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02-01-2013, 12:03 PM
please i need some Technical advice with calculating the right medium size Gasoline generator to adequately power the following equipments in a small print shop.

2 photocopiers (canon IR 4570 and IRC 3220)

HP laserjet 4250

2 desktop computers and a laptop.

please help me calculate the wattage

Thank you

02-01-2013, 05:09 PM
What is the wattage draw from each of these items? In the US there is a metal tag by the power cord stating the draw either in amperes or watts, either is fine. If it's amperes: P=IV or watts = amperes x voltage
Convert all your units to watts and add up the sum. Then buy a gasoline generator capable of supporting this maximum load.

There are variable here I won't know:
What voltage is used where you're at?
What wattage draw per item? That differs based on voltage.

I certainly hope you're not going to network these devices. Most gasoline generators do not provide a steady enough power source, even when within the proper load capacity.

02-02-2013, 03:33 PM
thanks man! i got all the info i needed. :)

02-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Honda or Kipor?

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