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Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: July 15, 2017 03:07PM
My neighborhood association is doing a neighbors-night-out picnic in the local park a week from tonight, and I'm looking for ways to power a little music and maybe some party lights strung in the trees. I've looked all over and the only power outlets in the park are at the top of the light poles, so not easy for us to plug into.

The music is easy enough, I guess, with a battery-powered boombox. For lights, I was thinking of trying to string some white Christmas lights that I have stored away, rather than buying new LEDs or anything.

If I find someone who'll lend a car battery to the cause, could I just rig a little cigarette-lighter inverter on that and run four strings of lights and a shelf stereo for a couple of hours without discharging the battery so much it wouldn't start the car?
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Re: Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: July 15, 2017 03:31PM
Ask if anyone has a small generator that you can borrow for the event.
Preferably one of the newer-style inverter generators which run much quieter.

Of course if you use LED lighting instead of incandescent lighting, you won't need as much power. I would ask if any of the party attendees would allow you to borrow their LED Christmas lights.
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Re: Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 15, 2017 03:39PM
Just run it from a idling car... you'll use less gas than a generator (which are very inefficient).



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Re: Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 15, 2017 04:44PM
60 feet of solar powered string lights for $13, thinking a couple of strands would go a long way, then use them at home?

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Re: Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: MikeF
Date: July 15, 2017 07:39PM
See if you can rent one of these (or similar):
[www.goalzero.com]

[www.pianorentaldc.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2017 07:41PM by MikeF.
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Re: Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 16, 2017 10:20AM
Arrange to "test drive" wink smiley a Prius with a 120 V outlet overnight on that day.



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Re: Getting power to the people . . . in the park
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: July 16, 2017 09:03PM
Um, guys, the event is in a park, not in a parking lot.
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