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Generator Guidelines

home-generator Summary: This helpful generator sizing and selection guideline will help you consider the generator size for the best value when selecting your home generator.


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Use this generator sizing guide to help select the right home generator.

There are a wide variety of home generators to choose from so here are a few guidelines to follow while your looking for the best value. Select a brand that has the features you need at a price you can afford.

Look for pre-wired, pre-packaged solutions, that extend your value even further by making the generator system the absolute easiest to install.

Make sure the generator has an industrial grade engine that is specifically designed for the harsh rigors of standby power, with easy motor starting capability and a enclosure design to protect your generator and your investment.

Generator Sizing Table
Non-Motor Loads - General Residential *

Electrical Circuit / Device Description kW 120V-1P 240V-1P
Electric Heat (per 1000 ft home size) 12 NA 50
Heat Pump Elements (per 1000 ft home size) 7 NA 29
Electric Dryer 5.5 NA 29
Hot Tub 10 NA 50
Electric Range (Oven) 5 NA 21
Stovetop Burners (each) 1.5 NA 6
General Receptacles (per 1000 ft home size) 1 8.3 NA
General Lighting (per 1000 ft home size) 0.75 6.3 NA
Blow Dryer 1.25 10.4 NA
Dishwasher 1.5 12.5 NA
Microwave 1 8.3 NA
Toaster 1 8.3 NA
*Guidelines Only. Check nameplate specifications for actual electrical circuit requirements.


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Motor Loads - General Residential

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The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!

The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!

The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.





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