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What size generator is required to run 2800 watt induction moter on a pressure washer

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2800W is 2800W. What will affect your question is wether you run it at 120V or 240V. I would recommend using 240V if you have it. 2800W at 120V will pull just about 24 amps (which is a 30A circuit as circuit breakers trip at 80% of thier rating) but if you use 240V you pull around 12 amps which will cost you half the amount in energy costs.

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