Appliance Wattage Chart: What Size of Jackery Do I Need?

The wattage chart below might help you identify which size generator fits your needs. The best approach to compare the cost of running different appliances is to look at their power consumption, measured in watts. Saving energy costs only requires a small amount of energy. If you focus on the small things, the money you save will add up quickly.     

appliance wattage chart

This page contains a detailed appliance wattage chart, which includes kitchen appliance wattage, heating and cooling appliance wattage, laundry appliance wattage, and more. Jackery Solar Generators combine solar panels and portable power stations to turn sunshine into electricity, making them the ideal power supply for home emergencies or outdoor activities.                    

Products

Capacity

Rated / Peak Power

Battery

Size

Solar Generator 3000 Pro

3024Wh

3000W Rated, 6000W Peak

NMC

14.7*14.1*18.6 in

Solar Generator 2000 Plus

2-24 kWh

3000W Rated, 6000W Peak

LiFePo4

14.1*18.6*14.7 in

Solar Generator 1000 Plus

1.2-5 kWh

2000W Rated, 4000W Peak

LiFePo4

11.14*10.24*14 in

Appliances Wattage Chart

To choose a Jackery Solar Generator with enough power for your appliances, you must first assess how much power you need. This appliance wattage chart will provide all the data about each appliance in your house or during outdoor activities, such as its rated power, surge power, and expenses.

As a result, the first step is to determine what a watt is and what running and starting watts an appliance needs. Amps, volts, and watts can measure electricity. An amp is a fundamental unit of electrical current that quantifies the rate at which electric charge flows through a certain point in a circuit during one second. Volts measure the pressure at which electricity flows through a circuit. Watts, the result of multiplying voltage and amps, measures the rate at which electrical work is done, sometimes called power.  

Running (or rated) watts are required to keep your appliance running. A refrigerator, for example, requires approximately 600 watts to operate. Starting (or surge) watts are needed to start your appliance's motor. For example, starting the same refrigerator's engine and compressor can use up to 1800 watts.

However, these are approximations, and your appliances' power consumption may differ significantly from these estimates. Examine the power tags or test the amperage draw with a clamp-on ammeter or a home energy monitor such as a Kill-A-Watt meter.

Must-Have Appliances for Power Outage in Winter

Winter is here, and with it comes the possibility of snow and ice storms that bring down the electricity grid; power outages are typically unexpected. Snowstorms transform everything into a winter paradise but can also leave you without electricity for days or weeks. That is why using Jackery Solar Generators keeps your essential household appliances running during a winter power outage. Preparing for a power outage is difficult, but possessing a Jackery Solar Generator can keep you from going dark.

Must-Have Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Recommend Jackery Solar Generator

Working Hours

CPAP

30-60W

0W

$0.01-0.02 per day

Jackery Solar Generator 500 (518Wh / 500W Output, 1,000W Peak)

6.9-13.8H

Kettle

1,000W

0W

$0.13 per use

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus (1.25-2.5 kWh / 2,000W Output, 4,000W Peak)

0.7-2.1H

LED Light

10-18W

0W

$0.01-0.02 per day

Jackery Solar Generator 500 (518Wh / 500W Output, 1,000W Peak)

23-41.4H

Pellet Stove

345W

460W

$1.3 per month

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus (1.25-2.5 kWh / 2,000W Output, 4,000W Peak)

2.9H-6.2H

Refrigerator

900W

2,700W

$4.23 per month

Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus (2-24 kWh / 3,000W Output, 6,000W Peak)

1.8-22.7H

Space Heater NA

1,500W

2,000W

$1.62 per day

Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus (2-24 kWh / 3,000W Output, 6,000W Peak)

1.1-13.6H

Sump Pump 3/4HP

1,200W

2,500-4,500W

$0.18 per day

Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro (3024Wh / 3,000W Output, 6,000W Peak)

2H

Jackery Solar Generators range from 240Wh to over 24 kWh with expandable battery packs. It is simple to charge all of your household gadgets. For example, the Jackery Solar Generator 500 (518Wh) can power a 30W CPAP for 14.7 hours, which is sufficient to keep the CPAP operating. Alternatively, you can utilize the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus, which has an extendable capacity of 24 kWh, to sustain your space heater running for 13.6 hours, keeping your home warmer during a power outage in winter.

Kitchen Appliances Wattage Chart

Kitchen appliances have become indispensable in modern families, making life easier and more efficient. As technology advances, various kitchen appliances are now accessible to meet multiple demands and preferences. From cooking to food preparation and preservation, these household equipment are intended to improve our culinary experiences while saving us time in the kitchen. Check the wattage of your kitchen equipment using the chart below.

Kitchen Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Air Fryer

1,500W

0W

$0.35 per hour

Blender

300W

900W

$0.042 per hour

Bread Maker

500-1500W

2,300W

$0.83 per loaf

Can Opener

170W

0W

$0.02 per use

Coffee Maker

1,000W

0W

$0.02 per brew

Cooker Hood

20W

30W

$0.012 per hour

Deep Freezer

500W

1,500W

$6.64 per month

Dishwasher

1,500W

1,500W

$0.15-$0.33 per load

Espresso Machine

800W

1,600W

$0.33 per hour

Energy Star Refrigerator (top freezer, no ice maker), 14 cu. ft.

930W

2,790W

$4.23 per month

Energy Star Refrigerator (top freezer), 19 cu. ft.

1,300W

3,900W

$5.89 per month

Energy Star Refrigerator (bottom freezer), 19 cu. ft.

1,500W

4,500W

$6.80 per month

Energy Star Refrigerator (top freezer) 21 cu. ft.

1,330w

3,990W

$6.04 per month

Food Dehydrator

800W

0W

$1.08 per day

Freezer - Upright - 15 cu. ft.

1,240W

3,720W

$6.64 per month

Freezer - Chest - 15 cu. ft.

1,080W

3,240W

$6.64 per month

Garbage Disposal

500-1500W

0W

$0.15-$0.33 per load

Hot Water Dispenser

800-1,500W

800-1,500W

$0.12 per day

Induction Hob

800-3,000W

2,400-9,000W

$10-15 per year

Instant Pot

700W

0W

$0.17 per hour

Ice Maker

90W

90W

$2.1 per month

Kettle

1,000-1,500W

0W

$0.13 per use

Microwave

1,000W

0W

$0.02 per 5 min

Oven

1,200W

3,000W

$0.35 per hour

Pellet Stove

345W

460W

$1.3 per month

Percolator

800W

1,100W

$0.1 per hour

Pressure Cooker

700W

0W

$0.35 per hour

Rice Cooker

200W

500W

$0.02 per hour

Sandwich Maker

700W

1,000W

$0.12 per hour

Single-Serve Brewer

900W

1500W

$0.4 per hour

Slow Cooker

180-250W

200-270W

$0.05 per hour

Stand Mixer

300W

600W

$3.91 per month

Toaster

850W

0W

$0.01 per use

Waffle Iron

330W

0W

$0.05 per use

Water Dispenser

100W

0W

$9.83 per month

Water Filter & Cooler

70W

100W

$6.88 per month

Wine Cooler

50W

0W

$3.9 per month

Kitchen gadgets make it easier to prepare meals every day. This saves time, effort, and energy, allowing us to concentrate on other elements of our lives. Whether you are a professional chef or a home cook, these kitchen tools can improve your culinary skills and overall cooking experience. Kitchen appliances have numerous benefits, ranging from food preservation to the preparation of elaborate meals. There are several varieties of refrigerators, each with a distinct running and starting wattage.

Heating & Cooling Appliances Wattage Chart

Heating and cooling appliances are essential for a home, especially in hot summers and chilly winters, so it is critical to understand their wattage before using them. Your home is a significant investment, and maintaining its different components is vital to its longevity and functionality. The HVAC system and household appliances are two of the most critical parts of your home.

Heating & Cooling Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Air Conditioner -Central 24,000 BTU NA

3,800W

5,000W

$2.57 per day

Air Conditioner - Central 10,000 BTU NA

3,250W

4,300W

$2.19 per day

Air Conditioner - Window 6,000 BTU NA

720W

1,500W

$0.49 per day

Air Conditioner - Window 9,000 BTU NA

1,050W

2,160W

$0.71 per day

Air Conditioner - Window 10,000 BTU NA

1,800W

2,700W

$1.22 per day

Air Conditioner - Window 12,000 BTU NA

3,250W

4,300W

$2.19 per day

Air Conditioner - Portable

1,000-1,200W

2,160W

$0.68 per day

Dehumidifier

240-650W

800W

$0.12 per day

Electric Blanket

200-400W

400W

$0.2 per day

Electric Heater Fan

1,500-3,000W

3,000W

$0.9-1.8 per day

Fan - Box

200W

0W

$0.18 per day

Fan - Ceiling

10-120W

0W

$0.14 per day

Fan - Furnace

300-1,000W

500-2,200W

$0.29-0.96 per day

Fan - Portable

10-150W

30-450W

$0.04 per day

Fan - Whole House

200-400W

600-1,200W

$0.19-0.38 per day

Furnace Fan Blower 1/2 HP

800W

2,350W

$0.04 per day

Furnace Fan Blower 1/3 HP

700W

1,400W

$0.77 per day

Heat Pump

4,000-4,700W

12,000W

$3.84-4.51 per day

Heater - Electric

1,100-1,500W

0W

$1.06-1.44 per day

Heater - Energy Block

150-1,000W

0W

$0.14-1.06 per day

Heater - Radiant

1,300W

0W

$1.25 per day

Heater - Water, Electric

5,000W

0W

$4.8 per day

Heater - Waterbed

400W

0W

$0.38 per day

Humidifier

35-40W

0W

$0.01-0.02 per day

Space Heater NA

1,500W

2,000W

$1.62 per day

Tankless Water Heater

18,000W

20,000W

$19.44 per day

Water Heater

1,125-4,500W

5,000W

$0.27-1.08 per day

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is essential to indoor comfort. To keep it working well, you must understand its electricity wattage and arrange professional maintenance at least once a year. A central air conditioner typically consumes 3000 to 3500 watts per hour. Air conditioners facilitate the circulation and filtration of air to eliminate pollutants and mildew. This benefits individuals with allergies and asthma, diminishing the irritants that trigger an episode.

Lighting Appliances Wattage Chart

The value of proper house lighting must be balanced. Good lighting may lighten a room and make it feel more spacious, but poor lighting can make it feel dark and unwelcoming. Good lighting may make a room feel more appealing while serving a useful purpose. Proper illumination might help you see better when doing household duties like cooking or working on a project. Good lighting can also alleviate eye strain and weariness.

Lighting Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

CFL Bulb - 25 Watt Equivalent

8W

0W

$0.01 per day

CFL Bulb - 40 Watt Equivalent

11W

0W

$0.01 per day

CFL Bulb - 60 Watt Equivalent

18W

0W

$0.02 per day

CFL Bulb - 75 Watt Equivalent

20W

0W

$0.02 per day

CFL Bulb - 100 Watt Equivalent

30W

0W

$0.03 per day

CFL Bulb - 150 Watt Equivalent

38W

0W

$0.04 per day

Compact Fluorescent 20 Watt

22W

50W

$0.02 per day

Compact Fluorescent 25 Watt

28W

50W

$0.03 per day

Halogen - 40 Watt

40W

0W

$0.04 per day

Incandescent 50 Watt

50W

0W

$0.05 per day

Incandescent 100 Watt

100W

0W

$0.1 per day

LED Bulb - 40 Watt Equivalent

10W

0W

$0.012 per day

LED Bulb - 60 Watt Equivalent

13W

0W

$0.01 per day

LED Bulb - 75 Watt Equivalent

18W

0W

$0.02 per day

LED Bulb - 100 Watt Equivalent

23W

0W

$0.02 per day

Incandescent light bulbs typically consume 50 watts of electricity, while LED light bulbs consume 10 watts. An incandescent light bulb costs $0.05 per day and $1.5 each month. Good lighting is crucial in spaces where people need to see clearly, such as kitchens and home offices.

Living Room Appliances Wattage Chart

The living room is typically called the heart of the home, and for good reason. It performs numerous functions and is the focal point for family and friends. This is where people spend time together, talk, and create memories. Whether playing a game, watching a movie, or simply hanging out, people gather to unwind and mingle in the living room. A living room has a television, a DVD player, a game system, and other equipment; refer to the appliance wattage chart below.

Living Room Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Television

LED/4K UHD 40"-50"

71W

0W

$0.03 per day

LED/4K UHD 50"-60"

120W

0W

$0.04 per day

LED/4K UHD 60"-75"

150W

0W

$0.05 per day

LED/4K UHD >75"

180W

0W

$0.06 per day

OLED/4K 20"-30"

23W

0W

$0.01 per day

OLED/4K 30"-40"

45W

0W

$0.02 per day

OLED/4K >40"

140W

0W

$0.05 per day

LED/HDTV/720P 20"-30"

24W

0W

$0.01 per day

LED/HDTV/720P >30"

35W

0W

$0.02 per day

LED/HDTV/1080P 20"-30"

14W

0W

$0.01 per day

LED/HDTV/1080P 30"-40"

19W

0W

$0.01 per day

LED/HDTV/1080P >40"

25W

0W

$0.02 per day

Plasma 40"-49"

400W

0W

$0.14 per day

Plasma >50"

480W

0W

$0.16 per day

LCD 40"-49"

12W

0W

$0.01 per day

LCD >50"

16W

0W

$0.01 per day

Projector

220W

270W

$0.07 per day

Video Playing Devices

Cable Box

20-30W

0W

$0.01 per day

Roku

5-10W

0W

$0.01 per day

Thin Client

6-50W

0W

$0.02 per day

Gaming Devices

Nintendo Switch

18-20W

0W

$0.01 per day

Xbox One

70-120W

0W

$0.03-0.07 per day

Xbox One X

65-180W

0W

$0.03-0.08 per day

Xbox One S

35-90W

0W

$0.01-0.03 per day

PlayStation 4

90-150W

0W

$0.03-0.05 per day

Wii U

34W

0W

$0.02 per day

Others

Speakers

25W

0W

$0.01 per day

Stereo

8-10W

0W

$0.01 per day

CD Play

7-10W

0W

$0.01 per day

Radio

5-10W

0W

$0.01 per day

Tablet

15-30W

0W

$0.01 per day

Vacuum Cleaner

450-3,000W

0W

$0.14-0.9 per day

Clock

1-3W

0W

$0.01 per day

Aquarium

60-100W

0W

$0.22-0.36 per day

Treadmill

280W

900W

$0.03 per day

Sewing Machine

70W

80W

$0.02 per day

The living room is a versatile space that may be used for various purposes. It can be used as a TV room for movie evenings or a games room for family game nights. It can also be used as a reading, music, or office space. The possibilities are limitless, and the living room is a space that can be tailored to the homeowner's demands. TVs typically take between 50 and 200 watts of electricity, depending on the model. Most televisions draw less than one amp and connect to a 120-volt outlet.

Laundry Appliances Wattage Chart

Laundry appliances are indispensable in our everyday existence, ensuring the cleanliness and freshness of our garments and linens. However, like all other appliances, they require correct wattage and maintenance to perform effectively and survive longer. Machine washing is a fast and effective technique to keep your clothes clean and fresh. It not only saves time and energy, but it also makes your clothes last longer and cleans more thoroughly than hand washing.

Laundry Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Clothes Dryer - Electric

4,000-5,400W

6,750W

$0.96-1.3 per day

Clothes Dryer - Gas

1,800-2,500W

3,850W

$0.43-0.6 per day

Iron

800-1,200W

1,200W

$0.1-0.14 per day

Washing Machine

400-1,500W

3,400W

$0.05-0.18 per day

Some washing machines contain sanitization features, such as steam cycles or UV light disinfection, which can help destroy germs and bacteria on your clothes; however, they always have a greater wattage. Depending on the brand, a washing machine typically consumes 400 to 1,500 watts of electricity. Most washing machines draw 5 to 15 amps and connect to a 120-volt outlet.  

Bathroom Appliances Wattage Chart

Bathroom appliances can make a room feel sophisticated and inviting. Bathroom appliances not only serve to create a comfortable atmosphere, but they also allow you to show your style. Every home is unique, and these tiny touches will enable you to customize your bathroom to your preferences. A bathroom generally has a hair dryer, curling iron, whirlpool tub, and spa amenities.

Bathroom Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Bathroom Towel Heater

60W

90W

$0.01 per day

Curling Iron

1,500W

0W

$0.23 per day

Electric Toothbrush

8-12W

0W

$0.01 per day

Hair Dryer

1,250-1,800W

0W

$0.19-0.22 per day

Heated Bathroom Mirror

50W

50W

$0.01 per day

Power Shower

7,500W

10,500W

$1.13 per day

Steam Iron

2,200W

2,500W

$0.35 per day

Straightening Iron

75W

300W

$0.01 per day

Whirlpool Tub

1,500-6,000W

6,000W

$0.23-0.9 per day

Without a doubt, the bathroom is a vital part of our house. We use it for a daily bath, as a face cleanser, and for other uses. Depending on the model, hair dryers typically require 1,250 and 1,800 watts. Hair dryers usually require 15 to 20 amps and connect to a 120-volt outlet. How much electricity your hair dryer consumes over time is determined by how much you use it.

Medical Equipment Wattage Chart

Medical equipment is any appliance, apparatus, software, substance, or other item individuals can use alone or in combination (as indicated by the maker) for medical purposes. Medical gadgets also include in vitro diagnostic devices. These medical instruments analyze tissue samples, biological fluids, and blood extracted from the body, such as blood glucose, lateral flow, and pregnancy tests. Medical equipment, such as CPAP and oxygen concentrators, is designed to offer patients a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and comfortable environment at home.

Medical Equipment

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Nebulizer Machine PV150

150-300W

0W

$0.07-0.14 per day

Nebulizer Machine PV375

375-600W

0W

$0.17-0.27 per day

Oxygen Concentrator

300-600W

0W

$0.14-0.27 per day

CPAP

30-60W

0W

$0.01-0.02 per day

CPAP with Higher Pressure Settings

70-100W

0W

$0.02-0.03 per day

Without a heated humidifier, a CPAP machine typically uses 30-60 watts at an average pressure setting of 7-12 cm H2O. When using a heated humidifier on higher pressure settings, CPAP machines can require up to 70-100 watts to operate. The primary reason for its deployment is stress in the healthcare system, which may result in unsatisfactory hospital support or the emergence of emergencies. Another reason to welcome home medical gadgets is the prevalence of chronic diseases worldwide.

Pump Appliances Wattage Chart

Household water pumps serve as steadfast partners, quietly fulfilling their job to make our lives easier and more efficient. From the depths of a well to the lushness of a garden, these devices improve our houses and enrich our daily lives. Home water pumps have become vital components in today's households. But do you know how many watts a pump uses?

Pumps

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Well Pump 1/3HP

750W

1,400-3,000W

$0.11 per day

Well Pump 1/2HP

1,000W

2,100-4,000W

$0.15 per day

Sump Pump 1/3HP

800W

1,300-2,900W

$0.12 per day

Sump Pump 1/2HP

1,050W

2,150-4,100W

$0.16 per day

Sump Pump 3/4HP

1,200W

2,500-4,500W

$0.18 per day

Swimming Pool Filter - 1.0 HP

1,500W

2,700-4,800W

$0.23 per day

Swimming Pool Filter - 1.5 HP

2,100W

3,000-5,000W

$0.32 per day

Swimming Pool Filter - 1/2 HP

900W

1,400-3,000W

$0.14 per day

Swimming Pool Filter - 3/4 HP

1,200W

2,500-4,500W

$0.18 per day

The average power rating of a well pump is between 750 and 1000 watts. However, the power rating is among many factors to consider when determining moderate monthly electricity use. The number of watts consumed by a water pump varies according to its horsepower. An average well pump consumes roughly 1,400 watts, 1.4 kilowatts, or approximately 1,200 kWh of monthly power.

Office Appliances Wattage Chart

Investing in the right office equipment is a strategy to advance in the corporate world. Office technologies and equipment make human occupations easier, increase work efficiency, save downtime, and conserve people's energy levels. This section will review the power consumption of office appliances from this appliance wattage chart.

Office Appliance

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Desktop Computer - Standard

200W

0W

$0.24 per day

Desktop Computer - Gaming

500W

0W

$0.6 per day

Fax Machine

65W

0W

$0.01 per day

Laptop

100W

0W

$0.12 per day

LCD Monitor

100W

0W

$0.12 per day

Modem

7W

0W

$0.03 per day

Paper Shredder

200W

220W

$0.03 per day

Printer - Inkjet

20-50W

30-60W

$0.01 per day

Printer - Laser

500-600W

700-800W

$0.09 per day

Router

7W

0W

$0.03 per day

Scanner

25W

0W

$0.01 per day

Smart Phone

6W

0W

$0.01 per day

Tablet

15-30W

0W

$0.01 per day

Type Writer

80-200W

220W

$0.01-0.03 per day

Office records are challenging to preserve since so much happens daily. Data input, maintenance, and safety become a single-step procedure with the support of office machines, ensuring that all work records are kept safe and easily retrievable when required. Regarding power consumption, an average ink-jet printer built for residential use generally requires 20 to 50 watts when printing, whereas laser printers draw 500 to 600 watts in standby mode. Not to mention the power utilization of desktop computers and monitors.

Common Tools Wattage Chart

Numerous health and safety mishaps or incidents occur due to using instruments in the workplace that are inadequately designed or not constructed for the intended function. Sometimes, we overlook tool and equipment safety. Even when workplaces are as secure as possible, hazards can still exist in one form or another. One technique for reducing the potential dangers of professional instruments is understanding their power usage.

Common Tools

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Air Compressor

975-1,500W

1,600-4,500W

$0.29-0.45 per day

Bench Grinder - 8in

1,400W

2,500W

$0.42 per day

Angle Grinder

900W

1,000W

$0.27 per day

Drill - 1inch

1,000W

0W

$0.3 per day

Drill - 1/2inch

600-750W

900W

$0.18-0.23 per day

Drill - 1/4inch

250W

0W

$0.08 per day

Drill - 3/8inch

440W

600W

$0.13 per day

Hammer - Demolition

1,260W

0W

$0.38 per day

Hammer - Rotary

1,200W

0W

$0.35 per day

Heater - Kerosene

400-652W

600-1,000W

$0.12-0.18 per day

Motor - 1/2HP

600W

1,000W

$0.18 per day

Motor - 1/4HP

875W

2,300W

$0.26 per day

Pressure Washer

1,200W

3,600W

$0.36 per day

Sander - Belt, 3in

1,000W

0W

$0.3 per day

Sander - Disk, 9in

1,200W

0W

$0.36 per day

Saw - Band, 14in

1,100W

0W

$0.31 per day

Saw - Chain, 12in

1,100W

0W

$0.31 per day

Saw - Circular, 7 1/4in

900-1,400W

2,300W

$0.27-0.42 per day

Saw - Circular, 8 1/4in

1,400W

0W

$0.42 per day

Saw - Table, 10in

1,800W

4,500W

$0.54 per day

Welder - Electric

7,800-9,000W

0W

$2.34-2.71 per day

One of the most significant considerations when selecting the correct circular saw is the beginning and running wattage. The initial wattage determines the time when tripping occurs. The circular saw consumes a lot of electricity and turns off for a few seconds before returning on. Meanwhile, the power tool's running watts are calculated by its continuous or average power. A typical circular saw will require 2300W to start and 900-1400W to operate.

Outdoor Appliances Wattage Chart

Invest in long-lasting, high-quality outdoor appliances. When you invest in high-quality outdoor appliances, you ensure their long-term endurance. Every outdoors person should be prepared for the unexpected regarding camping, RVing, or any other outdoor activity. If you are better prepared for this vacation with the necessary outdoor appliances, you may remain a little longer, knowing that the spare batteries or pump will be there if needed.

Outdoor Appliances

Running Watts

Starting Watts

Cost

Air Conditioner - RV

1,000-2,000W

1,600-3,300W

$0.75-1.5 per day

Electric Grill

1,650W

0W

$0.25 per day

Fence - Electric

2,500W

0W

$1.88 per day

Portable Fridge

180-300W

0W

$0.14-0.23 per day

Garage Door Opener

350-720W

600-1,420W

$0.11-0.22 per day

AM/FM Radio

100W

0W

$0.03 per day

Outdoor fun does not have to compromise your safety and supplies. Everyone worth their salt will always carry a complete set of outdoor appliances with them. Most RVs have a 15,000 BTU output, so running RV AC would require approximately 1500 watts. Like any other fridge, RV refrigerators will take varying amounts of power to complete various duties. In general, a refrigerator requires more energy to start than to defrost.

What Size of Generator Do I Need?

After knowing the appliance wattage chart, it is time to understand how to choose the right generator. Generators provide electrical power during outages or outdoor pursuits. Inventory the devices you intend to run on the generator to determine your power requirements. Because total wattage determines the appropriate generator size, you should understand the devices you need to power and their energy requirements.

Step 1: Calculate The Total Appliances Wattage

Wattages are often stamped on an appliance's bottom, back, or nameplate. Devices can have a variety of power settings. Therefore, the actual quantity of electricity consumed may differ based on the option selected. If you can't locate the watts on the appliance, see whether it lists amps instead. If so, you can calculate the wattage by multiplying amperes by voltage using the following formula:

Watts = Volts x Amps

If a device is stated at eight amps and requires 120 volts, its wattage is 960 (8 x 120 = 960). The more watts a portable generator produces, the more devices you can power simultaneously. Check the starting and operating watts of the appliances listed above, and then use the image approach to compute the total wattage utilized.

how to calculate total appliance wattage

Step 2: Select The Right Generator Size

To determine how much generator power you need, sum the total running watts of all items you want to run simultaneously to your highest single beginning watts. It would be best to have a generator that can handle that much power without utilizing all of its wattage.

In the United States, generators are often measured in kilowatts (kW) to represent the actual power output of the machine and kilovolt-ampere (kVA) to show the perceived power consumption of the equipment.

Generator Size

Usage

1 kW to 10 kW

If you need a backup generator, one in this size range can allow you to power a few rooms in your home. A 3 kW generator can power four lights, a refrigerator, a fan, and an electric motor.

10 kW to 50 kW

This kind of generator allows homeowners to power multiple appliances simultaneously. You can simultaneously operate energy-intensive devices, such as HVAC systems, water pumps, and washing machines.

50 kW to 100 kW

These diesel-powered units are an excellent alternative for backup power generation in businesses and restaurants.

Step 3: Choose The Suitable Generator Type

Generators have a variety of styles, sizes, and energy sources. A small diesel generator may power a single power saw, while a vast gas unit may be used as a home standby generator during a blackout.

Gas and diesel generators can be helpful tools but also carry significant risks. Comprehending the hazards involved is crucial. Gas and diesel generators can cause fires, explosions, and health issues. Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions from gas and diesel generators are a significant concern.

Solar generators are renewable energy systems that employ solar panels to turn sunlight into electricity. Subsequently, the energy can be stored in batteries or utilized to operate many devices and appliances.   

Types of Generators

Pros

Cons

Diesel Generator

Reliable

Refuel

Expensive to Operate

Environmental Harm

Increasing Costs

Noisy

Health Hazards

Gas Generator

Natural Power Source

Efficient

Expensive to Operate

Environmental Harm

Increasing Costs

Noisy

Health Hazards

Solar Generator

Unlimited Energy

Low Maintenance

Clean Energy

Quiet Operation

Portability

Lightweight

Easy to Use

Limited Power

Jackery is a significant maker of high-quality solar equipment, specifically solar generators. Jackery Solar Generators include Jackery Solar Panels and Portable Power Stations that convert sunshine into power.

Connecting them using solar cables and connectors takes only 60 seconds. Monocrystalline solar cells capture and convert more sunlight into power. The pure sine wave inverter transforms direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), ensuring a steady power supply.

how Jackery solar generator works

The Jackery Portable Power Station is a lithium battery-powered inverter generator with DC and AC outputs and USB charging connections capable of powering most of your equipment, including your refrigerator, microwave, CPAP machine, and others. There is a renewable power source to match your demands, whether you are planning off-grid living, camping trips, or home backup power sources.

Jackery Solar Generators for Appliances

According to the appliance wattage chart, you can choose from Jackery Solar Generators with capacities ranging from 240Wh to 24 kWh, based on your needs. For backup power in your house, larger capacities are recommended, while smaller capacities are suitable for outdoor use. Alternatively, you can use the following computation to establish working hours while using Jackery Solar Generators:

Working Time (Hours) = Power Station Capacity (Wh)* 0.85 / Appliance Wattage (W)

Solar Generator 3000 Pro, for example, can power a 60W LED light for 40.3 hours (3024 * 0.85 / 60). Using this method, you may decide the size of your solar generator based on your electricity consumption.

Jackery Solar Generators

Working Hours

Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro

Air Fryer (1,500W): 1.6H

Blender (300W): 8.1H

Microwave (1,000W): 2.4H

LED TV (71-180W): 13.4-34.1H

Ceiling Fan (10-120W): 20.2-241.9H

CPAP (30-60W): 40.3-80.6H

Sump Pump (800-1,200W): 2-3H

Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus

Air Fryer (1,500W): 1.1H

Blender (300W): 5.4H

Microwave (1,000W): 1.6H

LED TV (71-180W): 9.1-23H

Ceiling Fan (10-120W): 13.6-163.4H

CPAP (30-60W): 27.2-54.5H

Sump Pump (800-1,200W): 1.4-2H

Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro

Air Fryer (1,500W): 0.8H

Blender (300W): 4H

Microwave (1,000W): 1.2H

LED TV (71-180W): 6.7-17H

Ceiling Fan (10-120W): 12.1-121H

CPAP (30-60W): 20.2-40.3H

Sump Pump (800-1,200W): 1-1.5H

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus

Air Fryer (1,500W): 0.7H

Blender (300W): 3.4H

Microwave (1,000W): 1H

LED TV (71-180W): 5.6-14.2H

Ceiling Fan (10-120W): 8.4-101.1H

CPAP (30-60W): 16.9-33.7H

Sump Pump (800-1,200W): 0.8-1.3H

Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro 

The Jackery Solar Generator 3000 Pro boasts a 99% charging efficiency and can power various appliances for a long time. It also supports APP control, making it a suitable power supply option for camping trips, recreational vehicles (RVs), off-grid living, and residential use.

The Explorer 3000 Pro portable power station has an enormous capacity of 3024Wh and a high output of 3000W. This amount of energy is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. MPPT solar technology and a pure sine wave converter result in 99% solar charging efficiency. A wall charge takes 2.4 hours, which includes the charging process from 0% to 100% battery capacity.

The Explorer 3000 Pro portable power station can be managed via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The APP that provide information such as remaining battery capacity, time, output, input, and other relevant data can be used to monitor the power station's operation.

Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus 

The Solar Generator 2000 Plus has a capacity that may be expandable between 2 and 24 kWh. A battery pack and solar panels can reach a gigantic 24 kWh capacity. It is suitable for off-grid living and powering during power outages. A total solar charge takes an astounding 2 hours - electricity has become entirely self-sufficient, charging using solar energy.

A single Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus portable power station can hold up to 5 add-on battery packs at once, boosting capacity from 2 kWh to a fantastic 12 kWh, making it suitable for road trips, outdoor camping, heavy-duty use, and domestic emergencies. 2* Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus Portable Power Stations may be connected in parallel, increasing capacity to a whopping 24 kWh, ideal for powering up to 99% of devices and providing peace of mind during power outages.

Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro 

With a 1512Wh battery capacity, the Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro can charge any gadget. The Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro delivers industry-leading performance with its intelligent BMS with 12 forms of protection, outstanding EMI design, and unrivaled cooling system. Its portable design at only 37.4 lbs makes it ideal for outdoor use.

The Explorer 1500 Pro portable power station has a Dual PD100W design, three 1800W AC charging ports, two USB-C charging ports, and a car charger, enabling quick charging of any household device or gadget. For example, it can run an 1150W portable AC for 1.5 hours, which is plenty to chill your RV.  

Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus

The Jackery Solar Generator 1000 Plus is the most excellent option for comparable-level portable power stations due to its unparalleled output. It can help in camping, off-road driving, home crises, and other situations. It's the all-in-one solar generator for your life because it's versatile and extensible in size.      

Supports up to three additional battery packs, bringing the capacity to 5kWh and giving 1-3 days of home backup power. Enjoy the outdoors while camping. A solar generator can power your phone, projector, and speakers in the vast outdoors, providing comfort and convenience. Stay connected and keep crucial gadgets running with dependable backup power, ensuring safety and convenience in emergencies.

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus portable power station, which has a 10-year lifespan and a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, delivers a constant voltage and pure sine wave, ensuring the safety of all your electrical appliances. Furthermore, the unique ChargeShield technology and steady power delivery prevent equipment damage.  

jackery solar generator 1000 plus

Appliances Wattage Chart FAQs

The following are the frequently asked questions about the appliance wattage chart.

1. What is the wattage rating of an appliance?

The wattage rating of an electrical device, such as an electric lamp or a geyser, consists of power (P) and voltage (V). Consider the following scenario. When an electric bulb is labeled as 50W-220V, it consumes 50 watts of electricity when powered by a 220 V source. Every electrical gadget has a wattage rating specifying how much electricity it needs to function. Watts (W) and kilowatts (kW) are regularly used units (1000W = 1kW). The electricity consumption of the device is directly proportional to the duration of its operation, which is quantified in kilowatt-hours (kWh).  

2. What does a 2000w appliance mean?

An appliance's power rating of 2000W often relates to the amount of power consumed each hour. This means that the appliance uses 2000 watts of power per hour it is in use. The electrical rating of an appliance is its maximum rating. In other words, your 2000W appliance will use at most 2000W. For instance, a refrigerator's compressor runs briefly before turning off and back on. As a result, the average power usage is likely to be significantly lower.

3. Is higher wattage better for appliances?

Wattage is the amount of power an appliance consumes. In general, larger wattages make appliances speedier and more efficient. For example, a blender with a greater wattage will be able to combine ingredients faster and more smoothly than one with a lower one.

Final Thoughts

The best approach to compare the cost of running different appliances is to look at their power consumption, measured in watts. This article will thoroughly explain the appliance wattage chart, including kitchen appliance wattage, living room appliance wattage, and more. Understanding your power usage while choosing a generator for an emergency or outdoor activity is critical. We strongly propose Jackery Solar Generator as the best portable solar generator with a larger capacity to power most of your appliances.


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