Generators (again)

Discussion in 'The Big Show' started by rickryan.com, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. rickryan.com

    rickryan.com DJ Extraordinaire

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    Do you use just the standard fuel tank or do you have an extended one? Wondering if you have any issues with running out of fuel.
     
  2. Ausumm

    Ausumm Day Late and a Dollar Short

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    Very important!
    My snowblower took a dump last year, because ethanol was eating up the hoses.

    And, I would guess the reason the venue is telling her that you cannot use the outlets...
    is because THEY (or the caterer) need them for food service.
     
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    rickryan.com DJ Extraordinaire

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    I know the caterer, he's self-contained. There are plenty of circuits available in that pavilion. My spidey senses are telling me there's more to the story. I'm going to meet with the prospect and her dad next week. I'm interested to find out what's going on as the manager and her husband just bought the property this year. I think she's trying to ring add-ons out of the client.
     
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  4. Cap Capello

    Cap Capello Always @ Ur Service

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    I've gotten 8 hours out it running a complete mobile DJ setup (twin Bose L1 M2/wB2 bass modules, DJM-5000 mixer, MiPro Quad wireless mic receiver, laptop, including 8 l.e.d. uplights and a 60" monitor.) I carry a small 2 gallon backup container as well. 50' 12ga extension cord keeps it far enough away not to detract from a first dance (yes, it's that quiet).

    Why anyone goes through the hassle of a battery / inverter cob job is beyond me. It's heavy, pricey, cumbersome, and a bytch to transport.
     
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  5. Chuck The DJ

    Chuck The DJ I know people.

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    Not to beat a dead horse, but the Honda e2000 is a great one. Very quiet. But a tad limited with power if you are also supplying lighting. I have run my DJ wedding system with it and a few lights. But string lights are a power hog and a bitch to do in general. Liability and all that is something to think of. I have a DJ bud I help with his, last show was 700 feet, it's a pain.
     
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    gatordj DJ

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    I'm wondering if two Honda eu2000 can run 2 jbl prx718xlf subs, 2 jbl prx735, 2 jbl eon (the old ones)

    A macbook pro
    A ddj sx2
    2 Chauvet Gig Bars 2
    and an outdoor led wall 6ft by 8ft

    The Led wall won't be running the same time as the 718xlf subs and the 2 older jbl eons g2. I will be used to broadcast a football game during a tailgate.
     
  7. rickryan.com

    rickryan.com DJ Extraordinaire

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    Yea, my lights are 50ft strands, 2ft spacing so 375 watts per segment. A job like this would typically do 4 strands, so pretty much tapping out an eu2000, just for the lights. I could probably cut this one down to 2 strands, since is <100 guests.
     
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    rickryan.com DJ Extraordinaire

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    I'd typically ditch subs. How much power does that led wall draw? Did I read that correct, 60 FEET tall by 80 feet wide?
     
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    gatordj DJ

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    I corrected it in my original post 6ft by 8ft
     
  10. rickryan.com

    rickryan.com DJ Extraordinaire

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    So how much power does it draw?
     
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    I don't have a clue. I'll find out Monday
     
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    DJ Ricky B DJ Extraordinaire

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    Why not take multiple battery powered speakers, and take a power inverter to plug them into when they run low on their own battery?

    You can keep your laptop, and mixer plugged into power inverter whole time...that kind of sips power so the power inverter should last a long time.

    As for lighting use all battery powered par lights.

    One of these manufacturers need to create battery powered mixers, and a battery powered SUB (Put an extra batter or two in there to keep it going). Also, ADJ or Chauvet need to creat a battery powered all in one light effect system....For example a ADJ BoomBOX FX "GO" version where it's ran on a rechargeable battery, or a Chauvet Gig Bar "Unplugged" version.

    This I believe is where they need to go to create more sales. The lights they have been coming out with last couple years are not having DJs lined up to buy them because we want a new feature that makes it even easier, and more convenient...Battery Power! (That is long lasting)
     
  14. steve149

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    There is a battery powered sub: S610B Battery powered 400W Portable Subwoofer
     
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    For kick-a$$ performances in the middle of nowhere??? I guess if you need a battery powered speaker AND need a "full" sound, then you add a couple of these.

    I think it would have been awesome to have a larger battery inside and be able to power a passive top on top of it.
     
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    A battery powered, 400 watt, 10" sub-woofer isn't exactly what I call "kick ass".
     
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    Kicker asser than NO sub :djsmug:
     
  19. DJ Ricky B

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    Oh...It's a 10 inch Sub...Well, if I were using ADJ 8 GO BT or 10 inch Powered Pyle Speakers, I guess a 10 inch battery powered Sub would compliment those nicely. It might provide enough bass for dancing at a wedding along with those 10 inch pyle speakers. Hook up a power inverter to keep them going once batteries get low. Should be able to provide sound for a 5 to 6 hour event by doing this!

    Put 4 ADJ GO Tri Par Lights on a light stand, and set them to sound active, or DMX, and that is your light show! NO WIRES!

    Now we just need a battery powered Mixer, and battery powered wireless microphone systems. Didn't Shure have a line of Mic receviers that were battery powered?
     
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    I wish they came out with serious battery powered mini moving head lights and lighting effects....That would truly eliminate the need for power cables, and we can EASILY put together a wireless, Very Clean looking set up on a light stand. I want that to happen!