Household Generator Power Calculator

Check the box corresponding to the items you wish to use.

The calculator will automatically total the power required to operate these appliances.

The appliance ratings shown are not exact, but a general guide for the size of portable generator you may require.

Electric appliances have different power requirements - some products such as fridges can require up to five times their normal running power to start up.





Household Start Up & Run

Appliances  
  Central heating pump 800
  Computer 400
  Coffee perculator 700
  Cooker 10000
  Freezer 10000
  Dishwasher 2500
  Electric Blanket 150
  Electric Fire - two bar 2000
  Grill 1500
  Fan 50
  Flourescent Tube 60
  Food Processor 400
  Food Mixer 500
  Hair Drier 1000
  Iron 1000
  Steam Iron 1500
  Kettle 2200
  light Bulb 100
  Microwave 1800
  Photocopier 1600
  Printer 400
  Radio/Stereo 500
  Refridgerator 700
  Sewing Machine 100
  Spin Drier 400
  Toaster 1000
  TV 250
  Fax Machine 600
  Tumble Dryer 2500
  Vacuum Cleaner 1200
  VDU 300
  Washing Machine 4000
  Water Heater 3000
Total  

Watts