I need to install a new generator
will be used for the loop.
The old generator
was a Westerbeke
I have a 1984 Heritage East Nova Sundeck.
I have changed all of the lighting
to LED and understand that does not have too much effect on he total needed.
I did add a second 18K btu air conditioner and have studied all of the threads on generators but would like a second opinion as I am unclear on what I should have so I have reserve wattage, but don’t under load the generator.
I also have a Victron multiplus with the spike protection that draws from the batteries
for start up spikes if needed. I can’t find a start up amp spec for the air conditioners
Here is what I believe I would have on the hook cooking
dinner in the Keys:
2) Dometic 18Kbtu air conditioners at 15.1 amps(15.1x120x2) 3624 Watts
Not sure of the draw for the two water
pumps 370 Watts?
Norcold 6 cu/ft AC/DC FRIDGE/freezer .4 amps (.4x 120) 48 Watts
Two burner electric stove
top 1200 Watts
1200 watt microwave
20 Gal electric water heater
Tv and sound bar
Uline ice maker
If I add up all of the major appliances
outside of the TV and Icemaker it totals to
I realize they might not all be on at the same time and I should turn some off if using others. I also read that a generator shoul be loaded between 30 and 70%.
If I get a 9KW generator, I could potentially load it to 100%.
Does an 11 KW generator make sense?
Thanks in advance.