Minister of Fire
- Oct 3, 2007
I was looking at various generator inlet boxes and noticed that there are boxes rated at 30 Amps and 50 Amps. The 50 Amp boxes seem to be about twice as expensive as the 30 Amp boxes (about $80 as opposed to $40), and my generator (4500W) puts out 30 Amps max from the 240V outlet. However, I would like to go with something larger one day because I'm pretty sure that the generator I have is probably close to maxed out just running critical systems in the house which I try to cycle. It would be nice to be able to power some lights at the same time and be able to run my electric HWH (by itself) without fear of overloading. At what wattage generator do you get into the 50 Amp range? I Googled and all I can find is wattage. Are we talking 10kW? 15kW? I would probably only go as high as 10kW, maybe 12kW.