How to Select a Generator 

We don’t know what the electricity supply will look like in the future so we suggest that you start investing in a generator if you don’t want to be kept in the dark.

Use the following guidelines to help you make an informed decision when buying a generator.

how to choose the right generating set
  • Choose the appliances that you would like to power simultaneously.

  • Record all the running Watts listed for each appliance.

  • Record the additional starting Watts listed for each appliance.

  • Add the starting Watts from the highest starting Watt appliance to the total of the running Watts.

  • The total will guide you to select the correct generator set model.

  • Aquarium = 50–1210 Watts
  • Clock radio = 10 Watts
  • Coffee maker = 900–1200 Watts
  • Clothes washer = 350–500 Watts
  • Clothes dryer = 1800–5000 Watts
  • Dishwasher = 1200–2400 Watts(using the drying feature greatly increases energy consumption)
  • Dehumidifier = 785 Watts
  • Electric blanket- Single/Double = 60 / 100 Watts
  • Ceiling Fans = 65–175 Watts
  • Window Fans= 55–250 Watts
  • Furnace Fans= 750 Watts
  • Hair dryer = 1200–1875 Watts
  • Heater (portable) = 750–1500 Watts
  • Clothes iron = 1000–1800 Watts
  • Microwave oven = 750–1100 Watts
  • CPU – awake / asleep = 120 Watts / 30 Watts or less
  • Monitor – awake / asleep = 150 Watts / 30 Watts or less
  • Laptop = 50 Watts
  • Radio (stereo) = 70–400 Watts
  • Refrigerator (frost-free, 16 cubic feet) = 725 Watts
  • 19″ Television = 65–110 Watts
  • 27″ Television = 113 Watts
  • 36″ Television = 133 Watts
  • 53″-61″ Projector = 170 Watts
  • Flat screen Television = 120 Watts
  • Toaster = 800–1400 Watts
  • Toaster oven = 1225 Watts
  • VCR/DVD = 17–21 / 20–25 Watts
  • Vacuum cleaner = 1000–1440 Watts
  • Water heater (40 gallon) = 4500–5500 Watts
  • Water pump (deep well) = 250–1100 Watts
  • Water bed (with heater, no cover) = 120–380 Watts

For queries or concerns, please feel free to contact our sales department on 0861 707 707 today. 

Resources:

Power Consumption of household items: https://solarenergydc.com/ 

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