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Can the etrailer.com 4,500 Watt Portable Generator be Used for a House?

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Can this be used during a power outage?

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That's a great question! The 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start part # 333-0005 can be used to power a house during power outages. Like most generators there are limits to its capabilities of course but it will give you the power you need for your basic needs. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that 3000-5000 watts will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will likely need a 5000 to 6500 watt generator just to give you an idea.

Doing this generally requires you have an electrician add a generator interlock kit to your breaker box. They will then add a suitable weatherproof plug to the exterior of your house you can then simply plug the generator in to that plug by way of an appropriate extension cord which provides you with power.

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