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.|
*The best way to run a fridge during a power outage is with an outlet timer. Leave the fridge off for the first three hours, then power the fridge on for three hours & off for 3 hours until power is restored.
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 200-300ah Battery Banks and up to 500 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)