Generators / Battery Powered:
Watt / Amp meter to measure how much power your device needs:
Gasoline generator / inverters:
Whole home / standby generator:
|Sound Source**||dB(A) Estimate†|
|Doorbell, Ringing Telephone||80|
|Heavy Traffic, Noisy Restaurant||85|
|Crying Baby, Leaf Blower||110|
|Jet Plane (at ramp)||120|
* Sound levels may vary based on proximity and location; measured at ¼ load at 7 meters from control panel side.
** Measurement information, i.e. proximity and location to source, is not noted at source and may not be equal to 7 meters.
† “Common Environmental Noise Levels.” Center for Hearing and Communication. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.