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Old 6 Days Ago May 16, 2019 12:35:11 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Low wattage press

I'm looking to buy an addition press specifically for HTV to be used in our trailer at outdoor events.

Power draw is an issue as we often need to use a generator.

So 2 questions please.

Firstly can anyone recommend / suggest a press that pulls less power (for HTV so doesn't need to reach the same temp as sublimation).

Secondly, if anyone has experience of running a press from a generator, can you advise on your setup / generator sizing etc etc.

All help gratefully received.
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Default Re: Low wattage press

Your amps is what you need to be concerned about. You need at least 15 amps but 20 is better.

You cannot escape physics though, Amps X Volts = Watts. If your press is 15amp and 110V you are at 1650 watts. Lower heat may pull less amps but you have both heat up and recovery which may draw more.

Here are some 20A generators.


The smaller format heat presses will carry less wattage

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Default Re: Low wattage press

my hix swingman15 only pulls 12.5 amps/1500w
get a 2000w inverter gennie (quieter) and you'll be fine
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