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I need to know if an electric Kracher power washer model K3.99 will safely run from a Honda2000ia generator. The Kracher says 1800w on it.

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  • lrd5 Sep 03, 2010

    I am concerned about using a Kracher Power washer rated for 1800 w with a Honda Generator rated at 2000w because I know startup is usually that a concern in this situation?

  • lrd5 Sep 03, 2010

    I am not understanding where you got the 1300 w figure from?

  • lrd5 Sep 04, 2010

    Thank you so much, I feel satisfied with your answer because this is what I was concerned about....and you gave me a fact based answer...thank you!

  • lrd5 Sep 04, 2010

    Loved having the facts!!!!


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According to Honda data sheet the AC Output of your gen is 120V 2000W max. (16.7A) 1600W rated (13.3A). Your pressure washer uses 1800w which is equal to 15.6 amps. Most likely your washer will pull/spike much more power when starting and increase slightly as the unit motor heats. I worked at a tool rental company while attending college and utilized charts for recommending generators for projects. Minimum for 1800watts power requirements is 2250watt gen, however the smallest we rented was 2500watt. Your generator is perfect for camping due to small size and very quiet operation. Do not risk damage by using it for your pressure washer. Good Luck

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Look at the wattage output on the pressure washer
If under the rating of the generator you will be fine

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    frank thomas wilson Sep 03, 2010

    the start up consumes less power from a capacitor rated at 1300 watts on the starting unit of the power washer


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