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Generator Wattage Guide

  

Appliances Running Watts
Air Conditioner - 10,000 BTU 2000 - 3000
Attic Fan 300
Broiler 1400
Clothes Dryer Gas 700
Clothes Dryer Electric Greater than 5750
Coffee Maker 1750
Computer & Monitor 775
Electric Blanket 400
Electric Stove - 6" Element 1500
Electric Stove - 8" Element 2100
Oven 6000
Furnace Fan (Gas or Fuel Oil) ---
--- 1/8 HP 300
--- 1/6 HP 500
--- 1/4 HP 600
--- 1/3 HP 700
--- 1/2 HP 875
Garage Door - 1/2 HP 600
Hair Dryer 300 - 1500
Iron 1000 - 1500
Lamps & Lighting (as shown on bulb) 40 - 200
Microwave Oven 500 - 1500
Milk Cooler 1100
Portable Dehumidifer 650
Radio/Stereo 50 - 200
Refrigerator/Freezer 600 - 2500
Shallow Well Pump 1/3 HP 800
Shallow Well Pump 1/2 HP 1050
Submersible Pump 1.5 HP 2800
Sump Pump 600 - 3000
Tape/CD Player 50
Television 100 - 350
Toaster 900 - 1500
Vacuum Cleaner 600 - 1500
Washing Machine 1200
Water Heater 4500

 

Which Generator to Buy
 

 

Tools Running Watts
Air Compressor 1/2 HP 1500 - 3000
Battery Charger 10Amp 300 - 400
Battery Charger 20Amp 500
Belt Sander - 3" 1000
Circular Saw - 7 1/4" 1000 - 2500
Concrete Vibrator 900 - 3000
Demolition Hammer 1500
Disc Sander - 9" 1200
Edge Trimmer 500
Electric Chain Saw - 14" 800 - 1500
Electric Drill - 1/4" & 3/8" 300 - 600
Electric Drill - 1/2" 350 - 1200
Electric Nail Gun 1200
Grinder - 6" 1000 - 2600
Heater Oil Portable 900 - 1000
Heater Electric Baseboard 250 per ft
Heater Electric Space 1500 per ft
Hedge Trimmer 450
Impact Wrench - 1/2" 600
Jig Saw 200 - 800
Lawn Mower 1200
Paint Sprayer 800 - 1300
Router 900 - 1100
Sander - 4" Belt 700 - 1500
Sander Orbital 300
Saw Radial Arm 1200
Saw Reciprocating 500
Saw Table - 10" 1750 - 2000
Soldering Iron 100 - 300
Weed Trimmer 500

 


 

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