Generator Selector

Use this guide to get an approximation of which products are right for you.


Recreation

Please choose your power needs:



Heating & Cooling

RV AC 13,500 BTU
RV AV 15,000 BTU
Fan
Radiant Heater


Kitchen

Coffee Maker
RV Refridgerator
Electric Frying Pan
Electric Grill
Slow Cooker
Blender
Microwave


Media

LED/LCD TV
Radio
Loudspeaker
Satelite Receiver
Game Consol
DVD Player


Other

Inflator Pump
String Lights


Signage & Lighting

7W LED
40W Halogen
574mm 2 Fluorescent
1475mm 2 Fluorescent

Starting vs Max vs Running Watts

Most motor-driven products that you will connect to your generator need extra watts when they start, this is known as starting watts.

The Starting Watts listed on your generator is the wattage the generator can output for an average of 6 seconds (Inverter) or 10 minutes (Open Frame Type).

Once this period is over, and if the wattage has not reduced the Overload Protection will activate and the generator will trip using the following methods circuit breaker (frame type) and flashing overload light (Inverter), if this happens the power (wattage) needs to reduced or disconnected immediately and the generator needs to be reset by stopping the generator and turning everything to the ‘OFF’ position and leaving for minimum 2 minutes (Inverter Only).

The Maximum Watts listed on your generator is the MAX watts output the generator can run at – however it is not recommended to run your generator at the  maximum watts for periods more than average 5 minutes (Inverter) and 60 minutes (Open Frame Type). Once this period is over, and if the wattage has not reduced the Overload Protection will activate and the generator will trip using the following methods circuit breaker (frame type) and flashing overload light (Inverter), if this happens the power (wattage) needs to reduced or disconnected immediately and the generator needs to be reset by stopping the generator and turning everything to the ‘OFF’ position and leaving for minimum 2 minutes. While working in the max zone on an Inverter you will have solid red overload light this is normal.