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hi what size generator would run a 3000 watts gutter vac

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Kleenwell

4kva minimum.     4kva is 3200watt

 

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6 hours ago, terrychalk076@gmail.com said:

hi what size generator would run a 3000 watts gutter vac

I was told by the company I bought my generator from that when you start a motor the power required is, initially, at least treble the wattage. So when you start the third motor the genie needs to be able to supply 5kva, minimum. Sure there's someone out there that will correct this but only passing on what I was told. 

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Kleenwell

This is true to a fashion.    Motors do draw more current to start.  But not always 3x the ratted wattage.    

A 4kva generator will have a peak cut out of about 5kva  (2-3 seconds).   

I can run a 1200w angle grinder on my 1kva inverter generator.   Yes it struggles, but it does it.     

4kva (assuming a power factor of 0.8) should be more than sufficient to run a 3kw vac.

Also to add.   A company that sells generators told you to spend more and buy a bigger generator??   Yeah, because they assume nobody but them understands electricity and current draw. 

 

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terrychalk076@gmail.com

thanks for replies looking to get 5kva generator

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