As regards the power needed referring to the use you will make of your generator, here below an extremely useful table to guide you among consumptions, starting coefficient and watt. Firstly, the highest-quality method is to identify which are the electric appliances we need to power with the generator and then perform a simple calculation to identify the necessary power that the generator must supply, as explained below.
Power required = Electric appliance consumption X Breakaway starting coefficient
The starting coefficient represents a fundamental feature for all the electric equipment as it indicates how much the consumption of the electric appliance increases. Therefore, it allows to concretely determine how many WATTs are necessary during the start-up operations.
Example: Air compressor ( 1500 Watt ) X Starting coefficient ( 2 ) = 3000 Watt
Hence, it is important to address your choice on a generator featuring equal or higher WATT-rated electric power than the result obtained from the calculation made.
( * ) Check the consumption of the electric appliance on the operator’s use and maintenance manual or on the plate attached to the machine.
WARNING! Purely indicative table. Thanks to the formula indicated above you can easily calculate the electric power that the generator has to supply in order and connect to the generator specific electric appliances and select the model of generator which best suits your needs. We remind you that to operate electric equipment (computers, TVs and all the other electric appliances provided with electronic card) you need to focus the attention on inverter generators (which allows stabilizing the electric current supplied).