# How Many Amps Does A Generator Produce?

Usually, the generator’s power is measured in wattages like 1000 watts or 5000 watts. Also, some people know it as a 1KW or 5KW generator. You know, 1 KW is equal to 1000 watts.

However, to calculate the amps of the generator you must know the watts and volts of your generator.

## how do you measure the amperage output of a generator?

The main equation for calculating the amps is,

Power (P)= Voltage (V) x Current (I)

Now let me clarify the unit of these terms.

That means, we can write the equation as,

watt = volt x amp

Or, amp = watt/ volt

Now, let me clear it by thinking clearly. Imagine, you have a 6000 watt or 6 KW champion (or any other brands) portable generator. And you live in the US where 120 volts is the most common in the household.

So, you know the watts and volts. Now, the calculator is super easy.

The total amps of your generator will draw: watt/volt.

That means, 6000/120= 50 amps

If you live in a house with 220 volts, it will be: 6000/220 = 27.28 amp

Note: Your generator will draw amps only when the generator is running.

Also Read: What will a 12000 or 12 KW generator run?

## calculated table for ampacity of mostly used generator

For your convenience, I have calculated all the commonly used generators with 120 volts (US), 220 volts (most common), and 230 volts (UK).

I hope this table and calculation help you to understand the amps of your generator.

Rayan

Rayan is an engineer, lives in a farmhouse. He has a passion for electronics and alternative energy. He loves to share his thoughts with other people. That is why he started the blog.