what will a 750 watt generator power

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mower&more1986, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    not sure if this the right place to ask this.
    what will a 750 watt generator power also its two stroke powered some general ideas would be nice
     
  2. tryingtomakeit

    tryingtomakeit LawnSite Member
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  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    When we have storms and power outages down here I hook my 2300 to a small up-right freezer, Full sized fridge, 2/3 light bulbs and the tv to watch the weather reports and that's pushing it a little.

    The freezer and fridge are ran 1 hr on then 4 hrs off.

    750, I would guess one power tool (saw etc) at a time. Couple of lights with tv/radio, Pretty sure a fridge would be pushing this one.
     
  4. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
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    A 600 watt microwave, and a 60 watt lightbulb. Keep the beer cold in the cooler.
     
  5. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah its alittle under powered I really only need it for my sump pump
    and sometime to power a drill or sawzaw
    its only 149.99 at menards
     
  6. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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    also maybe my block heater on my truck during there winter lol
     
  7. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
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    I carry a 1000 watt on my trailer just in case I need to run the grinder or microwave. It can charge a 12 volt battery if needed. The 2 cycle is good for me, never have to change oil, just add weedeater gas when needed.
     
  8. mower&more1986

    mower&more1986 LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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    746 Watts = 1 Horsepower.
    Since the start up current of an electric motor can be several times its "normal" current, you MAY be hard pressed to run a 1/2 HP motor.
    You really need to know what current any electric motors require for start up and what "surge" capacity the generator has.
     
  10. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    You may have trouble starting a sump pump with that...

    short answer to your questiong: Not much.
     

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