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hawgndodge
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No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question

I've got a 5.0 cubic foot freezer I have packed full. I've got a 2000 surge watts, 1500 running watts generator. Do you think that will run it and keep my freezer going?


Choirboy
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
It should but don't load the thing too hard. Run it during the warmest part of the day then let it hold for several hours.


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Palo Gaucho
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
Y'all are getting hammered this winter.


Clames
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
That won't be an issue at all. I've run a much bigger deep freezer and my fridge off a small inverter generator during a power outage and still had power to spare. As long as you have the proper extension that generator will handle that with ease.


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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
Only way to know is try it out. When the freezer kicks in it uses more power, so it'll trip the breaker on the generator at startup if anything


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hawgndodge
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
You ain't lying.


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hawgndodge
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
Thanks. Only reason I ask is because it's packed away in my tailgate trailer, if it wasn't gonna work I wasn't going to go digging for it.


ReelFun
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
the freezer will be good for 2 days if you do nothing. any longer and I would put it on the generator for a few hours.


Drop4Loss
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
2000 watts/110 volts = 18 amps to run the frig

Outta be aaiigght.


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CoastieGM
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
Chest freezers use next to nothing when it comes to power. 1,500 watts is more than plenty.



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2dogs
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re: No power here in southwest Arkansas, generator question
Check the tag on freezer for current draw (amps). Your generator will provide up to 12.5 amps current continuously (non peak). Hammer time time is right, it takes more current to start the motor. I forget how much more? Regardless, you should be ok if your not operating at the max output of the generator (12.5 amps). I hope this helps.


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