Here is the complete guide to the approximate load that each of these devices requires. For diesel engine generators & backup power to be effective, proper generator sizing is essential.

Appliance

Run Wattage

Start Wattage

 Emergency Requirements Basic Home:

Refrigerator

700

2800

Chest Freezer

500

2500

Lights 10 at 75 Watts

750

750

Microwave

1500

1500

Television

800

800

Gas Furnace Fan 1/2 hp

500

1250

Total Basic watts (KW=1000 watts)

4750

9600


Other Additions:

Coffee Maker

1100

1100

Dishwasher

1500

3750


Air Conditioner

12000 BTU

2800

7000

24000 BTU

4200

10500

32000 BTU

5000

12500

Drill Motor, sm.

500

500

Freezer

500

2500

Frying Pan, lg.

500

500

Frying Pan, sm.

150

150

Laundry Dryer Gas

500

1000

Laundry Dryer Electric

5500

6000

Hair Dryer

1500

1500

Heat Pump or Electric Heat

10000

10000

Light Bulbs

40

40

Light Bulbs

60

60

Light Bulbs

100

100

Light Bulbs

150

150

Motors 1/2 hp

500

1250

Motors 1 hp

1000

2500

Motors 2 hp

2000

5000

Oven - Electric

6500

6500

Radio

100

100

Refrigerator

700

2800

Space Heater

1500

1500

Stereo

120

120

Stove Electric - Per Element

1500

1500

Sump Pump 1/2 hp

500

1250

Toaster

200

200

TV, large

800

800

TV, small

100

100

Vacuum Cleaner

250

250

VCR

150

150

Water Heater - Electric

4500

4500

Well Pump 1 hp

1000

2500

Well Pump 2 hp

2000

5000

Well Pump 3 hp

3000

7500

Window Fan

250

250

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