What size generator do I need for my refrigerator?

Answer The typical home runs off a generator supplying 5,000-7,000 watts of power, including: furnace blower, lights, television, freezer, sump pump, water pump and refrigerator. If your only concern is t... Read More »

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How do I use a generator to run a refrigerator in a power outage?

Examine the GeneratorEnsure that the generator is ready for use before a power outage. If it is a fuel-based generator, see that the tank is full; if it is battery-operated, fully charge the batter... Read More »

Can a 1000 watt generator power a refrigerator?

Depends on the refrigerator. There should be a sticker on the inside of the fridge that lists the power requirements. Make sure the generator rating is RMS and not peak.

How many 20-pound propane tanks are needed to run a generator that would be connected to a refrigerator and stove?

Answer Calculate the energy required first. Propane has 1,000,000 btu's in 10.89 gal. (2500 btu's per cubic foot on the vapor side). Consider also the ambient conditions as the colder it is outsid... Read More »

What size standby generator do I need?

On One Hand: For Average UseFor most people, a 1,500 to 3,000 square foot home can use a 3,500 to 5,500 watt generator to power essential appliances and lighting. However, keep in mind that genera... Read More »