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How many watts should my emergency generator produce to run a 20-cubic-foot freezer, a refrigerator, two 75-watt lights and a TV?

Selecting the right size generator is a bit tricky, said Neil McCullough, owner of Fleetwood Mower and Rental, 710 W. Sixth St.

After making general assumptions about appliance size, he said a 3,000-watt generator would be capable of supplying power for a residential refrigerator, freezer, television and two light bulbs.

However, he said it was a good rule of thumb to buy more than minimum capacity. A majority of people use more electricity than they anticipate.


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