- Determine devices you need to run simultaneously. Record Running & Additional Starting Watts requirement of all selected devices.
- Add the Running Watts of all selected items be run simultaneously and record that number (Total Running Watts).
- Identify device with Highest Additional Starting Watts requirement and record that number.
- Add Total Running Watts to Highest Additional Starting Watts. This would be your Total Starting Watts to power your stuff!
FIRST - Choose The Right Gen.
HOW TO BUY
Your Generator should produce at least the calculated Total Starting Watts
Running Watts: The power required to continuously run an electrical device after it has already been started.
Starting Watts: The momentary surge of power required to start motor-driven products like a refrigerator. You may estimate using the following equation if Running & Starting Watts are not available.
WATTS = VOLTS x AMPS
Only motor-driven devices will require additional watts. The additional starting watts required may be estimated 1-2 x Running Watts.