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Portable Generators

Discussion in 'Preppers' Corner' started by Fyrtwuck, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. MacFromOK

    MacFromOK Sharpshooter

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    Thus the need for a little math. KWH used in a month will indeed convert to AVERAGE amps required on a daily (or hourly) basis. And yeah, you'd have to allow extra for startup amps, but most generators will start a lot more than they will run for extended periods.

    Hence the statement "general idea," rather than "exactly."

    FWIW... my bill (on a Coop) actually shows daily usage, so I could just pick the highest day in the highest month and get a "pretty close" hourly average. ;)
     
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    I live in my barn, and it’s all electric. My electrician said 12kw would run everything, but he said I could get by with a smaller generator if I manage how I run appliances.

    Best bet is to seek advice from a real electrician and not internet electricians.:rollingla
     
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    basic guideline; a 2000 watt generator will power a toaster or a hair dryer. Starting amps for electric motors are higher than running amps.
     
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    I can see more research is needed.
     
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    The old Green Acres show: Your appliances have numbers and you can not plug in more than a total of X
     
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