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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.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Lequarius

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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