Monthly Tip about Appliances in Orlando provided by Del Air
Running an Appliance on a Generator
The use of an auxiliary power generator is an individual decision. There are some things to keep in mind when considering use of an auxiliary generator. Voltage and cycles are critical for proper operation of appliances. US power standards are 60 hz, 120v ac.
Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners place a high demand upon the power source when cycling on. The running amperage is listed the rating plate of the appliance. However, the start-up amperage could be as high as 3X the normal running amps. If the voltage is not started, tripping could occur during attempted start ups.
Any variation in cycles could cause electric clocks to go fast or slow. Generators should be voltage regulated and surge protected for the appliances.
Some generators may not be recommended by the generator manufacturer for use with major appliances in Orlando.
|RANGES (GAS)||1500 – 2500 WATTS|
|MICROWAVES||3000 – 4500 WATTS|
|DISHWASHERS||3000 – 4500 WATTS|
|WASHERS||2000 – 3000 WATTS|
|DRYERS||11,000 – 17,000 WATTS|
|DRYERS (GAS)||1500 – 2500 WATTS|
|RAC (240V)||9000 – 13,500 WATTS|
|RAC (120V)||3000 – 4500 WATTS|
NOTE: AMPS X VOLTS = WATTS