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Generator calculator

This is a list of items you may want to power with a portable generator. These are an approximation of load to give you a guide. Wattages will vary from one machine to another.
Machine/LoadRunning wattsStarting Watts
General Household items
Water tank pump 1/3HP5751440
Microwave 1000W10001000
Fridge/Freezer5501350
Electric water heater38003800
Electric Stove (Generic)21002100
Coffee Maker (domestic)13001300
Fan or column heater (1500W)15001500
Window A/C 10,000BTU10002100
Central A/C non inverter 10,000BTU15003000
Box or Pedestal fan (domestic)100100
Inflator pump (not compressor)175175
Electronics
Phone Charger3030
Radio1010
LCD TV 40"150150
laptop250250
Home Stereo450450
Tools
Sump Pump 1/3HP11403000
Sump Pump 1/2HP12003000
Worklight halogen 300W300300
Cordless battery charger 150w-750w150-750150-750
Airless paint sprayer6001200
Recip Saw11002500
Electric drill 13mm11001250
Hammer/SDS Drill16001400
Circular saw 235mm18002000
Miter Saw Large18004500
Air compressor 1/3HP300780
Air compressor 1HP14003600
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