Can a 2000 watt generator run a portable air conditioner?
Similarly, you may ask, what size generator do I need to run a portable air conditioner?
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Buying a Portable RV Generator.
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One may also ask, how many watts does a portable air conditioner use? For objective numbers, compare Frigidaire's portable AC to the company's window unit with the same capability—8,000 BTUs to cool 350 square feet. The window unit uses 6.2 amps and 708 watts in cool mode. The portable, 8 amps and 895 watts.
Just so, can I run a portable air conditioner on a generator?
Most portable generators can handle at least a 6,000 BTU air conditioner, which needs between 500 and 600 watts. Even a 1,000 watt rated output generator will be adequate. You just can't plug in additional loads that, when added to the requirements of the air conditioner, will exceed the generator's surge rating.
What can you run on a 2000 watt inverter generator?
In layman's terms, a 2000 watt generator can run almost any small household, RV or recreational appliances, including:
- Portable light source.
- Small space heater.
- Coffee maker.
- Microwave oven.
- Modern fridge with a freezer.
- VCR / DVD Player.