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How to find the wattage of your electrical appliances

Thinking about the size of Generator you need? Take a look at the list below to find out the total wattage of all your most common electrical appliances.

GENERATOR RANGE GUIDE
*Approximate current draw in WATTS of commonly used Electrical Appliances

TOOLS
APPLIANCE - WATT*
GENERATOR REQUIRED in 'KVA'
10 amp battery charge
500 - 1000
1.0
Soldering Iron
500 - 1000
1.0
Shop Vacuum
1400 - 3500
3.5
Belt Sander
1500 - 2500
2.5
Router
1800 - 2500
2.5
Portable oil heater
1000 - 2500
2.5
Paint sprayer
1400 - 2500
2.5
Jig Saw
1400 - 2500
2.5
Grinder 6"
1800 - 3500
3.5
Electric weed trimmer
1000 - 2500
2.5
Electric Mower
1400 - 1800
1.8
Electric Hedge Trimmer
1000 - 1800
1.8
Electric Drill 1/2"
650 - 1800
1.8
Electric Drill 1/4"
350 - 1000
1.0
Electric Chainsaw
1800 - 3500
3.5
Circular Saw 7 & 1/4"
1800 - 3500
3.5
Air Compressor (1/2hp)
3500 - 5000
5.0
DOMESTIC APPLIANCE
   
Water Pump
1800 - 5000
5.0
Washing Machine
1800 - 3500
3.5
Vacuum Cleaner
1000 - 2500
2.5
Toaster
1000 - 1750
1.8
Television
100 - 500
0.6
Sump Pump
1400 - 3500
3.5
Refridgerator/ Freezer
1000 - 2500
2.5
Radio
30 - 100
0.6
Oil Furnace
1800 - 3500
3.5
Microwave
1000 - 2500
2.5
Iron
600 - 1500
1.5
Hair Dryer
1000 - 2000
2.0
Garage Door Opener
1000 - 2500
2.5
Electric Stove (1 element)
750 - 1800
1.8
Portable Electric Heater
1000 - 2000
2.0
Electric Frypan
750 - 1500
1.5
Electric Dryer
5000 - 10000
10
Dishwasher
1400 - 2500
2.5
Coffee Pot
1000 - 1500
1.5
Air Conditioner
2500 - 3500
3.5
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