I took some measurements with my Kill A Watt, and there were some surprises.

I guess it is a soft start 10,000 BTU Air conditioner because the initial surge was not all that bad, perhaps 100 watt additional surge.

It maxed out at 800 watts, and ran a bit less at about 680 watts.

refrigerator is pretty new, there was a momentary surge at 460 watts, but ran at 290 watts

One year old, 5 cu ft deep freezer only drew 60 watts when it was actively cooling, and there is no surge at all. That was a surprise.

55" TV 85 watts

router and modem 15 watts

powered digital antennae didn't even register.

washing machine: 350 watts, washing a heavy load of towels

800 watts for the initial spin which pretty quickly dropped to 150 watts.

Gas Dryer: This was a surprise.

200 watts running, but 600 watts when the igniter is heating up. This of course happens multiple times during drying.

I am very pleased to see that my little 2K surge/ 1600 watt generator can power:

refrigerator/freezer

5 cu ft deep freezer

TV, modem and router

some LED lights, and phone chargers

and one of the following at the same time

washer, dryer, or 10,000 BTU air conditioner.

I didn't measure the toaster, microwave, toaster oven, or hair dryer, but I suspect each would be at or above 1000 watts.

Keurigs use between 200 and 400 watts of energy to keep the water hot. They peak at about 1500 watts when in full brewing mode. In comparison, a 12-cup Mr. Coffee uses a more modest 900 watts

I guess it is a soft start 10,000 BTU Air conditioner because the initial surge was not all that bad, perhaps 100 watt additional surge.

It maxed out at 800 watts, and ran a bit less at about 680 watts.

refrigerator is pretty new, there was a momentary surge at 460 watts, but ran at 290 watts

One year old, 5 cu ft deep freezer only drew 60 watts when it was actively cooling, and there is no surge at all. That was a surprise.

55" TV 85 watts

router and modem 15 watts

powered digital antennae didn't even register.

washing machine: 350 watts, washing a heavy load of towels

800 watts for the initial spin which pretty quickly dropped to 150 watts.

Gas Dryer: This was a surprise.

200 watts running, but 600 watts when the igniter is heating up. This of course happens multiple times during drying.

I am very pleased to see that my little 2K surge/ 1600 watt generator can power:

refrigerator/freezer

5 cu ft deep freezer

TV, modem and router

some LED lights, and phone chargers

and one of the following at the same time

washer, dryer, or 10,000 BTU air conditioner.

I didn't measure the toaster, microwave, toaster oven, or hair dryer, but I suspect each would be at or above 1000 watts.

Keurigs use between 200 and 400 watts of energy to keep the water hot. They peak at about 1500 watts when in full brewing mode. In comparison, a 12-cup Mr. Coffee uses a more modest 900 watts

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