Asked by: Mamerta Altube
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

What size generator do I need for air compressor?

You will need to figure 1800 to 2000 watts for the air compressor needs on start up. I would recommend a 2500 watt generator.

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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.

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