (50 amp) receptacle. All receptacles feature push-button reset circuit breakers. Auxiliary power is available while welding, offering two operators to work off the same generator.

The unit provides excellent starting capabilities for motors in the three to five hp range. It can run for up to 9 hours on one, 12-gallon tank of gas under a continuous load of 4,000 watts. Unlike competitive units, the rheostat does not have to be set to maximum for full auxiliary output. This delivery of strong, continuous power is essential to running compressors, pumps, hand tools and other equipment.

On the welding side, the Champion ELITE features Hobart’s patented Field Current Control (FCC) technology for smooth Stick arc starts with minimal sticking of the rod. The FCC monitors feedback from the welding arc and continuously adjusts the current from the generator to maintain optimum arc characteristics.

The Champion ELITE has a 50- to 225-amp output for AC Stick welding with 6010, 6011, 6013 and 7018 rods up to 3/16 inch and 7014 and 7024 rods up to 5/32 inch. The machine also is suitable for general stick or scratch start DC TIG.

Hobart backs the Champion ELITE with its 5/3/1 warranty, which covers the transformer for five years, the switches, controls and valves for three years and the torch for one year; engines are covered separately by the manufacturer.

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