* Actual charge times will vary depending on outside temperature, type of batteries, and other variables. However this is a good approximation, and much more realistic than other charge times you will see, because it takes into account solar panel size, battery size,max DOD of battery bank, as well as the tow phases of charging (Bulk, Absorption). Float charge time is not calculated in, because it can range from 0 to 12 hours depending on the type of battery. However after the absorption charge your batteries are nearly full.
In order to maintain long battery life you should allow for a good float time often, unless your battery bank is lithium, then you do not need to float charge your batteries.
|Oven||3,000||Standard TV||188||Well Pump 1/3 hp||750 (Running) 1400-3000 (Starting)|
20 cu. ft. (AC)
16 cu. ft. (AC)
1411 watt-hours/day* 1200 watt-hourrs/day*
|LCD Monitor||80-150||Well Pump 1/2 hp||1000 (Running) 2100-4000 (Starting)|
15 cu. ft. (Up)
15 cu. ft. (Chest)
1240 watt-hours/day* 1080 watt-hrs/day*
|Desktop Computer (Standard)||80-120||Sump Pump 1/3 hp||800 (Running) 1300-2900 (Starting)|
|Dishwasher||1200-1500||Desktop Computer (Gaming)||400-1000+||Sump Pump 1/2 hp||1050 (Running) 2150-4100 (Starting)|
|Electric Clothes Dryer||3,400||Laptop Computer||40-120||Drill (1/4"-1/2")||250-1000|
|Gas Clothes Dryer||300-400||Clock Radio||7||9” disc sander||1200|
|Washing Machine||500-1000||Plasma TV||339||3” belt sander||1000|
|Microwave||1,500||LCD TV||213||12” chain saw||1100|
|Toaster oven||1,200||iPad / Tablet||10-20||14” band saw||1100|
|Hot Plate||1,500||Satellite dish||30||Circular Saw||1400-1800|
|Electric Skillet||1000-1500||Cell Phone - recharge||2-10||Jig Saw||300-700|
|Toaster||1,100||Radiotelephone - Transmit||40-150||Chop / Cut Off Saw||1500-1800|
|Coffee Machine||1,500||Radiotelephone - Receive||5||210 MIG Welder||6,500|
|Blender||300-1,500||100 watt incandescent bulb||100||Air Compressor 1 hp||2000|
|Vacuum Cleaner||500||50 watt DC incandescent||50||Central Air Conditioner||1000-1500 (Running) 2200-5000 (Starting)|
|Dehumidifier||350||25 watt compact fluor. bulb||28||Room Air Conditioner||1,100|
|Humidifier||300-1000||20 watt DC compact fluor.||22||Furnace Blower||300-1000|
|Portable Fan||100||CFL Bulb (60-watt equivalent)||18||Portable Heater||1500|
|Ceiling Fan||100||CFL Bulb (100-watt equivalent)||30||Stock Tank Heater||100|
|Curling Iron||90||Electric blanket||200||Garage door opener||350|
|Hair Dryer||1,538||Water Heater||479||Shop Vac 6.5 hp||1440|
* TV’s, computers, VCR’s, and other devices left plugged in, but not turned on, still draw power.
**To estimate the number of hours that a refrigerator actually operates at its maximum wattage, divide the total time the refrigerator is plugged in by three. Refrigerators, although turned “on” all the time, actually cycle on and off as needed to maintain interior temperatures.