##### Asked by: Catita Matzen

asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th March, 2020# How many watts does a 5 gallon Shop Vac use?

**Shop**-

**Vac**

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**5 Gallon*** 2.5 Peak HP**

**Wet / Dry Vacuum**works great for picking up wet or dry messes in your home, garage, workshop or vehicle. Attach the hose to the rear blower port to blow dirt out from under appliances.

Likewise, people ask, how many watts does a small shop vac use?

Common Tools | Estimated Watts | Suggested Inverters |
---|---|---|

Shop Vac 6.5 hp | 1440 | Power Bright 2300 Cobra CPI-2590 Xantrex XPower 3000 |

* Electric Chain Saw 14" | 1200 | Wagan Pro Line 3000 |

* Airless Sprayer 1/2 hp | 750 | Krieger KR2000 |

* Air Compressor 1 hp | 2000 | Wagan Pro Line 5000 |

Additionally, how many amps does a 5 HP Shop Vac draw? 5.5 **HP** or 4,103 watts would require 34.2 **amps** at 120 volts. 6.5 or 4,849 watts would require 40.4 **amps** at 120 volts. 5.5 **HP** or 4,103 watts would require 17.1 **amps** at 240 volts.

Furthermore, how much power does a shop vac use?

Example 8.2 amp **shop vac** x 120 volts=984 watts + 500 watts wiggle room = 1484 watts so a 1500 watt continuous inverter **would** handle the **shop vac**.

How many watts does a wet vac use?

In our sample, nearly all vacuums run around 1,000 **watts**, which if used over the course of an hour becomes 1,000 **watt**-hours or one kilowatt-hour (kWh). Vacuuming with a-12 amp vacuum converts to 1440 **watts**, or 1.44 kWh.