Solar Generator Sizing
Power Usage Guide
We often get asked "what size of solar powered generator should I get?" The answer depends on what your power requirements are.
Wattage Of Commonly Used Items:
|Fridge||150 -250 Watts per hour (a fridge compressor cycles on & off) *See Notes Below|
|800-1200 Watts per hour 15 minutes of cooking will use 200-300 watts)|
|42" TV||250 Watts|
|16" Fan||50 Watts|
|Coffee Maker||1000-1500 Watts (full size) 5 minutes of brewing = 125 Watts|
|Lights||7 Watt LED = 75 Watt incandescent bulb.|
Example: Choose the following system to run the items below: 2500 Watt 400ah System
To run a fridge, microwave (20 minutes a day, three 7 watt LED lights for 7 hours, charge laptop for 1 hour, coffee maker = 2700 Watts.
The 450 watts of solar panels will be able to recharge the 2700 watts in 6 hours of full sun. So, you can have the same amount of power the next day.
*add an extra 150 Watt Solar Panel for faster charging.
Portable Solar Generators
We have compact systems that are great for camping & outdoor events. They can also be used for emergency home power, depending on how much stuff you need to run.
Large Solar Generators
Our larger systems range from 200-400ah Battery Banks and up to 750 watts of solar panels.
More Ways To Get The Power You Need:
All of our systems can be charged in several ways:
- AC Power
- Solar Panels
- 12V Car Outlet
- Gas Generator
- Small Wind Turbine *(requires a hybrid controller & dump load resistor)