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Champion® ELITE DC Welder/11,000 Watt AC Generator


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Lightest, Quietest, Most Compact Welder/Generator in the Market

Designed to be a jobsite workhorse, the Hobart Champion ELITE combines an 11,000 watt generator with a DC welder for general construction and emergency power applications. This unit is designed for Stick welding with quick and easy arc starts. It also performs general scratch-start DC TIG. It features a rugged, fully enclosed case which provides a protective barrier and lowers noise. All receptacles on the ELITE feature push-button reset circuit breakers. Auxiliary power while welding gives you the capability to run other equipment (lights, grinders) at the same time you are welding. With the quick set current control, it is easy to set up, provides smooth arc starts and maintains optimum arc characteristics. Cables sold separately.

NOTE: Welding cables and clamps not included. Must be purchased separately.

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  • Kohler 23 HP gasoline engine, 3600 RPM
  • Fuel-efficient, low-maintenance, twin-cylinder, 4-cycle, overhead-valve
  • 12 gallon fuel tank for extended run time
AC StickStick (SMAW)
Skill Level: Moderate
  • Maintenance
  • Repair
  • Farm/Ranch Applications
  • Fabrication
  • Structural Steel Work
  • Use as a Stand-Alone Generator
  • DC weld output for smooth arc performance and easy starts
  • Four 120 volt GFCI (20 amp), one 240V (50 amp) and one 120/240 volt (50 amp) receptacles with push-button reset circuit breakers
  • Auxiliary power while welding gives you the capability to run other equipment (lights, grinder) at the same time you are welding
  • Heavy-duty construction with 100% duty cycle, fully-enclosed engine design, large battery, rugged electrical connections and wiring
  • Just over 3 ft long and weighs less than competitive units
  • "No tools" oil change and standard hour meter to help maintain routine scheduled oil servicing
  • Quick set current control - easy to set up and start welding.
  • Auto-idle for greater fuel savings and reduced noise.
#770748 Protective Cover Protective Cover
Outdoor waterproof cover resists stains and mildew, while protecting the finish and internal components. Use cover with or without the handle/wheel kit installed. (Fits Champion ELITE model #500562 and #500557. For Champion ELITE model #500544, use cover #770619.)
#300997 Running Gear Running Gear
Includes two heavy-duty 13in wheels with inner tubes and welded hubs, two 6in swivel casters and a heavy-duty ergonomic handle that makes it easier to move the Champion ELITE around the job site. Fits Champion ELITE model #500562 and #500557.
#195195 No. 2 Stick Cable Set, 50 ft
Consists of 50 ft No. 2 electrode cable with holder, and 50 ft work cable with clamp. 200 A, 100% duty cycle.
#193067 No. 4 Stick Cable Set, 20/15 ft.
Consists of 20 ft No. 4 electrode cable with holder and 15 ft work cable with clamp. 125 A, 100% duty cycle.
#195023 Cable Tree
Only available through welding distributors.
  See Product Specification Sheet for optional FA-7.5 Flame Arrestor Fuel Cap, Spark Arrestor and Full KVA Plug Kit.
Champion ELITE Spec Sheet (pdf)
Stock Number #500562
Rated Output at 25V 225 A at 100% Duty Cycle
Max. Open-Circuit Voltage 80
Welding Amperage Range 40 - 225 A DC
Single-Phase Generator Power 11,000 W (10 kVa/kW), 60 Hz, 120/240 VAC;
9500 watts continuous
Dimensions H: 28 in (711 mm)
W: 20 in (508 mm)
D: 41 in (1041 mm)
Net Weight Kohler: 490 lb (222 kg)


Steel Stainless
Aluminum Cast Iron Copper Brass Titanium Magnesium
Stick X X   X        
TIG* X X            
*With additional accessories