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.
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.
The steps above will guide you to select the right generator according to your personal electrical supplying needs.
Please note that this chart is merely for illustration purposes to help you calculate your total electricity consumption by adding the highest startup wattage to the combined amount of running wattage.
Use the list below to help you with the wattage consumption of your household items or check the back electrical appliance for the wattage consumption.
Household Power Consumption Estimates
- 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.
Power Consumption of household items: https://solarenergydc.com/
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