Watts Calculator

Wattage Estimation Guide For Your New Generator

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Home Applications

See the chart below to estimate your power needs.

 

  Approximate Starting Wattage

 

Approximate Running Wattage

 

240V required?
Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star) 1200 132-192
Microwave Oven
650 watts 1000 1000
800 watts 1300 1300
1000 watts 1500 1500
Incandescent Lights as indicated on bulb (i.e. 60W) as indicated on bulb (i.e 60W)
Furnace Fan, gas or fuel oil
1/8 Horsepower 500 300 Y
1/6 Horsepower 750 500 Y
1/4 Horsepower 1000 600 Y
1/3 Horsepower 1400 700 Y
1/2 Horsepower 2350 875 Y
Television
Tube type 300 300
Flat Screen (20”) 120 120
Flat Screen (46″) 190 190
Coffee Maker (4 cup) 600 600
Dishwasher (Cool Dry) 540 216
Electric Fry Pan 1500 1500
Electric Range (8-inch element) 2100 2100 Y
Automatic Washer 1200 1200
Clothes Dryer (Electric) 6750 5400 Y
Radio 50 to 200 50 to 200
Sump Pump
1/3 Horsepower 1300 800 Y
1/2 Horsepower 2150 1050 Y
Window Air Conditioner (10,000 BTU) 2200 1500
Computer
Laptop 200-250 200-250
Desktop 600-800 600-800
Monitor (LCD style) 30 30
Printer 400-600 400-600
Hot Water Heater 4500 4500 Y
Garage Door Opener 1420 720


Recreational

See the chart below to estimate your power needs.

Recreational Applications

  Approximate Starting Wattage

 

Approximate Running Wattage

 

240V required?
Television
Tube type 300 300
Flat Screen 120 120
RV Air Conditioner
11000 BTU 1600 1010
13500 BTU 2800 1800
15000 BTU  3300  2000
RV Refrigerator  600 180
Blender 850 400
Electric Grill (tabletop)  1650  1650
Slow Cooker 170-270 170-270
Hair Dryer (1600 watts) 1900 1800
Microwave Oven (650 watts) 1000 1000
Coffee Maker 600 600
Radiant Heater 1300 1300
Laptop computer 200-250 200-250
Satelite Receiver  250  250
Radio 50 to 200 50 to 200
Two-Way Radio
12A 360W 360W
23A 840W 840W
35A 960W 960W
Fan (portable) 120 40
DVD Player 350  350

 

 

 

Construction/Industrial

See the chart below to estimate your power needs.

Contractor Applications

  Approximate Starting Wattage

 

Approximate Running Wattage

 

Air Compressor
1/2 hp 1600 975
1 hp 4500 1600
Bench Grinder (8 in.) 2500 1400
Circular Saw (Heavy Duty, 7 1/4 in.) 2300 1400
Concrete Vibrator
1/2 hp 840 (avg) 840 (avg)
1 hp 1080 (avg) 1080 (avg)
2 hp 1560 (avg) 1560 (avg)
3 hp 2400 (avg) 2400 (avg)
Demolition hammer 1260 (avg.) 1260 (avg.)
Drain cleaner 250 (avg.) 250 (avg.)
Drills
3/8 inch, 4 amps 600 440
1/2 inch, 5.4 amps 900 600
Electric Chain Saw (14 inches, 2 hp) 1100 1100
Hand Drill (1/2 in.) 900 600
High-pressure Washer (1 hp) 3600 1200
Rotary hammer 1200 (avg.) 1200 (avg.)
Table Saw (10 in.) 4500 1800
Industrial Motors
Split Phase
1/8 Horsepower 1200 275
1/4 Horsepower 1700 400
1/3 Horsepower 1950 450
1/2 Horsepower 2600 600
Capacitor Start Induction Run
1/8 Horsepower 850 275
¼ Horsepower 1050 400
1/3 Horsepower 1350 450
½ Horsepower 1800 600
¾ Horsepower 2600 850
1 Horsepower 3000 1000
1 ½ Horsepower 4200 1600
2 Horsepower 5100 2000
3 Horsepower 6800 3000
4 Horsepower 9800 4800
Capacitor Start Capacitor Run
1/8 Horsepower 600 275
¼ Horsepower 850 400
1/3 Horsepower 975 450
½ Horsepower 1300 600
¾ Horsepower 1900 850
1 Horsepower 2300 1000
1-½ Horsepower 3200 1600
2 Horsepower 3900 2000
3 Horsepower 5200 3000
4 Horsepower 7500 4800
Fan Duty
1/4 Horsepower 1200 650


Farm Equipment

See the chart below to estimate your power needs.

 

  Approximate Starting Wattage

 

Approximate Running Wattage

 

Electric Fence, 25 miles 250 250
Milk Cooler 1800 1100
Milker (vacuum pump, 2hp) 2300 1000
Portable Heater (kerosene, diesel fuel)
50,000 BTU 600 400
90,000 BTU 725 500
150,000 BTU 1000 625
Battery Charger
15 amp 380 380
60 amp with 250-amp boost 1500/5750 1500/5750

 

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