I'm planning an outdoor party for my wife's birthday and want to use my ipod dock but there is no mains power. I will need it to last about 4-5 hours if possible.
In leyman's terms, how can i do this without huge expense or engineering know-how?
Someone said i can use a 12v battery with an invertor, but to be honest I've no idea what that means. Can anyone help?
Depends how much power you need. Battery with an inverter (or maybe a computer UPS) will do it if it's a few hundred watts, more than that and you're probably looking at hiring a generator.
I predict a trip to maplins - thanks for answering my off-message post!
As an alternative, did you consider a cordless/ battery powered ipod speaker? You can still hook it up to your ipod and the sound quality may be better?Btw if Maplin don't have what you need, try a camping store.
Can you park the car near by and use the 12v power either from the cigar lighter or battery to run an invertor?
Or see if any campers / builders can lend you a small generator - even an 650w will do.
Like this: http://www.screwfix.com/p/sumo-sml34gen-650w-generator-230v/89480
This would even run outside lights for you.
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