Application Chart

GENERATOR SELECTION MADE EASY

  1. List down the wattages of all the appliances you need to run together. If an appliance is rated in Amps only, multiply AMPS x VOLTS = WATTS
  2. Add up the total of WATTS of all these appliances.
    See example below:
  3. From the Gentech brochure select a generator that can deliver both the running and starting watts with ease.
UNIT RUNNING WATTS STARTING WATTS
Fridge 300 750
TV 120 120
Lights 75 75
Freezer 200 500
1 hp Pump 750 4500
TOTAL 1445 5945

 

APPROXIMATE POWER CONSUMPTION

APPLIANCE WATTS APPLIANCE WATTS
Clothes Dryer 2,400 Television Set 75 – 200
Hot Water Service 2,500 – 3,000 Toaster 250 – 1,250
Iron 900 – 1,200 Washing Machine 500 – 3,000
Kettle/Jug 800 – 1500 Air Conditioner (Non-Inverter) 1,000 – 2,500
Lights 25 – 200 Domestic Water Pump See Electric
Motor below
Radio 60 ElectricMotor
1/4 hp*
1/2 hp*
1 hp*
2 hp*
187
375
750
1,500
Radiator 1,000 – 2,500 140 Amp Welder (Non-Inverter) 5,000
Refrigerator 100 – 800 9″ Angle Grinder 2,300

CONVERSION FACTORS

kW/kVA @ 8pf kVA x 0.8 = kW 2000 Watts = 2.5kVA

Note: Electric motors need 3x motor hp to start than to run, add this to your required kW.

All information shown above is an approximation only.