Which Generator is best for me?

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Buying the right generator can seem like a formidable task, but is just a few easy steps you can effectively decide which generator is right for you.

1 – Identify the tools and appliances you will power from the generator
2 – Determine the required power for each item
3 – Total the required amount of watts required to power the items simultaneously, don’t forget to allow for the motor starting* as this will require more power than at constant running)
4 – Choose a generator that has the rated watts or exceeds this total.

*Motor starting

Motor starting is an important consideration when buying a generator. Keep in mind that induction type motors, like those that run sump pumps, refrigerators and compressors typically require 2 to 3 times their listed running watts to start. There is a chart shown below which shows as a guide line how many watts you will need to start up motors of various sizes and types.

Note : power tools using communicator motors do not require additional start up power

Motor Size         Running            Starting
(HP)                   Watts               Watts
1/8                        275                 850
1/6                        275                 850
1/4                        400               1050
1/3                        450               1350
1/2                        600               1800
3/4                        850               2600
1                         1100               3300

Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone on 01387 272407 or email us at ebay@wtbgroup.com if you would like to discuss which generator is most suited to your needs.
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