Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Power is out

Power is out.  Tropical storm.


Anonymous said...

Before you buy, keep in mind that anything with a compressor, like a refrigerator, will draw more power on startup than it does on average - this is called the 'surge amperage'. They start up at random times during the day, and if these devices are starved of power during startup, they can be damaged.

Your generator should be big enough to comfortably handle the combined surges of whatever you connect to it.

Eric said...

Thanks for the advice!

It's funny you should say that because when the refrigerator finally kicked in, the generator gave a high-pitched whine.