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Author Topic: Power for sound for Festivals  (Read 10050 times)
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« on: June 10, 2016, 11:24 PM »

  Hopefully someone can help me out. I am looking for a way to power a 400 watt guitar amp or a 400 watt PA system for my local kite store for when they have a Festival.

  Is it possible to have a power converter to plug into the cigarette lighter outlet and if so how big does it need to be?

 Or am I stuck with running a generator?
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2016, 12:18 AM »

Rent a generator, and a big PA.

It takes a lot to fill a kite field with sound.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 06:16 AM »

Lots of sizes of generators out there.... good time to "sell" your partner on getting a gennie to run the house if the power goes down Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 08:16 AM »

If you like shorts and melted things you can run that off a lighter and vehicle battery.

You could use deep cycle batteries and a converter but you'd need 2 or 3 batteries, it s big pain and you might trip the converter every so often.

Your best best is to buy a 4 cycle generator. I bought this one back when they were around $280:

https://www.amazon.com/Earthquake-11613-Starting-Portable-Compliant/dp/B00FL89I2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465744322&sr=8-1&keywords=earthquake+generator

It's still a good deal at $340. It puts out a consent 700 watts. You can have a normal conversation about 5' away from it and it's quite at about 20'. It runs for about 6 hours on a gallon of gas. Three deep cycle batteries will cost about the same.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 09:16 PM »

  Thank you all for the help. Looks like I will be searching for a generator.  Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 03:21 AM »

I use a portable power-pack from Sears and the big bose boom-box to power a field, it's okay for a small gathering, loud enough to offend at the washington Monument early in the morning,... or so I have been told ("HEY!, Don't point that noise at the white house!")
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