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Generator Capacity; Power Management - AEG Powertools AGN3800B Original Instructions Manual

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ELECTRICAL

GENERATOR CApACITy

Make sure the generator can supply enough continuous (running)
and surge (starting) watts for the items you will power at the
same time. Follow these simple steps.
1. Select the items you will power at the same time.
2. Total the continuous (running) watts of these items. This is
the amount of power the generator must produce to keep
the items running. See the wattage reference chart at
right.
3. Estimate how many surge (starting) watts you will need.
Surge wattage is the short burst of power needed to start
electric motor-driven tools or appliances such as a circular
saw or refrigerator. Because not all motors start at the
same time, total surge watts can be estimated by adding
only the item(s) with the highest additional surge watts to
the total rated watts from step 2.
Example:
Continuous
Tool or Appliance
CD Player
Space Heater
Drill
Light (75 Watts)
Running Watts
Total Continuous (Running) Watts
Plus Highest Additional Surge Watts
Equals Total Generator Output Required

pOWER mANAGEmENT

To prolong the life of the generator and attached devices, it
is important to take care when adding electrical loads to the
generator. There should be nothing connected to the generator
outlets before starting its engine. The correct and safe way to
manage generator power is to sequentially add loads as follows:
1. With nothing connected to the generator, start the engine
as described later in this manual.
2. Plug in and turn on the first load, preferably the largest
load you have.
3. Permit the generator output to stabilise (engine runs
smoothly and attached device operates properly).
4. Plug in and turn on the next load.
5. Again, permit the generator to stabilise.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional load.
Never add more loads than the generator capacity. Take
special care to consider surge loads in generator capacity as
previously described.
Surge
(Running)
(Starting) Watts
Watts
100
1800
500
75
75
2475 Total
75 Highest Surge
Watts
2475
+ 75
2550
English
CAUTION:
Do not overload the generator's capacity. Exceeding the
generator's wattage/amperage capacity can damage the
generator and/or electrical devices connected to it.
Essentials
Light Bulb − 75 Watt
Refrigerator/Freezer
Sump Pump − 1/2 HP
Water Well Pump − 1/3 HP
Electric Water Heater
Heating/Cooling
Furnace Fan − 1/2 HP
Window AC − 10,000 BTU
Space Heater
Kitchen
Microwave Oven − 1000 Watt
Coffee Maker
Electric Stove − Single Element
0
Toaster Oven
0
family Room
VCR
0
CD/DVD Player
Stereo Receiver
Colour Television − 27 in.
Other
Security System
Curling Iron
Garage Door Opener − 1/2 HP
Hair Dryer − 1/2 HP
DIy/Job site
Quartz Halogen Work Light
Airless Sprayer − 1/3 HP
Reciprocating Saw
Electric Drill − 1/2 HP
Circular Saw − 7-1/4 in.
Miter Saw − 10 in.
Planer/Jointer − 6 in.
Table Saw/Radial Arm Saw − 10 in.
Air Compressor − 1 HP
*Wattages listed are approximate. Check tool or appliance for actual wattage.
6
Tool or Appliance
Typical
Typical
Continuous*
surge
(Running)
(starting)
Watts
Watts
75
75
700
2200
1050
2200
1000
1500
4000
0
800
2350
1200
1800
1800
0
1000
0
1000
0
2100
0
1200
0
100
0
100
0
450
0
500
0
500
0
1500
0
875
2350
1250
0
1000
0
600
1200
960
0
600
900
1400
2300
1800
1800
1800
1800
2000
2000
1600
4500

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