How to Size and Select Generators

The following data will be helpful in determining the proper size generator for your application. These nominal watts are approximate. If you do not know your tool’s wattage, multiply volts x amperage to find wattage (Volts x Amps = Watts). Most electric motors require a much higher starting current than running current. As a rule, you require three times the running current for starting electric motors.

Tools                                Nominal Watts

Circular Saw (7 1/4")           1000-2500
Air Compressor (1/2 HP)      1500-3000
Electric Chain Saw (14")       350-2500
Electric Drill (1/2")               350-1200
Grinder (6")                       1000-2500
Belt Sander (4")                 700-2500
Router                              1000-2000


Generac XC Series Generators

Generac G-Force™ engine features best-in-class power with full pressure lubrication and is optimized for generator use. True Power™ Technology provides clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics, tools, and appliances. 120 / 240 selector switch provides full 120V power. Full wrap, heavy duty, 12 gauge steel tube provides rugged durability and protects the generator and fuel tank from damage. Steel lifting pocket is designed for easier lifting and transportation on jobsites by crane or forklift. Full panel GFCI protection is OSHA compliant with covered outlets. First oil and maintenance kit included.

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Generac iQ2000 Generator

Inverter technology provides clean and stable power safe for computers and other sensitive electronic devices. Lightweight and compact with built-in handle for moving with minimal effort. The iQ2000 uses a different type of alternator than standard generators. A digital inverter module converts the raw power produced from DC to AC power. Engine speed varies depending on electrical demand which significantly reduces noise levels. POWERDIAL™ is a simple-to-use dial integrates start, run and stop functions. Select Turbo for large loads, Standard or Economy mode to save fuel and reduce noise. At-a-glance status LED lights on control panel displays fuel gauge, run-time remaining display,and generator status lights. Optional Parallel Kit connects two iQ2000 generators for twice the power.

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Generac GP Series Generators

Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio Large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times. Covered outlets offer added protection for environment and rugged working conditions. Ergonomic fold-down locking handle make transport and storage easy. Low oil shutdown detects low oil level and protects engine. Heavy-duty never-flat wheels. Other features include a high performance alternator and low tone muffler.

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Generator Cord Adapter

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Honda Super Quiet Inverter Generators

Honda’s newest and most technologically advanced line of generators. The Honda engines that power this new EU series are user-friendly and clean running; well within the world’s strictest emission regulations. The EU series is also super quiet, featuring an all-new noise reducing design comprised of a cube-shaped soundproofing box around the engine. The Honda Inverter Technology makes this generator ideally suited for use with sensitive electronics (e.g., computer, fax, printer, and telephone, and stereo) because the generator produces a clean sine wave of energy that prevents surging.  These generators are ultra-lightweight for true portability. Finally, a load-dependent control-type electronic governor maximizes fuel economy by automatically maintaining engine speed at the optimum level given the usage load.

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Honda EB Industrial Generators

Honda's legendary industrial generators have earned a reputation in the construction and rental industries for their incredibly rugged reliability. All EB series Honda generators come standard with full G.F.C.I. circuit protection for regulated job sites. All models are EPA and CARB compliant. Standard features in all three models include automatic voltage regulator, Auto Throttle, G.F.C.I. receptacle and 120/240V operation. This unit also comes standard with a 2-wheel transport kit and lifting bar. The voltage selection switch allows for total generator output to be available through each of the 120 volt outlet for powering electric motors with large starting requirements (Output is limited to the rating of each receptacle). The Industrial Series uses Honda’s GX series engines which are single cylinder, overhead valve, air-cooled.

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Parallel Cable for Honda Generators

Link two EU1000i or two EU2000i together to get as much as double the output. (Please note: you can only parallel two identical units together.)

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Champion Remote Start 3500 Watt Generator

Powerful unit designed for long life and easy maintenance.  Equipped with wheel kit.  3500 running / 4000 starting watts.  Wireless remote starter and low level oil shutdown.  8" never fail flat wheels.

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Mini Distribution Center

Perfect for using in conjunction with portable generators. These compact units break down 125/250V power into two usable circuits (either 20 amp or 30 amp). Eight receptacles. Each circuit has its own breaker, pilot light, and GFCI protection module. Weatherproof protective cover keeps moisture out.

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