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Would a 1000W generator be fine to run something that needs 1081W?
June 07, 2007 4:43PM
No. It may be able to handle it for short durations, but for extended runs you are pushing the machine past its limits. The overload protection will either instantly kick out for overcurrent or the windings in the generator will overheat tripping the thermal safety. So basically, it may work but is a bad idea. If you need to power that 1081W load regularly you should invest in a larger generator.