What's the running wattage of an air conditioner? How much wattage does a hair dryer use? This is essential information when making a generator purchase. To ensure you are buying a generator that will support the appliances in your home, use this chart to add up the total wattage you might need at a given time, then make sure the generator that you are considering has the necessary surge wattage.
Be sure to check the different generator wattage requirements for a desktop computer versus a laptop computer, and if you're setting up a remote construction site, we've listed wattage requirements for tools like grinders, circular saws, and more.