Asked by: Mamerta Altubeasked in category: General Last Updated: 27th June, 2020
What size generator do I need for air compressor?
Simply so, will a 2000 watt generator run an air compressor?
A 2000 watt handle the load of a 15000 BTU RV air conditioner with a higher starting wattage capacity could let you run a 10,000 BTU window air conditioner during a summer blackout. The typical such unit has 2200 starting watts but only needs 1500 watts of continuous power.
Also, how many watts does a compressor need? Heavy-duty compressors operate on 220-volt current and require special wiring and outlets. A 110-volt compressor drawing 15 amps uses 1,650 watts (110 volts x 15 amps), while a 220-volt compressor drawing 15 amps consumes 3,300 watts (220 volts x 15 amps).
Then, what size generator do I need to run a 2hp compressor?
A 7200 watt generator is required to run this compressor. Example: A circular saw runs a universal motor at 12.5 amps. 120 volts x 12.5 amps = 1500 watts. The starting watts is 1500 x 3 = 4500 watts.
What size generator do I need for my house chart?
Homeowners can often power most household appliances using between 3000 and 6500 watts. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that 3000-5000 watts will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will likely need a 5000 to 6500 watt generator.