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The Newbie’s Guide To Portable Generator Wattage Calculations

What is a Watt?

Watt is the unit of power and is denoted by symbol W. It has been named after James Watt who invented the steam engine. It can be defined as the energy consumption rate of one joule per second.

When it comes to the wattage of generators, we need to find it out. The portable generators, as well as a solar generator, are small in size and you can carry them anywhere you go. For example, they are good for camping, late night parties and even for emergency needs. The method to calculate the wattage of portable generators is given below.

Wattage Calculation

In order to find out the wattage of your generator, you should know the volts and amps of the product because they are needed for this calculation. Now multiply volts with amps and you will get a number. It will be the wattage of your product. Now divide it by 1000 and you will get the KW (Kilo Watt) use.

Why Wattage is Important?

The wattage calculation is of great importance for the users. Whenever you have to buy a generator for electrical appliances at your home, you should know the total wattage usage. This usage is then used to buy a generator of the required wattage. If you buy a whole house generator without wattage calculation, it may not be the best for your needs.

That doesn’t mean you should buy a portable generator with 10000 W. Neither should you buy a generator with fewer wattage. All you need is to estimate the total wattage usage of your appliances so that you have an idea of power needed. You will be in a better position to buy a generator then.

It is also advised the users should consider the maximum and minimum power output of the appliances. When you buy a freezer, it may require different wattage when compared with another freezer of the same standard but from a different brand. That is why minimum and maximum output wattage helps in this regard.

Buying the Right Portable Generator

In order to buy the best portable generator, you need to follow the steps below. These steps will also help you figure out how many and which appliance can run on an old generator you have already purchased.

  1. Get the Power Information

The first step is to get the information of power various appliances at your home or office need. For example, you have 4 or 5 appliances. Find out the power these require to work on a generator.

  1. Represent Information in Watt

When you have figured out the power, make sure it is represented in watt, the energy unit. Converting the power into watt is essential because you will then be able to find out how many appliances can work on the generator.

  1. Find out How Many Appliances Can Work

When you have converted the power usage into watt, you will get a number. Compare this number with the wattage of your generator. If it is higher, the generator has low wattage. If the wattage of a generator is more than the wattage of appliances, that is great because you can run all the appliances.

A Day In Life In The Year 2050 And The Technological Advancements

I was walking down the glowing lanes that lead me to the place I had entered in my maps app; my lense detected something wrong at home. My dog’s heart rate was elevated, I activated my security camera, and voila, a giant humanoid with wings and a hard exoskeleton had broken into my house through the glass wall. Maybe it was the food that drew it in; it wasn’t much of a surprise though as my house was one of the only structures for miles, deep in Griffith Park, surrounded by streams and green trees, one of the only green patches of land left in the city of Los Angeles. I wonder how it got inside though. The glass wall looks normal from the outside; it also doubles as a screen that connects to my iPhone or iPad to stream whatever I want. I activated my emergency security system, and a team was there in minutes. They tranquillized the creature and took it away for analysis. I fear it may know my secret and maybe it was the scent that drew it in. The beast must be after my research. If it ends up in the wrong hands, we could be looking at a cataclysmic turn of events that end with the nuclear war. I must find out more about the creature at once.


I am a scientist and astrophysicist working on advancements in nuclear energy, and I have been keeping some unusual amounts of uranium at my house. Yes I know it’s unsafe, but I was going to move it soon. No one would know since I live in the middle of the woods. It definitely is a sight to behold. The view is spectacular from my infinity pool though. The Los Angeles skyline with personal flying cars and drones, the occasional buzz of the engine I developed overhead, operating at 150 miles an hour.


Speaking about the year 2050, we humans have finally managed to drive almost all dominant animal species into extinction. Machines artificially produce the meat we eat. One thing going for us? We have successfully set up stable biodomes on the moon and Mars currently housing 1000 people on each of them. NASA and SpaceX hired me as their astrophysicist and renewable energy expert as they knew I was close to perfecting nuclear fusion on a domestic level. This meant unlimited, renewable fuel for everyone. This is groundbreaking technology that can change the lives of billions of beings on this planet. It may save us from extinction because overpopulation is very real. This energy could finally be our ticket off of planet earth and could finally grant us ways to explore neighbor galaxies. This would solve the overpopulation crisis.

This was an original story, of how things might be in the year 2050 from the perspective of a successful scientist.

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