Will this generator adequately power my sump pump?
I am considering a generator that has the following features:
* 6.5HP OHV Engine
* 3250 watt surge
* 2500 watt rated
* produces 20 amps at 120V
* runs 8 hours at 1/2 load on 4 gallons of fuel
* includes one 12-volt DC and two 120-volt AC outlets
* lightweight, compact size; EPA approved
I'm considering this unit to back up my sump pump (electricity seems to go out after a lot of rain). Anyway, my sump pump is a 1/3 HP unit. The owners manual doesn't say what the wattage it will draw, but this site says 800W to run with a starting wattage of 1300 to 2900.
Should I look for a generator that has a 3000W minimum? Or will this fill my needs?