Powerhouse Generator models are rated by the number of watts delivered. Carefully choosing the right model will help avoid disappointment and frustration later.

Not sure how much
wattage you need?

Think about the appliances and equipment you need to run, and how many of them will be operating simultaneously. It’s important to keep in mind that some appliances require more power at start-up, usually for just a few seconds.

Our interactive Power Calculator can help determine which Powerhouse Generator will serve you best.

Power Management Tips:

1. Know what you’re powering.

If the item you want to power isn’t on the list, check the appliance, product manual, or manufacturer’s website for Continuous and Starting Wattages.

If your appliance provides power requirement in amps, you can calculate wattage by multiplying amps x voltage. Example: Air conditioning unit at 15 amps x 120 volts = 1800 Watts.

Wattages provided in the Power Calculator are approximate values. Always check your appliance for exact requirements.

2. Don't power everything at once.

Remember that most appliances don’t need to be running continuously. Using load management strategies will reduce the total power required and help you get the most out of your portable generator.

3. Stagger start times.

Start appliances with high Starting Wattages at different times to maximize your generator’s efficiency.

Air Compressor (1/2 HP)
Circular Saw (6 inch)
Chain Saw
Power Drill (1/2 inch)
Jig Saw
Table Saw (10 inch)
Reciprocating Saw
Mig Welder
Plasma Cutter
Laptop Computer
Battery Charger (15 amps)
Shop Vacuum (1 HP)
Portable Radio
Pressure Washer (1 HP)
Hedge Trimmer
4-ton Log Splitter
Other ItemsContinuous WattageAdd'l Startup Wattage