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Wattage requirements for appliances

ITEM WATT USAGE
Lights (8 x 75 watts) 600
Refrigerator 700
Box fan 200
Microwave oven (midsize)1,000
Coffee maker 1,000
Toaster 850
TV (27 inches) 500
Radio 100
Hair dryer 1,200
Security system 1,200
Window AC (10,000 BTU)1,200
Central AC (10,000 BTU) 1,500
Central AC (24,000 BTU) 3,800
Well pump 1,000
Electric water heater 4,000
Electric stove 2,100
Washing machine 2,100
Computer and monitor800
Inkjet printer 80
Copier 1,600

Source: Home Depot




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