Generator Output Stopped Working

If a generator is running and then stops producing electricity, it may have experienced an overload.  The tool(s) that are plugged in may have either been pulling too much wattage or the tool may have a short in it's wiring, which will trigger the circuit breaker to trip. 

Note: These circuit breakers are put in place to protect the generators electrical components from over-heating then failing, as well as protect the operator from electrical shock.

Important: Disconnect any load from the receptacle, before starting the engine.

Reset your circuit breakers, and try the same tool again. If the problem still continues, the tool may have a short. If it problem continues with other tools contact an Authorized Service Center for diagnosis.

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Use this calculation table below to determine the amount of load that can be applied at once without over-loading your generator. Amperages on tools and appliances:

Watts = Volts x Amps (120 volts is standard in household)

Example Table:

 Tool or Appliance

 Running Watts

Starting Watts

 1. Radiant Heater



 2. Freezer



 3. Small Fridge



 4. Microwave



 5. (4) 60 Watt Light Bulbs



 Add for Total



Total Running Wattage



Total Starting Wattage Required



As a result of the table above, you will need a minimum of a 5,000 watt generator to be able to run all of these appliances at once.

Important Note: Most appliance/tools will have a higher starting wattage draw then it's running wattage draw, due to electric motor start-up. Heating elements such as coils or light bulbs, do not have a starting wattage, but a continous wattage draw.