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Can I use a generator to run my appliance?

Mar 27, 2018 12:04AM PDT

Can I use a generator to run my appliance?
Appliance: Refrigerators
3000 - 4500 WATTS

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Mar 27, 2018 12:20AM PDT

Sure, why not. They run half hospitals on generators, on power outages.

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Nod to Kees.
Mar 27, 2018 9:24AM PDT

Lots of folk do. The nice thing about your 3000+ Watt gen is that a fridge at least mine loafs along at about 100 to 150 Watts.

Tip: If you can find one that fits and your fridge is old, change the incandescant bulb to LED. I did and when running the fridge was loafing along at just over 100 Watts. When the door opened the Watt meter went to 150ish. This can be mitigated for cheap.

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Yes
Apr 6, 2018 8:12PM PDT

During hurricane Irma, I ran the fridge, a 10,000 btu window are conditioner, 50 inch TV, DSL modem, router, and some lights without a problem on a similar sized generator. That's what generators are for.

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