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    Guys, I found this Pramac generator Powermate 3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-PM0103008 at The Home Depot
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    It`s 3000w continuous. It`s portable and quiet for a good price. The reviews are great. But now can you help me if I can power my Steamer AND my Vac at the same time. So while the steamer is heating up, I can vacuum the interior.
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    My steamer is the Daimer Kleenjet 300CS (120v 13Amps) - 1600W
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    The Vac is a Ridgid 5hp (120v 10Amps) - Aprox. 1400W
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    Is that generator capable of running both?
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    Thanks

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    You should be good to go. `Use good extension cords - not coiled up - and you should be fine. `Also, you`re within spec and the vac doesn`t draw full load all the time so there`s some slack there.


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    Re: Can this generator power a Steamer and a Vac?

    Quote Originally Posted by fellipe View Post
    Guys, I found this Pramac generator Powermate 3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-PM0103008 at The Home Depot
    `
    It`s 3000w continuous. It`s portable and quiet for a good price. The reviews are great. But now can you help me if I can power my Steamer AND my Vac at the same time. So while the steamer is heating up, I can vacuum the interior.
    `
    My steamer is the Daimer Kleenjet 300CS (120v 13Amps) - 1600W
    `
    The Vac is a Ridgid 5hp (120v 10Amps) - Aprox. 1400W
    `
    Is that generator capable of running both?
    `
    Thanks

    Wondering the same thing but I would also like to use it to keep an inflatable tent blown up and also a heater.

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    Re: Can this generator power a Steamer and a Vac?

    In theory, it can, but it is always better to take a generator with a reserve when it comes to power. In the same situation as with the power supply in the computer, you should take at least 100-150 watts more, and ideally 1.5 times more with the additional load. I`m not sure that it will last long at its maximum rated power. You should get at least 3500 in this case.

 

 

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