Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Generators and Pumps
Two Pierce Place, 11th Floor
Itasca, IL 60143
Ph 630-268-0750 Fax 630-268-9293
Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America, Inc.; Mitsubishi Generators and Pumps

Choosing a generator...
 
In most applications, the Mitsubishi generator will provide power to devices that use a total wattage rating up to the rated wattage output of the generator. For example, to power ten 100 watt lightbulbs, the generator rated wattage output would need to be 1000 watts. In order to operate an appliance that has an electrical motor, such as a freezer, saw or drill, you must calculate the wattage required to start the motor. The rule of thumb is to multiply the wattage requirements by three. For example, if you want to run a drill with a rated wattage requirement of 300 watts you must multiply by three to get the 900 watt requirement to start the electric motor.

ApplicationRunning WattStarting WattApplicationRunning WattStarting Watt
Coffee Maker17500Television3000
DishwasherVacuum Cleaner1100 0
Cool Dry 700 1400Central Air Cond
Hot Dry 1450 1400 10,000 btu 1500 2200
Electric Fry Pan 1300 1300 20,000 btu 2500 3300
Electric Range 24,000 btu 3800 4950
6" Element 1500 1500 32,000 btu 5000 6500
8" Element 2100 2100 40,000 btu 6000 7800
Micro Oven 625 w 625 800 x 3 Contractor
Refrigerator 700 2200 Air Compressor
Toaster 1/2 Hp 1000 2000
2-Slice 1050 1050 1 Hp 1500 4500
4-Slice 1650 1650 1-1/2 Hp 2200 6000
Automatic Washer 1150 2300 2 Hp 2800 7700
Clothes DryerBench Grinder
Gas 700 1800 6" 720 1000
Electric 5750 1800 8" 1400 2500
Dehumidifier 650 800 10' 1600 3600
Electric Blanket 400 0 Drum Mixer - 55 gal
Garage Door Opener 1/4 Hp 700 1200
1/4 Hp 550 1100 Hand Drill
1/3 Hp 725 1400 1/4" 350 0
Furnace Fan 3/8" 400 0
1/8 Hp 300500 1/2" 600 0
1/6 Hp 500 750 Sub. Pump 400 gph 200 400
1/4 Hp 600 1000 Centrifugal, 900 gph 500 400
1/3 Hp 700 1400 Band Saw, 14" 1100 1400
1/2 Hp 875 2350 Cir. Saw HD
Well Pump 6-1/2" 800 1200
1/3 Hp 750 1400 7-1/4" 1400 2300

Example: Possible wattage requirement for use of generator at campsite
APPLICATION WATTAGE
Spotlight 100
Television 100 - 500
Electric Pot 300 - 500
Electric Range 1000 - 1500
Blender 900
TOTAL 2450 - 3500
Generator options would be an MGA2901 or an MGE2901 for your minimum wattage requirement or MGE4000Z, which would allow for added applications.

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