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Will an emergency generator with a 6500W to 8500W Max capacity power a heat pump rated at 197V to 253 max volts?


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2005-02-24 12:30:21
2005-02-24 12:30:21

No. The heat pump (your outdoor unit) and indoor blower motor will run ok at these power levels, but here is the bad news - if the heat pump can't meet the temperature demand (or it gets below ~ 20F outside), the furnace will attempt to turn on several electric strip heaters (as emergency backup). These strip heaters are rated from ~ 5000W to 20000W, depending on the size of your home. Your generator can't handle that load.


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Reliable brands for an emergency generator include Kohler, Briggs & Stratton, and Coleman. The best thing to do would be to research what you need and to go from there.

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