# How many AMPS does your refrigerator use?

Depends on the size of the refrigerator.

### What size generator do you need to run a refrigerator?

From the nameplate of the refrigerator find the amperage that it draws. Use this formula, Watts = Amps x Volts. If for example the refrigerator draws 8 amps then 8 times 120 volts = 960 watts. Because the refrigerator is a motor load, the generator should be over sized as motors draw more on start up that when running. In this scenario a 1500 Watt generator would run the refrigerator very nicely.

### How many watts is the average refrigerator rated at?

A refrigerator will use anywhere from 300 watts to 750 watts, it all depends on the type. Sub Zero refrigerators use 2 compressor's, so will use more. All refrigerators require a dedicated circuit due to the Locked Rotor Amps, or LRA, this is the amp draw used to start which can be many times more than the RLA or Run Load Amps, thus despite only drawing say 750 watts, the start up will draw many…