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    by tdog » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:44 am

    Hi folks,
    anyone got any advice - professional or otherwise - regarding outside projections.
    yesterday i hooked up my projector, laptop and midicontroller to my car battery using a 12volt - 230v inverter; which is supposed to run up to 600 watts - i got about 10 seconds in before it all died! ie the car battery went flat -
    Anybody had/have experience in doing this can help?
    It all seemed so simple in theory!

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    by ilan » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:45 pm

    Use a gas powered generator.
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    by sigmasix » Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:31 pm

    yep, generator, but don't plug anything in it when you start the generator wait a bit before pluggin anything on it :!: you can burn your equipment otherwise...
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    by tdog » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:49 am

    thanks guys,

    it's what i thought. obvious next question - anyone recommend any particular small generators? need no more power than for laptop/couple of projectors/.

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    by mowgli_uk » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:36 pm

    I'm sure that people have done this using batteries before. Do a search on http://www.vjforums.com
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    by tdog » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:57 pm

    thanks for the pointer -

    will take a look.

    And - in the meantime I found this; I think it's perfect for the job.
    http://www.justgenerators.co.uk/pages/product85.htm

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    by lamepantallas » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:08 am

    Ok, so we have the generator, what about the type of projector. I am preparing a gig and I was wondering how much projection space to be cast on a building(at night) could I get out of a 4500lumens projector. Any body know the math? Recommendations?
    Thanks!
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    by tdog » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:32 pm

    lamepantallas wrote:Ok, so we have the generator, what about the type of projector. I am preparing a gig and I was wondering how much projection space to be cast on a building(at night) could I get out of a 4500lumens projector. Any body know the math? Recommendations?
    Thanks!



    http://www.projectorcentral.com/project ... or-pro.cfm


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    by tdog » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:50 pm

    tdog wrote:
    lamepantallas wrote:Ok, so we have the generator, what about the type of projector. I am preparing a gig and I was wondering how much projection space to be cast on a building(at night) could I get out of a 4500lumens projector. Any body know the math? Recommendations?
    Thanks!



    http://www.projectorcentral.com/project ... or-pro.cfm


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    This one's interactive too!
    http://www.screenstore.com/screensizeca ... ulator.cfm
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