Dec 27

Michael Kelly

Pairing a Generator With a Pump

by Michael Kelly

When sizing a generator to a pump, the volt to amp ratio needs to be equivalent. First, look at your pump. Is it a three phase or single phase? Is it 115 volts, 220 volts, or 460 volts? Once you've figured out the phase and voltage of the pump, see how many amps you'll need from a generator to the run the pump or multiple pumps. A 115 volt pump can be supported by a 15 amp generator, and a 220 volt pump can be supported by a 20 amp generator. If you had a generator that was 40 amps, it would be big enough to support two 220 volt pumps. After you've figured out what size generator you need you can call, 425-423-PUMP, to order one.