Predator generator buying guide

Portable generators are ideal for providing power to lights and home appliances during power outages, enabling power tool usage at remote job locations, and powering up electronics during camping trips and tailgating parties.

Two of the main considerations when selecting a portable generator are the running watts, also known as Output Watts, and starting watts, or Maximum Output Watts. Output Watts is the power needed to run a given device at normal functionality. Many devises need more power to start up (Maximum Output Watts) and then require less power (Rated Watts) to run continually. For example, a refrigerator requires 2200 starting wattage with a 700 running wattage, so you would need a generator with at least 2200 watt maximum output.

We've provided you with a simple worksheet at the bottom of this page that will help you determine how much power you need based on your respective application. If you're using a generator for multiple applications, select the generator that will accommodate the application with the greatest power demands.

Once you identify your power needs, match them up with the output specifications under each product description to find the right Chicago Electric or Predator generator — it's that easy!

Predator Generators
 
Predator Generators
Predator Generators

Item

#69728 / #69729

#68526 / #68529

#68525 / #68530

#68531

Description

212cc, 4000 Watts Max/3200 Watts Rated Portable Generator - Certified for California
420cc, 6500 Watts Max/5500 Watts Rated Portable Generator - Certified for California
420cc, 8750 Watts Max/7000 Watts Rated Portable Generator - Certified for California
8" Never-Flat Generator
Wheel Kit

Rated Watts

3200

5500

7000

 

Max Output Watts

4000

6500

8750

 

Displacement

212 cc

420 cc

420 cc

 

Horsepower

6.5

13

13

 

Fuel Tank Capacity

4 gallons

6.6 gallons

6.6 gallons

 

Run Time

10 hrs. @ 50% Capacity

12 hrs. @ 50% Capacity

12 hrs. @ 50% Capacity

 

Output Voltage

120V/240V

120V/240V

120V/240V

 

120V Outlet

4 Qty

4 Qty

5 Qty

 

120V/240V Outlet

1 Qty

1 Qty

1 Qty

 

DC 12V Outlet

1 Qty

1 Qty

1 Qty

 

Starter Type

Recoil

Recoil

Electric or Recoil

 

Low Oil Shutdown

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Operational Volume (dB)

70 dB

74 dB

76 dB

 

Roll Cage

1" Steel

1-1/4" Steel

1-1/4" Steel

 

Certified

CARB/EPA

CARB/EPA

CARB/EPA

 

Dimension LxWxH

23.2 x 18.7 x 19.29

27.1 x 25.8 x 22.4

27.1 x 25.8 x 22.4

 

Weight

101 lbs.

185 lbs.

185 lbs.

 

Wheel Kit Ready

Yes (sold separately)

Yes (sold separately)

Yes (sold separately)

Wheel Kit for Predator Generators
Available in Stores!

Ideal for

Emergencies, job site use, garden, heating and cooling

Emergencies, job site use, garden, heating and cooling

Emergencies, job site use, garden, heating and cooling

 

 


 
Predator Generators
 

Wattage Worksheet Reference Guide

BASIC WATTAGE INFORMATION


  • Running Watts (Rated Watts) are continuous watts needed to keep your item running.
  • Starting Watts (Maximum Watts) refers to the maximum wattage the generator can produce. It usually takes 2 to 3 seconds to start motor-driven products such as a circular saw or a refrigerator. Motor-driven items require additional starting watts.
  • If your appliance or tool doesn’t have the running watts you can estimate by using the following: AMPS X VOLTS = WATTS

GENERATOR SELECTION WORKSHEET


Click the items below to calculate wattage

 

    RUNNING
(RATED)
WATTS
STARTING
(MAXIMUM)
WATTS
  RUNNING
(RATED)
WATTS
STARTING
(MAXIMUM)
WATTS
HOME
Essentials: Kitchen (cont):
checkbox Lights Watts: qty  Electric Range - 6” element 1500 0
Refrigerator or Freezer 700 2200 Electric Range - 8” element 2100 0
Sump Pump - 1/3 Horse Power 800 1300 Electric Fry Pan
1300 0
Sump Pump - 1/2 Horse Power 1050 2150 checkbox Toaster - 2 slice

1050 0
Well Pump - 1/2 HP 1000 2100 checkbox Toaster - 4 slice 1650 0
Household Appliances:
Heating/Cooling:
Iron 1200 0 checkbox Portable Heater - 30,000 BTU 300 500
Hair Dryer 300/1200 0 checkbox Portable Heater - 85,000 BTU 500 725
Clothes Dryer - Gas 700 1800 checkbox Portable Heater - 140,000 BTU 625 1000
Clothes Dryer - Electric 5750 1800 checkbox Dehumidifier 650 800
Vacuum Cleaner - Standard 800 0 checkbox Furnace Fan gas or fuel oil 1/8 HP 300 500
checkbox Vacuum Cleaner - Deluxe 1100 0 checkbox Furnace Fan gas or fuel oil 1/4 HP 600 1000
checkbox Radio 50/200 0 checkbox Furnace Fan gas or fuel oil 1/2 HP 875 2350
checkbox Security System
Kitchen:
500 0 checkbox Central AC - 20,000 BTU 2500 3300
checkbox Coffee Maker 1750 0 checkbox Central AC - 32,000 BTU 5000 6500
checkbox Dishwasher Cool Dry 700 1400 checkbox Central AC - 40,000 BTU 6000 7800
checkbox Dishwasher Hot Dry 1450 1400 Family Room:
checkbox Microwave Oven - 625 Watts 625 0 checkbox Color TV 300 0
  checkbox Black & White TV 100 0
CONTRACTOR
checkbox Air Compressor 1/2 HP 1000 2000 checkbox Electric Line Trimmer Heavy Duty 12 500 0
checkbox Air Compressor 1 1/2 HP 2200 6000 checkbox Drum Mixer 55 gall - 1/4 HP 700 1200
checkbox Bench Grinder 6 inches 720 1000 checkbox High Pressure Washer 5/8 HP 900 2700
checkbox Bench Grinder 8 inches 1400 2500 checkbox High Pressure Washer 1 HP 1200 3600
checkbox Bench Grinder 10 inches 1600 3600 checkbox High Pressure Washer    
checkbox Electric Line Trimmer standard 9 350 0  
OTHER TOOLS
Tools:
Industrial Motors:
checkbox Band Saw, 14 inches
1100 1400 checkbox Split Phase 1/8 HP
300 500
checkbox Circular Saw Heavy Duty - 6 1/2 inches
800 1200 checkbox Split Phase 1/4 HP
600 1000
checkbox Circular Saw Heavy Duty - 8 1/4 inches
1800 3000 checkbox Split Phase 1/2 HP
875 2300
checkbox Electric Chain Saw 12 Inches - 1 1/2 HP
900 0 Capacitor Start Induction Run:
checkbox Electric Chain Saw 14 Inches - 2 HP
1100 0 checkbox 1/3 HP
720 1300
checkbox Miter Saw - 10 amp
1100 2000 checkbox 3/4 HP
1400 3100
checkbox Miter Saw - 15 amp
1650 3000 checkbox 1 1/2 HP
2200 6000
checkbox Heavy Duty Sawzall
750 1400 Capacitor Start Capacitor Run:
checkbox Table Saw 9 inches
1500 3000 checkbox 1 1/2 HP
2000 6100
checkbox Table Saw 10 inches
1800 4500 checkbox 7 1/2 HP
8000 27000
checkbox Belt Sander
1200 2400 checkbox 10 HP
107,000 36,000
checkbox Hand Drill 1/4 Inch
350 0 checkbox Fan Duty 1/8 HP
400 600
checkbox Hand Drill 3/8 Inch
400 0 checkbox Fan Duty 1/4 HP
650 1200
checkbox Hand Drill 1/2 Inch
600 0 checkbox Fan Duty 1/2 HP
1100 2400
checkbox Drills 1/4 inch 3 amps
300 400 Welder:
checkbox Drills 3/5 inch 4 amps
440 600 checkbox Electric Welder 70 amp AC
2800 0
checkbox Drills 1/2 inch 5.4 amps
600 900 checkbox Electric Welder 200 amp AC
9000 0
Air Tools: checkbox Electric Welder 230 amp AC, @ 100 amp
7800 0
checkbox Air Compressor - 1/3 HP 720 1000 checkbox Electric Welder 250 amp AC/DC, @ 75 amp 9800 0
checkbox Air Compressor - 1/2 HP
975 1600  
checkbox Air Compressor - 1 HP 1600 4500
FARM EQUIPMENT
checkbox Electric Fence, 25 MI
250 0 checkbox Battery Charger - 15 amp

380 0
checkbox Stock Tank De-icer
1000 0 checkbox Battery Charger - 60 amp
with 250-amp boost
1500/5750 0
checkbox Grain Cleaner, 1/4 HP
650 1000 checkbox Battery Charger - 100 amp
with 300-amp boost
2400/7800 0
checkbox Portable Conveyor, 1/2 HP
1000 2400  
checkbox Milk Cooler 1100 1800
checkbox Battery Charger - 4 amp 90 0

WARNING!

The Wattage Guide above has estimates based on wattage requirements. To find exact wattage on the item you wish to power, check your owner’s manual or the data plate on the item.
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