Most generators with more than 3000w output are suitable to run all the appliances of a camper, however many campers also have an air conditioner. A 13,500btu air conditioner needs approx. 2800-3000w to start with a continuous running wattage of 1500-2000w. A 15,000 btu air conditioner needs approx. 3300-3500w to start, with a continuous running wattage of 2000-2500W. Check the power requirements of your air conditioner before making a choice of generator
What size generator do I need to run a RV or Camper?
What is the best portable generator for camping?
What is the best generator for home use?
What is the difference between KW and KVA?
kW is the amount of power capable of doing work, while kVA is the “vectorial summation” of KVAR and KW. kW is kilowatts, while kVA is kilo Volts Amperes. kVA is equal to kW in DC circuits because the voltage and current are in phase. In AC circuit at unity power factor KVA=KW.
What can you run on a 2000 watt generator?
A 2000 watt generator could power a 500 watt freezer and one element of an electric stove. Or you could run the freezer, cook with a 650 watt microwave (using 1000 watts) and a few lights. A 2000 watt generator won’t be able to power a hot water heater.
How many watts does a 5kva generator produce?
A 5kva generator at unity power factor (1.0), the maximum output is 5000 watts (volts x amps x power factor / 1000), but at 0.8 power factor (Some Crommelins generators) it will be 4000 watts. Continuous running power is usually 80% of that maximum output, so 4000w (0.8 power factor) has a continuous 3200w running.
How many watts does it take to run a refrigerator on a generator?
Many devises need more power to start up (Maximum Output Watts) and then require less power (Rated Watts) to run continually. For example, a refrigerator requires 2200 starting wattage with a 700 running wattage, so you would need a generator with at least 2200 watt maximum output.
How many watts does a a generator need to power a house?
Homeowners can often power most household appliances using 3000 to 6500 watts. If your home has a smaller electric water heater you can generally expect 3000 to 5000 watts would be sufficient. If you have a large electric water heater, bore pump and/or large 8kg washing machine you will likely need a 5000 to 6500 generator.
Inverter generators running rough, running for short periods then stopping, voltage drops after a short time, etc
Inverter Generators require a resistor type spark plug. As we have had reports of problems with other brands of plugs, we recommend keeping with the original NGK plug.
Can I alter the throttle position on my generator?
Altering the throttle position is not recommended as over-voltage or in some cases, under voltage, can damage these units. The cost of repair if this happens, is usually around $200.