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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Two instead of one (not running together)

I was thinking in regards to load and generator baby sitting during black outs. I always check on them when in use but was thinking about when it's at night when you are trying to get some sleep and the well being checks tend to be less. I am wondering if I had two units one for the fridge on the porch and one for the AC (window unit) in the bedroom. The fridge would cycle of course and the AC would run on low end just enough to help with the environment for the bedroom. That way I would not have to worry about a spike or using up to much gas trying to use one gen on both the fridge and the AC. My budget is about $400 or so though I know there are some good gens out there in that price range. I'm no expert on the concept I was just thinking about gas and keeping the load off just one unit. Any input and ideas are welcome. Thanks!
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A 2000 watt generator will carry 16 amp load. That would be more then enough to handle both units. I would figure on using a 2500 watt generator and that way you have plenty of reserve. One generator will be easier to deal with plus use less fuel and have a lower maintenance cost vs two. With a $400 budget, it will be easy to find a nice slightly used 2500 watt unit and probably keep a little money in your pocket. I would even bet you can find a new one on sale at the price.

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