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AVERAGE WATTAGE REQUIREMENT GUIDE

Household
Approximate
Wattage Required
For Starting
Approximage
Running Wattage
Requirements

Coffee Maker

600
600
Dishwasher
Cool Dry
540
216
Electric Fry Pan 1500
1500
Electric Range
8-inch element
2100
2100
Microwave Oven 650 watts
1000
1000
Refrigerator or Freezer Energy Star
1200
132-192
Automatic Washer
1200
1200
Clothes Dryer
Electric
6750
5400
Furnace Fan, gas or fuel oil
1/8 Horsepower 500
300
1/6 Horsepower 750
500
1/4 Horsepower 1000
600
1/3 Horsepower 1400
700
1/2 Horsepower 2350
875
Incandescent Lights as indicated on bulb
as indicated on bulb
Radio
50 to 200 50 to 200
Sump Pump
1/3 Horsepower 1300
800
1/2 Horsepower 2150
1050
Television - Color 300
300
Air Conditioner
10,000 BTU
2200
1500
Farm Equipment
Approximate
Wattage Required
For Starting
Approximage
Running Wattage
Requirements
Electric Fence, 25 miles 250
250
Milk Cooler 1800
1100
Milker (vacuum pump),
2 Horsepower
2300
1000
Portable Heater (kerosene, diesel fuel)
50,000 BTU 600
400
90,000 BTU 725
500
150,000 BTU 1000
625
Battery Charger
15 amp 380 380
60 amp with 250-amp boost
1500/5750 1500/5750
100 amp with 300-amp boost
2400/7800
2400/7800
Electric Welder
200 amp AC 9000 9000
230 amp AC, at 100 amp 7800 7800
Air Compressors Approximate
Wattage Required
For Starting
Approximage
Running Wattage
Requirements
1/2 Horsepower 1600 975
1 Horsepower 4500 1600

Computers
Approximate
Wattage Required
For Starting
Approximage
Running Wattage
Requirements
Desktop 600 to 800 600 to 800
Laptop 200 to 250 200 to 250
Monitor (CRT) 200 to 250 200 to 250
Fax 600 to 800 600 to 800
Printer 400 to 600 400 to 600


 
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