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Generator Wattage  Guide

Electrical Definitions

Essentials

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

Electric Water Heater

4000

0

Freezer

600-1000

2200

Light Bulb

60

0

Light Bulb

75

0

Refrigerator

400-800

2200

Sump Pump

800

1300

Sump Pump

1050

2200

Water Well Pump

1000

2000

 

 

 

Heating / Cooling

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

Central AC Unit  10,000 BTU

1500

2200

Central AC Unit  20,000 BTU

2500

3300

Central AC Unit  24,000 BTU

3800

4950

Central AC Unit  32,000 BTU

5000

6500

Central AC Unit  48,000 BTU

6000

7800

Furnace Fan Blower  1/8 HP

300

500

Furnace Fan Blower  1/6 HP

500

750

Furnace Fan Blower  1/4 HP

600

1000

Furnace Fan Blower  1/3 HP

700

1400

Furnace Fan Blower  1/2 HP

875

2350

Heat Pump

4700

4500

Humidifier  13 Gallons

175

0

Space / Wall Heater

1800

0

Window AC Unit  10,000 BTU

1200

1800

Window AC Unit  12,000 BTU

3250

3950

 

 

 

Laundry Room

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

Clothes Dryer  Electric

5400

1350

Clothes Dryer  Gas

700

1800

Dehumidifier

650

800

Hair Dryer

300-1200

0

Iron

1200

0

Vacuum Cleaner, Standard

800

0

Vacuum Cleaner, Deluxe

1100

0

Washing Machine

1150

2250

 

 

 

Kitchen

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

Coffee Maker

1000

0

Dishwasher  Cool Dry

700

1400

Dishwasher  Hot Dry

1500

1500

Disposal  1 HP Motor

800-1000

2200-4000

Disposal  3/4 HP Motor

850

2000-2600

Disposal  1/2 HP Motor

500-650

2300

Disposal  1/3 HP Motor

400-500

2000

Electric Can Opener

170

0

Electric Stove  6 Element

1500

0

Electric Stove  8 Element

2100

0

Fan

200

200

Food Processor

400

0

Freezer

600-1000

2200

Frying Pan

1300

0

Microwave Oven  625 Watt

625

800

Microwave Oven  1000 Watt

1000

1400

Refrigerator

400-800

2200

Toaster

850

0

Toaster Oven

1200

0

Trash Compactor  1/3 Motor

400-800

1200-2000

 

 

 

Family Room

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

Color TV  27”

500

0

Stereo Receiver

450

0

VCR / DVD Player

100

0

X-Box, Game Cube, Play Station

740

0

 

 

 

Garage

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

1/4 HP Garage Door Opener

300

1000

1/3 HP Garage Door Opener

725

1400

1/2 HP Garage Door Opener

875

2350

Security System

500

0

 

 

 

Construction

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

12 Volt DC Battery Charger

120

120

15 Amp Battery Charger

380

0

60 Amp Battery Charger

1500-5700

0

100 Amp Battery Charger

2400-7800

0

Air Compressor  1/4 HP

975

1600

Air Compressor  1 HP

1600

4500

Airless Sprayer  1/3 HP

600

1200

Band Saw, 14

1100

1400

Belt Sander

1200

2400

Bench Grinder  6”

720

1000

Bench Grinder  8”

1400

2500

Bench Grinder  10”

1600

3600

Circular Saw  6 1/4”

800

1200

Circular Saw  7 1/4”

1400

2300

Circular Saw  8 1/4”

1800

3000

Chain Saw, Electric  14”

1200

1500

Drum Mixer, 55 gallons

700

1200

Electric Drill  3/8” , 4 Amps

440

600

Electric Drill  1/2” , 5.4 Amps

600

900

Electric Edger

960

2400

Electric Line Trimmer  9”

350

0

Electric Line Trimmer  12”

500

0

Electric Hedge Trimmer

400

0

Hammer Drill

1000

3000

High-pressure Washer, 5/8 HP

900

2700

High-pressure Washer, 1 HP

1200

3600

High-pressure Washer, 1 1/2 HP

1500

4300

High-pressure Washer, 3 HP

3125

9300

Miter Saw

1800

1800

Orbital Sander

600

1800

Paint Sprayer

360

1080

Planer / Jointer

900-1800

1800-2400

Quartz Halogen Light,  300

300

0

Quartz Halogen Light,  500

500

0

Quartz Halogen Light,  1,000

1000

0

Radio

300

300

Sawzall, Heavy Duty

750

1400

Table Saw / Radial Arm Saw  10"

2000

2000

Welder 200 Amp AC

9000

0

Wet / Dry Vac, 1.7 HP

900

0

Wet / Dry Vac, 2.5 HP

1300

0

 

 

 

Home Office Equipment

Running Watts

Starting Watts

 

 

 

Copy Machine

1400-1800

0

Fax Machine

65

0

Inkjet Printer

80

0

Laser Printer

900-1200

0

Personal Computer w/17” Monitor

800

0

0