Post by account_disabled on Dec 17, 2017 17:37:02 GMT
Hey everyone. This is my first post and I'm pretty new to photography so all help will be greatly appreciated. I was wondering how you plug things in on location to get power? I wanted to do some shots in the middle of the woods with some lights and a small fog machine, but have no idea how I would go about doing that. My first guess was a generator, but those are pretty expensive from what I've seen and I don't really have a large budget. For reasonably low current draw, and inverter might be the way to go, but the more power you need, the less practical it gets. It also depends on how sensitive the items are you're plugging in. For lights and a smoke machine, a low-end inverter or generator is probably fine. For more sensitive electronics that don't use an AC to DC adapter, you'd want a sine wave inverter, which start getting expensive fast... Motors require a big spike at first to get them spinning, which may last a few seconds, and your inverter or whatever needs to be able to supply that current up front to get the thing working. Otherwise it will strain against the motor standing still indefinitely and draw way more than the rated power, burning out very quickly. I'd aim for at least double the continuous current draw of the fog machine. More if possible within budget.
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.