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From: 36kd
Date: 03-13-2006, 04:47 PM (1 of 3)
Hi all, this is a bit of a long shot, but hopefully someone may know the answer,

We have a Brother PR600 it states that it is portable, ok so it runs on 240v but does anyone know at what wattage, we are thinking of doing some shows this year here in the Uk and I need to get a generator to power the machine but what size should I get, anyone ever ran one on a generator what size did you use and does it work, would a 950watt be big enough or should I be looking for something bigger

I have already contacted Brother about a month ago asking them for the tech spec, still waiting for a reply :mad:

Thanks for any help

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User: 36kd
Member since: 03-13-2006
Total posts: 1
From: gmiller
Date: 03-13-2006, 05:06 PM (2 of 3)
Somewhere on the machine it should state the amps and such. If not, check with an electrician. There is a formula to figure it out but I'm not sure what it is. Also, you want to make sure the generator is a quiet one unless it can be placed far away from where you will be working.
User: gmiller
Member since: 03-13-2006
Total posts: 3
From: Tom Land
Date: 03-13-2006, 08:01 PM (3 of 3)
Multiply the volts by the amps listed on the motor. this will give you the Wattage. The wattage for a sewing machine is very low.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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