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Do refrigerators, air conditioners, and other motor starting require different wattage?

Do refrigerators, air conditioners, and other motor starting require different wattage?

Yes. An induction motor in your backup generator requires larger amounts of amperage for initial start-up than when running. Some appliances and tools, such as your refrigerator, central air unit, furnace fan, air conditioner, electric chain saw, weed trimmer, etc. will require more watts than normal running wattage for motor starting. The advanced Symphony™ controls enable a GE standby generator to manage the starting requirements of most induction motors.

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