# Thread: Trane XE 80 wattage calculations

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## Trane XE 80 wattage calculations

This is the purpose of calculating wattage requirements - I am thinking about buying a portable generator

What are the wattage requirements for the A/C unit?
What are the wattage requirements for the furnace?

In the alternative, what is the horsepower of the furnace motor?

Thank you

2. Do you have a model number (most useful) or tonnage for the Trane XE 80?

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Sam - the model # isTTR024C100A1

I am considering either a 7000 or 8000 watt Briggs&Stratton Generator - 30 amp output to the transfer switch (Reliance 31410CRK)
Also have a fridge and an upright freezer

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Originally Posted by blackacre
Sam - the model # isTTR024C100A1

I am considering either a 7000 or 8000 watt Briggs&Stratton Generator - 30 amp output to the transfer switch (Reliance 31410CRK)
Also have a fridge and an upright freezer
The 8 K will handle the furnace, fridge and freezer along with a few lighting circuits.

The TTR024 is your Ac unit

5. Originally Posted by blackacre
Sam - the model # isTTR024C100A1

I am considering either a 7000 or 8000 watt Briggs&Stratton Generator - 30 amp output to the transfer switch (Reliance 31410CRK)
Also have a fridge and an upright freezer

208/230 Volt - 1 phase - 60 Hz
Min Amps (MCA): 15
Max Amps (MCOP): 25
Watts: 25*230 = 5750 (Worst Case).

The furnace, I assumed worst case was 11 amps fully loaded, so 115 volt * 11 = 1265 Watts...

7015 watts for both your furnace and a/c.

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Thanks Sam... Exactly what I needed to know. No a/c with the 7k or 8k generators. Will plan on fans 😄

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Originally Posted by blackacre
This is the purpose of calculating wattage requirements - I am thinking about buying a portable generator

What are the wattage requirements for the A/C unit?
What are the wattage requirements for the furnace?

In the alternative, what is the horsepower of the furnace motor?

Thank you
A 7.5 kw generator and transfer switch would work for the essentials in your home.

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Nothing in the paperwork and nothing on the outside of the furnace - sounds dumb, but where do I look?

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