Can I use an extension cord or generator?

AirCrow® does not warranty blowers that are used with extension cords or generators. However, if you do use either an extension cord or a generator, use the following table to determine what gauge wire you will need to run our products at the desired cord length.

Gauge
Extension Cord Length (ft) Little Crow Blower Blackbird Blower
25 18 18
50 18 16
75 18 14
100 16 12
200 14 10
300 12 8
400 10 6
500 10 6
600 8 4
800 8 4
1000 6 2

If using a generator, it must meet the blower's minimum continuous amperage (2.2 amps for a Little Crow blower and 5.5 amps for a Blackbird blower) and have a start up surge of 12 amps (1,440 watts). If using multiple AirCrow® blowers, you must add all of the wattage together to determine the amount of power required (264 watts for each Little Crow blower and 660 watts for each Blackbird blower). Please consult with a licensed electrician before you use an extension cord or generator.

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