Use the loads from this table only if you do not yet have your appliance, and are unable to get the actual VA number. Please note that the values in this table are just the most common numbers I have, in my experience , found on the listed appliance and/or the number I would put in if I could not get the actual data. Certain appliances, such as ranges, water heaters, and ovens can vary greatly and you should always try to use the actual data if at all possible!

Appliance Type
Estimated VA
Electric Range
8000VA
Electric Cook-top
5000VA
Electric Oven
5000VA
Microwave
1500VA
Dishwasher
1500VA
Disposal
1000VA
Insta-Hot
1200VA
Water Heater
4500VA
Hot tub/Spa
10000VA
Freezer
1200VA
Clothes Dryer
5000VA